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2017
06 Feb 2017 SA Agulhas II returns from Antarctica
2016
18 Nov 2016 Marrakech Climate Change conference about operationalising the Paris Agreement
16 Nov 2016 Minister Edna Molewa’s statement at COP22/CMP12/CMA1 Marrakesh, Morocco
23 Jun 2016 MEC Somoyo launches Working on Waste Programme in Port Elizabeth
2013
19 Dec 2013 Rhino poaching update
05 Dec 2013 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi hands over the Batho Township Greening and Beautification Project to Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality in Bloemfontein
05 Dec 2013 Possible solutions to rhino horn scourge debated by Parliamentary Committee on Water and Environment
04 Dec 2013 The Department of Environmental Affairs clears the air on the atmospheric emission license for Kriel Power Station
03 Dec 2013 Deputy Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs to hand over the multi-million rand Batho Township Greening and Beautification project
02 Dec 2013 The Deputy Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs celebrates Environmental Monitors Day
29 Nov 2013 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi to celebrate Environmental Monitors Day
29 Nov 2013 Joint media statement: UN meets to secure remaining African Elephant Populations
28 Nov 2013 Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs to open Parliamentary Portfolio Committee stakeholder workshop on rhino poaching
28 Nov 2013 Minister Edna Molewa to host post UNFCCC CoP19 media briefing and launch first OECD Review of South Africa’s Environmental Performance on 3 December 2013
27 Nov 2013 Return of rhino horns and elephant ivory products from Hong Kong
26 Nov 2013 Hawks and Department of Environmental Affairs host media briefing at OR Tambo International Airport on rhino poaching
26 Nov 2013 SA Agulhas II heads to Antarctica
25 Nov 2013 DEA Celebrates 18 Years of Working For Water Programme
22 Nov 2013 NPA, Police and SANPARKS rangers commended for sterling work in addressing rhino poaching
21 Nov 2013 Food and Trees for Africa receives UN Climate Change Secretariat 2013 Momentum for Change Lighthouse Activity Award 2013
20 Nov 2013 Basic Press Conference: South African Press Statement at CoP19/CMP9 in Warsaw, Poland convened on 20 November 2013
20 Nov 2013 Minister Edna Molewa addresses the High Level Segment of the UNFCCC CoP19 and Kyoto Protocol CMP9 in Warsaw, Poland
20 Nov 2013 Global Network of Women Ministers and Leaders for the Environment Converge at UNFCCC CoP 19 in Warsaw, Poland
18 Nov 2013 The Minister of Water & Environmental Affairs departs for UNFCCC COP19 talks
15 Nov 2013 The minister of Water and Environmental Affairs gazettes the National Dust Control Regulations
15 Nov 2013 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi announces winners of Environmental Management Inspectorate Awards of Excellence
14 Nov 2013 The Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs declares Small Boilers as Controlled Emitters and Establishes Associated Emission Standards
11 Nov 2013 Bioprospecting permits issued at first Biodiversity Economy Indaba
10 Nov 2013 Department of Environmental Affairs launches the National Environmental Compliance and Enforcement report 2012/13
07 Nov 2013 Department of Environmental Affairs to host first Biodiversity Economy Indaba on 11 and 12 November 2013
06 Nov 2013 Forensics to support the fight against Wildlife Crime
06 Nov 2013 Minister Molewa to launch the National Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Report 2012/13
05 Nov 2013 Speech delivered by Christiane Kalle, Country Director GIZ during the Climate Change Business Breakfast briefing
05 Nov 2013 South Africa hosting International Rhinoceros DNA Sampling Training Workshop
05 Nov 2013 Maesela Kekana’s briefing notes on the status of UNFCCC International Negotiations
05 Nov 2013 The Department of Environmental Affairs hosts the Climate Change Breakfast Briefing
31 Oct 2013 Minister Edna Molewa to host a Climate Change Breakfast Briefing
30 Oct 2013 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi to lead the passing out parade of the Female Crew Leaders for the Working on Fire Programme
29 Oct 2013 Joint statement issued at the conclusion of the 17th Basic Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change
25 Oct 2013 South Africa and LAOS to sign an agreement to protect and conserve rhino
21 Oct 2013 Minister Edna Molewa opens the IPCC SREX Regional Outreach Meeting
21 Oct 2013 The Department Environmental Affairs to host HRH Princess Astrid of Belgium on board SA Agulhas II
21 Oct 2013 South Africa hosts Ice-Breaking Workshop
20 Oct 2013 The Department of Environmental Affairs receives accolade for Green Building
17 Oct 2013 Minister Edna Molewa to open the IPCC SREX Regional Outreach Meeting
16 Oct 2013 Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi leads Weedbuster Campaign
14 Oct 2013 Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi officially opened the 4th Waste Management Khoro in Durban
11 Oct 2013 Central database for rhino-related funders being finalised
11 Oct 2013 Minister Edna Molewa’s statement at the Conference of Plenipotentiaries for the Minamata Convention on Mercury
11 Oct 2013 Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi to lead a Weedbuster Awareness Campaign
10 Oct 2013 Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi addressed a High Level Side Event on Women and Mercury at the Conference of Plenipotentiaries on the Minamata Convention on Mercury in Japan
09 Oct 2013 SA Agulhas II docks in Cape Town after a successful voyage to Gough Island
09 Oct 2013 International Committee of Contaminated Land (ICCL) Conference officially opened in Durban today
09 Oct 2013 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi to officially open the 4th Waste Management Khoro
07 Oct 2013 National Marine Week Celebration
07 Oct 2013 South Africa to host the International Committee on Contaminated Land (ICCL) Conference
07 Oct 2013 SA Agulhas II returns from Gough Island
03 Oct 2013 Minister Edna Molewa welcomes the arrest of poachers in Tshwane
02 Oct 2013 Department of Environmental Affairs concludes Air Quality Governance Lekgotla
02 Oct 2013 Minister Molewa to lead National Marine Week celebration
27 Sep 2013 Deputy Minister launches R292 Million Working for the Coast Projects
26 Sep 2013 Minister Molewa to open the 16th International Union of Air Pollution Prevention and Environmental Protection Associations in Cape Town
25 Sep 2013 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi to launch working for the coast project during the International Coastal Clean-Up Day
24 Sep 2013 South Africa calls for concerted and co-ordinated efforts to address land degradation and drought at the CoP11 to the UNCCD
23 Sep 2013 Minister Edna Molewa condemns murder of Environmental Affairs employee
21 Sep 2013 Minister Edna Molewa welcomes youth commitment to the fight against rhino poaching
18 Sep 2013 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi to launch the Youth Environmental Service Programme
17 Sep 2013 Department of Environmental Affairs, SANPARKS & Stakeholders to host rhino street parade to mark World Rhino Day
16 Sep 2013 Joint statement issued at the conclusion of the 16th BASIC Ministerial meeting on climate change
16 Sep 2013 South African and British Governments to sign Gough Island lease agreement
13 Sep 2013 Non-Profit Organisations, Non-Governmental Organisations and individuals involved in Rhino Projects and Fundraising required to register with Department of Environmental Affairs
12 Sep 2013 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi to commemorate World Ozone Day with the Kabokweni Community in Mpumalanga
12 Sep 2013 Joint media statement on the process of integrating water, mining and environmental authorisation processes
11 Sep 2013 Minister Edna Molewa accepts SANBI Board Chairperson’s resignation
09 Sep 2013 Department of Environmental Affairs grants permit for coal from MV Smart to be dumped into the ocean
05 Sep 2013 Minister Molewa commends law enforcement agencies for work well done in the fight against rhino poaching
03 Sep 2013 SA Agulhas II heads to Gough Island
02 Sep 2013 Minister Edna Molewa gazettes Waste Classification and Management Regulations and the Norms and Standards for the Assessment of Waste for Landfill Disposal and for the Disposal of Waste to Landfill
29 Aug 2013 The Department of Environmental Affairs welcomes the outcome of a judgement by the Nelspruit Regional Court in the matter: State Vs Nkomati Anthracite (Pty) Ltd
29 Aug 2013 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi hosts Greenest Municipality Celebration
26 Aug 2013 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi to join Newcastle local municipality in celebration of three successive wins in Greenest Municipality Competition (GMC)
25 Aug 2013 Department of Environmental Affairs’ coastal oil spill contingency plan in place at Richards Bay
