Successful wildlife sales is a team effort
Wildlife runs in the Visser family
Mandie Visser grew up on the Dries Visser game farm near Thabazimbi. After completing her studies in sales and marketing she spent a few years in Pretoria.
But her passion for nature and wildlife urged her to return home. Here she assisted her dad and brother with their respective wildlife businesses. In the process she worked with some of South Africa’s most prominent and reputable scarce and exotic game breeders.
Mandie also learnt how the wildlife sales industry works. Starting her own business was a natural next step. Wildlife 24 was thus born out of recognising a need for an honest wildlife sales organisation with integrity. “I’ve always loved nature,” she explains. “My father and brother taught me that one’s reputation is everything in life. When I created Wildlife 24 one of the most important things to get right was therefore a wildlife sales process that you can trust.”
With her professional background in quality game breeding, Mandie understands how the wildlife sales value chain operates. To know the difference between quality game and the also-rans, Mandie applies tried and tested principles one can only learn by being in the breeding industry yourself.
“I always say the learning curve never ends,” she emphasises. “I’ve been privileged to work with game breeders such as my dad and other pioneers of quality game breeding. They have been instrumental in teaching me the fundamentals of this business. How to spot and value a great animal and how to operate with honesty.”
Mandie specialises in the procurement and sales of exotic animals.
To assist Mandie with the various complex aspects of wildlife sales and after sales service, a superb team of specialists round out the Wildlife 24 offering. Ilze Knoetze is an integral part of Wildlife 24.
“It’s wonderful to know that I can rely on my trusted colleague to assist with all aspects of wildlife sales,” says Mandie. “Ilze is a real staatmaker (dependable) without whom Wildlife 24 will be unable to deliver its superb service.”
A stalwart who has established herself as a wildlife permits expert, Ilze is Mandie’s right hand when it comes to the successful operations of Wildlife 24. She is truly an integral member of the team.
When it comes to organising and arranging wildlife permits of all sorts, Ilze is an established permit guru. Want a correct permit? Ask Ilze.
Ilze has a can-do attitude, displayed in her personal work ethic and dealings with people. A dedicated and likeable wildlife sales professional, Ilze is loved by her clients, because she goes about her business efficiently and effectively, always ready with a smile.
Ilze Knoetze (Sales)
Thalia Visser (Admin)
Belinda Swart (Permits)
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