16 January 2017 - The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) can confirm that a zero quota for the hunting of leopard (Panthera pardus) has been extended to 2017. The decision is based on the review of available scientific information on the status and recovery of leopard populations in South Africa.
13 January 2017 - A contingent of firefighters from the Department of Environmental Affairs’ Working on Fire (WoF) programme are playing an instrumental role in assisting CapeNature and disaster management officials in containing the fires currently raging across various parts of the Western Cape.
06 January 2016 - “Landowners who have not managed invasive alien plants on their properties must be held accountable for that impact on the fires that have ravaged areas around Somerset West.” That is the view of Dr Guy Preston, DDG responsible for Working on Fire and Working for Water programmes.
Image: Ian Kitney, Kingdom Photography
23 December 2016 - The Minister of Environmental Affairs, Dr. Edna Molewa has noted the allegations regarding the denial of access to and recreational use of the coastal area by the Saldana Bay Municipality as reported in the media on the 19 December and 20 December 2016.
19 December 2016 - The Minister of Environmental Affairs, Dr BEE Molewa, has approved the rezonation of the Tsitsikamma Marine Protected Area (MPA) to allow limited fishing by members of local communities. The Tsitsikamma National Park Marine Protected Area Declaration Notice was published in GN1578 in Government Gazette 40510