23 Aug 2013 Minister Edna Molewa launches the R22 Million “Farming the Wild” Green Fund Project and the Green Economy Modelling Report of South Africa
21 Aug 2013 Environmental Affairs activates emergency response plan, after MV Smart vessel runs aground
21 Aug 2013 Update on oil spill off the coast of Knysna
21 Aug 2013 South African government remains committed to efforts to fight rhino poaching
20 Aug 2013 The Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs invites public comments on the draft regulations for the registration of Professional Hunters, Hunting Outfitters and Trainers
20 Aug 2013 The Department of Environmental Affairs invites public comments on the distribution maps reflecting the Natural Distribution Range of some indigenous species
20 Aug 2013 Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi leads a Women's Dialogue with Working for Water Programme Female Beneficiaries
19 Aug 2013 Minister Edna Molewa to launch the R22 Million “Farming the Wild” Green Fund Project and the Green Economy Modelling Report of South Africa
19 Aug 2013 The Department of Environmental Affairs and the South African Weather Service hosts a Workshop on the Global Framework for Climate Services
16 Aug 2013 Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi to lead a Women Dialogue with Working for Water Programme female beneficiaries
16 Aug 2013 The Department of Environmental Affairs and South African Weather Service to host a Global Framework for Climate Services Workshop
11 Aug 2013 Oil spill in Knysna under control
07 Aug 2013 Rhino poaching update
06 Aug 2013 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi holds Mayors’ Dialogue on Waste Management, Water Conservation and Women & Youth Development
04 Aug 2013 The President of South Africa assents the National Environmental Management Laws Amendment Act, 2013
01 Aug 2013 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi to lead mayors dialogue on Waste Management, Water Conservation and Women & Youth Development
31 Jul 2013 Postponed: Minister Edna Molewa to launch the R22 Million “Farming the Wild” Green Fund Project and the Green Economy Modelling Report of South Africa
31 Jul 2013 Rhino poaching update
30 Jul 2013 The Department of Environmental Affairs to host a Stakeholder Engagement Forum
24 Jul 2013 Rhino Issue Management Report published by the Department of Environmental Affairs
23 Jul 2013 Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi to lead Mandela Month activities at Siloe School for the blind in Thokwaneng Village, Polokwane
23 Jul 2013 The Department of Environmental Affairs to release the Rhino Issue Management report
18 Jul 2013 Rhino poaching update
15 Jul 2013 Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi to lead Mandela Month activities at Boitumelo Special School in Galeshewe, Kimberley
11 Jul 2013 South African Government committed to employing various methods to thwart the ongoing poaching
03 Jul 2013 Minister Edna Molewa briefs the media on Cabinet approval of the rhino trade proposal for consideration at CITES CoP17 in 2016
03 Jul 2013 Rhino poaching update
02 Jul 2013 National Coastal Management Programme Workshop
02 Jul 2013 Minister Edna Molewa to address media on cabinet approval of the rhino trade proposal for consideration at CITES CoP17 in 2016 and the release of the National Water Resource Strategy
28 Jun 2013 Joint statement issued at the conclusion of the 15th Basic Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change
28 Jun 2013 Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi announces the winners of the Greenest Municipalities Awards in KwaZulu Natal
26 Jun 2013 Rhino poaching update
26 Jun 2013 South Africa to host the 15th Basic Ministerial Climate Change Meeting in Cape Town
24 Jun 2013 Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi to handover a Buy Back Centre and announce the winners of the 2013 Greenest Municipality Competition Awards, in Kwazulu Natal
20 Jun 2013 The Department of Environmental Affairs hosts the National Climate Change Response Stakeholder Workshop
20 Jun 2013 Rhino poaching update
17 Jun 2013 The Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs launches the Youth Jobs in Waste Programme
15 Jun 2013 South Africa and Mozambique agree to improved cooperation on combating rhino poaching within the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Conservation Area
14 Jun 2013 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi celebrates World Day to Combat Desertification 2013 (WDCD) by Showcasing R12 Million Land Rehabilitation Project
14 Jun 2013 The Department of Environmental Affairs hosts the National Climate Change Response Stakeholder workshop
12 Jun 2013 Rhino poaching statistics update - 12 June 2013
12 Jun 2013 Minister Edna Molewa to launch the Youth Jobs in Waste Programme
10 Jun 2013 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi to commemorate World Day to Combat Desertification (WDCD) in Eastern Cape
08 Jun 2013 Groundbreaking Groen Sebenza Project is launched by the Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs
07 Jun 2013 Rhino poaching update
05 Jun 2013 The Department of Environmental Affairs urges the public to Think. Eat. Save. as part of Environment Month celebrations in June 2013
04 Jun 2013 6 Green Stars to Shine at Environmental Affairs head office
03 Jun 2013 Postponed: Minister Edna Molewa to launch the Green Economy Modelling Report of South Africa
03 Jun 2013 Launch of the Groen Sebenza Project in Celebration of World Environment Day
31 May 2013 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi to launch the R12 Million Working for the Coast Project during World Oceans Day celebrations in Eastern Cape
30 May 2013 Rhino poaching update
28 May 2013 Department of Environmental Affairs briefs the media on the key areas of the budget vote speech
23 May 2013 Rhino poaching update
23 May 2013 Minister Edna Molewa to brief media on budget vote speech
22 May 2013 Minister Edna Molewa launches the Mining and Biodiversity Guideline and receives Life: State of South Africa’s Biodiversity report
17 May 2013 Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs & Minister of Mineral Resources to launch Mining and Biodiversity Guideline
15 May 2013 A unique collaboration to support the mainstreaming of biodiversity
15 May 2013 SA Agulhas II arrival from Marion Island
15 May 2013 Update on rhino poaching statistics
08 May 2013 Rhino poaching update (08 May 2013 statistics update)
07 May 2013 DEA allocates 33 Million to Wildlands community greening projects
06 May 2013 South Africa and Vietnam sign Biodiversity Conservation and Protection Implementation Plan
03 May 2013 Minister Edna Molewa gazettes the Biodiversity Management Plan for Pelargonium Sidoides in South Africa 2011 – 2020
03 May 2013 South Africa and Vietnam to sign Biodiversity Conservation and Protection Implementation Plan
02 May 2013 Minister Molewa receives gift of the Earth Award on behalf of the South African government
30 Apr 2013 Rhino poaching update
25 Apr 2013 Rhino poaching update
18 Apr 2013 Minister Molewa welcomes the latest rhino poaching arrests and sentencing of two poachers
18 Apr 2013 Minister Edna Molewa invites public comments on the proposed amendments to the ToPS regulations and the publication of amended list of species that are threatened or protected, restricted activities that are prohibited and exemption from restriction
12 Apr 2013 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi to hand over the R14 Million Eco-Parks in East London, Eastern Cape
11 Apr 2013 Minister Molewa concerned about the increase in rhino poached and praises law enforcement agencies of the country
10 Apr 2013 Court grants confiscation order against York Timbers for failing to obtain environmental authorisation
10 Apr 2013 World’s leading scientists meet to value global cost of land degradation and desertification
09 Apr 2013 SA Agulhas II Departure to Marion Island
09 Apr 2013 Prince Edward Islands declared a Marine Protected Area
08 Apr 2013 Department of Environmental Affairs briefs the media on the Green Building
05 Apr 2013 The Department of Environmental Affairs to update media on the development of the green building
03 Apr 2013 Update on rhino poaching
02 Apr 2013 Minister Molewa to open the 2nd session of the Inter-governmental Oceanographic Commission in Cape Town
01 Apr 2013 Ministry of Water and Environmental Affairs and SANParks Board saddened by the loss of lives during an Anti-Poaching Operation in the Kruger National Park
27 Mar 2013 Update on rhino poaching and signing of MoU between South Africa and the People’s Republic of China
19 Mar 2013 Minister Edna Molewa’s statement on the outcomes of Cites CoP16
18 Mar 2013 South Africa, Angola and Namibia sign historic Environmental Accord
15 Mar 2013 Update on rhino poaching statistics
15 Mar 2013 Minister Edna Molewa to sign Benguela Current Convention
14 Mar 2013 The Department of Environmental Affairs welcomes the decision by the Advertising Standards Authority of South Africa to dismiss a complaint lodged on a Climate Change Awareness print advertisement
