The Isibindi Foundation is delighted to have current chairperson of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Mr Vusi Khanyile as our Patron. Mr Khanyile is a champion of both conservation and community upliftment. He founded Thebe Investment Corporation as an investment fund to finance community projects in 1992 and was Executive Chairman until his retirement in 2018, when he became non-executive chairman. Mr Khanyile has been familiar with Isibindi Africa’s ethos and vision in building genuine partnerships between communities and protected areas for many years and has been a frequent visitor to our lodges. For 23 years Isibindi Africa Lodges has been establishing shareholding partnerships with communities neighbouring the protected areas our lodges operate in.