Selebi was a servant of the people - Nhelko

2015-01-23 17:30

Government officials have sent their condolences to the family of former police commissioner Jackie Selebi, who died after a long illness.

SA moves rhino abroad for safe keeping

2015-01-22 15:40

Officials have moved around 100 rhino to unspecified neighbouring countries as part of efforts to stem the illicit slaughter of the animals for their horns.

ANCWL welcomes Oscar appeal

2014-10-28 05:00

The ANC Women's League has welcomed the NPA's decision to appeal the conviction and sentence of Paralympian Oscar Pistorius.

Molewa launches rhino project

2014-10-08 21:08

Environment Minister Edna Molewa has announced the official launch of the UNEP-GEF Rhino Project.

Zuma arrives in US for UN meeting

2014-09-21 19:29

President Jacob Zuma, accompanied by numerous ministers, have arrived in New York to attend the United Nations general assembly.

Ramaphosa arrives in Mauritania

2014-08-02 18:47

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has arrived in Nouakchott, in the Islamic Republic of Mauritania to attend the inauguration ceremony of president-elect Mahomed Ould Abdel Aziz.

Molewa: Mining minister to issue licences

2014-07-18 06:00

The minister of mineral resources will in future issue mining-related environmental impact assessment and waste licence authorisations, says Environment Minister Edna Molewa.

Green gas comment wanted

2014-07-01 20:02

Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has called for public input on a report on the country's greenhouse gas inventory.

Affirmative action is dangerous - institute

2014-06-25 16:51

SA needs to wake up to the serious consequences affirmative action could bring about, says the Institute for Race Relations.

Water catchment areas set up

2014-05-19 21:54

The establishment of four water catchment management agencies has been approved by Water Affairs Minister Edna Molewa.

SA, Mozambique reach deal to fight rhino poaching

2014-04-18 05:30

South Africa has signed an anti-poaching agreement with Mozambique, a major transit route for rhino horn trafficked to Asia.

East Rand pumps to treat acid water

2014-03-15 10:28

Acid mine drainage (AMD) pumps installed in the Germiston area are expected to treat around 57 million litres of water a day, Water Affairs Minister Edna Molewa says.

Department acts against grave-digging dairy

2014-02-16 20:19

A Free State dairy has been instructed to exhume and incinerate 30 cattle it buried near a stream, causing a serious pollution threat, the water affairs ministry says.

Molewa: SA's water problems just small issues

2014-01-27 11:25

Most of the country's problems with water supply are small issues which can easily be fixed, Water Affairs Minister Edna Molewa says.

Mpuma water quality to be tested

2014-01-23 19:28

A team of specialists has been sent to assess water quality at the Lekwa municipality in Standerton, Mpumalanga.

SA to punt NDP to global leaders at Davos

2014-01-19 21:00

South Africa is planning to highlight the National Development Plan when seven ministers attend the World Economic Forum held in Davos, says the National Treasury.

Mothutlung water flowing - Molewa

2014-01-17 15:38

All three pumps supplying water to Mothutlung near Brits in North West have been fixed, Water Affairs Minister Edna Molewa says.

Still no water in some Mothutlung households

2014-01-17 09:40

Some households in Mothutlung, near Brits in North West, are still without running water, the water affairs department says.

Molewa: Tide turning on water services in Madibeng

2014-01-16 15:42

The tide is being turned on water services in Madibeng, Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa says.

IPID to investigate third protest death - Mthethwa

2014-01-15 18:20

Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa has tasked the Independent Police Investigative Directorate to include the third death following the Mothutlung protests in their investigations.

Locals: Cops threw protester from nyala

2014-01-15 09:16

Following the deaths of two protesters, North West police are facing claims that they assaulted another man who had taken part in the protest and left him critically injured.

Celebrate Mandela's life - Molewa

2013-12-10 21:50

Former president Nelson Mandela's life must be celebrated, Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa says.

SA, Netherlands sign water agreement

2013-11-21 19:55

South Africa and the Netherlands have signed a memorandum of understanding for future co-operation in the water sector, the water affairs department says.

Dust control regulations gazetted

2013-11-17 16:57

Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has gazetted the National Dust Control Regulations.