08 Mar 2013 Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi to lead the World Meteorological Day Celebrations and Weather Awareness Road Show in Northern Cape
08 Mar 2013 Minister Edna Molewa on rhino management in South Africa at CITES COP16
06 Mar 2013 Update on rhino poaching statistics
05 Mar 2013 Minister Edna Molewa’s statement at the 16th Conference of Parties of the Convention in International Trade in Endangered Species of Fauna and Flora (Cites) in Bangkok
28 Feb 2013 Rhino poaching interventions and the position of South Africa to the 16th Conference of Parties of the Convention in International Trade in Endangered Species of Fauna And Flora (Cites)
27 Feb 2013 Minister Edna Molewa to announce the findings of the Rhino Issue Management report
26 Feb 2013 Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi led Severe Weather Awareness Road Show at the Disastrous Weather Prone Limpopo
25 Feb 2013 Minister Edna Molewa addresses the opening session of the 7th Pan-African Access and Benefit Sharing Workshop
22 Feb 2013 Edna Molewa invites public comments on the proposed amendments to the 2007 National Framework for Air Quality Management in the Republic of South Africa
21 Feb 2013 Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi / South African Weather Service Severe Weather Awareness road show headed for the disastrous weather prone Limpopo
20 Feb 2013 Minister Edna Molewa to address the 7th Pan-African Access and Benefit Sharing Workshop
20 Feb 2013 Update on rhino poaching statistics
19 Feb 2013 Minister Molewa to launch DEA’s Green Cars (Zero Emission Electric Vehicles) Programme
18 Feb 2013 SA Agulhas II returns from Antarctica
18 Feb 2013 Minister Edna Molewa invites public comments on the Environmental Impact Assessment Guideline for Aquaculture in South Africa
13 Feb 2013 Update on rhino poaching statistics
06 Feb 2013 Update on the rhino poaching statistics
03 Feb 2013 South Africa becomes the twelfth country to ratify the Nagoya Protocol
01 Feb 2013 Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi led the World Wetlands Day Celebrations in Eastern Cape
31 Jan 2013 Minister Edna Molewa welcomes the decision of the North Gauteng High Court in the application brought by RMI and Circuit Fitment CC
31 Jan 2013 Update on the rhino poaching statistics
29 Jan 2013 The Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs Gazettes the Biodiversity Management Plan for Black Rhino for Implementation
28 Jan 2013 Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi to lead World Wetlands Day celebrations in Eastern Cape on 01 February 2013
23 Jan 2013 Update on rhino poaching statistics
17 Jan 2013 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi to hand over 250 school desks in Ficksburg, Free State
10 Jan 2013 Minister Molewa updates South Africans on the rhino situation and measures to thwart poaching
04 Jan 2013 Minister Edna Molewa extends the closing dates for written submissions to four General Notices
2012
20 Dec 2012 Department of Environmental Affairs announces the Resumption of REDISA Plan Implementation
19 Dec 2012 Update on rhino poaching statistics
12 Dec 2012 Notice of cancellation: Minister Edna Molewa to host post-UNFCCC COP18 media briefing
10 Dec 2012 South Africa and Vietnam sign an MOU to fight rhino poaching and other Environmental Crimes
10 Dec 2012 Update on rhino poaching statistics
07 Dec 2012 The Department of Environmental Affairs and the National Cleaner Production Centre for SA conclude the National Sustainable Development Workshop
06 Dec 2012 Minister Edna Molewa’s National Statement at the High Level Segment of the UNFCCC COP18 and KYOTO Protocol CMP 7
05 Dec 2012 Deputy Minister, Rejoice Mabudafhasi’s statement delivered at the Rio Conventions Pavilion breakfast meeting
05 Dec 2012 Global Network of Women Ministers and Leaders for the Environment meets at UNFCCC Cop18 in Qatar
05 Dec 2012 SA Agulhas II departure to Antarctica
04 Dec 2012 South Africa and Vietnam to sign Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in the field of Biodiversity Conservation and Protection next week
04 Dec 2012 The Department of Environmental Affairs and the National Cleaner Production Centre for SA to host a National Sustainable Development Workshop
03 Dec 2012 South Africa at climate change talks in Qatar to advance effective global response to the global challenge of climate change for sustainable development
27 Nov 2012 Update on rhino poaching statistics
23 Nov 2012 Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs honours fire-fighting cadets
23 Nov 2012 Joint statement issued at the Conclusion of the 13th BASIC Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change
22 Nov 2012 Minister Edna Molewa launches the National Environmental Compliance And Enforcement Report 2011/12
21 Nov 2012 Minister Edna Molewa to preside over Working on Fire Graduation Ceremony
21 Nov 2012 Benguela Current Commission in Port Elizabeth
20 Nov 2012 Government Condemns the Killing of Rhinos in the North West Province
20 Nov 2012 Minister Edna Molewa to launch the National Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Report
09 Nov 2012 Minister of Environmental Affairs welcomes rhino poaching sentence
06 Nov 2012 Minister Molewa urges the Court to act firmly on rhino poaching syndicates
30 Oct 2012 Update on rhino poaching statistics
29 Oct 2012 Minister Edna Molewa addresses the First Hunting Indaba
29 Oct 2012 Deputy Minister, Rejoice Mabudafhasi addresses Air Quality Governance Lekgotla
25 Oct 2012 Deputy Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs to address Air Quality Governance Lekgotla
25 Oct 2012 Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs to address the first Hunting Indaba
22 Oct 2012 South Africa commits to signing an MOU with Vietnam to address the ongoing scourge in rhino poaching
19 Oct 2012 Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi to embark on WeedBuster Awareness Campaign
19 Oct 2012 South Africa appointed Chairperson of the Group of Like-Minded Megadiverse Countries (LMMC) at the Cop 11 on Biodiversity
17 Oct 2012 Minister Edna Molewa attends COP-11 on Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) to raise the profile of biodiversity in support of sustainable development
16 Oct 2012 Update on rhino poaching statistics
10 Oct 2012 Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi to embark on the Swartkops Estuary clean-up as part of National Marine Week in Port Elizabeth
10 Oct 2012 SA Agulhas II arrival from Gough Island
09 Oct 2012 Marine Week: National Zoological Gardens
08 Oct 2012 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi addresses the third Waste Management Officers Khoro
05 Oct 2012 Deputy Minister Ms Rejoice Mabudafhasi visits a Post Cop 17 Project in Groutville, Kwazulu-Natal
04 Oct 2012 National Marine Week launch
04 Oct 2012 The Department of Environmental Affairs updates on the work of the Rhino Issue Manager and the way forward
02 Oct 2012 Deputy Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs to Address the third Annual Waste Management Officers Khoro and launch the National Waste Management Strategy
02 Oct 2012 Update on rhino poaching statistics
02 Oct 2012 Deputy Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Ms Rejoice Mabudafhasi to visit a post Cop17 Project in Groutville, KwaZulu-Natal
28 Sep 2012 The Policy on the National Environmental Management of the Oceans (Nemo)
26 Sep 2012 Minister Edna Molewa attends International Conference on Living with World Heritage in Africa
21 Sep 2012 Government calls on all South Africans to assist in the fight against rhino poaching
18 Sep 2012 Deputy Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs hands over the first Mahikeng domestic waste collection pilot project
18 Sep 2012 Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs and Director-General welcome the decision of North Gauteng High Court in the application brought forward by SATRP and Bridgestone SA
14 Sep 2012 Deputy Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs to handover the first Mahikeng Domestic Waste Collection Pilot Project
13 Sep 2012 Director-General Nosipho Ngcaba launches Environmental Learning and Research Centre
12 Sep 2012 Rhino poaching update (12 September 2012)
11 Sep 2012 International coastal clean-up day
06 Sep 2012 COP17 legacy for children
05 Sep 2012 South Africa’s Integrated Coastal Management Act shortlisted for the 2012 World Future Policy Award for exemplary coastal and ocean policies
05 Sep 2012 SA Agulhas II departure to Gough Island
05 Sep 2012 Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi to assess the participation of communities in parks management at the 5th People and Parks Conference in Bloemfontein
04 Sep 2012 Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs and the Director-General of the Department of Environmental Affairs oppose court application from SATRP and Bridgestone South Africa
03 Sep 2012 South Africa to sign MoU with Vietnam to address ongoing scourge in poaching and other environment crimes
