16 April 2019 - The Department of Environmental Affairs has welcomed the arrest of two men who were allegedly involved in smuggling 180 rhino horn weighing a total of 150kg to South East Asia.  Without the cooperation and collaboration of the general public, South Africa will not be able to win the battle against rhino poaching and the smuggling of rhino horn.


10 April 2019 - The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) will bid the SA Agulhas II farewell, as she departs for Marion Island on Thursday, 11 April 2019, at the East Pier Quay, V & A Waterfront Cape Town. 


09 April 2019 - The Department of Environmental Affairs has welcomed the confiscation of rhino horn valued at an estimated R29 million by Hong Kong customs officials. 


05 April 2019 - The Department of Environmental Affairs, in partnership with the Department of Science and Technology will host the National Waste Pickers Integration Workshop in Pretoria. Waste pickers collect 80 - 90% of post-consumer packaging and paper recycled in South Africa and save municipalities up to R750 million in landfill airspace each year. 


05 April 2019  - The Department of Environmental Affairs has welcomed the sentence handed down to three members of the Ndlovu Gang, by the Makhanda High Court in the Eastern Cape. The sentencing of all the three men to 25 years imprisonment each for 13 rhino poaching incidents in which 22 rhino were killed in the Eastern Cape over a period of five years is welcomed, particularly after the lengthy trial.