2014 rhino toll 1 215

2015-01-22 20:41

The annual number of rhino poached rose to 1 215 last year, prompting the World Wide Fund for Nature to call for strategic action.

'Horrific' record 1 020 rhino killed this year

2014-11-20 18:15

A record 1 020 rhino have been poached this year, scuppering multiple efforts by authorities to curb the slaughter of the endangered species.

247 unlicensed landfills in SA

2014-10-24 12:01

South Africa still has 247 unlicensed municipal landfills, seven years after government commissioned a study to identify such waste sites, Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa says.

New monkey moths found in KZN

2014-09-25 09:53

Two new species of colourful furry monkey moths have been recorded in KwaZulu-Natal.

Let the people save the rhino

2014-09-02 19:53

Government has repeated its intention to rope in people living around reserves and national parks to help curb ever-increasing rhino poaching.

WWF welcomes rhino evacuation

2014-08-13 08:06

WWF South Africa has welcomed the announcement that rhino along the eastern boundary of the Kruger National Park would be moved to strongholds to protect them from poachers.

Minister Molewa sworn in as acting president

2014-08-02 12:43

Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has been sworn in as Acting President of the Republic while President Jacob Zuma leads a South African delegation to the US-Africa Leaders' Summit.

Molewa: No decision yet on rhino horn sales

2014-07-17 21:52

No decision has been taken yet on whether South Africa will seek permission from Cites to sell its 18-ton stockpile of rhino horn.

SA may legalise rhino horn trade

2014-06-30 16:10

Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has asked for input on talks about the possibility of legalising the rhino horn trade.

Vandalism blamed for lack of services in North West

2014-05-20 14:38

Vandalism is behind the lack of services in Madibeng, North West, and not a lack of effort or money by government, the water affairs department says.

ANCWL to campaign for return of Nigerian girls

2014-05-19 14:43

The ANC Women's League is set to campaign for the safe return of the kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls.

North West residents want Molewa's help

2014-03-30 21:02

Residents of the Ngaka Modiri Molema district municipality have asked Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa for help in resolving a protest.

R319m to drain acid mines

2014-03-14 11:07

Around R319m will be spent on an acid mine drainage project focused on the Witwatersrand area, says the department of water affairs.

International Lottos give R230m to fight rhino poaching

2014-02-06 05:30

Two international lotteries have pledged R232.2m to the Peace Parks Foundation to fight rhino poaching, says Environment Minister Edna Molewa.

Give R2bn water project a chance - Modise

2014-01-24 12:16

North West Premier Thandi Modise has asked residents to give the province's R2bn water project a chance before staging violent protests.

DA blames Modise, Molewa for water problems

2014-01-22 17:55

The DA says North West Premier Thandi Modise and Water Affairs Minister Edna Molewa are to blame for the water problems in the Madibeng municipality.

Mothutlung still without water - DA

2014-01-18 21:58

The DA says Mothutlung, near Brits in North West, is still without water despite government assurances that water supply problems in the area had been resolved.

Mayoral member attacked at Brits service

2014-01-17 14:31

A member of Madibeng Mayoral Committee has been attacked at a memorial service for three people killed in a violent protest in Mothutlung, Brits, in North West.

Army deployed to Mothutlung

2014-01-16 16:55

The SA National Defence Force says the military will help provide water to Mothutlung near Brits.

Molewa not telling full story - DA

2014-01-16 05:30

The DA says the water crisis in the Madibeng municipality, in North West, is not a sudden problem, as claimed by Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa.

Molewa hints at water pump sabotage

2014-01-15 16:09

Broken pumps that led to violent protests near Brits might have been sabotaged, Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa says.

Molewa promises water by weekend

2014-01-14 22:32

Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has promised residents of Mothutlung near Brits, North West, water before the weekend.

550 rhino killed in KNP this year

2013-12-03 05:00

A total of 550 rhino have been killed in the Kruger National Park in the past 11 months, Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa says.

Stocking sacrifice kept minister mobile

2013-11-18 20:27

Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa was forced to use her stockings to fix her five-year-old ministerial car.

Zuma arrives in Namibia

2013-11-06 22:06

President Jacob Zuma has arrived in Namibia for a state visit, the presidency says.

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