21 August 2019 - The Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries will comment on all decisions taken at the 18th Conference of Parties to the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES COP18) at the end of the conference being held in Geneva, Switzerland.


20 August 2019 - The Deputy Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF), Ms Makhotso Sotyu, will be distributing 300 blankets to elderly residents of iKhaya Loxolo Old Age Home in Gugulethu on the 23rd August 2019, under the Nelson Mandela Month celebration. This event is also a follow up activity to the Good Green Deeds programme which took place earlier this year on the 15th of March 2019.


16 August 2019 - All the current climate change reports points to global emissions continuing to rise and are currently at an all-time high. The urgency of the situation has once again been brought home to us by massive devastation and loss of lives with cyclones in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, flooding in India and typhoon Lekima in China as well as the prolonged drought and floods in parts of South Africa.


16 August 2019 - The 28th BASIC Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change was held in Brasília and São Paulo, Brazil, on 14 and 16 August 2019. The meeting was chaired by H.E. Mr. Ricardo Salles, Minister of the Environment of Brazil and attended by H.E. Mr. XIE Zhenhua, Special Representative for Climate Change Affairs of the People’s Republic of China...


15 August 2019 - It gives me a great pleasure to be attending the fifth BRICS Ministers of Environment meeting. First, let me start by extending my congratulations to you, Minister Ricardo Salles on Brazil’s assumption of the Chair of the BRICS Ministers of Environment Forum and for hosting the 5th meeting of the BRICS Ministers of Environment in this beautiful city of São Paulo.