19 June 2018 - It gives me great pleasure to address you all to such an auspicious event, the 5th International Climate Change Adaptation Conference which is been held in the African Continent for first time. The hosting of the conference in Cape Town is opportune to provide us with a platform to exchange views and experiences on innovative solution for adaption as we are currently struggling with the effects of drought in this province.


17 June 2018 - On the occasion of celebration of World Day to Combat Desertification, Deputy Minister Thomson has urged South Africans to move away from unsustainable land use practices and make a difference by investing in the future of land. Land is often being used as infinite resource and ignoring its role in our everyday lives. 


15 June 2018 - Earlier today the Department of Environmental Affairs’ (DEA) research and polar vessel, the SA Agulhas II docked in Tanzania, as part of South Africa’s second training and capacity building voyage for the International Indian Ocean Expedition II (IIOE2).


15 June 2018 - The Deputy Minister of Environmental Affairs, Ms Barbara Thomson will host a national imbizo and handover school uniform to indigent learners as part of Youth Month celebration in Pietermaritzburg on Monday, 18 June 2018. The imbizo platform provides an opportunity for unmediated and interactive engagement between government and members of the community.


14 June 2018 - On behalf of the Minister of Environmental Affairs, Honourable Minister Molewa, it is my pleasure to welcome you to this 2018 Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFC) Phase-out Management Plan (HPMP) Roadshow. It is also my pleasure to join you today on this HPMP Roadshow here in Durban. The South African Constitution provides a legal foundation for government to undertake all the necessary efforts to ensure that the environment is safe and clean for all.