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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 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.

       
Environment Quarterly - Special Edition 2016
April - June 2017: Connecting People with Nature
• DEA Budget Vote 2017, • Limpopo youth pilot SA Green Schools Programme, • Circular economy: Creating economic growth while protecting the environment, Deputy Minister supports waste initiatives in KwaZulu-Natal
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January - March 2017: Environmental Rights are Human Rights
• Minister Molewa inaugurated as Chancellor of
Sefako Makgatho, • The National Biodiversity Strategy and Action
Plan, • CSIR and eThekwini Municipality explore the valorisation of biowaste
>> download publication (PDF)
October - December 2016:  Unlocking the economic potential of South Africa’s Oceans
• Operation Phakisa: Oceans Economy Aquaculture, • High Altitude Teams climb high to fight alien invasive plants, • Cleaning up the Great Fish River Canyon
>> download publication (PDF)
October - December 2016 CITES COP 17 Special edition

• The fight against rhino poaching and illegal trade in rhino horn, • Important outcomes of CITES COP 17, • CITES CoP 17 in pictures, • Discussions on enforcement take centre stage at CITES COP17
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Environment Quarterly: January - March 2016 Environment Quarterly, July - September 2015
July - September 2016: Turning waste into wealth
• Minister hands over wate bins in EC • Deputy Minister donates 60 desks for Mandela Month • SANBI makes SA shine at Chelsea Flower Show • Annual Rhino Awards • Ethekwini and Mossel Bay truimph at 2016 GMC Awards 
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April - June 2016: Zero Tolerance for Illegal Wildlife Trade

 • Celebrating Environment Month, • Cabinet approves DG and COO appointments, • Operation Phakisa: Moving SA's Economy forward
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January - March 2016: Biodiversity is life

• Decline in rhino poaching figures; • SA welcomes adoption of COP21 Paris Climate deal; • Animal trade: Wild pets, wild problems; •DEA Events in pictures
>> download publication (PDF)
October  - December 2015: Road to COP21 #EmissionsMustFall

• President Zuma leads Anti-Poaching Awareness, • Black Mambas win top environmental award, • Focus on climate change: understanding climate change and air quality
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Newspaper supplements

     
     
June is Environment Month 
Learn about: •World Environment Day, • Word Ocen Day, and • World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought (WDCD)
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Operation Phakisa: moving South Africa’s Oceans Economy forward
Learn about: •Environmental Affairs leading the first implementation of Operation Phakisa, •Operation Phakisa boosting job creation
Newspaper supplement 
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2015 Sowetan Insert: EnviroNews:  R1.1-billion Green Fund jump-starts innovation, jobs and investment 
Learn about:  •R1.1-billion Green Fund jump-starts innovation, jobs and investment • Happy Housing for Enkanini• Global partnership coaches SA officials on green jobs & skills • 189 340 trees for eThekwini
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2014 Sowetan Insert: EnviroNews: President Zuma applauds EPWP’s skills transfer
Learn about: •The phase three of the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) in Keiskammahoek (Eastern Cape), •Moving South Africa forward through Environmental Programmes
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2014 Sowetan Insert: EnviroNews: World Environment Day - Raise your voice not the sea level
Learn about:  •What are Small Islands Developing States? • Why should South Africa care about the challenges faced by SIDS? • Marine Protection • World Day to Combat Desertification • Annual competition of the Greenest Municipalities • Entities within the Department
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Newspaper Adverts


 

Investment opportunities in state coastal properties and small harbours 
 
Learn about: Many communities depend on this coast and South Africa's oceans to sustain their livelihoods, • Public Works call on all investors, small to large, individual to corporate to attend the four coastal property investor conferences.
>> download advert
17 June is Word Day to Combat Desertification
 
Learn about: the World Day to Desertification
>> download advert (as it appeared on The Star)
08 June is World Oceans Day
 
Learn about: The World Oceans Day and its theme Our Oceans, Our Future.
>> download advert (as it appeared in The Star and Isolezwe)
02 February is World Wetlands Day
 
Learn about: The annual celebration, • Wetlands being a natural safeguard against disasters, • Working for Wetlands and • Jobs and skills provided by Working for Wetlands
>> download advert (as it appeared on New Age; Mercury; Cape Argus; Pretoria News and The Star, 02 February 2017)
       
 

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Booklets and brochures 

 

       
 
 
EMI - Undertaking Environmental Compliance and Enforcement
Learn about: • Why protect the environment. • What is there to protect? • Why is it important to prosecute environmental criminals?
>> download publication
Air quality is life
Learn about: •What are the effects of air pollution?, • What are the sources of air pollution? • Air Quality Monitoring, National Priority Areas
>> download publication
Working for water
Learn about: •The objective of the Working for Water programme, • Sustainable control of terrestrial and aquatic alien.
>> download publication
       
Working for Wetlands
Learn about: • objective of the Working for Wetlands programme, • Prevention of degradation of intact wetlands
>> download publication
Working for Land
Learn about: • objective of the Working for Land programme, • to restore and rehabilitate degraded land
>> download publication
Working for the Coast
Learn about: • objective of the Working for the Coast programmes, • improvement of access to and along the coast
>> download publication
Working for Ecosystem
Learn about: • objective of the Working for Ecosystems programme, • Categories of Projects / Activities
>> download publication
       
 

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Posters and wall charts

 

Facts about wetlands Celenrating 20 years of sound wetlands management
Chapter 4 - NEMA: Fair decision making and conflict management 

Learn about: • Why use chapter 4? • Who can use chapter 4? • When can a case be referred?
>> download publication.
A to Z of sustainable working, living & eating

Learn about: Simple steps that change our behaviour into habits that make good economic and ecological sense.
>>download poster
Facts about wetlands 

Learn about:  • What is wetland? • The value of wetlands and ecosystem services • Ramsar sites in South Africa• Also available in isiZulu
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Celebrating 20 years of sound wetlands management
Learn about:• The celebration of 20 years of sound environmental management in South Africa kicked off with the commemoration of World Wetlands Day on 2 February 2014. 
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