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Frontier Land with Dr Dean Allen

Frontier Land with Dr Dean Allen
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Frontier Land with Dr Dean Allen

Best-selling author Dr. Dean Allen chats to some of the most inspirational people with remarkable stories in the Eastern Cape, South Africa and beyond.

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Rhian Berning - Corridors Of Life
Rhian Berning - Corridors Of Life
pulse icon28 January 2024 06:00 / Frontier Land with Dr Dean Allen

A teacher by trade, Rhian Berning now has a new mission in life. The CEO of the Eden to Addo Corridor Initiative, Rhian heads up this funding-dependent NGO that is working to establish a protected 100,000-hectare biodiversity corridor spanning the Wester

John O’Brien & Johan Joubert – Stars Of Shamwari
John O’Brien & Johan Joubert – Stars Of Shamwari
pulse icon14 January 2024 06:00 / Frontier Land with Dr Dean Allen

For ecologist John O’Brien and vet Johan Joubert, Shamwari Private Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape has been a major part of their lives. These close friends and colleagues have worked together at Shamwari since the early days to create one of the worl

Craig Sholto-Douglas - Managing The Natural World
Craig Sholto-Douglas - Managing The Natural World
pulse icon31 December 2023 06:00 / Frontier Land with Dr Dean Allen

Do you know what an ecologist does? No, neither did I. Listen here as Craig Sholto-Douglas, the Environmental Manager at Kwandwe Private Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape of South Africa explains the importance of his job and how the future of our natural

Angus Sholto-Douglas - Leading The Way In Eco-Tourism
Angus Sholto-Douglas - Leading The Way In Eco-Tourism
pulse icon17 December 2023 06:00 / Frontier Land with Dr Dean Allen

When Angus Sholto-Douglas, then a game ranger at Mala Mala in Mpumalanga, was offered the incredible opportunity to start his own game reserve back home in the Eastern Cape, he didn’t think twice. Today he is the Managing Director of the magnificent Kwand

Joel Stransky - Kicking For Glory
Joel Stransky - Kicking For Glory
pulse icon03 December 2023 06:00 / Frontier Land with Dr Dean Allen

It is no surprise that the Springboks’ World Cup victories were largely achieved through the prowess of their kickers Today we marvel at the skills of Handré Pollard, one of the highest-paid players in professional rugby. Back in the day, however, it w

John Varty - Maverick Conservationist
John Varty - Maverick Conservationist
pulse icon19 November 2023 06:00 / Frontier Land with Dr Dean Allen

The title of John Varty’s memoirs is ‘Nine Lives’ and there is little doubt that he has led a charmed life. This legendary South African filmmaker, activist, and game reserve owner has swam across crocodile-infested rivers, been charged by angry hippos

Steve Lansdown - Investing In Africa
Steve Lansdown - Investing In Africa
pulse icon05 November 2023 06:00 / Frontier Land with Dr Dean Allen

Steve Lansdown is a self-made man. Awarded a CBE in 2017 for services to business and the community in Bristol (his home city), he is the co-founder of the British financial services firm Hargreaves Lansdown. Perhaps most notably he is a founder of Bristo

Devan Touhey - A Leap Of Faith
Devan Touhey - A Leap Of Faith
pulse icon22 October 2023 06:00 / Frontier Land with Dr Dean Allen

When Kiwi Devan Touhey moved to South Africa almost 30 years ago it was for the sport of rugby. Little did he know then that he would leave a legacy as a pioneer of a rather different sport in this country – bungy jumping! Devan’s company, Face Adrenal

Sibusiso Sizatu -  From Herdsman To Sailor
Sibusiso Sizatu - From Herdsman To Sailor
pulse icon08 October 2023 06:00 / Frontier Land with Dr Dean Allen

The first time he set eyes on the ocean, Sibusiso Sizatu thought that, with all that water, it must have been a very large lake. A few years later, the former herd boy from Qumbu, near Mthatha in the Eastern Cape, would skipper a racing yacht to third pla

Rick Nankin - With The Wind In His Sails
Rick Nankin - With The Wind In His Sails
pulse icon24 September 2023 06:00 / Frontier Land with Dr Dean Allen

