16 October 2018 - The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) marks the celebration of the second annual season for World Migratory Bird Day to raise awareness and educate the public on the plight of migratory bird species, and the conservation of their habitats.


Acting Minister Derek Hanekom11 October 2018 - South Africa would like to thank our hosts, the government of the United Kingdom, for their foresight and leadership in arranging this initiative which provides a platform to engage a multitude of stakeholders at a time when a targeted effort to address illegal wildlife trade has never been more critical. Wildlife trafficking is not only a conservation and environmental management...


09 0ctober 2018 - The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) launched the annual National Marine Week (NMW) awareness campaign yesterday, 08 October 2018, in KwaZulu-Natal. As part of the campaign, a clean-up of the Caluza area and Umsunduzi River in Pietermaritzburg took place, where a total of 1408 kilograms of litter was collected.


06 October 2018 - It is a sad day, as we mourn the untimely passing of our dear sister, colleague and comrade. On behalf of the Government of the Republic of South Africa and on behalf of the nation, I offer my deep condolences to the family. I express to you our profound gratitude for having shared your daughter, mother and sister with us.  We know only too well that her commitment to the struggle of our people for freedom and dignity came at a great personal cost to the family life she so cherished.


04 October 2018 - Please note that the national marine week launch has been postponed until further notice. A new date will be communicated soon.The Deputy Minister of Environmental Affairs, Ms. Barbara Thomson will launch the annual National Marine Week (NMW) awareness campaign, on 09 October 2018, in Durban, Kwa Zulu-Natal.