19 January 2016 - The one day workshop brought together government authorities, muti-traders and traditional healers operating at the Faraday and Mai Mai markets, with an aim to promote compliance with the relevant environmental legislation, particularly the National Environmental Management Biodiversity Act.
18 January 2016 - The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA), in collaboration with the Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (GDARD) and the Agricultural Research Council (ARC) will host a biodiversity compliance awareness workshop in Johannesburg on Thursday19 January 2017.
16 January 2017 - The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) can confirm that a zero quota for the hunting of leopard (Panthera pardus) has been extended to 2017. The decision is based on the review of available scientific information on the status and recovery of leopard populations in South Africa.
13 January 2017 - A contingent of firefighters from the Department of Environmental Affairs’ Working on Fire (WoF) programme are playing an instrumental role in assisting CapeNature and disaster management officials in containing the fires currently raging across various parts of the Western Cape.
06 January 2016 - “Landowners who have not managed invasive alien plants on their properties must be held accountable for that impact on the fires that have ravaged areas around Somerset West.” That is the view of Dr Guy Preston, DDG responsible for Working on Fire and Working for Water programmes.