Regarded as one of South Africa’s most talented yachtsmen, Rick Nankin has enjoyed a life dedicated to the sport he loves. First chosen by Phil Gutsche to skipper his famous yacht ‘Warrior’ in the 1996 Cape-to-Rio race, listening to Rick one is in little

Cruise Life
Cruise Life
pulse icon10 September 2023 06:00 / Frontier Land with Dr Dean Allen

For most of us the idea of travelling the world aboard a cruise ship is a distant dream. However, having recently been invited to speak aboard Holland America’s Grand World Voyage, I took the opportunity to chat with not only passengers but also those, li

Mark Rushmere - Batting For Conservation
Mark Rushmere - Batting For Conservation
pulse icon27 August 2023 06:00 / Frontier Land with Dr Dean Allen

The Rushmere Family are highly respected in the Eastern Cape. At Kariega Game Reserve they have developed one of the finest safari reserves in South Africa. Passionate about conservation, Mark Rushmere chats here about his life and reflects too on a memor

Rodney & Lorna Drew - Tiger Canyon
Rodney & Lorna Drew - Tiger Canyon
pulse icon13 August 2023 06:00 / Frontier Land with Dr Dean Allen

To picture captive-born tigers roaming wild in the Free State of South Africa is something hard to imagine. But that is the reality at Tiger Canyon Private Game Reserve where an inspirational couple, Rodney and Lorna Drew have dedicated their lives to sav

Elinda Vorster - Olympian
Elinda Vorster - Olympian
pulse icon30 July 2023 06:00 / Frontier Land with Dr Dean Allen

Elinda Vorster (nee Rademeyer) had a dream to run in the Olympics Games. Following South Africa’s readmission in 1992, she achieved that ambition in the magnificent city of Barcelona. Listen here as she tells the story of her incredible journey and how sh

Sarah Tompkins - Sounds Of Samara
Sarah Tompkins - Sounds Of Samara
pulse icon16 July 2023 06:00 / Frontier Land with Dr Dean Allen

Sarah Tompkins is a true pioneer of conservation in the Eastern Cape. Along with her husband Mark, she created the Samara Karoo Reserve in 1997 with the vision to restore the area to its natural state. Listen here as she talks about her incredible journey

Mark Boucher - A Straight Bat
Mark Boucher - A Straight Bat
pulse icon02 July 2023 06:00 / Frontier Land with Dr Dean Allen

The name Mark Boucher is synonymous with South African and world cricket. Regarded as one of the best wicket-keeper batsmen of all time, he holds the record for the most Test dismissals by a wicket-keeper, with 532 catches and 555 total dismissals. While

Joanna Wallace - Is There Hope For A Plastic Free World?
Joanna Wallace - Is There Hope For A Plastic Free World?
pulse icon05 March 2023 12:00 / Frontier Land with Dr Dean Allen

Joanna Wallace works for the Sustainable Seas Trust, a Non-Profit Organisation founded in the Eastern Cape with the aim of growing awareness about ocean conservation and plastic pollution. An environmentalist, educator, and researcher, this dynamic daught

Wayne Bolton - Riding for Rhinos
Wayne Bolton - Riding for Rhinos
pulse icon26 February 2023 12:00 / Frontier Land with Dr Dean Allen

Wayne Bolton is not your average labour law consultant. Inspired by the plight of our African rhinos, he has cycled 3/4 of the way around the world for his ‘One Land Love It’ cause. Discover here how he found his purpose in life.

Regorapetse - A Lady On A Mission
Regorapetse - A Lady On A Mission
pulse icon19 February 2023 12:00 / Frontier Land with Dr Dean Allen

Regorapetse (Ree) Serote is a lady on a mission. Inspired by some incredible personal challenges, she has founded ‘She Speaks SA’: A platform that aims to give South African women a voice. Her story is quite remarkable.