23 Aug 2012 Update on rhino poaching and Operation Skhumba focuses on taxidermy and tannery industry
21 Aug 2012 Women in water and environment conference commit to work together with government to ensure women remain integral to government programmes
21 Aug 2012 The Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs publishes the draft biodiversity management plan for the African penguin for public comments
17 Aug 2012 R 28, 5 million science education centre for the University of Limpopo
17 Aug 2012 Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi to lead the Women in Water & Environment Dialogue at Birchwood Hotel Boksburg
17 Aug 2012 Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi hands over Environmental Science Education Centre
16 Aug 2012 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi to handover Environmental Science Education Centre to University of Limpopo
15 Aug 2012 SA Agulhas II Open Day
14 Aug 2012 Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs publishes the National Waste Information Regulations
08 Aug 2012 South Africa identifies co-operation with Hong Kong and other parties as central to addressing the ongoing killing of rhino at international level
03 Aug 2012 The Minister of Water Environmental Affairs gazettes amendments to the threatened or protected species regulations, 2007
02 Aug 2012 The Green Cities Conference: Promoting the Non-Motorised Transport (NMT) Agenda
02 Aug 2012 Minister Edna Molewa launches the R15.2 million Hartswater landfill site in Phokwane local municipality, Northern Cape
02 Aug 2012 Minister Edna Molewa to deliver keynote address at Green Cities Conference: Promoting the Non-Motorised Transport Agenda
01 Aug 2012 The Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs gazettes the Integrated Industry Waste Tyre Management Plan of REDISA for immediate implementation
31 Jul 2012 Minister Edna Molewa to hand over the Hartswater landfill site to the Phokwane Local Municipality, Northern Cape
27 Jul 2012 Minister Edna Molewa awards 7 bioprospecting permits & launches Bioprospecting, Access and Benefit-Sharing guidelines
24 Jul 2012 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi hands over the R11,4 million waste recycling and buy back centre to Mopani municipality
24 Jul 2012 Minister Edna Molewa to handover seven bioprospecting permits and launch the guidelines for Bioprospecting, Access and Benefit-Sharing
20 Jul 2012 Deputy Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs launches Waterberg-Bojanala priority area
20 Jul 2012 Deputy Minister, Rejoice Mabudafhasi, to lead Environmental Affairs' Mandela Day celebration in Hoedspruit, Limpopo
19 Jul 2012 Director-General Nosipho Ngcaba's remarks during DEA green building sod turning
19 Jul 2012 Minister Edna Molewa turns the sod for the R8 billion Environmental Affairs new green building in Pretoria
17 Jul 2012 Deputy Minister, Rejoice Mabudafhasi, to lead the Water and Environmental Affairs' Nelson Mandela Day celebration
17 Jul 2012 Update on rhino poaching statistics (17 July 2012)
17 Jul 2012 Deputy Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs to launch Waterberg-Bojanala Air Priority Area
16 Jul 2012 Minister Molewa to turn the sod for the Department of Environmental Affairs’ new green building
13 Jul 2012 Joint statement issued at the conclusion of the 11th BASIC Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change
12 Jul 2012 Department of Environmental Affairs to enter into negotiations on dissolution of the Indalo Yethu Trust
09 Jul 2012 South Africa to host BASIC Ministerial Climate Change Meeting on 12 and 13 July 2012 in Gauteng
05 Jul 2012 SA Agulhas II embarks on shakedown cruise to Antarctica
04 Jul 2012 Minister Edna Molewa to address Department of Public Enterprises' launch of the Climate Change Policy Framework for State Owned Companies
04 Jul 2012 Minister Edna Molewa invites public comments on norms and standards for biodiversity management plans for ecosystems
03 Jul 2012 Department of Environmental Affairs clarifies its efforts to thwart rhino poaching in the country
03 Jul 2012 Update on rhino poaching statistics (03 July 2012)
02 Jul 2012 Outcomes of Rio+20: The future we want
02 Jul 2012 Minister Molewa on the outcomes of Rio+20 Sustainable Development Conference
01 Jul 2012 Revised details: Minister Molewa's post Rio +20 conference media briefing
29 Jun 2012 Minister Edna Molewa to host media briefing on Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development
29 Jun 2012 Minister Molewa establishes National Ambient Air Quality Standard for particulate matter with aerodynamic diameter less than 2.5 micron meters
29 Jun 2012 Outcome of 36th session of World Heritage Committee discussion
27 Jun 2012 South African government welcomes GEF funding to fight rhino poaching
22 Jun 2012 Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs declares the Waterberg area as a National Priority Area, in terms of the Air Quality Act
21 Jun 2012 Accolades for South Africa as Deputy Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs bows for Sustainability Leadership Awards
20 Jun 2012 Update on rhino poaching statistics (20 June 2012)
12 Jun 2012 Update on rhino poaching statistics (12 June 2012)
11 Jun 2012 Environmental affairs to host provincial seminar on COP17 feedback and Rio +20 Sustainable Development Summit
06 Jun 2012 Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi to lead South Africa’s World Oceans Day celebrations in East London
04 Jun 2012 Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs invites public comments on the draft standards for validation of the treatment efficacy and operation of a non-combustion technology for the treatment of health care risk waste
01 Jun 2012 Minister Molewa to lead South Africa’s World Environment Day celebrations in Bloemfontein, Free State
31 May 2012 Green Economy focus for June 2012 Environment Month celebrations
28 May 2012 Department of Environmental Affairs to host first National Rhino Conservation Dialogue Workshop
28 May 2012 Update on rhino poaching statistics (May 2012)
26 May 2012 Minister Edna Molewa signs Vredefort Dome memorandum of agreement (MoA) with landowners
21 May 2012 The Minister Molewa invites comments on the draft fee structure for consideration and processing of applications for environmental authorisations and waste management licences
21 May 2012 Rhino poaching statistics update
17 May 2012 SA Agulhas returns to South Africa from final research and supply voyage
17 May 2012 The Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs gazettes the prohibition of certain restricted activities involving certain encephalartos (cycad) species and invites public comments on further prohibition on selling and buying of encephalaratos species
16 May 2012 Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs to lead International day for Biological Civersity celebrations 2012
08 May 2012 Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs gazettes the National Waste Management Strategy
07 May 2012 Latest update on rhino poaching statistics (07 May 2012)
04 May 2012 Ocearch permits update
02 May 2012 The SA Agulhas II arrival ceremony and dedication function
30 Apr 2012 Update of rhino poaching statistics
26 Apr 2012 Minister Edna Molewa to address media on budget vote speech 2012/13
22 Apr 2012 South Africa launches celebration of 40th anniversary of UNESCO World Heritage Convention
20 Apr 2012 The launch of the 40th anniversary of the UNESCO World Heritage Convention to be celebrated at iSimangaliso Wetland Park
20 Apr 2012 Department of Environmental Affairs suspends Ocearch-Sharkmen research project
19 Apr 2012 Environmental Affairs appeals to the public to assist in fighting rhino poaching
16 Apr 2012 Ocearch-Sharkmen research project
30 Mar 2012 Eastern Cape to get national botanical garden as part of Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs’ Outcome 10 commitment to establish two new national botanical gardens by March 2014
30 Mar 2012 The Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs gazettes the Regulations Regarding Fees for the Provision of Aviation Meteorological Services
29 Mar 2012 Environmental Affairs on the on-going rhino poaching and update on interventions aimed at addressing the problem
23 Mar 2012 Minister Molewa invites public comments on draft national norms and standards for remediation of contaminated land and soil quality
23 Mar 2012 Minister Molewa invites public comments on the proposed national regulations for site assessments and reports
19 Mar 2012 Latest rhino poaching statistics (19 March 2012)
07 Mar 2012 Weather awareness outreach to communities
06 Mar 2012 Deputy Environment Minister announces winners of Environmental Management Inspectorate Awards of Excellence and signing of inaugural implementation protocol
27 Feb 2012 Media briefing at Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Lekgotla
10 Feb 2012 Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi embarks on weather awareness road show in communities
