Publications

The Department of Environmental Affairs, its entities and programmes produce and contribute to a variety of publications, with a view to keep the public informed and engaged on environmental issues.
 

       
Environment Quarterly editions
 
Newspaper and magazine supplements
 
Booklets and brochures
 
Posters and wall charts
 
Newspaper adverts

 

Environment Quarterly Editions

Environment Quarterly is the stakeholder publication of the Department of Environmental Affairs. The publication aims to keep stakeholders including the public, researchers and policy makers in the environment sector up to date with the programmes, events and legislation driven by the Department of Environmental Affairs.

       
       
   
 
 
       
July - September 2019:On top of their game: Women in environment.

In August we celebrated Women’s Month as a country in recognition of the 20 000 women who marched to the Union Buildings on 9 August 1956 in protest against the extension of Pass Laws to women.
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April - June 2019: A look at South Africa's state of air qulaity.

What is Air Pollution?: A look at South Africa’s state of Air Qualityy. • SA’s Newly Declared Marine Protected Area Network • Let’s combat desertification and grow the future together.
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January - March 2019: Going Green for a Sustainable Future

• Changing to a better, greener future, ENVIRO Highlights, • Billy Bin unveiled at Good Green Deeds launch, and President launches Operation Phakisa Chemicals and Waste.
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October - December 2018: Countries unite for conservation of migratory waterbirds
• Cabinet approves a network of 20 new Marine Protected Areas • DEA Launches Smarthome Awareness Campaign • Humble fly takes on Brazilian weed threatening water quality.
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Newspaper and magazine supplements

 
 
Barbara Creecy is finding the right balancing act - Leadership supplement (August 2019)

Finding the right balance act: The task of balancing the acceleration of economic growth and transformation with the sustainable use of environmental resources is no small feat, but it is a task that newly appointed Minister of DEFF, Barbara Creecy is excited to take on.
» Leadership
Minister Creecy leads World Environment Day - Sowetan supplement (June 2019)

Learn about: What is Air Pollution?, What are the effects of air pollution?, A look at SA’s state of air quality in winter.
» Sowetan
» The Star 
Changing to a better greener future - Sowetan supplement (April 2019)

Learn about: New campaign intensifies fight against illegal dumping, littering; Turning trash into treasure.
Sowetan: » Page 1 » Page 2 » Page 3 » Page 4 & 5 » Page 6 » Page 7 » Page 8
» The Star
       
Celebrating 15 years of EPWP

Learn about: Celebrating 15 years of EPWP, Hamburg Aquaculture Project (Dusky Kob and Oysters), DEA takes the lead in job creation, The Environmental Programmes.
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South Africa is the home of the rhino: let's keep it that way!

Learn about: BLACK RHINO Africa’s smallest species of rhino, also known as the hook lipped rhino, WHITE RHINO Africa’s largest species of rhino.
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Minister drives Thuma Mina call for a cleaner SA

Learn about: Molewa urges South Africans to heed President ’s call in environment sector, Thuma Mina – Green Goods Deeds.
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Green Scorpions Protecting South Africa’s future

Learn about: EMI or Green Scorpions, as they are known to public, are government officials from national, provincial and local government, including parks authorities.
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Newspaper Adverts


 

South Africa increases network of Marine Protected Areas - Tiso Black Star
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World Wetlands Day - Isolezwe
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World Wetlands Day - Cape Argus
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World Wetlands Day - Sowetan
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Booklets and brochures 

 

       
       
 
 
 
 
       
The basics of climate chnage 

Climate change is an alteration of the earth’s general weather conditions. The most prominent part of climate change is the rising temperature
at the earth’s surface.
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Air Quality

Information to help learners and teachers to have a better understanding of air and air pollution.
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Biodiversity economy - game meat

Learn about: • The advanatges of game meat production; its health benefits and; economic opportunities attached to this product. 
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It's time to GO GREEN in school

Learn about: • What is recycling?; Our recycling pledge; how the 4 Rs can help us to find better ways to manage our litter. 
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Reduce. Re-Use. Recycle. Recover
Learn about: • The 4 Rs: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Recover, the types of waste, who dumps waste?.
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Become an Enviro Hero - Saving the Planet is in Your Hands
Learn about: • What is Biodiversity? 
Main causes of Biodiversity loss. Changes in ecosystems and The benefits of biodiversity.
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Working together for a Cleaner South Africa Reduce. Re-Use. Recovery
Learn about: • Waste negative impacts on the environment and on human beings, Benefits of the 4Rs.
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South African Water Quality Guidelines for Coastal Marine Waters – Volume 1: Natural Environment and Mariculture Use
Learn about: • Approaches and methodologies for development of water quality guidelines, criteria and standards
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Posters and wall charts

 

       
   
 
 
Greenest  Municipality Competition (GMC)
Learn about:  Greenest  Municipality Competition which, aims to encourage muicipalities to adapt green economy using elements of re-use, reduce and recycle. 
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National Arbour Month 2019​
Learn about: • Forests and sustainable cities.
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Vulture is an endangered animal
Did you know? Vultures throughout the world are
the most threatened species of terrestrial birds. Most are listed as Critically Endangered and Endangered. If no action is taken, they might become extinct.
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World Rhino Day 2019 poster
South Africa is the home of the Rhino. Let's keep it that way!
» download poster (landscape).
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World Heritage poster
Learn about: •South Africa’s 10 sites inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
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What is recycling?​
Learn about: •What recycling means, what paper products are, recyclable waste.
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Reduce. Re-Use. Recycle. Recover
Learn about: • The 4 Rs: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Recover, the types of waste, who dumps waste?.
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Caring for our environment
Learn about: • Starting a home garden, Making your own compost, Planting indigenous.
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Clean up! Pick it up!
Learn about: • Did You Know? You can help clean up your community to make money by becoming a WASTE PICKER!
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Pack a waste-free lunch
Learn about: •REUSE:DO Use permanent packaging, REDUCE: Too much packaging.
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Producing energy from plant matter
Learn about: • What is biomass energy? Make your own biogas, How "green" is biomass energy?.
» download poster.
Protect our environment
Learn about: • Measuring human impact, what's happening here?.
» download poster.
Waste Picking - Make money from recycling
Learn about: •What is a waste picker? what are the challenges, how can  make a difference?.
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What is littering?
Learn about: • Littering takes place when waste is not properly disposed of, like when you throw plastic packets, wrappers and fruit peels onto the ground.
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