20 August 2018 - The Minister of Environmental Affairs, Dr Edna Molewa, will deliver the keynote address at the South African Talanoa Dialogue at the Midrand Conference Centre in Gauteng on 23 August 2018. The opening plenary will also be addressed by the EU Ambassador to South Africa, Dr Marcus Cornaro. 

16 August 2018 - The Deputy Minister of Environmental Affairs, Ms Barbara Thomson, together with the Executive Mayor of Mbombela, Cllr Mathonsi officially handed over a R13.5 million worth Elijah Alfred Mkhize Recreational Park in Barberton, Mpumalanga on Thursday, 16 August 2018.

15 August 2018 - The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) is working closely with the Free State Department of Economic, Small Business Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (FS DESTEA) as well as the local and district municipalities in the Goldfields area to eradicate and stop the spread of red swamp crayfish which was discovered in the Free State. The species is alien and considered to be highly invasive.

15 August 2018 - The Deputy Minister of Environmental Affairs, Ms Barbara Thomson will on Thursday, 16 August 2018 hand over the Alfred Mkhize Recreational Park, in Barberton, Mpumalanga. Funded by the Department of Environmental Affairs, the project entails fencing of the park, installation of playing equipment, park benches, construction of braai facilities...

14 August 2018 - The overall winners will receive R3.5 million; first runners up R3 million and the second runners up R2.5 million each, which will be given through funding of infrastructure projects aimed at protection of the environment. The prize is tied to implementation of Waste, Climate Change and Green Economy related projects that also create job opportunities for local communities.