18 February 2020 - Allow me at the outset, to acknowledge, the important commitment President Ramaphosa made in his SONA address, to undertaking a decisive shift in our energy trajectory at a time when human kind faces the greatest threat, to its sustainable future, namely Climate Change. I also want to welcome the President’s promise that the Presidential Climate Change Commission will lead...


18 February 2020 - South Africa, as a responsible global citizen, will not shrink from its responsibility to address the important tasks that lie ahead to mitigate, and adapt to, climate change.  “We have a common moral responsibility to future generations to honour our mutual commitments and our differentiated responsibilities to fight the causes and consequences of climate change,” said Minister Barbara Creecy.


14 February 2020 - The Deputy Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, Ms. Makhotso Sotyu led the hand-over of 250 desks made from invasive trees to Ukhanyo (Masiphumelele) and Perivale Primary Schools (Lotus River), Cape Town. The Deputy Minister was joined by Deputy Minister of Human Settlement, Water and Sanitation, Ms Pam Tshwete and Advocate Hishaam Mohamed, MP.


12 February 2020 - The Deputy Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, Ms. Makhotso Sotyu, is set to hand-over a total of 250 eco school desks on Friday the 14th of February 2020, at Ukhanyo and Perivale Primary Schools in Cape Town, as part of the Department’s Back to School Programme. The main purpose of the back to school initiative is to ensure that advocacy programmes on...


07 February 2020 - The Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries has placed its Deputy Director-General: Chemicals and Waste Management, Mr Mark Gordon, on precautionary suspension effective from 03 February 2020. This suspension follows a preliminary investigation into alleged acts of serious misconduct.