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.

       
       
       
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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July - Sept 2020: Know and Exercise Your Environmental Rights.

According to the South African Constitution, everyone has the right to an environment that is not harmful to their wellbeing.
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April- June2020: Exclusive interview with outgoing DG.

What is Environment Month?: Environment Month is celebrated annually in South Africa during the month of June. This year, the celebrations and participation took place via online communication due to the Corona Virus outbreak. 
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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 

 

       
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
The basics of climate change 

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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Posters and wall charts

 

       
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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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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