12 August 2018 - Based on a determination by the Scientific Authority, the Department of Environmental Affairs has confirmed the quota for the trophy hunting of leopard (Panthera pardus) in South Africa for 2018. The quota has been allocated as follows:  Five male leopard in Limpopo Province and two male leopards in KwaZulu-Natal. The leopard must be older males –seven years or older in both cases.


12 August 2018 - The Deputy Minister of Environmental Affairs Ms Barbara Thomson will lead a clean-up campaign around the streets and beaches of eThekwini ahead of conferring awards for the 8th Greenest Municipality Competition (GMC) in Durban on Tuesday 14 August 2018.


10 August 2015 - Today is a historic day – I cannot emphasize this enough. If there was ever an occasion to show clearly that our government; your government lives and leads, it is today! If there was ever a time for us to say loudly and proudly that our government is working for the people of this country and is slowly but surely turning the tide on the dark legacy of apartheid, it is today.


07 August 2018 - Ladies and Gentlemen, without which we would never be able to undertake our successful work – is our RANGERS. It is because of THEM that current generations are able to still see our species in the wild. It is because of THEM that future generations will not only be able to see a lion, a rhino or an elephant in a text book, but in reality.


07 August 2018 - The projects are part of the Department of Environmental Affairs’ (DEA) efforts to eliminate exposure of communities to asbestos fibres. It is also an awareness raising initiative that aims to educate communities about the dangers of being exposed to asbestos. Scientific research has proved that exposure to asbestos causes diseases such as Asbestosis, lung cancer, malignant mesothelioma amongst others.