Archived media releases

2016
2016-12-23 Minister Edna Molewa engages Saldhana Bay Municipality to come clean on allegations of denial of access to and recreational use of coastal area
2016-12-19 Tsitsikamma Marine Protected Area gazetted for rezoning
2016-12-07 Minister Molewa to lead South African delegation at the Benguela Current Commission’s Ministerial Conference in Namibia
2016-12-06 Minister Edna Molewa publishes the Biodiversity Management Plan for the Cape Mountain Zebra in South Africa for public participation
2016-11-30 First Post-COP17 CITES-led workshop addresses livelihoods of the poor rural communities
2016-11-29 SA Agulhas II leaves for Antarctica
2016-11-28 Minister Edna Molewa pays tribute to former CEO of South African Weather Service (SAWS)
2016-11-24 Minister Dr Edna Molewa commends the Hawks on the arrest of a Chinese National for dealing in rhino horn
2016-11-23 Environmental Affairs hosts community roadshow on the strategy to address air pollution in dense low-income communities
2016-11-22 CITES parties to visit aloe ferox sustainabiity community project at Prince Albert
2016-11-22 Environmental Affairs publishes ninth National Environmental Complience and Enforcement Report (NECER)
2016-11-21 Minister Edna Molewa commends firefighters for saving lives and property in the Western Cape
2016-11-18 Marrakech Climate Change conference about operationalising the Paris Agreement
2016-11-17 Press release from Ministers of BASIC countries, Marrakesh, Morocco
2016-11-16 Minister Edna Molewa’s statement at COP22/CMP12/CMA1 Marrakesh, Morocco
2016-11-16 Minister Edna Molewa invites public comments on the Norms and Standards for the Management of Damage-causing Animals in South Africa
2016-11-15 Media statement on allegations contained in Al Jazeera Documentary ‘The Poacher’s Pipeline’
2016-11-13 Minister Molewa speaking notes at the preparatory AMCEN meeting for the UNFCCC COP 16
2016-11-13 Minister Edna Molewa arrives at International Climate Change Talks in Marrakech, Morocco
2016-11-09 Minister Edna Molewa to lead South African delegation to International Climate Change talks Marrakech, Morocco
2016-11-09 DEA’S Working for Wetlands Programme has rehabilitated 1200 Wetlands since 2004
2016-11-02 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson hands over four Play Parks and a Buyback Center in Newcastle
2016-11-02 South Africa joins Nations of the World in ratifying the Paris Agreement on Climate Change
2016-11-02 Department of Environmental Affairs takes enforcement action against Enviroserv’s Shongweni Landfill Site
2016-11-01 Minister Molewa’s speaking notes at National Assembly debate on the ratification of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change
2016-11-01 South Africa and Norway Science Week explore opportunities in the Oceans Economy
2016-10-31 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson to handover Newcastle Buyback and Play Parks Project
2016-10-31 Department of Environmental Affairs hosts stakeholder consultation in preparation for International Climate Change Talks in Morocco from 07 to 18 November 2016
2016-10-21 Cabinet approves submission of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change to Parliament for ratification
2016-10-19 Minister Edna Molewa welcomes the outcomes of the 28th Meeting of the Parties (MoP 28) to the Montreal Protocol
2016-10-18 Minister Edna Molewa welcomes SANBI’s accreditation by the Green Climate Fund
2016-10-18 DEA to host National Marine Week Exhibition
2016-10-18 Media statement on the conclusion of the 23rd Basic Ministerial Coordination meeting in Marrakesh, Morocco
2016-10-17 23rd Basic Ministerial meeting media briefing
2016-10-12 Minister Edna Molewa participates in the negotiations to amend the Montreal Protocol
2016-10-12 MEC Chotelo launches National Marine Week
2016-10-09 MEC Chotelo to lead the launch of National Marine Week
2016-10-06 Minister Molewa refutes claims made by OSCAP on rhino exports to Vietnam
2016-10-06 SA Agulhas II returns from Gough Island
2016-10-05 Minister of Environmental Affairs briefs media on the outcomes of CITES CoP17
2016-10-04 Minister Edna Molewa hails elephant listing decision as “a victory for scientific, evidence-based decision making”
2016-09-29 Minister Edna Molewa calls for community participation in conservation
2016-09-29 Environmental Affairs to host 11th Air Quality Governance Lekgotla
2016-09-28 Cape Mountain Zebra down listed from appendix I to Appendix II (South Africa)
2016-09-26 Minister Edna Molewa welcomes arrest and seizure of rhino horns as historic Wildlife Conference gets underway in Johannesburg
2016-09-26 South Africa and the Laos sign a Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation in Biodiversity Conservation and Protection
2016-09-25 CITES COP17 exhibitions and workshops open to the public
2016-09-23 President Zuma to open the 17th Conference of Parties (COP) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)
2016-09-22 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson closes the 7th People and Parks Conference
2016-09-20 Minister Edna Molewa officially opens the seventh People and Parks Conference
2016-09-20 Minister of environmental affairs, Dr Edna Molewa, briefs foreign correspondents association on South Africa’s preparations for CITES CoP17
2016-09-16 DEA commemorates International Coastal Clean-Up Day with a focus on Plastic Marine Pollution
2016-09-15 Minister Edna Molewa to open the 7th People and Parks Conference
2016-09-15 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson to host the International Day for preservation of the Ozone Layer
2016-09-12 The Minister of Environmental Affairs to address the portfolio committee on Environmental Affairs Colloquium on Anti-Rhino Poaching
2016-09-11 Minister Edna Molewa highlights progress in the fight against rhino poaching
2016-09-06 Department of Environmental Affairs congratulates Minister Edna Molewa on receipt of an Honorary Doctorate from VUT
2016-09-06 Media invited to register for the 17th meeting of the Conference of Parties to CITES in South Africa
2016-09-04 South Africa’s position on a motion to terminate the hunting of captive-bred lions and other predators
2016-09-03 South Africa participates in the 2016 International Union for Conservation of Nature World Conservation Congress
2016-09-02 Postponement: Minister Edna Molewa to outline progress in fight against rhino poaching
2016-08-31 SA Agulhas II to depart for Gough Island
2016-08-25 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson launches Strategy Toward Gender Mainstreaming in Environment Sector 2016 – 2021
2016-08-23 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson to open the 7th Women in Environment Conference in Kimberley
2016-08-18 Minister Edna Molewa calls for Paper and Packaging Industry, Electrical and Electronic Equipment Industry and Lighting Industry plans
2016-08-01 Minister Edna Molewa supports the Safe Paraffin Appliance Campaign
2016-07-31 Minister Edna Molewa celebrates Game Rangers on World Ranger Day 2016
2016-07-29 Deputy Minister Thomson hands over school desks to students from St Chad High School
2016-07-28 Minister Molewa launches R30 million Gauteng Youth Jobs in Waste in Randfontein
2016-07-27 Environmental Affairs Director-General distributes toiletries and sanitary products in Hammanskraal in honour of Mandela Month
2016-07-26 Minister Edna Molewa to hand over School Desks to St Chad High School in Ladysmith
2016-07-26 Environmental Affairs Director-General to distribute toiletries and sanitary products in Hammanskraal to mark Mandela Month
2016-07-26 Minister Edna Molewa to launch Gauteng Youth Jobs in Waste in the Randfontein Local Municipality on 28 July 2016
2016-07-22 Minister Molewa heeds the call to make every day a Mandela Day in Gugulethu
2016-07-18 Minister Edna Molewa to lead Nelson Mandela Day Commemoration in Gugulethu
2016-07-06 Deputy Minister Ms Barbara Thomson announces the 5th Greenest Municipality Competition awards winners
2016-07-06 Draft strategy for addressing air pollution in dense low-income communities approved by Cabinet
2016-07-04 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson to announce winners of Greenest Competition (GMC) Awards
2016-07-03 Deputy Minister launches the Non-Motorised Transportation Project
2016-06-23 Environmental Affairs to host first national Marine Spatial Planning Stakeholder Summit
2016-06-23 Minister Molewa to lead a waste management awareness campaign
2016-06-23 MEC Sekoati to officiate a graduation ceremony at the Capricorn TVET College
2016-06-23 MEC Somoyo launches Working on Waste Programme in Port Elizabeth
2016-06-22 Minister Molewa gazettes the draft Biodiversity Management Plan for the Pickersgill’s reed frog
2016-06-21 MEC Sekoati to handover a waste transfer station in Lepelle Nkumpi Municipality
2016-06-17 DEA launches Working for the Coast projects and celebrates World Oceans Day with a beach clean-up
2016-06-16 South Africa marks the World Day to combat desertification
2016-06-16 Department of Environmental Affairs rejects NUMSA claims of ‘exploitation’ of firefighters
2016-06-14 Minister Molewa meets with representatives of private rhino owners under auspices of Private Rhino Owners Association (PROA) and Wildlife Ranching South Africa (WRSA)
2016-06-13 South Africa welcomes its fire-fighters home
2016-06-13 Environmental Affairs’ Deputy Minister to lead World Oceans Day celebrations and beach clean-up
2016-06-13 Postponement of allocation process for boat-based whale watching and white shark cage diving operating permits
2016-06-12 Minister Edna Molewa sends mediator to Canada to resolve fire-fighters dispute
2016-06-09 Update on fishing rights allocation process
2016-06-09 Minister Molewa to handover school desks and uniforms in Ladysmith
2016-06-08 South Africa Celebrates World Oceans Day
2016-06-08 Moratorium on rhino horn trade reinstated as minister Edna Molewa files application for leave to appeal to the Constitutional Court
2016-05-31 Minister Molewa to lead 2016 Environment Month celebrations
2016-05-30 Whale mass-stranding training session held at False Bay
2016-05-26 Dramatic escalation in fight against poaching as suspected poachers fire on SANPARKS Helicopter
2016-05-25 Minister Edna Molewa to open 5th waste management officers Khoro in Durban
2016-05-25 Minister Edna Molewa welcomes judgment in a matter between Isimangaliso Wetland Park Authority and the Umfolozi Sugar Planters (UCOSP)
2016-05-24 Minister Edna Molewa to participate in the United Nations Environment Assembly
2016-05-24 Supreme Court of appeal judgment on domestic moratorium on trade in rhino horn
2016-05-16 Minister Edna Molewa commends the launch of the Kimberley Airport Solar Power Plant
2016-05-16 Ministers of Rural Development and Land Reform and Environmental Affairs to officiate at hand over of Kruger National Park Land Claims Compensation
2016-05-15 DEA hosts annual SA Agulhas II Open Day in Port Elizabeth
2016-05-10 SA Agulhas II Open Day
2016-05-09 Daff Fisheries gives update on fishing rights allocation process (FRAP 2015/16)
2016-05-08 Minister Edna Molewa on the Committee of Inquiry into the feasibility of a legal trade in rhino horn, or not
2016-05-08 Minister Edna Molewa joined by Security Cluster Ministers highlights progress in the fight against rhino poaching
2016-05-06 Minister Edna Molewa gazettes draft national standards for land-based abalone aquaculture and invites public comment
2016-05-05 Minister Edna Molewa to outline progress in fight against rhino poaching
2016-05-02 Statement of the Chair of the Committee of Inquiry, Ms Nana Magomola
2016-04-29 Government heightens public awareness on desertification, land degradation and drought
2016-04-29 Deputy Minister Ms Barbara Thomson vists Theu-Theu Primary School and hands over Eco Desks
2016-04-29 Key appointments at Department of Environmental Affairs a boon to gender representation in government
2016-04-28 Minister Edna Molewa and Deputy Minister, Barbara Thomson to brief the media on Environmental Affairs Budget Vote
2016-04-26 Minister Molewa to lead an Inter-Ministerial site visit and public awareness initiative on Desertification, Land Degradation and Drought (DLDD)
2016-04-26 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson to hand over Eco Desks to Theu - Theu Primary School in Dr Pixley Ka Seme Municipality, Mpumalanga
2016-04-25 DEA commemorates World Penguin Day
2016-04-22 South Africa signs Paris Agreement on Climate Change in New York
2016-04-21 Minister Edna Molewa’s statement to the President of the UN General Assembly’s High Level Event on the Sustainable Development Goals
2016-04-21 Minister Edna Molewa arrives in New York for the Paris Agreement high level signature ceremony
2016-04-20 Minister Edna Molewa’s press statement on participation in the Paris Agreement high level signature ceremony
2016-04-19 "Sustainable Development Goals (SDG'S) of equal value," Minister Molewa tells AMCEN
2016-04-17 Minister Edna Molewa attends 6th Special Session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) in Cairo, Egypt
2016-04-15 Call for wildlife conservation illustrated through inspiring artworks from people around the world
2016-04-08 Media registration for the 17th Conference of Parties to CITES in South Africa opens
2016-04-07 Joint statement issued at the conclusion of the 22nd BASIC Ministerial Meeting on climate change
2016-04-06 President Zuma to give an update on Operation Phakisa in the oceans economy
2016-04-06 SA Agulhas II to depart for Marion Island
2016-04-05 Minister Edna Molewa gazettes the Biodiversity Management Plan for the Clanwilliam Sandfish
2016-04-05 Minister Edna Molewa declared the Mountain Zebra and Camdeboo protected Environment in the Eastern Cape
2016-03-31 AVAAZ online petition to “save South Africa’s (SA) rhino” misrepresents SA position on rhino horn trade
2016-03-29 Postponed: Minister Molewa to launch the Camdeboo Satellite Aquaculture Project
2016-03-23 South Africa celebrates World Meteorological Day 2016
2016-03-17 Minister Edna Molewa on claims that South Africa is to propose the legalisation of the rhino horn trade to CITES
2016-03-11 Viral Infection behind Fish Mortalities in Zeekoevlei
2016-03-03 South Africa marks World Wildlife Day
2016-03-02 South African Minister of Environmental Affairs signs host country agreement for CITES COP17
2016-02-26 Minister Edna Molewa welcomes the launch of the George Airport Solar Power Plant
2016-02-24 Cabinet approves gazetting of Renewable Energy Development Zones
2016-02-22 Deputy Minister hands over Eco-Furniture School desks to Ubuhlebemvelo Primary School in Mtubatuba
2016-02-21 Department of Environmental Affairs not to blame for Evraz Highveld Steel closure
2016-02-19 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson to hand over Eco-Furniture school desks to Ubuhlebemvelo Primary School
2016-02-18 Minister Edna Molewa responds to renewed call for an immediate rhino hunting moratorium
2016-02-10 Extension of closing date for the submission of fishing rights application process FRAP 2015/16 (“FRAP 2015/16”)
2016-02-10 SA Agulhas II returns from Antarctica
2016-02-09 Minister Edna Molewa publishes draft notices and regulations to declare a network of 22 new proposed Marine Protected Areas
2016-02-03 FRAP 2015/16 receipting dates 01 February to 12 February 2016
2016-02-02 World Wetlands Day commemorated under the theme Wetlands for our Future: Sustainable Livelihoods
2016-02-02 The National Department of Environmental Affairs and KFW German Development Bank Launched the Second Phase of the Non-Motorised Transport Programme
2016-01-30 Minister Edna Molewa receives equipment to combat illegal wildlife trafficking from the United States of America
2016-01-29 Minister Edna Molewa to deliver a keynote address at the Bontle Ke Botho Campaign Re-Launch
2016-01-26 Granting of full fishing season to previous fishing right holders in terms of section 81 of the Marine Living Resources Act
