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.

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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January - March 2020: Wetlands Biodiversity Matters

We celebrated World Wetlands Day, which we cover in this edition, with the aim of reminding society of the state of our wetlands, while also raising awareness of wetlands’ significance. All of us have a role to play in the conservation and protection of our wetlands.
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October - December 2019: Solutions for plastic pollution

It is essential that we respond to the changing realities of our world. Plastic pollution has been acknowledged as a perennial problem that requires urgent global attention. The Plastic Colloquium we hosted thrashed out a work programme that will, hopefully, see less of single-use plastic.
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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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Newspaper and magazine supplements

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 
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 

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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
» download advert (as it appeared in Isolezwe)
World Wetlands Day - Cape Argus
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Booklets and brochures 


Facts about nvasive Alien Plants

Learn about: •  Invasive Alien Plants such as water hyacinth adn 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 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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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!
» download poster (landscape).
» download poster (portrait)
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.
» download poster
» download pamphlet / brochure

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