06 July 2020 - The Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries has noted allegations made in a recently-published book entitled Unfair Game by Lord Ashcroft about South Africa’s lion breeding and hunting industries. Environmental management is a concurrent function between provincial and national government. National government is the management authority, while provincial government is...


03 July 2020 - Youth and youth-led organisations are invited to apply for the Driving Force for Change funding that aims to support innovative youth-led projects tackling issues of climate change, waste management, biodiversity and ecosystem. The Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, Ms Barbara Creecy announced on Youth Day during a youth-led webinar that focused on just...


19 June 2020 - Today, on the 19th June, South Africa joins the world in celebrating World Albatross Day. The day honours these magnificent birds and highlights the ongoing conservation crisis they face. South Africa, as one of the five founding members, is a long-standing Party to the international...


18 June 2020 - Last week’s judgment in the Vereenigning Regional court against steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa for air quality violations, sends a strong signal that the air quality regulatory environment must be respected by industry and government alike. This is the view of the Minister, Ms Barbara Creecy.


17 June 2010 - The Deputy Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Ms Makhotso Sotyu has urged South Africans to protect their land from over-use so that it can continue to provide us with food, water and energy to support our wellbeing. The Deputy Minister’s call comes as South Africa joins the global community in marking the annual Desertification and Drought Day on 17 June 2020.