01 Feb 2012 Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Ms Edna Molewa, welcomes sentencing of rhino poachers
27 Jan 2012 Deputy Ministers of Environment and Tourism to lead World Wetlands Day celebrations in Limpopo
27 Jan 2012 South Africa welcomes outcomes of 3rd Intergovernmental Review Meeting (IGR3) on the Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment From Land–based Activities held in Philippines
25 Jan 2012 Government gazette notice withdrawing the approval of the Integrated Industry Waste Tyre Management Plan (IIWTMP) by Recycling and Economic Development Initiative of South Africa (REDISA)
14 Jan 2012 Minister Edna Molewa to brief media on recently approved Integrated Industry Waste Tyre Management Plan (IIWTMP) developed by REDISA
13 Jan 2012 Minister Edna Molewa to address the media on measures aimed at addressing the scourge of rhino poaching and the way forward
2011
21 Dec 2011 New African Elephant Fund approves first set of projects
12 Dec 2011 Minister Molewa's statement on the outcomes of the international negotiations under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change COP17 and its’ Kyoto Protocol CMP7
11 Dec 2011 Minister Edna Molewa hosts post COP17 media briefing
05 Dec 2011 Hand-over of 300 bicycles to eThekwini Municipality
01 Dec 2011 Minister Edna Molewa on the commitment of the South African Government to move towards a lower-carbon economy and society
01 Dec 2011 Statement by the head of South African delegation urging Canada to enter the second commitment period of Kyoto Protocol
29 Nov 2011 Minister Edna Molewa and Minister Ebrahim Patel brief media at UNFCCC COP17
23 Nov 2011 Department of Environmental Affairs to host the 7th Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Government Advisory Group meeting
20 Nov 2011 SA Agulhas arrives in Port Elizabeth as part of pre-COP17 voyage
17 Nov 2011 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi to announce the winners of the Greenest Municipality Competition Awards
16 Nov 2011 Deputy Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs visits the climate train in Polokwane
16 Nov 2011 Environmental Affairs requests permission to obtain DNA samples form rhino horn seized in Hong Kong
16 Nov 2011 Deputy Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs welcomes the SA Agulhas to the Durban leg of the pre-COP 17 voyage
15 Nov 2011 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi to join climate train in Polokwane on 16 November 2011
14 Nov 2011 SA Agulhas arrives in Port Elizabeth as part of the Pre-Cop 17 voyage
13 Nov 2011 National Waste Management Strategy (NWMS) approved for implementation by Cabinet
11 Nov 2011 Deputy Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs to launch the Atlas of Freshwater Ecosystem Priority Areas in South Africa
09 Nov 2011 SA Agulhas to embark on Pre-COP17 voyage
04 Nov 2011 Minister Edna Molewa to host last stakeholder engagement summit ahead of UNFCCC COP17
03 Nov 2011 National Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Report 2010/11 launched by the Department of Environmental Affairs
01 Nov 2011 Minister Edna Molewa to host last stakeholder engagement summit ahead of UNFCCC COP17
20 Oct 2011 Minister Edna Molewa to speak at public lecture on South Africa’s response to climate change
18 Oct 2011 Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Mrs Edna Molewa addresses the media on government’s National Climate Change Response Policy
17 Oct 2011 Minister Molewa to address media on National Climate Change Response White Paper
14 Oct 2011 Minister Molewa to address the media on the National Climate Change Response Policy white paper
12 Oct 2011 SA Agulhas returns from Gough Island
12 Oct 2011 Minister Edna Molewa's statement on rhino poaching after engaging provinces
10 Oct 2011 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi officially opened 6th annual Air Quality Governance Lekgotla in East London, Eastern Cape
07 Oct 2011 Minister Molewa to launch National Marine Week and Oceans Monitoring Buoy at Elands Bay Hotel, Western Cape
07 Oct 2011 Minister Molewa to address South African Mayors Conference on Climate Change on 9 October 2011 at Emperors Palace
07 Oct 2011 Press accreditation for UNFCCC COP17
06 Oct 2011 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi to open Air Quality Lekgotla in East London
06 Oct 2011 Minister Molewa to launch National Marine Week and Oceans Monitoring Buoy at Elands Bay, Western Cape
05 Oct 2011 Statement by Environmental Affairs on the 2nd Waste Management Officers' Khoro
05 Oct 2011 Minister Edna Molewa and Mpumalanga Premier David Mabuza, to address Mpumalanga Provincial Climate Change Summit
05 Oct 2011 Statement delivered by Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi at the second Waste Officers Khoro
30 Sep 2011 Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs to introduce the South African Weather Service Amendment Bill, 2011 in parliament
28 Sep 2011 South Africa and Vietnam agree to collaborate on wildlife protection and law enforcement
28 Sep 2011 Deputy Minister of Water and Environmental affairs to address the second annual Waste Management Officers Khoro
27 Sep 2011 Media invitation: South Africa hosts a bi-lateral meeting with Vietnam to discuss wildlife protection and law enforcement issues
23 Sep 2011 South Africa hosts consultation and capacity building workshop on reducing emissions form deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD+)
23 Sep 2011 Minister Molewa and KwaZulu-Natal Premier Mkhize to address KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Climate Change Summit
16 Sep 2011 South Africa responds to statement by Earthlife Africa on South Africa’s delegation to the UNFCCC COP17
15 Sep 2011 Minister Molewa declares Amathole Marine Protected Area (MPA)
14 Sep 2011 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi to launch the R11,5 million Working for the Coast project as part of the International Coastal Clean-Up day in KwaZulu-Natal
11 Sep 2011 Minister Edna Molewa welcomes the appointment of SANBI as National Implementing Entity for UNFCCC Adaptation Fund
07 Sep 2011 SA Agulhas departs on last voyage to Gough Island
07 Sep 2011 Minister Edna Molewa publishes proposed amendments to the Norms and Standards for Making of Rhinoceros Horn and Hunting of White Rhinoceros for Trophy Hunting Purposes
06 Sep 2011 Minister Edna Molewa to launch the Enyokeni Greening (Tree Planting) Project
06 Sep 2011 Minister Edna Molewa and Kwa-Zulu-Natal Premier, Dr Zweli Mkhize to collaborate ahead of climate change negotiations
05 Sep 2011 Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Edna Molewa to address the media on South Africa's Climate Change White Paper process and preparations for COP17
03 Sep 2011 City and maritime authorities cleaning up oil spill along Blaauwberg Beach
01 Sep 2011 DEA, SANParks and CoAL sing memorandum of agreement (MoA) for Mapungubwe Cultural Landscape World Heritage Site
31 Aug 2011 Minister Edna Molewa publishes National Environmental Management Laws Amendment (NEMLA) Bill for public comment
31 Aug 2011 Media briefing on memorandum of agreement: Mapungubwe Cultural Landscape World Heritage Site
31 Aug 2011 Environmental Affairs to host provincial climate change summits
29 Aug 2011 Statement by Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Edna Molewa on the ongoing scourge of rhino poaching
28 Aug 2011 Joint Statement issued at the conclusion of the eighth BASIC Ministerial meeting on Climate Change
26 Aug 2011 Workshop on climate change impacts on African coastal communities
26 Aug 2011 Minister Edna Molewa to address media on continued incidents of rhino poaching
19 Aug 2011 Minister Edna Molewa to address women’s public consultation on the impact of climate change on women – preparing for Durban and beyond in Bela-Bela, Limpopo
17 Aug 2011 Department of Environmental Affairs welcomes sentencing of Silicon Smelters for contravening environmental legislation
14 Aug 2011 No decision on Kruger Park Hotel environmental authorisation as yet
11 Aug 2011 The African Group Negotiators on Climate Change (AGN) meets to discuss the African Position for COP17 / CMP7
04 Aug 2011 Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Ms Edna Molewa's working visit to Lesotho
04 Aug 2011 Environmental Affairs to hold consultative dialogue on women and climate change negotiations
01 Aug 2011 Ministers Nkoana-Mashabane and Molewa to brief media on COP17/CMP7
28 Jul 2011 Deputy Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Rejoice Mabudafhasi to kick start Women's Month activities at Rivoningo Hospice on Mandela
22 Jul 2011 Director-General of the Department of Environmental Affairs, Nosipho Ngcaba on the naming of the new Polar Vessel
22 Jul 2011 Christening and naming of the new polar vessel
20 Jul 2011 Deputy Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Rejoice Mabudafhasi to visit Assmang at Cato Ridge, KwaZulu-Natal to assess progress in relation to compliance notice