2016-01-21 Minister Edna Molewa highlights progress in the fight against rhino poaching
2016-01-20 SACAA report released on fatal accident of working on fire pilot
2016-01-20 Minister Edna Molewa to outline progress in fight against rhino poaching
2016-01-13 Minister Molewa gazettes notices of intention to declare greenhouse gases as priority pollutants and to make National Pollution Prevention Plans Regulations in respect of greenhouse gases for comments
2016-01-09 Settlement reached in court on the pilot recreational angling project in the Tsitsikamma Marine Protected Area
2015
2015-12-24 Large humpback whale beached at Strand beach
2015-12-22 Fishing rights allocation process 2015/16 (“FRAP 2015/16”) new dates for receipting
2015-12-22 Fishing rights allocation process 2015/16 (“FRAP 2015/16”): new dates for receipting
2015-12-15 Decisions by Minister on appeals lodged in the hake handline fishery
2015-12-15 South Africa welcomes the adoption of the Paris Agreement
2015-12-15 Harmful Algal Bloom (Red Tide) outbreak in the Garden Route Coastal areas
2015-12-12 Statement by South Africa at the closing plenary of the COP21 to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
2015-12-12 South African delegation to CoP21 UNFCCC in Paris, France
2015-12-11 Environmental Programmes colleague, Quinton de Swartz, helps deliver baby on N1
2015-12-09 Department of Environmental Affairs appeals the Rhino Horn Moratorium Judgment
2015-12-07 DEA aims to host Centre of Competence for Operational Oceanography
2015-12-06 Minister Edna Molewa arrives in Paris, France to participate in United Nations Climate Change Talks
2015-12-04 Supplementary decision by minister on appeal lodged by rietgans fishing enterprises (Pty) l to in the tuna pole fishery
2015-12-04 Minister Edna Molewa gazettes the Biodiversity Management Plan for the African Lion
2015-12-03 Minister Edna Molewa gazettes the Biodiversity Management Plan for White Rhino
2015-12-02 SA Agulhas II to depart for Antarctica
2015-11-26 Minister Edna Molewa studying Rhino Horn Moratorium Judgment
2015-11-26 Minister Edna Molewa welcomes arrest of suspected rhino poachers by the Hawks
2015-11-25 Minister Edna Molewa to outline progress in addressing rhino poaching
2015-11-23 Minister Edna Molewa publishes regulations on the rezoning of Tsitsikamma Marine Protected Area
2015-11-20 Distribution of applications for the fishing rights allocation process 2015/16 (“FRAP 2015/16”)
2015-11-19 Trading of red-eared slider turtles is illegal in South Africa
2015-11-16 China - South Africa Youth Volunteers’ Forum Workshop on Wildlife Conservation to be hosted at the Tshwane University of Technology
2015-11-13 The 14th African Wildlife Consultative Forum in South Africa does not influence South Africa’s Environmental Policy
2015-11-12 Minister Edna Molewa officially opens Lightning Conference
2015-11-11 Stakeholder engagement workshop for Strategic Environmental Assessment for Shale Gas Development to be held in Cape Town
2015-11-10 DEA’s Working on Fire programme continues to empower marginalised communities
2015-11-09 DEA publishes new notice and regulations on the Dwesa Cwebe Marine Protected Area
2015-11-09 Minister Edna Molewa to open 2015 Lights on Lightning Conference
2015-11-08 2nd Biodiversity Economy Indaba commits to greater inclusivity and equitable sharing of benefits
2015-11-06 Community Outreach for Strategic Environmental Assessment for Shale Gas Development Commences
2015-11-05 2nd Biodiversity Economy Indaba officially opens in Durban
2015-11-03 Minister Molewa gazettes draft Orange River Mouth and Durban Bay Estuarine Management Plans for comments
2015-11-02 Environmental Affairs launches National Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Report (NECER) at Lekgotla
2015-11-02 Minister Molewa publishes for public comment draft regulations relating to appropriate fines
2015-11-02 2nd Biodiversity Economy Indaba to be hosted at Durban International Convention Centre, from 5 to 7 November 2015
2015-11-01 President Jacob Zuma leads Anti-Rhino Poaching Awareness Day in the Kruger National Park
2015-10-31 Joint Statement Issued at conclusion of 21st BASIC Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change
2015-10-30 President Zuma to lead anti-rhino poaching awareness day in Kruger National Park
2015-10-29 DEA’s Working for Water Programme celebrates 20 years of job creation & environment sustainability
2015-10-28 Minister Edna Molewa to host Climate Change Breakfast Session
2015-10-28 DEA leads a group of South African and International Scientists on a 10 day humpback whale scientific research voyage
2015-10-27 The Department of Environmental Affairs to host the 6th Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Lekgotla, in North West Province
2015-10-25 Minister Edna Molewa announces imminent new Waste Management Plan
2015-10-23 Moratorium on submission of section 21 (Transfer of Commercial Fishing Right) applications during the Fishing Rights Allocation Process 2015/16 (“FRAP 2015/16”)
2015-10-23 Moratorium on submission of section 21 (transfer of commercial fishing right) applications during the fishing rights allocation process 2015/16 (“FRAP 2015/16”)
2015-10-23 Statement by South Africa on behalf of the Group of 77 and China during closing plenary of UNCCD COP12
2015-10-21 Minister Edna Molewa to hand over school desks in Uthukela, KZN
2015-10-15 Minister Molewa led the celebration of World Migratory Bird Day at Marievale Sanctuary in Gauteng
2015-10-15 Minister Molewa to visit the family of deceased WoF Firefighter
2015-10-15 Biodiversity Economy Strategy (BES) gazetted for public comment
2015-10-15 DEA hosts National Ocean and Coastal Information Management System Stakeholder Workshop
2015-10-14 Heritage impact assessment of ancestral graves at the Medupi Power Station completed
2015-10-14 Minister Edna Molewa intends to amend certain provisions of the NEMA and specific environmental management acts through the NEMLA Bill, 2015
2015-10-13 Minister Molewa in partnership with Birdlife South Africa to lead World Migratory Bird Day
2015-10-13 Wildfires in Limpopo contained
2015-10-12 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson is leading the South African delegation in the twelfth conference of parties to the UNCCD COP 12
2015-10-12 Opening statement by South Africa on behalf of the G77 and China at the Twelfth Session of the Conference of Parties to the UNCCD COP12
2015-10-12 Opening statement by the representative of South Africa on behalf of the Regional Implementation Annex for Africa (Annex I)
2015-10-09 Warning against fraudulent requests for procurement of goods on behalf of the Department of Environmental Affairs
2015-10-08 South African climate specialist elected to Co-chair Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Working Group
2015-10-06 Minister Edna Molewa delivers keynote address at the Chemicals Management and Land Remediation Summit
2015-10-06 SA Agulhas II returns from Gough Island
2015-10-05 Minister Edna Molewa launches National Marine Week
2015-10-02 Minister Edna Molewa to deliver keynote address at the Chemicals Management and Land Remediation Summit
2015-10-01 Minister Molewa to lead the launch of National Marine Week
2015-09-30 Environmental Affairs launches South African Atmospheric Emission Licensing and Inventory Portal (SAAELIP)
2015-09-29 Environmental Affairs launches South African Atmospheric Emission Licensing and Inventory Portal (SAAELIP) in Bloemfontein
2015-09-22 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson to open the 10th Annual Air Quality Governance Lekgotla
2015-09-22 Environmental Affairs and iSimangaliso Wetlands Park celebrate World Rhino Day
2015-09-18 Department of Environmental Affairs and Isimangaliso Wetland Park to host World Rhino Day events at St Lucia, KwaZulu-Natal 2015
2015-09-16 Deputy Minister Ms Barbara Thomson to lead International Coastal Clean-Up Day
2015-09-15 Postponement: Minister Edna Molewa to launch the Waste to Water Plant at Kwadukuza, Stanger, KwaZulu-Natal on 17 September 2015
2015-09-15 Stakeholders meet in Pretoria to discuss the Gaborone Declaration on sustainability in Africa
2015-09-10 Minister Edna Molewa and CITES Secretary General visit venue of the 2016 World Wildlife Conference in Johannesburg
2015-09-10 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson to host the International Day for Preservation of the Ozone Layer in Musina, Limpopo Province
2015-09-09 Minister Edna Molewa to deliver a public lecture on Climate Change at the University of Johannesburg
2015-09-07 Minister Edna Molewa attends informal consultations ahead of international climate change talks
2015-09-07 Minister Edna Molewa congratulates Black Mambas
2015-09-04 Minister Molewa leads National Consultative Conference on Electronic and Electrical Waste (E-Waste) Management in South Africa
2015-09-04 United Nations’ launch of Award for Anti-Rhino poaching
2015-09-03 Minister Edna Molewa bids farewell to SA Agulhas II
2015-09-03 Minister Edna Molewa to lead a National Consultative Conference on Electronic & Electrical Waste (E-Waste) Management in South Africa, Gauteng
2015-09-02 Minister Edna Molewa bids farewell to SA Agulhas II & Gough61 Team
2015-09-01 Green Scorpions execute search warrant at Solid Waste Technologies’ City Deep facility
2015-09-01 DEA to host Marine and Coastal Enforcement Workshop
2015-08-31 Environmental Affairs Director-General presents 94 unemployed graduates with Environmental Practice Learnership Programme Certificates
2015-08-31 Invitation to register and submit draft proposals for consideration in preparation for the 17th Conference of Parties to Cities by 15 September 2015
2015-08-30 Minister Edna Molewa highlights progress in the fight against rhino poaching
2015-08-28 Minister of Environmental Affairs to outline progress in addressing rhino poaching
2015-08-26 Minister Molewa refers Algoa fish farm application back to department for consideration
2015-08-24 Minister Molewa lauds Working on Fire crews following successful deployment to Canada
2015-08-24 Last Group of SA Fire-Fighters to return home after successful deployment to Canada
2015-08-23 South Africa hosts African countries in preparation of the 6th meeting of Parties to the Africa Eurasian Waterbird Agreement
2015-08-22 Minister Edna Molewa launches MET Mbokodo Unite
2015-08-19 Minister Edna Molewa to engage with women in meteorology and launch the MET Mbokodo Unite
2015-08-17 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson opens Sixth Women and Environment Dialogue
2015-08-16 SA Agulhas II returns from Winter Research Voyage
2015-08-16 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson to open sixth Women & Environment Dialogue tomorrow
2015-08-13 Fishing rights allocation process 2015/16 (“FRAP 2015/16”): extension of written comments period
2015-08-11 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson visits Land Rehabilitation Project in Kwazulu-Natal
2015-08-10 Message of support to Gift of the Givers on the occasion of their 23rd anniversary
2015-08-07 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson to visit a land rehabilitation project in Nquthu, Kwazulu-Natal
2015-08-06 Bosveld Phosphate (Pty) Ltd found guilty for polluting the Selati River
2015-08-06 The Department of Environmental Affairs expresses disappointment in Delta Airlines’s embargo on the transportation of hunting trophies in Africa
2015-08-05 Climate Change Provincial Stakeholder consultations commence
2015-08-01 Minister Edna Molewa pays tribute to game rangers on World Ranger Day 2015
2015-07-29 Minister Edna Molewa to host World Ranger Day commemoration at Marakele National Park, Limpopo
2015-07-27 White Shark cage diving permit in St. Francis Bay
2015-07-25 Minister Molewa distributes food parcels and plants trees during Mandela Day Greening in Sunway RDP settlement, Hartebeespoort
2015-07-24 Minister Molewa to plant trees during Mandela Month in Sunway Informal Settlement, Hartebeespoort
2015-07-23 Minister Edna Molewa welcomes SAA cargo decision to lift the ban on its embargo on the transport of hunting trophies
2015-07-23 SA Agulhas II leaves for a winter research voyage
2015-07-17 Minister Edna Molewa convenes stakeholder engagement to address issues around lion breeding and hunting
2015-07-16 SA Agulhas II Scientific Winter Voyage
2015-07-16 Joint press release: South Africa and the EU reaffirm shared commitment to address the Climate Change challenge
2015-07-15 Decline of African Penguins in South Africa
2015-07-15 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson leads International Nelson Mandela Day in Memel, Free State
2015-07-15 Postponement: Minister Edna Molewa to meet European Commission on Climate Change
2015-07-10 Minister and Deputy Minister of Environmental Affairs to lead International Nelson Mandela Day celebrations in the Free State and Gauteng
2015-07-03 South Africa welcomes the extension of the Cape Floral Region Protected Areas World Heritage Site
2015-06-29 20th BASIC Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change
2015-06-28 Minister Edna Molewa in New York on Climate Change engagements
2015-06-26 Minister Molewa and Tshwane Executive Mayor Ramokgopa visit eco-furniture factory in Ga-Rankuwa, Pretoria
2015-06-24 Disposal of land-derived effluent into coastal waters in South Africa
2015-06-24 Minister Molewa to visit Eco-Furniture Factory in Ga-Rankuwa
2015-06-23 Minister Edna Molewa gazettes the Draft National Greenhouse Gas Emission Reporting Regulations
2015-06-19 Joint press release: CITES COP17 venue and dates announced for 2016 in South Africa
2015-06-19 Minister Molewa to host a Young Women Dialogue on Climate Change
2015-06-17 South Africa joins the global community to celebrate World Day to Combat Desertification
2015-06-15 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson to lead WoF Youth Month Celebrations
2015-06-12 Minister Edna Molewa gazettes the Biodiversity Management Plan for 11 critically Endangered and 4 Endangered Cycad Species
2015-06-11 SA Agulhas II Open Day
2015-06-10 South Africa welcomes the designation of Magaliesberg and Gouritz Cluster as new South African Biosphere Reserves
2015-06-08 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson led the celebration of World Oceans Day
2015-06-06 Minister Edna Molewa leads the World Environment Day Celebration in Kimberley
2015-06-03 Department of Environmental Affairs to host the World Oceans Day Celebrations
2015-06-03 Minister Edna Molewa and Northern Cape Premier lead the World Environment Day Celebrations in Kimberley
2015-06-03 Environment Month Celebrations to focus on Sustainable Development
2015-05-29 Postponement: Minister Edna Molewa to host incoming CoP21 President, Mr Laurent Fabius, French Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development on Saturday, 30 May 2015
2015-05-29 Minister Edna Molewa hands over forensic trailers to assist in rhino poaching investigation
2015-05-28 Minister Edna Molewa to hand over forensic trailers to assist in rhino poaching investigations
2015-05-24 Foreign visitor numbers to Kruger National Park on the rise in 2014/2015 financial year
2015-05-22 Deputy Minister Thomson launches Sustainable Development Projects
2015-05-20 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson to host International Day for Biodiversity
2015-05-19 Report of the study conducted on the traditional knowledge associated with the rooibos and honeybush species in South Africa
2015-05-15 DEA’s research vessel returns from Marion Island
2015-05-14 Minister Edna Molewa and Deputy Minister Barbara Thompson brief media on Environmental Affairs' 2015/16 Budget Vote
2015-05-14 SA Agulhas II returns from Marion Island
2015-05-13 First International Conference on Innovation for Sustainability under Climate Change and Green Economy/Growth
