The one positive of this, even if some of it is depressing, is that there'll be life on the other side, writes Adriaan Basson.
South African National Parks, which manages the country's safari destinations - including the premier Kruger National Park - said this week it has seen a number of postponements by international visitors due to the coronavirus.
Rhino poaching in South Africa is on the decline as the government makes a concerted effort to battle the scourge that threatens a critically endangered species.
SANParks says it has kicked off the new year on a positive note, arresting seven suspected rhino poachers in the first nine days of 2020.
Five officials involved in cyclist Nic Dlamini's detention have officially been suspended.
A witness who filmed Friday's altercation in which cyclist's Nicholas Dlamini's arm was broken says the rider was not aggresive towards SANParks officers.
SANParks is remaining tight-lipped about the suspension of one of the Kruger National Park's most senior and respected game rangers, Don English.
South African National Parks in the Wilderness is bracing for heavy rains, following an advisory from the South African Weather Service.
SANPark employees are planning a nationwide strike, including at the world-famous Kruger National Park, over unresolved wage disputes and unanswered complaints to management.
An increased demand for bushmeat has triggered a syndicate that has set 3 000 snares in the Kruger National Park in the past year.
Guests travelling to and from the Kruger National Park have been advised that the Kruger Gate is inaccessible due to protests.
As a precautionary measure, gravel roads and remote camps mostly in the north of the park have temporarily been closed and guests booked in the flagged camps are being moved to safer camps.
SANParks has denied that it fired an employee for alleging that mismanagement of a dam in the Table Mountain National Park was leading to drownings, saying it was actually his 'malicious' statements on social media over the matter that got him sacked.
The Cape Town branch of the Mountain Club of South Africa says it has been inundated with complaints about rangers in the wake of an incident involving star cyclist Nic Dlamini in Table Mountain National Park.
Five Table Mountain rangers involved in the scuffle which left popular cyclist Nicholas Dlamini with a broken arm have been placed on precautionary suspension.
Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Barbara Creecy says she has instructed SANParks to suspend the officers who were involved in the incident which left South African rider Nicholas Dlamini with a broken arm.
A SANParks chainsaw operator has been found dead at his home, almost a year after his wife died from burn wounds sustained in a devastating Southern Cape fire.
Employees had threatened a protest at the gates of the Kruger National Park on Friday.
Three suspects believed to be the masterminds behind an alleged rhino horn syndicate are expected in the Kempton Park Magistrate’s Court following their arrest.
The SA National Parks is relieved that one of its star tracker dogs was found after disappearing during an armed skirmish with poachers he had sniffed out in the Kruger National Park.
South African National Parks has reassured members of the public that the events captured in a video circulating online, showing men loading a dead impala into an unmarked vehicle in the Kruger National Park, is "above board".
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