20 Jul 2011 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi to visit Assmang at Cato Ridge to assess progress in relation to compliance notice
20 Jul 2011 Minister Edna Molewa to address the media on the continued incidents of rhino poaching
19 Jul 2011 Media briefing on Environmental Authorisation Granted for Section 24G application by Coal of Africa in respect of Vele Colliery
14 Jul 2011 Deputy Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Rejoice Mabudafhasi to lead the South African Weather Service 10 year anniversary celebration
12 Jul 2011 Sod turning by Minister Molewa of the Welverdiend and Moyahabo Vegetable and Conservation Gardens Project in Giyani, Limpopo
08 Jul 2011 Deputy Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Rejoice Mabudafhasi to launch greening projects in Limpopo as part of Nelson Mandela Week celebrations
08 Jul 2011 Environmental authorisation for section 24G application by Coal of Africa in respect of Vele Colliery Granted
07 Jul 2011 Deputy Minster Mabudafhasi to launch greening projects in Limpopo as part of Nelson Mandela Week celebrations
04 Jul 2011 Tourism product owners to benefit from Greening Natural Resource Efficiency roadshows
23 Jun 2011 Youth Summit on Water and Climate Change
22 Jun 2011 Media statement by Deputy Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Rejoice Mabudafhasi on climate change
22 Jun 2011 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi on climate change
22 Jun 2011 Medical evacuation voyage of FRS African vessel to Marion Island cancelled
22 Jun 2011 Department of Environmental Affairs on the cancellation of medical evacuation voyage of Africana vessel to Marion Island
21 Jun 2011 Minister Molewa to brief media on COP17
21 Jun 2011 Minister Edna Molewa to brief media on Conference of the Parties (COP17)
21 Jun 2011 FRS African vessel in urgent departure to Marion Island for a medical evacuation
17 Jun 2011 South Africa responds to statement by Groundwork on South Africa's delegation at the Bonn Climate Change Conference
10 Jun 2011 South Africa at the United Nations climate change talks aimed at preparing for Durban COP17 / CMP7 conference
10 Jun 2011 Deputy Environment Minister to lead World Day to Combat Desertification celebrations in Tzaneen, Limpopo
10 Jun 2011 Deputy Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Rejoice Mabudafhasi to lead World Day to Combat Desertification Day celebrations in Tzaneen, Limpopo
10 Jun 2011 South Africa at the United Nations Climate Change talks aimed at preparing work for the Durban Climate talks
09 Jun 2011 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi embarks on Clean Fires campaign
08 Jun 2011 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi to launch Clean Fires campaign
07 Jun 2011 Welkom medical waste case removed from court roll to allow for further investigation
07 Jun 2011 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi to launch the Winter Clean Fires campaign “Basa njengo magogo”
07 Jun 2011 Welkom medical waste case removed from court roll to allow for further investigation
05 Jun 2011 Minister Edna Molewa urges South Africans to “Save Tomorrow, Today” during World Environment Day celebration in Golden Gate National Park
02 Jun 2011 Minister Edna Molewa to lead World Environment Day (WED) celebrations
01 Jun 2011 Media statement on Buyisa-e-Bag following review process
01 Jun 2011 Statement by the Department of Environmental Affairs on Buyisa-e-Bag following a review process
31 May 2011 Deputy Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Rejoice Mabudafhasi to launch the Buffalo Adopt a River project in the Eastern Cape
30 May 2011 Minister Molewa opens the Africa Rio +20 regional workshop in Pretoria
30 May 2011 Minister Edna Molewa opens the Africa Rio+20 regional workshop in Pretoria
30 May 2011 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi to launch Shixini Adopt a River project
29 May 2011 Joint statement issued at the conclusion of the seventh Basic Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change
26 May 2011 South Africa to host basic ministerial climate change meeting on 28 and 29 May 2011 in Durban
26 May 2011 South Africa to host BASIC Ministerial Climate Change Meeting on 28 and 29 May 2011 in Durban
23 May 2011 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi leads International Day for Biological Diversity celebrations in Mpumalanga, Nelspruit
20 May 2011 Deputy Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Rejoice Mabudafhasi to report on water challenges in Inkandla
20 May 2011 Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi addresses water challenges in Inkandla
19 May 2011 Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi to lead the celebration of the International Day for Biological Diversity 2011
19 May 2011 Deputy Minister, Rejoice Mabudafhasi to lead the celebration of the International Day for Biological Diversity 2011
13 May 2011 United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development nineteenth session (CSD19)
09 May 2011 Environmental Affairs to welcome back SA Agulhas
21 Apr 2011 Department of Environmental Affairs welcomes the sentencing of Pan African Parliament (PAP) environmental consultant and firm
20 Apr 2011 Minister Molewa to address media on budget vote speech
07 Apr 2011 Deputy Minister, Rejoice Mabudafhasi, launches the Environmental Assessment Practitioners Association of South Africa (EAPASA)
07 Apr 2011 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi to attend Mukula Village celebrations
05 Apr 2011 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi to launch the Environmental Assessment Practitioners Association of South Africa
05 Apr 2011 Deputy Minister, Rejoice Mabudafhasi concludes her North West Public Participation Programme visit
04 Apr 2011 Environmental Affairs to bid farewell to SA Agulhas
23 Mar 2011 SA Agulhas returns from construction/VIP voyage to Marion Island
22 Mar 2011 Deputy Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Rejoice Mabudafhasi to commemorates World Meteorological Day
09 Mar 2011 SA Agulhas departs for Marion Island on 10 March 2011
06 Mar 2011 Rhino poaching a cause for concern
23 Feb 2011 Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi to launch oceans processes monitoring buoy system
15 Feb 2011 Environmental Affairs to receive SA Agulhas from Antarctica
09 Feb 2011 Department of Environmental Affairs to conduct Gauteng Provincial Consultative workshop on National Climate Change Response Policy Green Paper
31 Jan 2011 Minister Edna Molewa publishes the National Domestic Waste Collection Standards
26 Jan 2011 Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi to lead World Wetlands Day 2011 celebration in the Western Cape
17 Jan 2011 Green Scorpions proceed to Mpumalanga for next leg of National Law Enforcement Campaign
14 Jan 2011 Department of Environmental Affairs to conduct Provincial Consultative Workshops on National Climate Change response policy Green Paper
10 Jan 2011 A joint South African French Research and Training initiative in Atmospheric and Marine Sciences
2010
15 Dec 2010 Minister Molewa’s statement on the outcomes of the climate change talks held in Mexico and preparation for the climate change talks to be held in Durban in December 2011
14 Dec 2010 Minister Edna Molewa hosts post-climate change talks media briefing
07 Dec 2010 Department of Environmental Affairs to host SA Agulhas 50th over-wintering expedition to Antartica
06 Dec 2010 Green Scorpions proceed to Limpopo for next leg of National Environmental Law Compliance Campaign
30 Nov 2010 Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Edna Molewa to lead South Africa to United Nations Conference on Climate Change, 29 November to 10 December 2010, Cancun, Mexico
22 Nov 2010 Deputy Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi to hand over R41 million Thulamela Eco-Town
03 Nov 2010 Green Scorpions declare Welkom unlawful medical waste disposal sites safe for use
02 Nov 2010 Green Scorpions to conduct final inspection at Maximus
31 Oct 2010 South Africa welcomes the outcomes of the Convention on Biological Diversity held in Japan
27 Oct 2010 Mapungubwe celebration: heritage, water conservation awareness and indigenous rain-making
27 Oct 2010 Department of Environmental Affairs to conduct road shows on Waste Act
27 Oct 2010 South Africa's Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi attends high level ministerial segment of the Convention on Biological Diversity talks in Japan, 27 - 29 October 2010
22 Oct 2010 Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi launched a book on Indigenous Weather Knowledge
18 Oct 2010 South Africa at the tenth Conference of Parties (COP-10) on Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in Japan
18 Oct 2010 Green Scorpions proceed to Eastern Cape for next leg of National Law Enforcement Campaign
14 Oct 2010 Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi leads the National Marine Week 2010 Campaign
08 Oct 2010 South Africa reinforces climate change commitment following the signing of Environmental Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with China
