Table Mountain lights up for rhino

2013-01-29 16:26

Cape Town - Even though Cape Town may be physically removed from the Rhino poaching challenge, it does not mean that Capetonians stand aloof. Table Mountain National Park, announced that they will be pledging their support for the campaign to eradicate rhino-poaching through a special light display against Table Mountain on Tuesday evening. 

The park announced that an image of a rhino and the Hawks' anti-rhino poaching helpline number, 071 348 8630, will be projected against the face of Table Mountain, this evening, January 29 from 21:00 to 22:00.

"All nations, all the people of South Africa must work together to save the majestic large rhino; if we don't - what chance is there to save the smaller species from extinction? By the gesture of the projected image, we all pledge our support to all those who are battling this scourge against our beautiful natural assets," they said in a statement.

Last year 668 rhino died at the hand of poachers, while 32 rhino have been killed in less than a month across South Africa this year. 

Send us your pics of the display to


Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
Read more on:    cape town  |  travel south africa  |  rhino poaching

SHARE: publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside Travel


Rugby World Cup 2015

All the action from the 2015 RWC, including live coverage of all 48 matches, breaking news, fixtures, results, logs - and much more!


Rugby World Cup 2015

All Blacks sympathise with England
LIVE: Ireland 16-9 Italy
Wallabies achilles heel now a strength
Argentina overpower spirited Tonga
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.