15 February 2019 - The Department of Environmental Affairs will embark on a robust public awareness drive in an effort to urge South Africans to take a step towards protection and conservation of wetlands in the North West Province from 18 to 22 February 2018. 


13 February 2019 - The Minister of Environmental Affairs, Ms Nomvula Mokonyane, has reported significant progress on the implementation of the Integrated Strategic Management of Rhinoceros covering the period 1 January to 31 December 2018. This is a decrease of 259 rhino compared to 2017 when 1 028 rhino were killed for their horns. 


06 February 2019 - The DEA and the City of Cape Town have received reports regarding the harassment of an elephant seal currently hauling out on Fish Hoek South beach. DEA and the City would like to remind the public of the Elephant Seal moulting period which is currently underway and expected to take a few more weeks.


01 February 2019 - The Minister of Environmental Affairs, Nomvula Mokonyane, has announced that the Department of Environemtal Affairs is considering not to appeal the judgement of the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA), as handed down on 24 January 2019. The judgment relates to an appeal lodged by Recycling and Economic Development Initiative of South Africa (REDISA) following an attempt to place the entity under final liquidation at the instance of the department.


01 February 2019  - The Department of Environmental Affairs has welcomed the initiative of private individuals and various organizations to assist in the rescue of Lesser Flamingo chicks from the Kampfer’s Dam in Kimberley. The Department supports the current coordinated rescue which involves specialists from various organizations and private individuals.