19 January 2021 - The Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, Ms Barbara Creecy, has postponed the implementation of the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Regulations to 5 May 2021. This follows a request from affected producers to make further inputs into the implementation process. As a result, the Minister decided to amend the Regulations and Notices...  


17 January 2021 - A Harmful Algal Bloom (Red Tides) has been building up at Elands Bay, on the West coast of the South and has resulted in several marine species washing on the beach. These include, rock lobsters, octopus, white mussels and some fish species. Weather conditions are not favourable...


24 December 2020 - The Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries is responsible for oversight of the Robben Island World Heritage Site and in particular the implementation of the Integrated Management Plan. Deputy Minister Sotyu, will be joined by the 20 learners selected from two secondary schools in Langa and Bonteheuwel as part of providing an opportunity to learners to visit and...


19 December 2020 - The Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, Ms Barbara Creecy, has expressed her condolences to the family of field ranger Checkers Mashego following the discovery of a body at Kruger Park on Wednesday. Human remains believed to be those of Ranger Mashego were discovered along with a number of personal items by a search party in the Stolsnek area of the park late...  


13 December 2020 - Cabinet has approved South Africa’s Antarctic and Southern Ocean Strategy (ASOS) to provide for the coordination and implementation of the Antarctic Treaties Act, relating to research, conservation, sustainable resource use and environmental management in support of the African agenda. This strategy was approved...