08 Oct 2010 Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi to address the 5th Air Quality Lekgotla in Limpopo
05 Oct 2010 Findings of Green Scorpions Environmental law compliance campaign in the Western Cape
01 Oct 2010 Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Buyelwa Sonjica convenes Rhino Summit
30 Sep 2010 Minister Buyelwa Sonjica’s statement on the occasion of the signing of Outcome 10 delivery agreement in Kempton Park
29 Sep 2010 Deputy Minister of Environmental Affairs, Rejoice Mabudafhasi, launches Green Initiative for Gauteng schools
28 Sep 2010 Minister Sonjica to sign outcome 10 delivery agreement
28 Sep 2010 Minister Buyelwa Sonjica to handover first bio-prospecting licence to HGH Pharmaceuticals (Pty) Ltd
27 Sep 2010 Green Scorpions embark on national environmental law compliance campaign
25 Sep 2010 Joint Communiqué: Troika meeting of host countries of COP15, COP16 and COP17
14 Sep 2010 Department of Environmental Affairs briefs media on South Africa's preparation for the Convention on Biological Diversity in Japan
13 Sep 2010 Department of Environmental Affairs briefs media on South Africa's preparation for the Convention on Biological Diversity in Japan
10 Sep 2010 Minister Buyelwa Sonjica to open first Waste Management Khoro in Gauteng
06 Sep 2010 Acting Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, L Xingwana to introduce the Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity report
02 Sep 2010 The joint communique of the Conference of Ministers for the Benguela Current Commission (BCC), Cape Town
01 Sep 2010 Deputy Minister, Rejoice Mabudafhasi concludes the People and Parks conference
30 Aug 2010 People and Parks Conference kicks off with the launch of co-management framework
25 Aug 2010 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi launched the Fognet Project in Venda, Limpopo
24 Aug 2010 Department of Environmental Affairs hosts Fourth People and Parks Conference in KwaZulu-Natal
17 Aug 2010 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi to hand over R41 Million Bushbuckridge eco-town
13 Aug 2010 Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi to lead the fourth Women and Environment Conference
10 Aug 2010 Coal of Africa issued with compliance notice to cease with illegal environmental activities at Vele Colliery
10 Aug 2010 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi's to initiate the Public Participation programme in KwaZulu-Natal
02 Aug 2010 Minister Sonjica's statement at the ceremonies to plant trees at Qunu and the launch of the Carbonworx/Hegebe Project
02 Aug 2010 New Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) regulations come into effect today
02 Aug 2010 New Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) regulations come into effect today
29 Jul 2010 Minister Sonjica to host Executive Committee of African Ministers' Council on Water (AMCOW)
28 Jul 2010 Deputy Minister, Rejoice Mabudafhasi to kick-start Public Participation programme in Limpopo province
26 Jul 2010 Joint statement issued at the conclusion of fourth meeting of ministers of the BASIC Group, 25 to 26 July 2010, Rio de Janeiro
21 Jul 2010 Environmental Affairs to host open day aboard SA Agulhas on Saturday, 24 July 2010
20 Jul 2010 Environmental Affairs to host Commission for Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) conservation workshops
18 Jul 2010 Deputy Minister, Rejoice Mabudafhasi attends the Southern African Development Community (SADC) meeting for ministers responsible for environment and natural resources management
16 Jul 2010 Minister Sonjica launches Mthatha Radar
15 Jul 2010 Minister Sonjica to launch Mthatha radar system
08 Jul 2010 Minister Buyelwa Sonjica to sign grasslands declaration
15 Jun 2010 Deputy Minister, Rejoice Mabudafhasi to commemorate World Day to Combat Desertification
08 Jun 2010 Deputy Minister, Rejoice Mabudafhasi led the World Oceans Day celebrations in Port Elizabeth
08 Jun 2010 Environmental Affairs on FIFA 2010 Green Goal
07 Jun 2010 World Oceans Day to be celebrated in Port Elizabeth
07 Jun 2010 Launch of the Green Passport campaign for the 2010 FIFA World Cup
04 Jun 2010 Deputy Minister, Rejoice Mabudafhasi hands over R39 million Free State Eco town on World Environment Day
03 Jun 2010 Minister Sonjica to launch National Waste campaign in association with 2010 FIFA World Cup trophy tour
01 Jun 2010 Free State to host World Environment Day celebration
28 May 2010 Instruction issued for re-commencement of Welkom medical waste cleanup
20 May 2010 Draft statement of conclusion on Green Economy Summit
12 May 2010 Environmental Affairs to host Green Economy Summit
26 Apr 2010 Deputy Minster Mabudafhasi to open the 3rd Annual Sustainable Living Festival in Hoedspruit, Limpopo
23 Apr 2010 Deputy Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Rejoice Mabudafhasi, to launch the "All Hands on Waste" project as well as the "Go Green Bus" mobile exhibition unit
23 Apr 2010 South Africa to host BASIC (Brazil, South Africa, India and China) Climate Change conference
16 Apr 2010 Chief Executive Officer of Wasteman arrested in relation to buried medical waste
09 Apr 2010 Deputy Minister, Rejoice Mabudafhasi hands over R40 million cheque to Lesotho for Maluti-Drakensburg transfrontier park development
09 Apr 2010 Minister Buyelwa Sonjica to address media on budget vote speech
01 Apr 2010 South Africa to hand over cheque to the Kingdom of Lesotho for the development of the Maloti-Drakensberg Trans-Frontier Conservation Area (TFCA)
31 Mar 2010 New Air Quality Act comes into full effect on 1 April 2010
30 Mar 2010 Department of Environmental Affairs briefs media on outcomes of CITES COP 15
29 Mar 2010 Minister Buyelwa Sonjica launches South African weather radar network
24 Mar 2010 Minister Sonjica to launch new weather radar network
23 Mar 2010 South African Air Quality Information Systems (SAAQIS) launched by Department of Environmental Affairs
17 Mar 2010 Department of Environmental Affairs to launch the South African Air Quality Information Systems (SAAQIS)
10 Mar 2010 Minister Sonjica to address South East African Climate consortium
09 Mar 2010 Minister Sonjica on Wasteman operated incinerator in Klerksdorp
08 Mar 2010 Marine and Coastal Management suspends three officials on allegations of fraud
02 Mar 2010 Clean up of illegally dumped medical waste begins in Welkom
19 Feb 2010 Minister Buyelwa Sonjica concerned about mining near Mapungubwe
19 Feb 2010 Environmental Affairs to host welcome ceremony for South African Agulhas return from Antarctica
10 Feb 2010 Wasteman Klerksdorp incinerator shut-down date extended
08 Feb 2010 Suspect in Welkom healthcare risk waste (medical waste) investigation arrested
05 Feb 2010 Joint statement by Australia and South Africa on continued cooperation on climate change
04 Feb 2010 Minister Sonjica to sign letter of intent with Australia on climate change cooperation
27 Jan 2010 Minister Buyelwa Sonjica will officially launch International Year of Biodiversity (IYB)
25 Jan 2010 Joint statement issued at the conclusion of the second meeting of Ministers of BASIC group, New Delhi
19 Jan 2010 Deputy Minister, Rejoice Mabudafhasi will lead an intergovernmental team in the celebration of World Wetlands Day
2009
20 Dec 2009 Environmental Affairs on Copenhagen Climate Change meeting outcomes
15 Dec 2009 Side event convened by Brazil, India, South Africa and China on mitigation action
10 Dec 2009 Green scorpions execute a further search in the Free State
08 Dec 2009 Departure of the SA Agulhas to the Antarctica
07 Dec 2009 World cup nations team up against climate change
02 Dec 2009 Green Scorpions execute further search warrants in the Free State
01 Dec 2009 Enactment of the Integrated Coastal Management Act
29 Nov 2009 Department of Environmental Affairs warns against non-compliance with environmental laws
29 Nov 2009 Department of Environmental Affairs warns against non-compliance with environmental laws
25 Nov 2009 Minister Buyelwa Sonjica releases the national environmental compliance and enforcement report for 2008/09
25 Nov 2009 Deputy Minister, Rejoice Mabudafhasi launched a R25 million pioneering Clean Development Mechanism Job Creation Project
25 Nov 2009 Deputy Minister, Rejoice Mabudafhasi launch a R25 million pioneering Clean Development Mechanism Job Creation Project
24 Nov 2009 Minister Buyelwa Sonjica to launch National Compliance and Enforcement Report
23 Nov 2009 Marine and Coastal Management (MCM) Deputy Director-General to move to new portfolio within the department
16 Nov 2009 Environmental Affairs to sign contract with a company to replace ageing polar vessel, SA Agulhas
12 Nov 2009 Fishery performance reviews roadshow to commence for cluster C and D commercial fisheries sectors
06 Nov 2009 Environmental Affairs on UNESCO World Heritage Committee nominations
06 Nov 2009 Marine scientists and recreational fisheries cooperate in research effort on smoothhound sharks