2015-05-12 Minister Molewa and Deputy Minister Thomson to brief the media on Environmental Affairs Budget Vote
2015-05-12 Ministers E Molewa and N Pandor and Deputy Minister G Oliphant: launch of the Strategic Environmental Assessment of shale gas development
2015-05-11 Minister Edna Molewa to launch Strategic Environmental Assessment of shale gas development, joined by the Departments of Mineral Resources, Science & Technology, Water Affairs & Sanitation, and Energy
2015-05-10 Minister Edna Molewa highlights progress in the war against poaching
2015-05-08 Minister Edna Molewa to outline progress in addressing rhino poaching
2015-05-08 Deputy Minister Thomson leads a clean-up campaign and community outreach in Emalahleni Local Municipality
2015-05-06 Deputy Minister Thomson to lead a community engagement and clean-up in Emalahleni
2015-04-30 Minister Edna Molewa to lead a community outreach and clean-up campaign in Randfontein
2015-04-28 Minister Edna Molewa welcomes Sasol decision to withdraw litigation against the Government
2015-04-27 Durban Silt Canal free of oil
2015-04-23 Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa on passing of Working on Fire personnel in Bains Kloof helicopter crash
2015-04-22 Environmental Affairs Minister gazettes Biodiversity Management Plan for African lion for public comment
2015-04-15 Reissue: Postponement of media briefing by Environmental Affairs Minister on rhino poaching initiatives
2015-04-13 Green Scorpions deployed at OR Tambo International Airport to combat Wildlife Crime
2015-04-09 Research and monitoring during Marion 2015 relief Voyage on SA Agulhas II
2015-04-08 Minister Molewa to launch R208 million worth of projects for infrastructure development and upgrading in the Limpopo provincial protected areas
2015-04-08 SA Agulhas II to depart for Marion Island
2015-04-08 Augmentation of Naledi landfill site in Naledi local municipality, North West province
2015-04-07 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson to launch Waste Management and Greening initiatives in Ga-Segonyana Local Municipality
2015-04-02 The Minister of Environmental Affairs Gazettes the Biodiversity Management Plan for White Rhino for Public Comment
2015-04-01 DEA issues directive to Africa Sun Oil Refineries over oil spill
2015-04-01 DEA gazettes the National Environmental Management Plan: Shark Biodiversity Management Plan
2015-03-31 Over R13 million worth of Environmental Projects launched in Umtshezi Local Municipality
2015-03-31 Minister Edna Molewa re-publishes amendments to the Threatened Or Protected Species Regulations and Species list for public participation
2015-03-29 DEA responds to an oil spill in Durban
2015-03-27 Minister Edna Molewa to launch Community Parks and Street Cleaning Projects in Umtshezi Local Municipality
2015-03-18 South Africa and the People’s Republic of China to sign Wildlife Conservation Implementation Plan
2015-03-17 Media invited to attend the stakeholder engagement of the Committee of Inquiry into the possibility or not of a legal rhino horn trade
2015-03-17 DEA’s Working on Fire to honour 250 Fire Fighters who helped in recent Cape fires
2015-03-15 Department of Environmental Affairs launches the National Coastal Management Programme
2015-03-11 Government affirms its commitment to recycling economy and job creation at the National Waste Management Sector
2015-03-11 Minister Edna Molewa to lead the launch of the National Coastal Management Programme
2015-03-10 Deadline for stakeholder input to Committee of Inquiry into the possibility or not of a legal rhino horn trade is 13 March 2015
2015-03-08 Working on Fire helicopter pilot killed
2015-03-06 Fire-fighters lauded as another blaze flares up
2015-03-04 Department of Environmental Affairs’ flagship Working On Fire programmme instrumental in battling Cape fires
2015-03-03 Minister Edna Molewa to lead the National Waste Management Summit
2015-03-03 Minister Edna Molewa briefs Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Environmental Affairs on steps taken to address Illegal Wildlife Trade
2015-02-26 Minister Edna Molewa to lead South Africa’s celebration of World Wildlife Day
2015-02-24 Media Statement for Minister’s announcement of decisions for applications for postponement of compliance time-frames for minimum Air Quality Emission Standards
2015-02-20 Department of Environmental Affairs to update on Eskom’s applications for postponement on compliance timeframes for new Air Quality Standards
2015-02-19 Innovation set to reduce spread of fire in informal settlements
2015-02-18 West Coast red tides clearing
2015-02-18 Media Statement on South Africa’s first-ever certificates of commendation by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)
2015-02-18 The Department of Environmental Affairs to host National Man and Biosphere Awareness event in George, Western Cape
2015-02-16 SA Agulhas II returns from Antarctica
2015-02-10 Media Statement on announcement of the Committee of Inquiry to deliberate on matters relating to a possible trade in rhino horn
2015-02-09 Minister Edna Molewa to introduce Committee of Inquiry looking into matters around rhino poaching
2015-02-02 The Department of Environmental Affairs celebrates World Wetlands Day
2015-01-28 Deputy Minister Thomson announces the winners of the Greenest Municipality Competition in Tzaneen
2015-01-27 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson to lead World Wetland Day Celebration
2015-01-23 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson to announce the winners of the Greenest Municipality Competition (GMC) awards
2015-01-22 Minister Edna Molewa highlights progress in the war against poaching and plans for 2015
2015-01-21 Minister Edna Molewa to outline progress in the war against poaching and plans for 2015
2014
2014-12-19 Press release on the twentieth session of the Conference of Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the tenth session of Meeting of the Parties of the Kyoto Protocol (UNFCCC COP 20/ CMP 10)
2014-12-19 Kloof conservancy v government of the Republic of South Africa and 7 others
2014-12-17 Minister Edna Molewa welcomes the arrest of international rhino horn smuggling syndicate
2014-12-09 Minister Edna Molewa arrives at UNFCCC COP20 Talks in Lima, Peru
2014-12-09 Government's One Environmental System commences
2014-12-05 DEA launches R256 Million worth of Environmental Protection and Infrastructure Projects
2014-12-05 The Communiqué of the Benguela Current Commission Development Partners and Investment Conference
2014-12-02 South African high school learners to engage in youth negotiations on the proposed United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
2014-12-02 SA Agulhas II to depart for Antarctica
2014-12-02 DEA to launch R256 million worth Environmental Protection and Infrastructure Projects
2014-12-01 Launch of the Western Cape Summer Fire Season
2014-12-01 South Africa to host Donor Conference for Benguela Current Commission
2014-11-30 Minister of Environmental Affairs and SANParks mourn the loss of Dr Ian Player
2014-11-26 Launch of the Western Cape Summer Fire Season
2014-11-24 Minister Molewa calls for public comments on the NEMBA, 2004 (Act No.10 of 2004) Draft Shark Biodiversity Management Plan
2014-11-20 South African Government is aware that ongoing scourge of rhino poaching is linked to worldwide Illicit wildlife trade
2014-11-19 South Africa recommits to developing ocean and wildlife economy at World Parks Congress 2014
2014-11-17 Closing Media Statement: National Climate Change Response Dialogue
2014-11-14 The Green Scorpions round up the troops to Cycle for Cycads; and they need YOUR support!
2014-11-14 Minister Edna Molewa to participate in World Leaders’ Dialogue on the extent and impact of the illegal wildlife trade
2014-11-14 Minister Edna Molewa confirms there is no decision yet on a legal rhino horn trade
2014-11-13 Department of Environmental Affairs secures an important conviction in the matter between the State vs Samancor Chrome Limited
2014-11-12 Working For Water Half Marathon
2014-11-12 Environmental Affairs Minister and Deputy Minister lead South African delegation to 6th World Parks Congress in Sydney, Australia
2014-11-10 DEA to host public meetings on shark attacks mitigation measures
2014-11-04 Minister Edna Molewa to open National Climate Change Response Dialogue 2014
2014-10-31 Media workshop on the fifth assessment report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
2014-10-31 Second National Non-Motorised Transport Conference Convened at Ditsong National Museum of Cultural History, Pretoria
2014-10-28 Department of Environmental Affairs hosts second Non-Motorised Transport Conference on 31 October 2014
2014-10-28 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson launches the Masibekela Recreational Park
2014-10-26 Minister Edna Molewa to launch the Masibekela Recreational Park
2014-10-24 Department of Environmental Affairs notes indictment of South Africans in the USA for rhino poaching-related offences
2014-10-24 Government hands over cycling facilities to Orlando Community in Soweto
2014-10-23 Department of Environmental Affairs response to Afriforum petition
2014-10-23 Department of Environmental Affairs congratulates Fundisile Mketeni on his appointment as SANparks CEO
2014-10-23 Feral pigeon invasive species
2014-10-21 Government to host Non-Motorised Transport Conference and hand over pilot project in Orlando, Soweto
2014-10-17 President Jacob Zuma officially opens Environmental Affairs’ Green Building
2014-10-16 Deputy Minister Ms Barbara Thomson‘s address on the occasion of the Sustainable Ocean Initiative at the High-Level Meeting at 12th Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity
2014-10-15 South Africa hands over Chairmanship of the Group of Like-Minded Mega-Diverse Countries to Guatemala in the Republic of Korea
2014-10-14 President Jacob Zuma to officially open Environmental Affairs’ Green Building
2014-10-14 South Africa elected to the Bureau of the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity
2014-10-10 Joint statement issued at the conclusion of the 19th BASIC Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change
2014-10-08 Meeting between Department of Environmental Affairs and Sasol
2014-10-08 Historic Biodiversity Offset Agreement signed by the Department of Environmental Affairs, SANPARKS and Coal of Africa for Vele Colliery
2014-10-08 Minister Edna Molewa’s statement on the launch of the National Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Report 2013/14 and GEF Rhino Project
2014-10-07 South Africa to host 19th Basic Ministerial Climate Change Meeting in Sun City, North West
2014-10-07 SA Agulhas II returns from Gough Island
2014-10-06 Minister Molewa launches National Marine Week Campaign
2014-10-06 Deputy Minister Ms Barbara Thomson’s keynote address on the occasion of the opening of the 9th Annual Air Quality Governance Lekgotla
2014-10-03 Urgent Change of Date and Time: The Department of Environmental Affairs, SANPARKS and Coal of Africa to sign Biodiversity Offset Agreement for Vele Colliery
2014-10-03 Minister Edna Molewa to launch the 2013/14 National Environment Compliance and Enforcement Report and the UNEP-GEF Rhino Project
2014-10-03 National Marine Week
2014-10-03 Minister Edna Molewa to lead Global March 4 Elephant, Rhino and Lion in Pretoria on 4 October 2014
2014-10-02 Minister Edna Molewa launches Weed-Buster Awareness Campaign
2014-10-01 The 9th annual Air Quality Governance Lekgotla
2014-09-30 Minister Edna Molewa launches the Kwelera National Botanical Garden in East London, Eastern Cape
2014-09-29 Minister Edna Molewa to launch the Kwelera National Botanical Garden
2014-09-25 Minister Molewa invites public comments on mitigation measures for Shark attacks in Port St Johns
2014-09-25 Working on Fire (WoF) female crew leader graduation
2014-09-24 Norms and standards for the management of elephant in South Africa to be amended
2014-09-22 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson urges community participation to fight rhino poaching during World Rhino Day
2014-09-21 Arrest of suspected rhino poaching ringleader and police official for involvement in rhino poaching welcomed
2014-09-20 Deputy Minister Thomson leads International Coastal Clean-Up Day
2014-09-19 National Air Quality Officer to brief media on Air Quality in South Africa
2014-09-18 Department of Environmental Affairs, SANPARKS & Stakeholders to host World Rhino Day events in Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga on 22 September 2014
2014-09-18 Department of Environmental Affairs to host stakeholder forum on Air Quality in Durban South on Friday, 19 September 2014
2014-09-16 MEC Somyo commemorates World Ozone Day in East London, Eastern Cape Province
2014-09-16 Department of Environmental Affairs to lead International Coastal Clean-up Day
2014-09-11 Sixth National People and Parks Conference Concluded in Mthatha, Eastern Cape
2014-09-11 South Africans urged to work together to curb rhino poaching
2014-09-11 Deputy Minister Ms Barbara Thomson to commemorate World Ozone Day
2014-09-04 One environmental system for mining industry to commence on 8 December 2014
2014-09-04 SA Agulhas II sails for Gough Island
2014-09-03 The Department of Environmental Affairs to host the 6th People and Parks Conference in Umtata, Eastern Cape
2014-09-02 Minister Edna Molewa’s remarks on rhino poaching debate
2014-09-02 SA Agulhas II to sails for Gough Island
2014-08-28 Deputy Minister Ms Barbara Thomson hands over the Provincial Resorts and Reserves Project at Sandveld Nature Reserve in the Free State Province
2014-08-25 Deputy Minister Ms Barbara Thomson to hand over the Provincial Resorts and Reserves Project at Sandveld Nature Reserve in Hoopstad
2014-08-21 The Benguela Current Commission’s new five year strategic action plan adopted
2014-08-19 Green scorpions embark on national sand mining blitz
2014-08-14 Penguins continue to be at risk from habitat degradation
2014-08-13 Green Scorpions uncover unlawful health care risk waste storage facility in Bloemfontein
2014-08-12 Media statement from the SAPS: Further boost to combat rhino poaching in South Africa
2014-08-12 Minister Edna Molewa leads implementation of integrated strategic management of rhinoceros in South Africa
2014-08-08 18th BASIC Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change
2014-08-08 Minister Edna Molewa to address media briefing on rhino poaching
2014-08-05 South Africa completes ratification of the Benguela Current Convention
2014-08-04 Publication of the amended Alien and Invasive Species Regulations
2014-07-31 Deputy Minister Ms Barbara Thomson unveils Ranger Monument at Kruger National Park
2014-07-18 Deputy Minister Ms. Barbara Thomson led a successful clean-up campaign during the Nelson Mandela Day
2014-07-18 Change in time: Accreditation for the launch of Operation Phakisa
2014-07-17 Minister Edna Molewa to lead International Mandela Day Clean-Up in Khayelitsha, Cape Town
2014-07-16 Deputy Minister Ms Barbara Thompson to lead an International Mandela Day Clean-Up Campaign
2014-07-15 Minister Molewa and Deputy Minister Thompson to brief the media on 2014/15 Budget Vote
2014-07-11 President Jacob Zuma to launch Operation Phakisa
2014-07-11 The Department of Environmental Affairs moves to a new and green building
2014-07-11 Minister Mrs Edna Molewa gazettes the prescribed norms and standards for the management of protected areas in South Africa and invites public participation
2014-07-10 Rhino poaching update
2014-07-01 DEA National Environmental Debate Competition
2014-07-01 National Greenhouse Gas Inventory published for public comment
2014-06-30 Panel of experts invites stakeholder participation as it explores rhino horn trade feasibility as part of South Africa’s comprehensive integrated approach to reduce rhino poaching
2014-06-27 Deputy Minister Thompson led the commemoration of World Day to Combat Desertification
