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.

       
       
 
 
 
 
       
June - July 2021: 2021 Generation Restoration

Everyone has a role to play in ecosystem restoration and each of us can make a diffrence.
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Apr - May 2021: 2021 DFFE Budget Allocation

It is an allocation that will chiefly drive our equitable transition to a low-carbon economy and a climate-resilient society.
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Jan - Mar 2021: The origin of cyclones

A cyclone is a type of weather system in which wind rotates around an area of low atmospheric pressure. 
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Oct - Dec 2020: Make safety a part of your holiday

Celebrating World Food Day. Get reacquainted with our biodiverse rich parks. 
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Newspaper and magazine supplements

Environmental budget reprioritised for post Covid-19 recovery

The Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries has been allocated R8.2 billion for the
2020/21 financial year to help in the implementation of our environmental programmes and post-lockdown economic recovery initiatives and programmes.
» Supplement 1
» Supplement 2
Barbara Creecy hands over historic fishing rights

Headlines: Barbara Creecy hands over historic fishing rights. Rooibos agreement is a victory for the Khoi Community. NBA launched to protect S A’s rich biodiversity. SA firefighters receive a hero’s welcome after combating Canadian fire.
» Supplement 1
» Supplement 2
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 
       
 

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Newspaper Adverts


 

Let's talk plastic pollution solutions
 

Experts in plastic waste management kicked off the plastic conference to discuss the impact of plastic waste on the environment and the challenges in eradicating this waste. Here is their take on what the problem is, what needs to be done, and what is being done.
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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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Booklets and brochures 

 

       
National Arbor Month 2021
To date, the campaign has graduated to Arbor Month, which is a national campaign initiated to celebrate South Africa’s trees and to raise awareness about their importance.
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Opportunities in the biomass economy: Invasive plants that could change your life

Now is the time for enviropreneurs to source and harvest the biomass of woody invasive alien trees and start a firewood, furniture, charcoal, timber or compost business.
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Working for Wetlands

A wetland is defined in the National Water Act (Act 36 of 1998) as the land which is transitional between terrestrial and aquatic systems where the water table is usually at or near the surface, or the land is periodically covered with shallow water, and which land in normal circumstances supports or would support vegetation typically adapted to life in saturated soil.
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Facts about Invasive Alien Plants

Learn about: •  Invasive Alien Plants such as water hyacinth and how they affect the capacity of dams and rivers in terms of water storage.
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» download Afrikaans publication
» download Vhenda publication

 

 
 
 

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Posters and wall charts

 

       
National Arbor Month 2021
To date, the campaign has graduated to Arbor Month, which is a national campaign initiated to celebrate South Africa’s trees and to raise awareness about their importance.
» download poster 
10 things you can do about Alien Invasive Species
Did you know? An Alien Invasive Species is an organism that does not naturally grow or occur in an area. Which means it was brought in by accident on purpose.
» download poster 
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!
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» download poster (portrait)
 
 

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