First four months of 2016 sees 363 rhino poached

2016-05-08 17:07

A total of 363 rhino have been poached in South Africa from January to April 2016, Environmental Minister Edna Molewa has announced in Pretoria.

We are ready to defend SA against regime change - security minister

2016-02-23 10:56

South Africa will be able to defend its sovereignty and people if there is ever an attempt at unconstitutional regime change, State Security Minister David Mahlobo says.

Zuma arrives in Paris for COP

2015-11-29 16:03

President Jacob Zuma has arrived in Paris to join 150 heads of state and government expected to assemble for the 21st Conference of the Parties.

SA's ban on trade of rhino horn under attack in court

2015-09-22 22:02

The world's largest white rhino breeder John Hume and fellow rhino breeder Johan Krüger have applied in the High Court in Pretoria to set aside the government's moratorium on rhino horn trading.

Zuma arrives in Botswana for SADC summit

2015-08-16 18:16

President Jacob Zuma has arrived in Gaborone, Botswana ahead of the 35th Ordinary Southern African Development Community (SADC) heads of state summit, the presidency says.

Third time lucky for ANCWL?

2015-07-16 19:33

After numerous postponements and delays, the ANC Women's League will try for a third time this year to hold its long-awaited elective congress.

Molewa: Rhino poaching on the rise

2015-05-10 15:55

While there has been an increase in the number of rhino poached this year, there has also been an increase in the number of related arrests.

Minister sends condolences to pilot’s family

2015-03-09 05:22

Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has sent condolences to pilot Willem 'Bees' Marais' family following his death in a helicopter crash in Cape Point.

Molewa enviro reprieve slammed

2015-02-25 16:58

Two environmental groups have condemned Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa's decision to grant several companies, including Eskom, a reprieve from complying with minimum emission standards.

SA may sell its massive rhino horn stockpile in 2016

2015-02-10 14:42

A decision on whether South Africa will go ahead with a once-off sale of its massive rhino horn stockpile will be taken in April next year, Environment Minister Edna Molewa says.


Plans to integrate waste pickers into municipalities - Molewa

2016-05-03 18:42

The Department of Environmental Affairs is planning to integrate South Africa's waste pickers into the country's municipal waste management programme, Minister Edna Molewa has said in Parliament.

Moratorium on local sale of rhino horn lifted, Molewa to appeal

2016-01-21 15:30

The moratorium on domestic trade in rhino horn has been lifted after the Environmental Affairs Department lost an appeal application in the High Court in Pretoria.

100 people killed by lightning annually - Molewa

2015-11-12 17:20

According to Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa, at least 100 people are killed annually due to lightning strikes in South Africa.

Minister to brief cabinet on climate change plan

2015-09-15 11:02

Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa will shortly present SA's climate change plan to cabinet ahead of a UN convention on a new climate change deal.

Animal protection group urges SA to scrap trophy hunting

2015-08-10 22:03

A global animal protection organisation has written to environmental ministers in South Africa and Namibia to urge them to abandon trophy hunting.

SA, Brazil, China, India in push for climate financing

2015-06-29 06:35

South Africa, Brazil, China and India have voiced disappointment over the failure of rich countries to come up with billions of dollars needed to help them sign on to a landmark climate change deal.

Mozambique, SA drag their feet over rhino protection

2015-03-10 13:17

In April last year South Africa signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Mozambique covering the thorny issue of rhino poaching.Ten months down the line little concrete appears to have been done to consolidate the memorandum.

Veil of secrecy over rhino poaching? Molewa must come clean, says DA

2015-03-07 19:01

The DA has slammed a government decision to withhold rhino poaching statistics from the public and has called on Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa to release the latest figures immediately.

Eskom gets reprieve from emission caps

2015-02-24 19:42

Several companies, including Eskom, have been granted a reprieve from complying with minimum emission standards in terms of air quality laws.

Suspended director gets R3m salary ‘for doing nothing’

2015-02-08 14:24

A former director of the water affairs department has been drawing a R3m salary following his suspension two years ago, a Sunday newspaper has reported.

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