2014-06-25 Deputy Minister Thompson to lead commemoration of World Day to Combat Desertification
2014-06-19 The Department of Environmental Affairs to host Environment Month celebrations in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
2014-06-18 SA Agulhas II Open Day
2014-06-18 National Greenhouse Gas Inventory published for public comment
2014-06-06 Statement by the Department of Environmental Affairs on the issue of trade in rhino horn
2014-06-05 World Oceans Day Celebration
2014-06-01 The Department of Environmental Affairs gazettes the White Paper on National Environmental Management of the Ocean
2014-05-30 Environment Month celebrations focus on sea level rise in June 2014
2014-05-30 Minister Edna Molewa calls for comments on the gazetted National Coastal Management Programme of South Africa, in terms of section 44(2) of National Environmental Management: Integrated Coastal Management Act, 2008 (No.24 of 2008)
2014-05-28 Minister Edna Molewa gazettes intention to adopt the Vredfort Dome World Heritage Site (VDWHS) Environmental Management Framework (EMF) and welcomes public comments
2014-05-28 Arrest of former SANPARKS Ranger and police officials for involvement in rhino poaching welcomed
2014-05-22 The commemoration of International Day for Biological Diversity
2014-05-21 Renewed call on Non-Profit Organisations, Non-Governmental Organisations and individuals involved in Rhino Projects and fundraising to provide details to Department of Environmental Affairs
2014-05-19 The regulation of invasive species: Clarification of the regulation of brown trout and rainbow trout
2014-05-15 DEA briefing on alien and invasive alien species
2014-05-14 Rhino poaching statistics update (14 May 2014)
2014-05-09 World Migratory Bird Day
2014-05-02 SA Agulhas II Returns from Marion Island
2014-04-25 Postponed: Minister Mrs Edna Molewa to launch Youth Jobs in Waste and Township Greening Projects in the North West Province
2014-04-22 Postponed: Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi to hand over renovated facilities at Sandveld Nature Reserve
2014-04-17 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi to hand over School desks in Peddie, Eastern Cape
2014-04-17 South Africa and Mozambique sign Memorandum of Understanding in the field of Biodiversity, Conservation and Management
2014-04-10 The Department of Environmental Affairs leads the National Green Jobs Dialogue
2014-04-10 Postponed: Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi to showcase Environmental Programmes achievements
2014-04-09 South Africa and Mozambique to sign Memorandum of Understanding in the field of Biodiversity, Conservation and Management
2014-04-08 The Deputy Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs launches the War on Waste and War on Leaks Projects
2014-04-04 Department of Environmental Affairs to lead National Green Jobs Dialogue
2014-04-04 Deputy Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs to launch the War on Waste and War on Leaks Projects
2014-03-31 SA Agulhas II to depart for Marion Island
2014-03-28 South Africa and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam conclude fruitful discussions on biodiversity conservation and management
2014-03-26 South Africa and Vietnam end meeting to strengthen cooperation in the field of Biodiversity Conservation and Protection
2014-03-25 Environmental Affairs in partnership with UNIDO, hands over energy efficient classroom in Groutville, KwaZulu-Natal
2014-03-25 Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi to handover the R8 Million Greening Zamdela Project in Sasolburg
2014-03-20 Minister Molewa urges Abidjan Convention signatories to embrace concept of Blue Economy
2014-03-20 Postponed: The Department of Environmental Affairs, SANParks and Coal of Africa to sign Biodiversity Offset Agreement for Vele Colliery
2014-03-20 South Africa and Vietnam meeting to strengthen cooperation in the field of Biodiversity Conservation and Protection
2014-03-20 Minister Edna Molewa to launch the 2050 Pathways Calculator for SA and ‘GHG Emissions associated with Shale Gas’ Research Report
2014-03-17 11th Biennial Conference of Parties (CoP11) to the Abidjan Convention gets underway
2014-03-17 Postponed: The Department of Environmental Affairs, SANParks and Coal of Africa to sign Biodiversity Offset Agreement for Vele Colliery
2014-03-14 Rhino poaching update
2014-03-11 Department of Environmental Affairs receives Eskom application for air quality standards for sixteen power stations
2014-03-07 More than 400 Youths in Tshwane to benefit from the Eco Furniture and War on Leaks Projects launched by Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi and Executive Mayor Ramokgopa
2014-03-05 Mr Hoffman’s remains back home
2014-03-05 Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi and Executive Mayor Ramokgopa to launch the Eco Furniture Factory and War on Leaks Projects in Tshwane
2014-03-03 Minister Edna Molewa marks World Wildlife Day with the handover of rhino to the Mdluli Tribal Authority, Mpumalanga
2014-03-03 Body of Mr Johannes Hoffman repatriated from Gough Island
2014-02-28 Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi launches the Fundisa for Change Education for Sustainable Development Programme
2014-02-28 Minister Edna Molewa gives notice of the gazetting of the fee regulations for implementation in the consideration and processing of applications in terms of chapter 5 of NEMA and NEMWA
2014-02-26 Rhino poaching update
2014-02-21 Department of Environmental Affairs to send SA Agulhas I and repatriate corpse of Gough53 team member
2014-02-21 South Africa to host 11th Conference of Parties (COP11) to the Abidjan Convention
2014-02-21 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi to lead Fundisa for Change Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Teacher Education Conference
2014-02-20 Minister Edna Molewa gazettes the proposed fees for the provision of Aviation Meteorological Services to be applied by the aviation industry and invites public comments
2014-02-20 Minister Edna Molewa gazettes the draft Bioprospecting, Access and Benefit Sharing amendment regulations by notice in the Government Gazette for public participation in terms of the NEMBA, 2004 (Act No.10 of 2004)
2014-02-18 Minister Edna Molewa welcomes some of the provisions of the London Declaration on illegal Wildlife Trade
2014-02-17 Minister Edna Molewa calls for comments from interested and affected parties on proposed Alien and Invasive Species Regulations
2014-02-11 Department saddened by the sudden passing of its Island expedition member
2014-02-11 SA Agulhas II returns from Antarctica
2014-02-05 Minister Edna Molewa welcomes the R232.2 million grant received by Peace Parks Foundation from the Dutch and Swedish Postcode Lotteries to combat rhino poaching in Southern Africa
2014-01-31 Deputy Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs leads World Wetlands Day Celebrations in Eshowe, KwaZulu-Natal
2014-01-30 Submissions on national rhino strategy close on 31 January 2014
2014-01-28 Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi and the Tim Tebeila Foundation pay it forward with a Nationwide Back to School Campaign
2014-01-27 Deputy Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs to lead World Wetlands Day Celebrations in Eshowe, Kwazulu-Natal
2014-01-26 South Africa hosts the Abidjan Convention Bureau Meeting
2014-01-17 Update on rhino poaching statistics (17 January 2014 update)
2014-01-16 Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi to hand over a Mini Bus to Siloe School for the Blind in Limpopo
2014-01-09 Fisheries Management Branch welcomes the investigation of the Public Protector
2014-01-09 Deputy Ministers Mabudafhasi and Xasa to hand over school desks in Mthatha, Eastern Cape
2014-01-07 The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and the linefish associations agree on interim solution
2013
2013-12-19 Rhino poaching update
2013-12-05 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi hands over the Batho Township Greening and Beautification Project to Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality in Bloemfontein
2013-12-05 Possible solutions to rhino horn scourge debated by Parliamentary Committee on Water and Environment
2013-12-04 The Department of Environmental Affairs clears the air on the atmospheric emission license for Kriel Power Station
2013-12-03 Deputy Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs to hand over the multi-million rand Batho Township Greening and Beautification project
2013-12-02 The Deputy Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs celebrates Environmental Monitors Day
2013-11-29 Joint media statement: UN meets to secure remaining African Elephant Populations
2013-11-29 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi to celebrate Environmental Monitors Day
2013-11-28 Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs to open Parliamentary Portfolio Committee stakeholder workshop on rhino poaching
2013-11-28 Minister Edna Molewa to host post UNFCCC CoP19 media briefing and launch first OECD Review of South Africa’s Environmental Performance on 3 December 2013
2013-11-27 Return of rhino horns and elephant ivory products from Hong Kong
2013-11-26 Hawks and Department of Environmental Affairs host media briefing at OR Tambo International Airport on rhino poaching
2013-11-26 SA Agulhas II heads to Antarctica
2013-11-25 DEA Celebrates 18 Years of Working For Water Programme
2013-11-22 NPA, Police and SANPARKS rangers commended for sterling work in addressing rhino poaching
2013-11-21 Food and Trees for Africa receives UN Climate Change Secretariat 2013 Momentum for Change Lighthouse Activity Award 2013
2013-11-20 Basic Press Conference: South African Press Statement at CoP19/CMP9 in Warsaw, Poland convened on 20 November 2013
2013-11-20 Minister Edna Molewa addresses the High Level Segment of the UNFCCC CoP19 and Kyoto Protocol CMP9 in Warsaw, Poland
2013-11-20 Global Network of Women Ministers and Leaders for the Environment Converge at UNFCCC CoP 19 in Warsaw, Poland
2013-11-18 The Minister of Water & Environmental Affairs departs for UNFCCC COP19 talks
2013-11-15 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi announces winners of Environmental Management Inspectorate Awards of Excellence
2013-11-15 The minister of Water and Environmental Affairs gazettes the National Dust Control Regulations
2013-11-14 The Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs declares Small Boilers as Controlled Emitters and Establishes Associated Emission Standards
2013-11-11 Bioprospecting permits issued at first Biodiversity Economy Indaba
2013-11-10 Department of Environmental Affairs launches the National Environmental Compliance and Enforcement report 2012/13
2013-11-07 Department of Environmental Affairs to host first Biodiversity Economy Indaba on 11 and 12 November 2013
2013-11-06 Forensics to support the fight against Wildlife Crime
2013-11-06 Minister Molewa to launch the National Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Report 2012/13
2013-11-05 Speech delivered by Christiane Kalle, Country Director GIZ during the Climate Change Business Breakfast briefing
2013-11-05 Maesela Kekana’s briefing notes on the status of UNFCCC International Negotiations
2013-11-05 The Department of Environmental Affairs hosts the Climate Change Breakfast Briefing
2013-11-05 South Africa hosting International Rhinoceros DNA Sampling Training Workshop
2013-10-31 Minister Edna Molewa to host a Climate Change Breakfast Briefing
2013-10-30 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi to lead the passing out parade of the Female Crew Leaders for the Working on Fire Programme
2013-10-29 Joint statement issued at the conclusion of the 17th Basic Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change
2013-10-25 South Africa and LAOS to sign an agreement to protect and conserve rhino
2013-10-21 Minister Edna Molewa opens the IPCC SREX Regional Outreach Meeting
2013-10-21 The Department Environmental Affairs to host HRH Princess Astrid of Belgium on board SA Agulhas II
2013-10-21 South Africa hosts Ice-Breaking Workshop
2013-10-20 The Department of Environmental Affairs receives accolade for Green Building
2013-10-17 Minister Edna Molewa to open the IPCC SREX Regional Outreach Meeting
2013-10-16 Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi leads Weedbuster Campaign
2013-10-14 Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi officially opened the 4th Waste Management Khoro in Durban
2013-10-11 Minister Edna Molewa’s statement at the Conference of Plenipotentiaries for the Minamata Convention on Mercury
2013-10-11 Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi to lead a Weedbuster Awareness Campaign
2013-10-11 Central database for rhino-related funders being finalised
2013-10-10 Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi addressed a High Level Side Event on Women and Mercury at the Conference of Plenipotentiaries on the Minamata Convention on Mercury in Japan
2013-10-09 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi to officially open the 4th Waste Management Khoro
2013-10-09 SA Agulhas II docks in Cape Town after a successful voyage to Gough Island
2013-10-09 International Committee of Contaminated Land (ICCL) Conference officially opened in Durban today
2013-10-07 SA Agulhas II returns from Gough Island
2013-10-07 National Marine Week Celebration
2013-10-07 South Africa to host the International Committee on Contaminated Land (ICCL) Conference
2013-10-03 Minister Edna Molewa welcomes the arrest of poachers in Tshwane
2013-10-02 Department of Environmental Affairs concludes Air Quality Governance Lekgotla
2013-10-02 Minister Molewa to lead National Marine Week celebration
2013-09-27 Deputy Minister launches R292 Million Working for the Coast Projects
2013-09-26 Minister Molewa to open the 16th International Union of Air Pollution Prevention and Environmental Protection Associations in Cape Town
2013-09-25 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi to launch working for the coast project during the International Coastal Clean-Up Day
2013-09-24 South Africa calls for concerted and co-ordinated efforts to address land degradation and drought at the CoP11 to the UNCCD
2013-09-23 Minister Edna Molewa condemns murder of Environmental Affairs employee
2013-09-21 Minister Edna Molewa welcomes youth commitment to the fight against rhino poaching
2013-09-18 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi to launch the Youth Environmental Service Programme
2013-09-17 Department of Environmental Affairs, SANPARKS & Stakeholders to host rhino street parade to mark World Rhino Day
2013-09-16 South African and British Governments to sign Gough Island lease agreement
2013-09-16 Joint statement issued at the conclusion of the 16th BASIC Ministerial meeting on climate change
2013-09-13 Non-Profit Organisations, Non-Governmental Organisations and individuals involved in Rhino Projects and Fundraising required to register with Department of Environmental Affairs
2013-09-12 Joint media statement on the process of integrating water, mining and environmental authorisation processes
2013-09-12 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi to commemorate World Ozone Day with the Kabokweni Community in Mpumalanga
2013-09-11 Minister Edna Molewa accepts SANBI Board Chairperson’s resignation
2013-09-09 Department of Environmental Affairs grants permit for coal from MV Smart to be dumped into the ocean
2013-09-05 Minister Molewa commends law enforcement agencies for work well done in the fight against rhino poaching
2013-09-03 SA Agulhas II heads to Gough Island
2013-09-02 Minister Edna Molewa gazettes Waste Classification and Management Regulations and the Norms and Standards for the Assessment of Waste for Landfill Disposal and for the Disposal of Waste to Landfill