05 Nov 2009 $500 million infusion gives South Africa critical boost to meet ambitious clean energy goals
05 Nov 2009 Minister Buyelwa Sonjica briefs media on Climate change
29 Oct 2009 Deputy Minister, Rejoice Mabudafhasi's keynote address boosts critical conference on the world's water resources
29 Oct 2009 Minister Sonjica launches Buyisela (Eco-Towns) Greening and Cleaning Pilot Project in Mthatha
29 Oct 2009 West coast rock lobster recreational fishing season announced
26 Oct 2009 Minister Sonjica to launch Buyisela Eco Town Project aimed at cleaning and greening South African townships and villages
16 Oct 2009 Deputy Minister, Rejoice Mabudafhasi launches cross border clean-up campaign at Beit Bridge
08 Oct 2009 Deputy Minister, Rejoice Mabudafhasi to launch the 2005 state of the air report
06 Oct 2009 Environmental Affairs on accident at South African Antarctic Station
01 Oct 2009 South Africa to celebrate its oceans - National Marine Month 2009
25 Sep 2009 Minister Sonjica raises profile of adaptation in her Climate Change engagements
23 Sep 2009 Court dismisses application for leave to appeal against captive lion hunting case judgment
19 Sep 2009 Fuel removal operation to the grounded bulk carrier ‘Seli 1’ resumed this morning
16 Sep 2009 Environmental Affairs on international day for the protection of the ozone layer
15 Sep 2009 South Africa wants Copenhagen deal on climate change talks (COP 15) to be fair and inclusive
14 Sep 2009 Minister Sonjica to brief media ahead of bilateral engagements on climate change
10 Sep 2009 The Seli 1 Joint Operations Committee is appealing to members of the public
09 Sep 2009 Preparations underway for Seli 1 fuel removal operation
08 Sep 2009 Environmental protection, a priority for authorities and salvors
08 Sep 2009 Integrated efforts to curb alarming growth in rhino poaching endorsed as positive step to thwart killing of rhinos
04 Sep 2009 Renaming of the Limpopo-Shashe Transfrontier Conservation Area (TFCA)
01 Sep 2009 Seal attacks in local harbours
31 Aug 2009 Department of Environmental Affairs to launch domestic waste collection pilot project in Mafikeng
19 Aug 2009 Boundless Southern Africa (BSA) expedition ends in Namibia today
14 Aug 2009 Allocation process for boat-based whale watching and white shark cage diving operating permits to commence
13 Aug 2009 Environmental Affairs on public notice on fishing permit system
04 Aug 2009 Nelson Mandela Metro and Breede River Winelands Local Municipality scoop the Cleanest Town Awards
31 Jul 2009 Department of Environmental Affairs to announce the Cleanest Town Competition winners
28 Jul 2009 Minister Sonjica to attend African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW) meeting
27 Jul 2009 Water and Environmental Affairs on waste tyre regulations
27 Jul 2009 National information and consultation session, international climate change talks
24 Jul 2009 Norms and standards for marking of rhinoceros horn and hunting of white rhinoceros for trophy hunting defined
16 Jul 2009 67 Minutes-Taking Care Of My Environment, in celebration of Mandela Day
16 Jul 2009 Minister Sonjica to embark on clean up and tree planting campaign on Mandela Day
15 Jul 2009 SA Agulhas urgent departure to Marion Island for medical evacuation
13 Jul 2009 $100 billion per annum for climate change is a step in the right direction
25 Jun 2009 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi launches National Youth Service pilot project on environment
24 Jun 2009 Deputy Minister, Rejoice Mabudafhasi will launch the 2009 Winter Clean Fires Campaign, Basa Nje Ngo Magogo
23 Jun 2009 Minister Sonjica to launch national youth service pilot project on environment
22 Jun 2009 Minister Sonjica congratulates France on successful bid to host 2012 World Water Forum
19 Jun 2009 Minister Buyelwa of Water and Environmental Affairs, Buyelwa Sonjica, on renaming of Limpopo Shashe Transfrontier Conservation Area
17 Jun 2009 Water and Environmental Affairs Minister, Buyelwa Sonjica, addresses media briefing on budget vote speech
17 Jun 2009 Water and Environmental Affairs Minister, Buyelwa Sonjica, to address media on MinMec environment meeting
12 Jun 2009 Department of Environmental Affairs welcomes the decision of the Bloemfontein High Court regarding the captive lion hunting case
09 Jun 2009 Media statement on the visit by Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs to the OR Tambo District Municipality
08 Jun 2009 Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, B Sonjica to visit victims of unhealthy drinking water in Mthatha
08 Jun 2009 Minister Buyelwa Sonjica expresses condolences and undertakes to leave no stone unturned in the investigation of alleged polluted water
08 Jun 2009 Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Buyelwa Sonjica speak on World Oceans Day and International Year of the Shark commemorated in Gansbaai, Western Cape
04 Jun 2009 Minister Sonjica on South Africa celebrating the World Environment Day with focus on climate change
29 May 2009 Climate Change the Focus of Environment Month Celebrations in June 2009
21 May 2009 Annual Urban Environmental Management Programme (UEMP) conference in Somerset West
20 May 2009 Statement on Urban Environmental Management Programme (UEMP) conference started today in Somerset West
19 May 2009 Joint statement on assessment of the recent shark attacks at Port St Johns
13 May 2009 Government re-organises the environmental and tourism portfolios to improve service delivery
2008
18 Dec 2008 Public comments invited on draft subsistence Fisheries Policy
15 Dec 2008 One vehicle and over 30 West Coast Rock Lobster Tails confiscated, one arrest
06 Nov 2008 Recreational Anglers and Marine Scientists Cooperate in research effort on Smoothhound Sharks
06 Nov 2008 South African Ivory stockpile auctioned
05 Nov 2008 Blue flag beaches announced
05 Nov 2008 Authorities join forces to tackle Environmental Offenders
22 Oct 2008 Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi to lead a Clean-Up Campaign in Mafikeng on 24 October 2008
15 Oct 2008 Ivory Stockpile Verified by Cites Secretariat
13 Oct 2008 South Africa to launch its National Programme of Action (NPA) for Marine Environment Protection from Land-based Activities
13 Oct 2008 Nuwe Mariene Bewaringsarea (Mba) Sal Noodsaaklike Beskerming te weeg bring
13 Oct 2008 New Marine Protected Area will bring much-needed protection
13 Oct 2008 South Africa to launch its National Programme of Action (NPA) for Marine Environment Protection from Land-based Activities
10 Oct 2008 Invitation to National Marine Week Launch
09 Oct 2008 Cites Approved Ivory Sale: South Africa to Sell Ivory to China and Japan
07 Oct 2008 Minister Van Schalkwyk’s statement in welcoming Cape High Court’s decision in ruling in favour of the minister and Small-Scale Fishers and against the West Coast Rock Lobster industry representing big companies
30 Sep 2008 National Association for Clean Air (NACA) Conference from 1st - 3rd October in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga
18 Sep 2008 Five arrested, Abalone and Vehicle Confiscated during DEAT/SANParks Collaborative Enforcement Patrol
17 Sep 2008 Celebration of the National Parks Week in Mapungubwe National Park on 22 September 2008
15 Sep 2008 Launch of National Clean Up Week, Maruleng Municipality, Hoedspruit, Limpopo
11 Sep 2008 South Africa to donate Wild Animals to the Kingdom of Lesotho National Park
02 Sep 2008 Conservation for the People with the People
28 Aug 2008 Green Scorpions shut down production at Independent Foundries
22 Aug 2008 South Africa Launches National Plan of Action for Reducing the Incidental Catch of Seabirds in Longline Fisheries at official opening of International Meeting of the Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels (ACAP)
20 Aug 2008 Government to review the role of Protected Areas in growing the local economy
18 Aug 2008 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi to launch Air Quality Monitoring Stations in the Highveld Priority Area
12 Aug 2008 Deputy Minister, Ms Rejoice Mabudafhasi to open Women and Environment Conference 2008 in Polokwane
12 Aug 2008 10 Boats, 1 Rubber Duck Confiscated in Combined Effort to Prevent Poaching
07 Aug 2008 Indigenous Knowledge of Biodiversity highlighted by Environmental Affairs at Inaugural IKS Expo
01 Aug 2008 3rd National Women & Environment Conference to Take Place From 13 - 15 August 2008
28 Jul 2008 Government Outlines Vision, Strategic Direction and Framework for Climate Policy
21 Jul 2008 Climate Change: Extinction Threat Necessitates Definitive Action
16 Jul 2008 South Africa welcomes the ivory sale go ahead by CITES
10 Jul 2008 Public Workshops on Marine Ranching Guidelines
08 Jul 2008 Government announces Climate Policy direction
07 Jul 2008 People and Parks Road-Show to North-West province 08th - 10th July 2008
25 Jan 2008 10 alleged Poachers arrested, Super Duck Confiscated after high speed chase
17 Jan 2008 Court finds against Abalone Divers
14 Jan 2008 Climate Change Press Conference, 18 January 2008
04 Jan 2008 West Coast Rock Lobster Season and TAC announced