Sport Legends Trust
Sport Legends Trust
pulse icon12 February 2023 12:36 / Frontier Land with Dr Dean Allen

The Sport Legends Trust was founded to provide assistance to past international and provincial sport persons and their families in times of need. Listen here as South African sporting legends Trevor Quirk; Bossie Clarke; Rupert ‘Spook’ Hanley & Hugh Page

In Conversation With Rob Yordi
In Conversation With Rob Yordi
pulse icon05 February 2023 12:24 / Frontier Land with Dr Dean Allen

To watch Rob Yordi around animals is to witness someone in his natural element. On first impressions, however, this middle-aged American may not appear to be your typical conservationist. Rob is the Executive Director of the SeaWorld and Busch Gardens Con

Ken Denton - Investing In A City
Ken Denton - Investing In A City
pulse icon29 January 2023 12:24 / Frontier Land with Dr Dean Allen

Dublin-born Kenneth Denton is the biggest property owner in the history of Port Elizabeth / Gqeberha. An international property investor and self-confessed introvert, Ken first visited PE in the 1990s when he fell in love with the region and its people. H

Francine Zana & Her Success
Francine Zana & Her Success
pulse icon22 January 2023 11:34 / Frontier Land with Dr Dean Allen

No one can call Francine Zana lucky. From growing up in a Port Elizabeth township to making the progression from chambermaid to company owner, this determined and charismatic lady has worked incredibly hard to make a success of her life. Her drive and

Paul Gardiner - Following In The Footsteps
Paul Gardiner - Following In The Footsteps
pulse icon15 January 2023 12:00 / Frontier Land with Dr Dean Allen

Paul Gardiner may have lived in the UK for the past 20 years but is heart is still here in South Africa. In fact, he still refers to the Eastern Cape as ‘home’ and is a passionate ambassador for the province.

Paul Lister - A Remarkable Man With A Vision
Paul Lister - A Remarkable Man With A Vision
pulse icon08 January 2023 13:44 / Frontier Land with Dr Dean Allen

After inheriting his family fortune, Paul Lister decided to turn his back on the corporate world and instead invest his time and money into conservation. The founder of the European Nature Trust, he is the custodian of Alladale Wilderness Reserve in the S

Tales Of Maqoma
Tales Of Maqoma
pulse icon18 December 2022 12:00 / Frontier Land with Dr Dean Allen

Zukiswa Kona and Ncedisa Maqoma are descendants of that great Xhosa warrior Chief Maqoma (1798 - 1873). Both ladies had grown up listening as the men in their family told tales of Maqoma and his struggles against the might of the British Empire. Today, th

Garth Davis - Back To Reconnect
Garth Davis - Back To Reconnect
pulse icon11 December 2022 12:00 / Frontier Land with Dr Dean Allen

Garth Davis is typical of many South Africans. Early in his career, he chose to leave these shores to pursue, what he perceived as, better opportunities overseas. Having made his fortune in California, he is now back to reconnect with South Africa

The Ukrainian Story
The Ukrainian Story
pulse icon04 December 2022 12:00 / Frontier Land with Dr Dean Allen

On 22 February 2022, Russia invaded Ukraine. As a result of the conflict, Margarita Matsevich and her family were forced to flee their homeland into neighbouring Slovakia. Along with her son, daughter and her mother as well as Olya Laevskaya, her cousin,

Jenni Gault - The Great Survivor
Jenni Gault - The Great Survivor
pulse icon27 November 2022 12:30 / Frontier Land with Dr Dean Allen

Every now and then in life, you meet a person whose energy and spirit instantly lifts you. Someone with a story so incredible that you cannot fail to be inspired. Jenni Gault is one such person. Listen in as she shares with us her mountainous journey: One

Div the ‘Green Scorpion’
Div the ‘Green Scorpion’
pulse icon20 November 2022 20:47 / Frontier Land with Dr Dean Allen

Div de Villiers is a big man with a big personality. Nearing 40 years of service, Div is a ‘Green Scorpion’ - part of the law enforcement team that help protect and preserve our precious wildlife. Div’s engaging personality makes for an entertaining inter

Dr Dean Allen & Dr Andrew Muir
Dr Dean Allen & Dr Andrew Muir
pulse icon13 November 2022 21:44 / Frontier Land with Dr Dean Allen

Andrew is one of South Africa’s most influential conservationists and social entrepreneurs, having run conservation and developmental NGOs for over 30 years. He is a specialist in the fields of protected area expansion and management; sustainable and eco-