2013-08-29 The Department of Environmental Affairs welcomes the outcome of a judgement by the Nelspruit Regional Court in the matter: State Vs Nkomati Anthracite (Pty) Ltd
2013-08-29 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi hosts Greenest Municipality Celebration
2013-08-26 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi to join Newcastle local municipality in celebration of three successive wins in Greenest Municipality Competition (GMC)
2013-08-25 Department of Environmental Affairs’ coastal oil spill contingency plan in place at Richards Bay
2013-08-23 Minister Edna Molewa launches the R22 Million “Farming the Wild” Green Fund Project and the Green Economy Modelling Report of South Africa
2013-08-22 Minister Tina Joemat- Pettersson extends fishing rights application distribution process
2013-08-21 South African government remains committed to efforts to fight rhino poaching
2013-08-21 Environmental Affairs activates emergency response plan, after MV Smart vessel runs aground
2013-08-21 Update on oil spill off the coast of Knysna
2013-08-20 Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi leads a Women's Dialogue with Working for Water Programme Female Beneficiaries
2013-08-20 The Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs invites public comments on the draft regulations for the registration of Professional Hunters, Hunting Outfitters and Trainers
2013-08-20 The Department of Environmental Affairs invites public comments on the distribution maps reflecting the Natural Distribution Range of some indigenous species
2013-08-19 The Department of Environmental Affairs and the South African Weather Service hosts a Workshop on the Global Framework for Climate Services
2013-08-19 Minister Edna Molewa to launch the R22 Million “Farming the Wild” Green Fund Project and the Green Economy Modelling Report of South Africa
2013-08-16 Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi to lead a Women Dialogue with Working for Water Programme female beneficiaries
2013-08-16 The Department of Environmental Affairs and South African Weather Service to host a Global Framework for Climate Services Workshop
2013-08-11 Oil spill in Knysna under control
2013-08-07 Rhino poaching update
2013-08-06 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi holds Mayors’ Dialogue on Waste Management, Water Conservation and Women & Youth Development
2013-08-04 The President of South Africa assents the National Environmental Management Laws Amendment Act, 2013
2013-08-01 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi to lead mayors dialogue on Waste Management, Water Conservation and Women & Youth Development
2013-07-31 Rhino poaching update
2013-07-31 Postponed: Minister Edna Molewa to launch the R22 Million “Farming the Wild” Green Fund Project and the Green Economy Modelling Report of South Africa
2013-07-30 The Department of Environmental Affairs to host a Stakeholder Engagement Forum
2013-07-24 Rhino Issue Management Report published by the Department of Environmental Affairs
2013-07-23 Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi to lead Mandela Month activities at Siloe School for the blind in Thokwaneng Village, Polokwane
2013-07-23 The Department of Environmental Affairs to release the Rhino Issue Management report
2013-07-18 Rhino poaching update
2013-07-17 Fishing rights allocation process (FRAP) in full steam
2013-07-15 Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi to lead Mandela Month activities at Boitumelo Special School in Galeshewe, Kimberley
2013-07-11 South African Government committed to employing various methods to thwart the ongoing poaching
2013-07-03 Minister Edna Molewa briefs the media on Cabinet approval of the rhino trade proposal for consideration at CITES CoP17 in 2016
2013-07-03 Rhino poaching update
2013-07-02 Minister Edna Molewa to address media on cabinet approval of the rhino trade proposal for consideration at CITES CoP17 in 2016 and the release of the National Water Resource Strategy
2013-07-02 National Coastal Management Programme Workshop
2013-06-28 Joint statement issued at the conclusion of the 15th Basic Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change
2013-06-28 Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi announces the winners of the Greenest Municipalities Awards in KwaZulu Natal
2013-06-26 Rhino poaching update
2013-06-26 South Africa to host the 15th Basic Ministerial Climate Change Meeting in Cape Town
2013-06-24 Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi to handover a Buy Back Centre and announce the winners of the 2013 Greenest Municipality Competition Awards, in Kwazulu Natal
2013-06-20 The Department of Environmental Affairs hosts the National Climate Change Response Stakeholder Workshop
2013-06-20 Rhino poaching update
2013-06-17 The Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs launches the Youth Jobs in Waste Programme
2013-06-15 South Africa and Mozambique agree to improved cooperation on combating rhino poaching within the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Conservation Area
2013-06-14 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi celebrates World Day to Combat Desertification 2013 (WDCD) by Showcasing R12 Million Land Rehabilitation Project
2013-06-14 The Department of Environmental Affairs hosts the National Climate Change Response Stakeholder workshop
2013-06-12 Rhino poaching statistics update - 12 June 2013
2013-06-12 Minister Edna Molewa to launch the Youth Jobs in Waste Programme
2013-06-10 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi to commemorate World Day to Combat Desertification (WDCD) in Eastern Cape
2013-06-08 Groundbreaking Groen Sebenza Project is launched by the Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs
2013-06-07 Rhino poaching update
2013-06-05 The Department of Environmental Affairs urges the public to Think. Eat. Save. as part of Environment Month celebrations in June 2013
2013-06-04 6 Green Stars to Shine at Environmental Affairs head office
2013-06-03 Postponed: Minister Edna Molewa to launch the Green Economy Modelling Report of South Africa
2013-06-03 Launch of the Groen Sebenza Project in Celebration of World Environment Day
2013-05-31 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi to launch the R12 Million Working for the Coast Project during World Oceans Day celebrations in Eastern Cape
2013-05-30 Rhino poaching update
2013-05-28 Department of Environmental Affairs briefs the media on the key areas of the budget vote speech
2013-05-23 Rhino poaching update
2013-05-23 Minister Edna Molewa to brief media on budget vote speech
2013-05-22 Minister Edna Molewa launches the Mining and Biodiversity Guideline and receives Life: State of South Africa’s Biodiversity report
2013-05-17 Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs & Minister of Mineral Resources to launch Mining and Biodiversity Guideline
2013-05-15 Update on rhino poaching statistics
2013-05-15 A unique collaboration to support the mainstreaming of biodiversity
2013-05-15 SA Agulhas II arrival from Marion Island
2013-05-08 Rhino poaching update (08 May 2013 statistics update)
2013-05-07 DEA allocates 33 Million to Wildlands community greening projects
2013-05-06 South Africa and Vietnam sign Biodiversity Conservation and Protection Implementation Plan
2013-05-03 South Africa and Vietnam to sign Biodiversity Conservation and Protection Implementation Plan
2013-05-03 Minister Edna Molewa gazettes the Biodiversity Management Plan for Pelargonium Sidoides in South Africa 2011 – 2020
2013-05-02 Minister Molewa receives gift of the Earth Award on behalf of the South African government
2013-04-30 Rhino poaching update
2013-04-25 Rhino poaching update
2013-04-18 Minister Molewa welcomes the latest rhino poaching arrests and sentencing of two poachers
2013-04-18 Minister Edna Molewa invites public comments on the proposed amendments to the ToPS regulations and the publication of amended list of species that are threatened or protected, restricted activities that are prohibited and exemption from restriction
2013-04-17 Invitation to comment on the draft revised general policy on the allocation and management of fishing rights
2013-04-12 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi to hand over the R14 Million Eco-Parks in East London, Eastern Cape
2013-04-11 Minister Molewa concerned about the increase in rhino poached and praises law enforcement agencies of the country
2013-04-10 World’s leading scientists meet to value global cost of land degradation and desertification
2013-04-10 Court grants confiscation order against York Timbers for failing to obtain environmental authorisation
2013-04-09 SA Agulhas II Departure to Marion Island
2013-04-09 Prince Edward Islands declared a Marine Protected Area
2013-04-08 Department of Environmental Affairs briefs the media on the Green Building
2013-04-05 The Department of Environmental Affairs to update media on the development of the green building
2013-04-03 Update on rhino poaching
2013-04-02 Minister Molewa to open the 2nd session of the Inter-governmental Oceanographic Commission in Cape Town
2013-04-01 Ministry of Water and Environmental Affairs and SANParks Board saddened by the loss of lives during an Anti-Poaching Operation in the Kruger National Park
2013-03-27 Update on rhino poaching and signing of MoU between South Africa and the People’s Republic of China
2013-03-19 Minister Edna Molewa’s statement on the outcomes of Cites CoP16
2013-03-18 South Africa, Angola and Namibia sign historic Environmental Accord
2013-03-15 Minister Edna Molewa to sign Benguela Current Convention
2013-03-15 Update on rhino poaching statistics
2013-03-14 The Department of Environmental Affairs welcomes the decision by the Advertising Standards Authority of South Africa to dismiss a complaint lodged on a Climate Change Awareness print advertisement
2013-03-08 Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi to lead the World Meteorological Day Celebrations and Weather Awareness Road Show in Northern Cape
2013-03-08 Minister Edna Molewa on rhino management in South Africa at CITES COP16
2013-03-06 Update on rhino poaching statistics
2013-03-05 Minister Edna Molewa’s statement at the 16th Conference of Parties of the Convention in International Trade in Endangered Species of Fauna and Flora (Cites) in Bangkok
2013-02-28 Rhino poaching interventions and the position of South Africa to the 16th Conference of Parties of the Convention in International Trade in Endangered Species of Fauna And Flora (Cites)
2013-02-27 Minister Edna Molewa to announce the findings of the Rhino Issue Management report
2013-02-26 Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi led Severe Weather Awareness Road Show at the Disastrous Weather Prone Limpopo
2013-02-25 Minister Edna Molewa addresses the opening session of the 7th Pan-African Access and Benefit Sharing Workshop
2013-02-22 Edna Molewa invites public comments on the proposed amendments to the 2007 National Framework for Air Quality Management in the Republic of South Africa
2013-02-21 Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi / South African Weather Service Severe Weather Awareness road show headed for the disastrous weather prone Limpopo
2013-02-20 Minister Edna Molewa to address the 7th Pan-African Access and Benefit Sharing Workshop
2013-02-20 Update on rhino poaching statistics
2013-02-19 Minister Molewa to launch DEA’s Green Cars (Zero Emission Electric Vehicles) Programme
2013-02-18 SA Agulhas II returns from Antarctica
2013-02-18 Minister Edna Molewa invites public comments on the Environmental Impact Assessment Guideline for Aquaculture in South Africa
2013-02-13 Update on rhino poaching statistics
2013-02-06 Update on the rhino poaching statistics
2013-02-03 South Africa becomes the twelfth country to ratify the Nagoya Protocol
2013-02-01 Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi led the World Wetlands Day Celebrations in Eastern Cape
2013-01-31 Minister Edna Molewa welcomes the decision of the North Gauteng High Court in the application brought by RMI and Circuit Fitment CC
2013-01-31 Update on the rhino poaching statistics
2013-01-29 The Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs Gazettes the Biodiversity Management Plan for Black Rhino for Implementation
2013-01-28 Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi to lead World Wetlands Day celebrations in Eastern Cape on 01 February 2013
2013-01-23 Update on rhino poaching statistics
2013-01-17 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi to hand over 250 school desks in Ficksburg, Free State
2013-01-10 Minister Molewa updates South Africans on the rhino situation and measures to thwart poaching
2013-01-04 Minister Edna Molewa extends the closing dates for written submissions to four General Notices
2012
2012-12-20 Department of Environmental Affairs announces the Resumption of REDISA Plan Implementation
2012-12-19 Update on rhino poaching statistics
2012-12-12 Notice of cancellation: Minister Edna Molewa to host post-UNFCCC COP18 media briefing
2012-12-10 South Africa and Vietnam sign an MOU to fight rhino poaching and other Environmental Crimes
2012-12-10 Update on rhino poaching statistics
2012-12-07 The Department of Environmental Affairs and the National Cleaner Production Centre for SA conclude the National Sustainable Development Workshop
2012-12-06 Minister Edna Molewa’s National Statement at the High Level Segment of the UNFCCC COP18 and KYOTO Protocol CMP 7
2012-12-05 SA Agulhas II departure to Antarctica
2012-12-05 Deputy Minister, Rejoice Mabudafhasi’s statement delivered at the Rio Conventions Pavilion breakfast meeting
2012-12-05 Global Network of Women Ministers and Leaders for the Environment meets at UNFCCC Cop18 in Qatar
2012-12-04 The Department of Environmental Affairs and the National Cleaner Production Centre for SA to host a National Sustainable Development Workshop
2012-12-04 South Africa and Vietnam to sign Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in the field of Biodiversity Conservation and Protection next week
2012-12-03 South Africa at climate change talks in Qatar to advance effective global response to the global challenge of climate change for sustainable development
2012-11-27 Update on rhino poaching statistics
2012-11-23 Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs honours fire-fighting cadets
2012-11-23 Joint statement issued at the Conclusion of the 13th BASIC Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change
2012-11-22 Minister Edna Molewa launches the National Environmental Compliance And Enforcement Report 2011/12
2012-11-21 Minister Edna Molewa to preside over Working on Fire Graduation Ceremony
2012-11-21 Benguela Current Commission in Port Elizabeth
2012-11-20 Government Condemns the Killing of Rhinos in the North West Province
2012-11-20 Minister Edna Molewa to launch the National Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Report
2012-11-09 Minister of Environmental Affairs welcomes rhino poaching sentence
2012-11-06 Minister Molewa urges the Court to act firmly on rhino poaching syndicates
2012-10-30 Update on rhino poaching statistics
2012-10-29 Deputy Minister, Rejoice Mabudafhasi addresses Air Quality Governance Lekgotla
2012-10-29 Minister Edna Molewa addresses the First Hunting Indaba
2012-10-25 Deputy Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs to address Air Quality Governance Lekgotla
2012-10-25 Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs to address the first Hunting Indaba
2012-10-22 South Africa commits to signing an MOU with Vietnam to address the ongoing scourge in rhino poaching
2012-10-19 Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi to embark on WeedBuster Awareness Campaign
2012-10-19 South Africa appointed Chairperson of the Group of Like-Minded Megadiverse Countries (LMMC) at the Cop 11 on Biodiversity
