Focus SOUTH AFRICA Investments funds Issue dated 15/02/2021

Former Dutch asset manager Frank Vogel runs into problems with his neighbours in white rhino territory

South Africa's wildlife reserves, which often receive financial support from foreign family offices, also attract European financiers, particularly when they have been in trouble with the authorities in their home countries. Dutchman Frank Vogel took up residence in a small nature reserve in South Africa's Limpopo province, where he soon became a director and one of its financial backers. But his financial clout and his development plans there have attracted growing hostility from other landowners in the reserve. [...] (956 words)
Rhinos in South Africa's Welgevonden Game Reserve.
Rhinos in South Africa's Welgevonden Game Reserve. © Jürgen Bätz/dpa/picture-alliance/Newscom/MaxPPP
South Africa's wildlife reserves, which often receive financial support from foreign family offices, also attract European financiers, particularly when they have been in trouble with the authorities in their home countries. Dutchman Frank Vogel took up residence in a small nature reserve in South Africa's Limpopo province, where he soon became a director and one of its financial backers. But his financial clout and his development plans there have attracted growing hostility from other landowners in the reserve. [...] (956 words)
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