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South African National Parks

South African National Parks advances conservation leadership with enterprise-wide digital transformation


  • Data critical to preservation necessitated reliable content management
  • Dispersed, remote employees lacked communication
  • Paper-based delays and inaccuracies slowed operations


  • Modernised infrastructure for connectivity and collaboration

  • Secured compliant, accessible content for internal and external conservationists

  • Solutions to support key mandate of biodiversity conservation


One of the world’s most important national park systems leverages OpenText to improve core functions and enhance collaboration for critical nature preservation projects.

OpenText supports the operations of South African National Parks to enable us to meet our mandate of biodiversity conservation and to achieve our vision of having a connected society.

Kamal Pillay
Chief Information and Technology Officer, South African National Parks

About South African National Parks

Founded in 1926, SANParks serves as custodian to almost four million hectares (close to 10 million acres) of land and numerous species, including the protected rhinoceros. It covers close to three percent of the land in South Africa and manages 21 national parks, including Kruger National Park, one of the largest game reserves in Africa. Kruger is home to both the black and white rhino as well as an estimated 48,000 buffalo, 17,000 elephants and 1,500 lions.

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