2012-10-17 Minister Edna Molewa attends COP-11 on Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) to raise the profile of biodiversity in support of sustainable development
2012-10-16 Update on rhino poaching statistics
2012-10-10 SA Agulhas II arrival from Gough Island
2012-10-10 Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi to embark on the Swartkops Estuary clean-up as part of National Marine Week in Port Elizabeth
2012-10-09 Marine Week: National Zoological Gardens
2012-10-08 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi addresses the third Waste Management Officers Khoro
2012-10-05 Deputy Minister Ms Rejoice Mabudafhasi visits a Post Cop 17 Project in Groutville, Kwazulu-Natal
2012-10-04 The Department of Environmental Affairs updates on the work of the Rhino Issue Manager and the way forward
2012-10-04 National Marine Week launch
2012-10-02 Deputy Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs to Address the third Annual Waste Management Officers Khoro and launch the National Waste Management Strategy
2012-10-02 Update on rhino poaching statistics
2012-10-02 Deputy Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Ms Rejoice Mabudafhasi to visit a post Cop17 Project in Groutville, KwaZulu-Natal
2012-09-28 The Policy on the National Environmental Management of the Oceans (Nemo)
2012-09-26 Minister Edna Molewa attends International Conference on Living with World Heritage in Africa
2012-09-21 Government calls on all South Africans to assist in the fight against rhino poaching
2012-09-18 Deputy Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs hands over the first Mahikeng domestic waste collection pilot project
2012-09-18 Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs and Director-General welcome the decision of North Gauteng High Court in the application brought forward by SATRP and Bridgestone SA
2012-09-14 Deputy Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs to handover the first Mahikeng Domestic Waste Collection Pilot Project
2012-09-13 Director-General Nosipho Ngcaba launches Environmental Learning and Research Centre
2012-09-12 Rhino poaching update (12 September 2012)
2012-09-11 International coastal clean-up day
2012-09-06 COP17 legacy for children
2012-09-05 South Africa’s Integrated Coastal Management Act shortlisted for the 2012 World Future Policy Award for exemplary coastal and ocean policies
2012-09-05 SA Agulhas II departure to Gough Island
2012-09-05 Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi to assess the participation of communities in parks management at the 5th People and Parks Conference in Bloemfontein
2012-09-04 Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs and the Director-General of the Department of Environmental Affairs oppose court application from SATRP and Bridgestone South Africa
2012-09-03 South Africa to sign MoU with Vietnam to address ongoing scourge in poaching and other environment crimes
2012-08-23 Update on rhino poaching and Operation Skhumba focuses on taxidermy and tannery industry
2012-08-21 Women in water and environment conference commit to work together with government to ensure women remain integral to government programmes
2012-08-21 The Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs publishes the draft biodiversity management plan for the African penguin for public comments
2012-08-17 R 28, 5 million science education centre for the University of Limpopo
2012-08-17 Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi hands over Environmental Science Education Centre
2012-08-17 Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi to lead the Women in Water & Environment Dialogue at Birchwood Hotel Boksburg
2012-08-16 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi to handover Environmental Science Education Centre to University of Limpopo
2012-08-15 SA Agulhas II Open Day
2012-08-14 Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs publishes the National Waste Information Regulations
2012-08-08 South Africa identifies co-operation with Hong Kong and other parties as central to addressing the ongoing killing of rhino at international level
2012-08-03 The Minister of Water Environmental Affairs gazettes amendments to the threatened or protected species regulations, 2007
2012-08-02 The Green Cities Conference: Promoting the Non-Motorised Transport (NMT) Agenda
2012-08-02 Minister Edna Molewa launches the R15.2 million Hartswater landfill site in Phokwane local municipality, Northern Cape
2012-08-02 Minister Edna Molewa to deliver keynote address at Green Cities Conference: Promoting the Non-Motorised Transport Agenda
2012-08-01 The Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs gazettes the Integrated Industry Waste Tyre Management Plan of REDISA for immediate implementation
2012-07-31 Minister Edna Molewa to hand over the Hartswater landfill site to the Phokwane Local Municipality, Northern Cape
2012-07-27 Minister Edna Molewa awards 7 bioprospecting permits & launches Bioprospecting, Access and Benefit-Sharing guidelines
2012-07-24 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi hands over the R11,4 million waste recycling and buy back centre to Mopani municipality
2012-07-24 Minister Edna Molewa to handover seven bioprospecting permits and launch the guidelines for Bioprospecting, Access and Benefit-Sharing
2012-07-20 Deputy Minister, Rejoice Mabudafhasi, to lead Environmental Affairs' Mandela Day celebration in Hoedspruit, Limpopo
2012-07-20 Deputy Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs launches Waterberg-Bojanala priority area
2012-07-19 Director-General Nosipho Ngcaba's remarks during DEA green building sod turning
2012-07-19 Minister Edna Molewa turns the sod for the R8 billion Environmental Affairs new green building in Pretoria
2012-07-17 Update on rhino poaching statistics (17 July 2012)
2012-07-17 Deputy Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs to launch Waterberg-Bojanala Air Priority Area
2012-07-17 Deputy Minister, Rejoice Mabudafhasi, to lead the Water and Environmental Affairs' Nelson Mandela Day celebration
2012-07-16 Minister Molewa to turn the sod for the Department of Environmental Affairs’ new green building
2012-07-13 Joint statement issued at the conclusion of the 11th BASIC Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change
2012-07-12 Department of Environmental Affairs to enter into negotiations on dissolution of the Indalo Yethu Trust
2012-07-09 South Africa to host BASIC Ministerial Climate Change Meeting on 12 and 13 July 2012 in Gauteng
2012-07-05 SA Agulhas II embarks on shakedown cruise to Antarctica
2012-07-04 Minister Edna Molewa to address Department of Public Enterprises' launch of the Climate Change Policy Framework for State Owned Companies
2012-07-04 Minister Edna Molewa invites public comments on norms and standards for biodiversity management plans for ecosystems
2012-07-03 Department of Environmental Affairs clarifies its efforts to thwart rhino poaching in the country
2012-07-03 Update on rhino poaching statistics (03 July 2012)
2012-07-02 Minister Molewa on the outcomes of Rio+20 Sustainable Development Conference
2012-07-02 Outcomes of Rio+20: The future we want
2012-07-01 Revised details: Minister Molewa's post Rio +20 conference media briefing
2012-06-29 Outcome of 36th session of World Heritage Committee discussion
2012-06-29 Minister Edna Molewa to host media briefing on Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development
2012-06-29 Minister Molewa establishes National Ambient Air Quality Standard for particulate matter with aerodynamic diameter less than 2.5 micron meters
2012-06-27 South African government welcomes GEF funding to fight rhino poaching
2012-06-22 Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs declares the Waterberg area as a National Priority Area, in terms of the Air Quality Act
2012-06-21 Accolades for South Africa as Deputy Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs bows for Sustainability Leadership Awards
2012-06-20 Update on rhino poaching statistics (20 June 2012)
2012-06-12 Update on rhino poaching statistics (12 June 2012)
2012-06-11 Environmental affairs to host provincial seminar on COP17 feedback and Rio +20 Sustainable Development Summit
2012-06-06 Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi to lead South Africa’s World Oceans Day celebrations in East London
2012-06-04 Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs invites public comments on the draft standards for validation of the treatment efficacy and operation of a non-combustion technology for the treatment of health care risk waste
2012-06-01 Minister Molewa to lead South Africa’s World Environment Day celebrations in Bloemfontein, Free State
2012-05-31 Green Economy focus for June 2012 Environment Month celebrations
2012-05-28 Update on rhino poaching statistics (May 2012)
2012-05-28 Department of Environmental Affairs to host first National Rhino Conservation Dialogue Workshop
2012-05-26 Minister Edna Molewa signs Vredefort Dome memorandum of agreement (MoA) with landowners
2012-05-21 Rhino poaching statistics update
2012-05-21 The Minister Molewa invites comments on the draft fee structure for consideration and processing of applications for environmental authorisations and waste management licences
2012-05-17 SA Agulhas returns to South Africa from final research and supply voyage
2012-05-17 The Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs gazettes the prohibition of certain restricted activities involving certain encephalartos (cycad) species and invites public comments on further prohibition on selling and buying of encephalaratos species
2012-05-16 Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs to lead International day for Biological Civersity celebrations 2012
2012-05-08 Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs gazettes the National Waste Management Strategy
2012-05-07 Latest update on rhino poaching statistics (07 May 2012)
2012-05-04 Ocearch permits update
2012-05-02 The SA Agulhas II arrival ceremony and dedication function
2012-04-30 Update of rhino poaching statistics
2012-04-26 Minister Edna Molewa to address media on budget vote speech 2012/13
2012-04-22 South Africa launches celebration of 40th anniversary of UNESCO World Heritage Convention
2012-04-20 The launch of the 40th anniversary of the UNESCO World Heritage Convention to be celebrated at iSimangaliso Wetland Park
2012-04-20 Department of Environmental Affairs suspends Ocearch-Sharkmen research project
2012-04-19 Environmental Affairs appeals to the public to assist in fighting rhino poaching
2012-04-16 Ocearch-Sharkmen research project
2012-03-30 The Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs gazettes the Regulations Regarding Fees for the Provision of Aviation Meteorological Services
2012-03-30 Eastern Cape to get national botanical garden as part of Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs’ Outcome 10 commitment to establish two new national botanical gardens by March 2014
2012-03-29 Environmental Affairs on the on-going rhino poaching and update on interventions aimed at addressing the problem
2012-03-23 Minister Molewa invites public comments on the proposed national regulations for site assessments and reports
2012-03-23 Minister Molewa invites public comments on draft national norms and standards for remediation of contaminated land and soil quality
2012-03-19 Latest rhino poaching statistics (19 March 2012)
2012-03-07 Weather awareness outreach to communities
2012-03-06 Deputy Environment Minister announces winners of Environmental Management Inspectorate Awards of Excellence and signing of inaugural implementation protocol
2012-02-27 Media briefing at Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Lekgotla
2012-02-10 Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi embarks on weather awareness road show in communities
2012-02-01 Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Ms Edna Molewa, welcomes sentencing of rhino poachers
2012-01-27 Deputy Ministers of Environment and Tourism to lead World Wetlands Day celebrations in Limpopo
2012-01-27 South Africa welcomes outcomes of 3rd Intergovernmental Review Meeting (IGR3) on the Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment From Land–based Activities held in Philippines
2012-01-25 Government gazette notice withdrawing the approval of the Integrated Industry Waste Tyre Management Plan (IIWTMP) by Recycling and Economic Development Initiative of South Africa (REDISA)
2012-01-14 Minister Edna Molewa to brief media on recently approved Integrated Industry Waste Tyre Management Plan (IIWTMP) developed by REDISA
2012-01-13 Minister Edna Molewa to address the media on measures aimed at addressing the scourge of rhino poaching and the way forward
2011
2011-12-21 New African Elephant Fund approves first set of projects
2011-12-12 Minister Molewa's statement on the outcomes of the international negotiations under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change COP17 and its’ Kyoto Protocol CMP7
2011-12-11 Minister Edna Molewa hosts post COP17 media briefing
2011-12-05 Hand-over of 300 bicycles to eThekwini Municipality
2011-12-01 Minister Edna Molewa on the commitment of the South African Government to move towards a lower-carbon economy and society
2011-12-01 Statement by the head of South African delegation urging Canada to enter the second commitment period of Kyoto Protocol
2011-11-29 Minister Edna Molewa and Minister Ebrahim Patel brief media at UNFCCC COP17
2011-11-23 Department of Environmental Affairs to host the 7th Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Government Advisory Group meeting
2011-11-20 SA Agulhas arrives in Port Elizabeth as part of pre-COP17 voyage
2011-11-17 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi to announce the winners of the Greenest Municipality Competition Awards
2011-11-16 Environmental Affairs requests permission to obtain DNA samples form rhino horn seized in Hong Kong
2011-11-16 Deputy Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs welcomes the SA Agulhas to the Durban leg of the pre-COP 17 voyage
2011-11-16 Deputy Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs visits the climate train in Polokwane
2011-11-15 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi to join climate train in Polokwane on 16 November 2011
2011-11-14 SA Agulhas arrives in Port Elizabeth as part of the Pre-Cop 17 voyage
2011-11-13 National Waste Management Strategy (NWMS) approved for implementation by Cabinet
2011-11-11 Deputy Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs to launch the Atlas of Freshwater Ecosystem Priority Areas in South Africa
2011-11-09 SA Agulhas to embark on Pre-COP17 voyage
2011-11-04 Minister Edna Molewa to host last stakeholder engagement summit ahead of UNFCCC COP17
2011-11-03 National Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Report 2010/11 launched by the Department of Environmental Affairs
2011-11-01 Minister Edna Molewa to host last stakeholder engagement summit ahead of UNFCCC COP17
2011-10-20 Minister Edna Molewa to speak at public lecture on South Africa’s response to climate change
2011-10-18 Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Mrs Edna Molewa addresses the media on government’s National Climate Change Response Policy
2011-10-17 Minister Molewa to address media on National Climate Change Response White Paper
2011-10-14 Minister Molewa to address the media on the National Climate Change Response Policy white paper
2011-10-12 SA Agulhas returns from Gough Island
2011-10-12 Minister Edna Molewa's statement on rhino poaching after engaging provinces
2011-10-10 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi officially opened 6th annual Air Quality Governance Lekgotla in East London, Eastern Cape
2011-10-07 Minister Molewa to launch National Marine Week and Oceans Monitoring Buoy at Elands Bay Hotel, Western Cape
