Government 'cautiously optimistic' following dip in rhino poaching incidents

2017-07-24 22:13

The number of rhino poaching incidents in the country - including in the Kruger National Park - has decreased between January and June this year, the Department of Environmental Affairs says.

Man caught with rhino horn at Hong Kong International Airport

2017-07-11 22:33

Hong Kong International Airport customs officers have arrested a traveller from South Africa for alleged possession of 8kg of suspected rhino horn.

Serial rhino poaching brothers back in court

2017-07-10 06:17

Two brothers accused of rhino poaching are expected back in the Makhado Magistrate's Court.

KZN police arrest three suspected rhino poachers

2017-07-08 14:24

Three suspected rhino poachers are set to appear in the Hluhluwe Magistrate's Court after being caught by police carrying a high calibre hunting rifle, a silencer, ammunition and an axe.

Alleged rhino poaching syndicate arrested at North West game reserve

2017-06-29 22:50

Details about a convicted rhino poacher, his syndicate of accomplices and their alleged inside source have emerged in a Zeerust courtroom.

Rhino breeder in SA plans online auction of horn

2017-06-27 10:51

A rhino breeder in South Africa plans an online auction of rhino horn, capitalising on a court ruling that opened the way to domestic trade despite an international ban.

Alleged rhino poaching brothers win bail, vow to fight US extradition

2017-06-23 22:35

Alleged rhino poachers, brothers Dawie and Janneman Groenewald, have been released from police custody after posting bail in the Polokwane Magistrate's Court.

At least 2 dead rhino found dehorned, buried at Zim govt minister's farm – report

2017-06-23 11:34

Two dead rhino have been found at the farm of a Zimbabwe government minister, a report says. The minister said she was shocked by news of the discovery but claimed it was the work of her white neighbours.

Rhino owners 'stunned', angry after alleged poaching gang gets bail

2017-06-22 22:46

The Hoedspruit Magistrate's Court's decision to release three rhino poaching suspects on bail - without the prosecution calling on investigators to testify and submit aggravating evidence - has shocked and angered detectives and rhino owners.

2 Chinese nationals appear in court on rhino horn charges

2017-06-14 21:34

Two Chinese nationals, who were arrested for attempting to smuggle 10 rhino horns out of the country in violation of international laws, have appeared in the Kempton Park Magistrate's Court.


Cop allegedly linked to rhino poaching killed in KZN shootout

2017-07-24 18:38

A policeman allegedly linked to a rhino poaching syndicate in KwaZulu-Natal has been shot and killed in a shootout with police officers in Hluhluwe, KwaZulu-Natal police say.

Two suspected rhino poachers killed in shootout

2017-07-10 09:30

Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife field rangers have shot and killed two suspected rhino poachers after a gunfight at the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi game park.

More Hluhluwe 'poachers' to appear

2017-07-09 22:57

Three men arrested during an intelligence operation tackling rhino poaching, in Hluhluwe, KwaZulu-Natal will appear on Monday.

6 rhino killed in just one night in KwaZulu-Natal reserve

2017-07-04 12:37

Horn poachers have killed another six rhino in a single night shoot-up in KwaZulu-Natal's flagship Hluhluwe-Imfolozi reserve.

Policeman and another man suspected of rhino poaching arrested in KZN

2017-06-27 22:20

Five suspected rhino poachers have been arrested on the N2 near Ophongolo (Pongola), KwaZulu-Natal Community Safety and Liaison MEC Mxolisi Kaunda says.

Mozambican 'rhino poacher' disappears from police custody

2017-06-24 13:50

The chairperson of the Private Rhino Owners Association, Pelham Jones, has called for answers from government, after a seriously wounded prisoner disappeared from East London’s Frere Hospital without a trace.

Dutch customs discover rhino horn

2017-06-23 19:21

Dutch customs officials say they have intercepted a package containing 12 pieces of rhinoceros horn that was sent from South Africa to the Southeast Asian nation of Laos.

Interpol arrests two Limpopo brothers for fraud, money laundering

2017-06-22 22:46

The Interpol task team has arrested professional hunting brothers, Dawie Groenewald, and Janneman, in Polokwane, Limpopo.

Rhino horns worth millions seized at OR Tambo

2017-06-15 22:32

The latest in a series of attempts to smuggle millions of rands worth of rhino horns from South Africa has failed.

Staggering rhino losses show no sign of letting up - IFP

2017-06-13 22:49

The relentless rhino poaching onslaught across Africa shows no signs of letting up.

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