2011-10-07 Minister Molewa to address South African Mayors Conference on Climate Change on 9 October 2011 at Emperors Palace
2011-10-07 Press accreditation for UNFCCC COP17
2011-10-06 Minister Molewa to launch National Marine Week and Oceans Monitoring Buoy at Elands Bay, Western Cape
2011-10-06 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi to open Air Quality Lekgotla in East London
2011-10-05 Statement by Environmental Affairs on the 2nd Waste Management Officers' Khoro
2011-10-05 Minister Edna Molewa and Mpumalanga Premier David Mabuza, to address Mpumalanga Provincial Climate Change Summit
2011-10-05 Statement delivered by Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi at the second Waste Officers Khoro
2011-09-30 Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs to introduce the South African Weather Service Amendment Bill, 2011 in parliament
2011-09-28 South Africa and Vietnam agree to collaborate on wildlife protection and law enforcement
2011-09-28 Deputy Minister of Water and Environmental affairs to address the second annual Waste Management Officers Khoro
2011-09-27 Media invitation: South Africa hosts a bi-lateral meeting with Vietnam to discuss wildlife protection and law enforcement issues
2011-09-23 South Africa hosts consultation and capacity building workshop on reducing emissions form deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD+)
2011-09-23 Minister Molewa and KwaZulu-Natal Premier Mkhize to address KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Climate Change Summit
2011-09-16 South Africa responds to statement by Earthlife Africa on South Africa’s delegation to the UNFCCC COP17
2011-09-15 Minister Molewa declares Amathole Marine Protected Area (MPA)
2011-09-14 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi to launch the R11,5 million Working for the Coast project as part of the International Coastal Clean-Up day in KwaZulu-Natal
2011-09-11 Minister Edna Molewa welcomes the appointment of SANBI as National Implementing Entity for UNFCCC Adaptation Fund
2011-09-07 Minister Edna Molewa publishes proposed amendments to the Norms and Standards for Making of Rhinoceros Horn and Hunting of White Rhinoceros for Trophy Hunting Purposes
2011-09-07 SA Agulhas departs on last voyage to Gough Island
2011-09-06 Minister Edna Molewa and Kwa-Zulu-Natal Premier, Dr Zweli Mkhize to collaborate ahead of climate change negotiations
2011-09-06 Minister Edna Molewa to launch the Enyokeni Greening (Tree Planting) Project
2011-09-05 Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Edna Molewa to address the media on South Africa's Climate Change White Paper process and preparations for COP17
2011-09-03 City and maritime authorities cleaning up oil spill along Blaauwberg Beach
2011-09-01 DEA, SANParks and CoAL sing memorandum of agreement (MoA) for Mapungubwe Cultural Landscape World Heritage Site
2011-08-31 Environmental Affairs to host provincial climate change summits
2011-08-31 Minister Edna Molewa publishes National Environmental Management Laws Amendment (NEMLA) Bill for public comment
2011-08-31 Media briefing on memorandum of agreement: Mapungubwe Cultural Landscape World Heritage Site
2011-08-29 Statement by Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Edna Molewa on the ongoing scourge of rhino poaching
2011-08-28 Joint Statement issued at the conclusion of the eighth BASIC Ministerial meeting on Climate Change
2011-08-26 Minister Edna Molewa to address media on continued incidents of rhino poaching
2011-08-26 Workshop on climate change impacts on African coastal communities
2011-08-19 Minister Edna Molewa to address women’s public consultation on the impact of climate change on women – preparing for Durban and beyond in Bela-Bela, Limpopo
2011-08-17 Department of Environmental Affairs welcomes sentencing of Silicon Smelters for contravening environmental legislation
2011-08-14 No decision on Kruger Park Hotel environmental authorisation as yet
2011-08-11 The African Group Negotiators on Climate Change (AGN) meets to discuss the African Position for COP17 / CMP7
2011-08-04 Environmental Affairs to hold consultative dialogue on women and climate change negotiations
2011-08-04 Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Ms Edna Molewa's working visit to Lesotho
2011-08-01 Ministers Nkoana-Mashabane and Molewa to brief media on COP17/CMP7
2011-07-28 Deputy Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Rejoice Mabudafhasi to kick start Women's Month activities at Rivoningo Hospice on Mandela
2011-07-22 Director-General of the Department of Environmental Affairs, Nosipho Ngcaba on the naming of the new Polar Vessel
2011-07-22 Christening and naming of the new polar vessel
2011-07-20 Deputy Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Rejoice Mabudafhasi to visit Assmang at Cato Ridge, KwaZulu-Natal to assess progress in relation to compliance notice
2011-07-20 Minister Edna Molewa to address the media on the continued incidents of rhino poaching
2011-07-20 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi to visit Assmang at Cato Ridge to assess progress in relation to compliance notice
2011-07-19 Media briefing on Environmental Authorisation Granted for Section 24G application by Coal of Africa in respect of Vele Colliery
2011-07-14 Deputy Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Rejoice Mabudafhasi to lead the South African Weather Service 10 year anniversary celebration
2011-07-12 Sod turning by Minister Molewa of the Welverdiend and Moyahabo Vegetable and Conservation Gardens Project in Giyani, Limpopo
2011-07-08 Deputy Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Rejoice Mabudafhasi to launch greening projects in Limpopo as part of Nelson Mandela Week celebrations
2011-07-08 Environmental authorisation for section 24G application by Coal of Africa in respect of Vele Colliery Granted
2011-07-07 Deputy Minster Mabudafhasi to launch greening projects in Limpopo as part of Nelson Mandela Week celebrations
2011-07-04 Tourism product owners to benefit from Greening Natural Resource Efficiency roadshows
2011-06-23 Youth Summit on Water and Climate Change
2011-06-22 Department of Environmental Affairs on the cancellation of medical evacuation voyage of Africana vessel to Marion Island
2011-06-22 Media statement by Deputy Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Rejoice Mabudafhasi on climate change
2011-06-22 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi on climate change
2011-06-22 Medical evacuation voyage of FRS African vessel to Marion Island cancelled
2011-06-21 Minister Edna Molewa to brief media on Conference of the Parties (COP17)
2011-06-21 FRS African vessel in urgent departure to Marion Island for a medical evacuation
2011-06-21 Minister Molewa to brief media on COP17
2011-06-17 South Africa responds to statement by Groundwork on South Africa's delegation at the Bonn Climate Change Conference
2011-06-10 Deputy Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Rejoice Mabudafhasi to lead World Day to Combat Desertification Day celebrations in Tzaneen, Limpopo
2011-06-10 South Africa at the United Nations Climate Change talks aimed at preparing work for the Durban Climate talks
2011-06-10 Deputy Environment Minister to lead World Day to Combat Desertification celebrations in Tzaneen, Limpopo
2011-06-10 South Africa at the United Nations climate change talks aimed at preparing for Durban COP17 / CMP7 conference
2011-06-09 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi embarks on Clean Fires campaign
2011-06-08 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi to launch Clean Fires campaign
2011-06-07 Welkom medical waste case removed from court roll to allow for further investigation
2011-06-07 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi to launch the Winter Clean Fires campaign “Basa njengo magogo”
2011-06-07 Welkom medical waste case removed from court roll to allow for further investigation
2011-06-05 Minister Edna Molewa urges South Africans to “Save Tomorrow, Today” during World Environment Day celebration in Golden Gate National Park
2011-06-02 Minister Edna Molewa to lead World Environment Day (WED) celebrations
2011-06-01 Statement by the Department of Environmental Affairs on Buyisa-e-Bag following a review process
2011-06-01 Media statement on Buyisa-e-Bag following review process
2011-05-31 Deputy Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Rejoice Mabudafhasi to launch the Buffalo Adopt a River project in the Eastern Cape
2011-05-30 Minister Edna Molewa opens the Africa Rio+20 regional workshop in Pretoria
2011-05-30 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi to launch Shixini Adopt a River project
2011-05-30 Minister Molewa opens the Africa Rio +20 regional workshop in Pretoria
2011-05-29 Joint statement issued at the conclusion of the seventh Basic Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change
2011-05-26 South Africa to host basic ministerial climate change meeting on 28 and 29 May 2011 in Durban
2011-05-26 South Africa to host BASIC Ministerial Climate Change Meeting on 28 and 29 May 2011 in Durban
2011-05-23 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi leads International Day for Biological Diversity celebrations in Mpumalanga, Nelspruit
2011-05-20 Deputy Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Rejoice Mabudafhasi to report on water challenges in Inkandla
2011-05-20 Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi addresses water challenges in Inkandla
2011-05-19 Deputy Minister, Rejoice Mabudafhasi to lead the celebration of the International Day for Biological Diversity 2011
2011-05-19 Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi to lead the celebration of the International Day for Biological Diversity 2011
2011-05-13 United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development nineteenth session (CSD19)
2011-05-09 Environmental Affairs to welcome back SA Agulhas
2011-04-21 Department of Environmental Affairs welcomes the sentencing of Pan African Parliament (PAP) environmental consultant and firm
2011-04-20 Minister Molewa to address media on budget vote speech
2011-04-07 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi to attend Mukula Village celebrations
2011-04-07 Deputy Minister, Rejoice Mabudafhasi, launches the Environmental Assessment Practitioners Association of South Africa (EAPASA)
2011-04-05 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi to launch the Environmental Assessment Practitioners Association of South Africa
2011-04-05 Deputy Minister, Rejoice Mabudafhasi concludes her North West Public Participation Programme visit
2011-04-04 Environmental Affairs to bid farewell to SA Agulhas
2011-03-23 SA Agulhas returns from construction/VIP voyage to Marion Island
2011-03-22 Deputy Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Rejoice Mabudafhasi to commemorates World Meteorological Day
2011-03-09 SA Agulhas departs for Marion Island on 10 March 2011
2011-03-06 Rhino poaching a cause for concern
2011-02-23 Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi to launch oceans processes monitoring buoy system
2011-02-15 Environmental Affairs to receive SA Agulhas from Antarctica
2011-02-09 Department of Environmental Affairs to conduct Gauteng Provincial Consultative workshop on National Climate Change Response Policy Green Paper
2011-01-31 Minister Edna Molewa publishes the National Domestic Waste Collection Standards
2011-01-26 Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi to lead World Wetlands Day 2011 celebration in the Western Cape
2011-01-17 Green Scorpions proceed to Mpumalanga for next leg of National Law Enforcement Campaign
2011-01-14 Department of Environmental Affairs to conduct Provincial Consultative Workshops on National Climate Change response policy Green Paper
2011-01-10 A joint South African French Research and Training initiative in Atmospheric and Marine Sciences
2010
2010-12-15 Minister Molewa’s statement on the outcomes of the climate change talks held in Mexico and preparation for the climate change talks to be held in Durban in December 2011
2010-12-14 Minister Edna Molewa hosts post-climate change talks media briefing
2010-12-07 Department of Environmental Affairs to host SA Agulhas 50th over-wintering expedition to Antartica
2010-12-06 Green Scorpions proceed to Limpopo for next leg of National Environmental Law Compliance Campaign
2010-11-30 Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Edna Molewa to lead South Africa to United Nations Conference on Climate Change, 29 November to 10 December 2010, Cancun, Mexico
2010-11-22 Deputy Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi to hand over R41 million Thulamela Eco-Town
2010-11-03 Green Scorpions declare Welkom unlawful medical waste disposal sites safe for use
2010-11-02 Green Scorpions to conduct final inspection at Maximus
2010-10-31 South Africa welcomes the outcomes of the Convention on Biological Diversity held in Japan
2010-10-27 South Africa's Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi attends high level ministerial segment of the Convention on Biological Diversity talks in Japan, 27 - 29 October 2010
2010-10-27 Mapungubwe celebration: heritage, water conservation awareness and indigenous rain-making
2010-10-27 Department of Environmental Affairs to conduct road shows on Waste Act
2010-10-22 Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi launched a book on Indigenous Weather Knowledge
2010-10-18 South Africa at the tenth Conference of Parties (COP-10) on Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in Japan
2010-10-18 Green Scorpions proceed to Eastern Cape for next leg of National Law Enforcement Campaign
2010-10-14 Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi leads the National Marine Week 2010 Campaign
2010-10-08 South Africa reinforces climate change commitment following the signing of Environmental Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with China
2010-10-08 Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi to address the 5th Air Quality Lekgotla in Limpopo
2010-10-05 Findings of Green Scorpions Environmental law compliance campaign in the Western Cape
2010-10-01 Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Buyelwa Sonjica convenes Rhino Summit
2010-09-30 Minister Buyelwa Sonjica’s statement on the occasion of the signing of Outcome 10 delivery agreement in Kempton Park
2010-09-29 Deputy Minister of Environmental Affairs, Rejoice Mabudafhasi, launches Green Initiative for Gauteng schools
2010-09-28 Minister Sonjica to sign outcome 10 delivery agreement
2010-09-28 Minister Buyelwa Sonjica to handover first bio-prospecting licence to HGH Pharmaceuticals (Pty) Ltd
2010-09-27 Green Scorpions embark on national environmental law compliance campaign
2010-09-25 Joint Communiqué: Troika meeting of host countries of COP15, COP16 and COP17
2010-09-14 Department of Environmental Affairs briefs media on South Africa's preparation for the Convention on Biological Diversity in Japan
2010-09-13 Department of Environmental Affairs briefs media on South Africa's preparation for the Convention on Biological Diversity in Japan
2010-09-10 Minister Buyelwa Sonjica to open first Waste Management Khoro in Gauteng
2010-09-06 Acting Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, L Xingwana to introduce the Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity report
2010-09-02 The joint communique of the Conference of Ministers for the Benguela Current Commission (BCC), Cape Town
2010-09-01 Deputy Minister, Rejoice Mabudafhasi concludes the People and Parks conference
2010-08-30 People and Parks Conference kicks off with the launch of co-management framework
2010-08-25 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi launched the Fognet Project in Venda, Limpopo
2010-08-24 Department of Environmental Affairs hosts Fourth People and Parks Conference in KwaZulu-Natal
2010-08-17 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi to hand over R41 Million Bushbuckridge eco-town
2010-08-13 Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi to lead the fourth Women and Environment Conference
2010-08-10 Coal of Africa issued with compliance notice to cease with illegal environmental activities at Vele Colliery
2010-08-10 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi's to initiate the Public Participation programme in KwaZulu-Natal
2010-08-02 Minister Sonjica's statement at the ceremonies to plant trees at Qunu and the launch of the Carbonworx/Hegebe Project
2010-08-02 New Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) regulations come into effect today
2010-08-02 New Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) regulations come into effect today
2010-07-29 Minister Sonjica to host Executive Committee of African Ministers' Council on Water (AMCOW)
2010-07-28 Deputy Minister, Rejoice Mabudafhasi to kick-start Public Participation programme in Limpopo province
2010-07-26 Joint statement issued at the conclusion of fourth meeting of ministers of the BASIC Group, 25 to 26 July 2010, Rio de Janeiro
2010-07-21 Environmental Affairs to host open day aboard SA Agulhas on Saturday, 24 July 2010
2010-07-20 Environmental Affairs to host Commission for Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) conservation workshops
2010-07-18 Deputy Minister, Rejoice Mabudafhasi attends the Southern African Development Community (SADC) meeting for ministers responsible for environment and natural resources management
2010-07-16 Minister Sonjica launches Mthatha Radar
2010-07-15 Minister Sonjica to launch Mthatha radar system
2010-07-08 Minister Buyelwa Sonjica to sign grasslands declaration
2010-06-15 Deputy Minister, Rejoice Mabudafhasi to commemorate World Day to Combat Desertification
2010-06-08 Deputy Minister, Rejoice Mabudafhasi led the World Oceans Day celebrations in Port Elizabeth
2010-06-08 Environmental Affairs on FIFA 2010 Green Goal
2010-06-07 World Oceans Day to be celebrated in Port Elizabeth
2010-06-07 Launch of the Green Passport campaign for the 2010 FIFA World Cup
2010-06-04 Deputy Minister, Rejoice Mabudafhasi hands over R39 million Free State Eco town on World Environment Day
2010-06-03 Minister Sonjica to launch National Waste campaign in association with 2010 FIFA World Cup trophy tour
2010-06-01 Free State to host World Environment Day celebration
2010-05-28 Instruction issued for re-commencement of Welkom medical waste cleanup
2010-05-20 Draft statement of conclusion on Green Economy Summit
2010-05-12 Environmental Affairs to host Green Economy Summit
2010-04-26 Deputy Minster Mabudafhasi to open the 3rd Annual Sustainable Living Festival in Hoedspruit, Limpopo
2010-04-23 Deputy Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Rejoice Mabudafhasi, to launch the "All Hands on Waste" project as well as the "Go Green Bus" mobile exhibition unit
2010-04-23 South Africa to host BASIC (Brazil, South Africa, India and China) Climate Change conference
2010-04-16 Chief Executive Officer of Wasteman arrested in relation to buried medical waste
2010-04-09 Minister Buyelwa Sonjica to address media on budget vote speech
2010-04-09 Deputy Minister, Rejoice Mabudafhasi hands over R40 million cheque to Lesotho for Maluti-Drakensburg transfrontier park development
2010-04-01 South Africa to hand over cheque to the Kingdom of Lesotho for the development of the Maloti-Drakensberg Trans-Frontier Conservation Area (TFCA)
2010-03-31 New Air Quality Act comes into full effect on 1 April 2010
2010-03-30 Department of Environmental Affairs briefs media on outcomes of CITES COP 15
2010-03-29 Minister Buyelwa Sonjica launches South African weather radar network
2010-03-24 Minister Sonjica to launch new weather radar network
2010-03-23 South African Air Quality Information Systems (SAAQIS) launched by Department of Environmental Affairs
2010-03-17 Department of Environmental Affairs to launch the South African Air Quality Information Systems (SAAQIS)
2010-03-10 Minister Sonjica to address South East African Climate consortium
2010-03-09 Minister Sonjica on Wasteman operated incinerator in Klerksdorp
2010-03-08 Marine and Coastal Management suspends three officials on allegations of fraud
2010-03-02 Clean up of illegally dumped medical waste begins in Welkom
2010-02-19 Minister Buyelwa Sonjica concerned about mining near Mapungubwe
2010-02-19 Environmental Affairs to host welcome ceremony for South African Agulhas return from Antarctica
2010-02-10 Wasteman Klerksdorp incinerator shut-down date extended
2010-02-08 Suspect in Welkom healthcare risk waste (medical waste) investigation arrested
2010-02-05 Joint statement by Australia and South Africa on continued cooperation on climate change
2010-02-04 Minister Sonjica to sign letter of intent with Australia on climate change cooperation
2010-01-27 Minister Buyelwa Sonjica will officially launch International Year of Biodiversity (IYB)
2010-01-25 Joint statement issued at the conclusion of the second meeting of Ministers of BASIC group, New Delhi
2010-01-19 Deputy Minister, Rejoice Mabudafhasi will lead an intergovernmental team in the celebration of World Wetlands Day
2009
2009-12-20 Environmental Affairs on Copenhagen Climate Change meeting outcomes
2009-12-15 Side event convened by Brazil, India, South Africa and China on mitigation action
2009-12-10 Green scorpions execute a further search in the Free State
2009-12-08 Departure of the SA Agulhas to the Antarctica
2009-12-07 World cup nations team up against climate change
2009-12-02 Green Scorpions execute further search warrants in the Free State
2009-12-01 Enactment of the Integrated Coastal Management Act
2009-11-29 Department of Environmental Affairs warns against non-compliance with environmental laws
2009-11-29 Department of Environmental Affairs warns against non-compliance with environmental laws
2009-11-25 Deputy Minister, Rejoice Mabudafhasi launched a R25 million pioneering Clean Development Mechanism Job Creation Project
2009-11-25 Deputy Minister, Rejoice Mabudafhasi launch a R25 million pioneering Clean Development Mechanism Job Creation Project
2009-11-25 Minister Buyelwa Sonjica releases the national environmental compliance and enforcement report for 2008/09
2009-11-24 Minister Buyelwa Sonjica to launch National Compliance and Enforcement Report
2009-11-23 Marine and Coastal Management (MCM) Deputy Director-General to move to new portfolio within the department
2009-11-16 Environmental Affairs to sign contract with a company to replace ageing polar vessel, SA Agulhas
2009-11-12 Fishery performance reviews roadshow to commence for cluster C and D commercial fisheries sectors
2009-11-06 Marine scientists and recreational fisheries cooperate in research effort on smoothhound sharks
2009-11-06 Environmental Affairs on UNESCO World Heritage Committee nominations
2009-11-05 $500 million infusion gives South Africa critical boost to meet ambitious clean energy goals
2009-11-05 Minister Buyelwa Sonjica briefs media on Climate change
2009-10-29 Deputy Minister, Rejoice Mabudafhasi's keynote address boosts critical conference on the world's water resources
2009-10-29 West coast rock lobster recreational fishing season announced
2009-10-29 Minister Sonjica launches Buyisela (Eco-Towns) Greening and Cleaning Pilot Project in Mthatha
2009-10-26 Minister Sonjica to launch Buyisela Eco Town Project aimed at cleaning and greening South African townships and villages
2009-10-16 Deputy Minister, Rejoice Mabudafhasi launches cross border clean-up campaign at Beit Bridge
2009-10-08 Deputy Minister, Rejoice Mabudafhasi to launch the 2005 state of the air report
2009-10-06 Environmental Affairs on accident at South African Antarctic Station
2009-10-01 South Africa to celebrate its oceans - National Marine Month 2009
2009-09-25 Minister Sonjica raises profile of adaptation in her Climate Change engagements
2009-09-23 Court dismisses application for leave to appeal against captive lion hunting case judgment
2009-09-19 Fuel removal operation to the grounded bulk carrier ‘Seli 1’ resumed this morning
2009-09-16 Environmental Affairs on international day for the protection of the ozone layer
2009-09-15 South Africa wants Copenhagen deal on climate change talks (COP 15) to be fair and inclusive
2009-09-14 Minister Sonjica to brief media ahead of bilateral engagements on climate change
2009-09-10 The Seli 1 Joint Operations Committee is appealing to members of the public
2009-09-09 Preparations underway for Seli 1 fuel removal operation
2009-09-08 Environmental protection, a priority for authorities and salvors
2009-09-08 Integrated efforts to curb alarming growth in rhino poaching endorsed as positive step to thwart killing of rhinos
2009-09-04 Renaming of the Limpopo-Shashe Transfrontier Conservation Area (TFCA)
2009-09-01 Seal attacks in local harbours
2009-08-31 Department of Environmental Affairs to launch domestic waste collection pilot project in Mafikeng
2009-08-19 Boundless Southern Africa (BSA) expedition ends in Namibia today
2009-08-14 Allocation process for boat-based whale watching and white shark cage diving operating permits to commence
2009-08-13 Environmental Affairs on public notice on fishing permit system
2009-08-04 Nelson Mandela Metro and Breede River Winelands Local Municipality scoop the Cleanest Town Awards
2009-07-31 Department of Environmental Affairs to announce the Cleanest Town Competition winners
2009-07-28 Minister Sonjica to attend African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW) meeting
2009-07-27 National information and consultation session, international climate change talks
2009-07-27 Water and Environmental Affairs on waste tyre regulations
2009-07-24 Norms and standards for marking of rhinoceros horn and hunting of white rhinoceros for trophy hunting defined
2009-07-16 Minister Sonjica to embark on clean up and tree planting campaign on Mandela Day
2009-07-16 67 Minutes-Taking Care Of My Environment, in celebration of Mandela Day
2009-07-15 SA Agulhas urgent departure to Marion Island for medical evacuation
2009-07-13 $100 billion per annum for climate change is a step in the right direction
2009-06-25 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi launches National Youth Service pilot project on environment
2009-06-24 Deputy Minister, Rejoice Mabudafhasi will launch the 2009 Winter Clean Fires Campaign, Basa Nje Ngo Magogo
2009-06-23 Minister Sonjica to launch national youth service pilot project on environment
2009-06-22 Minister Sonjica congratulates France on successful bid to host 2012 World Water Forum
2009-06-19 Minister Buyelwa of Water and Environmental Affairs, Buyelwa Sonjica, on renaming of Limpopo Shashe Transfrontier Conservation Area
2009-06-17 Water and Environmental Affairs Minister, Buyelwa Sonjica, addresses media briefing on budget vote speech
2009-06-17 Water and Environmental Affairs Minister, Buyelwa Sonjica, to address media on MinMec environment meeting
2009-06-12 Department of Environmental Affairs welcomes the decision of the Bloemfontein High Court regarding the captive lion hunting case
2009-06-09 Media statement on the visit by Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs to the OR Tambo District Municipality
2009-06-08 Minister Buyelwa Sonjica expresses condolences and undertakes to leave no stone unturned in the investigation of alleged polluted water
2009-06-08 Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Buyelwa Sonjica speak on World Oceans Day and International Year of the Shark commemorated in Gansbaai, Western Cape
2009-06-08 Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, B Sonjica to visit victims of unhealthy drinking water in Mthatha
2009-06-04 Minister Sonjica on South Africa celebrating the World Environment Day with focus on climate change
2009-05-29 Climate Change the Focus of Environment Month Celebrations in June 2009
2009-05-21 Annual Urban Environmental Management Programme (UEMP) conference in Somerset West
2009-05-20 Statement on Urban Environmental Management Programme (UEMP) conference started today in Somerset West
2009-05-19 Joint statement on assessment of the recent shark attacks at Port St Johns
2009-05-13 Government re-organises the environmental and tourism portfolios to improve service delivery
2008
2008-12-18 Public comments invited on draft subsistence Fisheries Policy
2008-12-15 One vehicle and over 30 West Coast Rock Lobster Tails confiscated, one arrest
2008-11-06 Recreational Anglers and Marine Scientists Cooperate in research effort on Smoothhound Sharks
2008-11-06 South African Ivory stockpile auctioned
2008-11-05 Authorities join forces to tackle Environmental Offenders
2008-11-05 Blue flag beaches announced
2008-10-22 Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi to lead a Clean-Up Campaign in Mafikeng on 24 October 2008
2008-10-15 Ivory Stockpile Verified by Cites Secretariat
2008-10-13 South Africa to launch its National Programme of Action (NPA) for Marine Environment Protection from Land-based Activities
2008-10-13 South Africa to launch its National Programme of Action (NPA) for Marine Environment Protection from Land-based Activities
2008-10-13 Nuwe Mariene Bewaringsarea (Mba) Sal Noodsaaklike Beskerming te weeg bring
2008-10-13 New Marine Protected Area will bring much-needed protection
2008-10-10 Invitation to National Marine Week Launch
2008-10-09 Cites Approved Ivory Sale: South Africa to Sell Ivory to China and Japan
2008-10-07 Minister Van Schalkwyk’s statement in welcoming Cape High Court’s decision in ruling in favour of the minister and Small-Scale Fishers and against the West Coast Rock Lobster industry representing big companies
2008-09-30 National Association for Clean Air (NACA) Conference from 1st - 3rd October in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga
2008-09-18 Five arrested, Abalone and Vehicle Confiscated during DEAT/SANParks Collaborative Enforcement Patrol
2008-09-17 Celebration of the National Parks Week in Mapungubwe National Park on 22 September 2008
2008-09-15 Launch of National Clean Up Week, Maruleng Municipality, Hoedspruit, Limpopo
2008-09-11 South Africa to donate Wild Animals to the Kingdom of Lesotho National Park
2008-09-02 Conservation for the People with the People
2008-08-28 Green Scorpions shut down production at Independent Foundries
2008-08-22 South Africa Launches National Plan of Action for Reducing the Incidental Catch of Seabirds in Longline Fisheries at official opening of International Meeting of the Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels (ACAP)
2008-08-20 Government to review the role of Protected Areas in growing the local economy
2008-08-18 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi to launch Air Quality Monitoring Stations in the Highveld Priority Area
2008-08-12 Deputy Minister, Ms Rejoice Mabudafhasi to open Women and Environment Conference 2008 in Polokwane
2008-08-12 10 Boats, 1 Rubber Duck Confiscated in Combined Effort to Prevent Poaching
2008-08-07 Indigenous Knowledge of Biodiversity highlighted by Environmental Affairs at Inaugural IKS Expo
2008-08-01 3rd National Women & Environment Conference to Take Place From 13 - 15 August 2008
2008-07-28 Government Outlines Vision, Strategic Direction and Framework for Climate Policy
2008-07-21 Climate Change: Extinction Threat Necessitates Definitive Action
2008-07-16 South Africa welcomes the ivory sale go ahead by CITES
2008-07-10 Public Workshops on Marine Ranching Guidelines
2008-07-08 Government announces Climate Policy direction
2008-07-07 People and Parks Road-Show to North-West province 08th - 10th July 2008
2008-01-25 10 alleged Poachers arrested, Super Duck Confiscated after high speed chase
2008-01-17 Court finds against Abalone Divers
2008-01-14 Climate Change Press Conference, 18 January 2008
2008-01-04 West Coast Rock Lobster Season and TAC announced
2004-09-13 Department steps in to protect trees