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2017
2017-12-13 The Department of Environmental Affairs showcases the working for the coast projects
2017-12-11 Department of Environmental Affairs to showcase the Working for the Coast Project in East London
2017-12-08 Minister Edna Molewa urges South Africans to enjoy beaches responsibly this festive season
2017-12-07 DEA hosts beach clean-up as part of coastal awareness campaign
2017-12-06 SA Agulhas II leaves for Antarctica
2017-12-05 South Africa and Norway Antarctic host Southern Atlantic Oceans Workshop
2017-12-05 Minister Edna Molewa leads SA delegation to Third United Nations Environment Assembly in Kenya
2017-12-04 South Africa & Norway Antarctic and Southern Atlantic Oceans Workshop
2017-11-24 Minister Edna Molewa to Address the Catholic Archdiocese of Johannesburg Justice and Peace AGM
2017-11-24 Joint press statement on the meeting of SADC Ministers responsible for Environment and Natural Resources, Fisheries and Aquaculture, and Tourism
2017-11-17 South Africa hosts 7th International Barcode of Life Conference
2017-11-16 Minister Molewa participates in UNFCCC Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Ministerial Dialogue during CoP23
2017-11-16 Minister Edna Molewa publishes the Draft Biodiversity Management Plan (BMP) for the Bontebok for public comment
2017-11-14 Minister Edna Molewa leads South African delegation to CoP23 International Climate Change talks in Bonn, Germany
2017-11-13 Joint statement issued at the conclusion of the 25th BASIC Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change
2017-11-13 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson welcomes delegates to the UNFCCC COP23 at South Africa Pavillion in Bonn, Germany
2017-11-10 South Africa participates in CoP23 international climate change talks in Bonn, Germany
2017-11-06 Environmental Affairs releases 2016/17 National Environmental Compliance and Enforcement report
2017-11-03 Minister Molewa clarifies issues raised in preliminary report on REDISA and Kusaga Taka Consulting
2017-11-02 Department of Environmental Affairs to host the seventh National Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Lekgotla
2017-10-27 Update on plastic nurdles incident along Kwazulu Natal Coastline
2017-10-24 SAB and Department of Environmental Affairs announce Environmental Media and Environmentalist of the Year Awards
2017-10-19 Department of Environmental Affairs offers bursaries and internship programmes to young South Africans
2017-10-18 Department of Environmental Affairs grants Environmental Authorisation for the proposed construction and operation of the Eskom Nuclear Power station at Duynefontein in Western Cape
2017-10-18 Minister Edna Molewa welcomes sentencing of woman for smuggling of rhino horn
2017-10-17 Minister Edna Molewa attends Pre-Cop23 International Climate Change Talks in FIJI
2017-10-12 SA Agulhas II set to embark on the international Indian Ocean Expedition
2017-10-12 Minister Edna Molewa expresses condolences at passing of senior departmental researcher
2017-10-10 Minister Edna Molewa meets European Union ambassadors on environment-related matters
2017-10-10 SA Agulhas II returns from Gough Island
2017-10-08 South Africa and Chad sign MoU in the field of Biodiversity Conservation and Management
2017-10-06 Minister Edna Molewa to meet Minister of Environment and Fisheries of Chad, Dr A M Mahamat, in Pretoria
2017-10-03 Minister Edna Molewa withdraws REDISA Tyre Plan
2017-10-02 President Zuma to update Stakeholders On Operation Phakisa: Oceans Economy Progress
2017-10-02 Minister Molewa to address stakeholder consultation in preparation of CoP23 to UNFCCC
2017-10-01 Minister Molewa to launch ‡Khomani Cultural Landscape as a World Heritage Site and officiate over game handover to community
2017-09-29 Department of Environmental Affairs to host 12th Annual Air Quality Governance Lekgotla
2017-09-22 Minister Edna Molewa thanks all South Africans for their efforts to conserve the rhino on the occasion of World Rhino Day 2017
2017-09-17 Minister Edna Molewa delivers remarks at informal International Climate Change Meeting in Montreal, Canada
2017-09-16 Minister Molewa arrives in Canada to attend the Ministerial Meeting on Climate Action
2017-09-16 International Coastal Clean-Up Day
2017-09-13 Minister Edna Molewa lauds security officials for latest rhino poaching successes
2017-09-12 National Biodiversity Stewardship Conference: unlocking benefits through biodiversity stewardship
2017-09-06 SA Agulhas II heads for Gough Island
2017-09-04 South Africa participates at the CoP13 to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) in China
2017-08-30 Minister Edna Molewa urges vigilance from communities and landowners during winter fire season
2017-08-29 Deputy Minister Thomson announces the winners of the 6th Greenest Municipality Awards in Bloemfontein
2017-08-29 DEA concludes the AfriMAB southern Africa sub-regional workshop
2017-08-26 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson to announce winners of Greenest Municipality Competition (GMC)
2017-08-24 Deputy Minister Ms Barbara Thomson interacts with women and delivers a key note during the 8th Women in Environment Imbizo in Newcastle, Kwa-Zulu Natal
2017-08-22 Deputy Minister Ms Barbara Thomson to address the 8th Women in Environment Conference
2017-08-21 Minister Molewa signs joint declaration of intent between South Africa and the Government of Flanders
2017-08-21 Minister Molewa notes high court ruling on rhino horn auction
2017-08-21 South Africa makes its contribution to the Second International Indian Ocean Expedition (IIOE-2)
2017-08-19 Minister Edna Molewa to address the Christian Women Ministries Convention in Mpumalanga
2017-08-17 Minister Edna Molewa to deliver closing address at Global Youth in Biodiversity Network workshop on 19 August 2017
2017-08-17 Minister Edna Molewa moves to restate government position regarding the domestic trade in rhino horn
2017-08-16 Environmental rehabilitation interventions underway in the Garden Route
2017-08-14 Young Conservationists from 18 Countries gather in Gauteng for the First Global Youth in Biodiversity Network in Africa workshop
2017-08-11 Arrest of a rhino horn smuggler at OR Tambo International Airport welcomed
2017-08-11 Minister Edna Molewa to address Women's Month events and the inauguration ceremony
2017-08-07 South Africa faces a decline of cormorants
2017-08-03 Draft regulations declaring Bettys Bay, Robberg and Goukamma Marine Protected Areas
2017-07-31 Minister Edna Molewa celebrates Game Rangers on World Ranger Day 2017
2017-07-28 Minister Molewa to celebrate 80th anniversary of Mountain Zebra national Park
2017-07-26 Minister Edna Molewa welcomes arrest of a rhino horn smuggler at OR Tambo International Airport
2017-07-25 Address by Minister Molewa at the launch of the Mpact liquid packaging plant
2017-07-25 Economic Development, Environment and Tourism MEC to deliver public lecture on sustainability and green agenda
2017-07-24 Minister Molewa highlights progress on Integrated Strategic Management of Rhinoceros
2017-07-21 Invasive plants and fire: A threat to biodiversity
2017-07-21 Ministers of Environmental Affairs, Defence and State Security to outline progress in fight against rhino poaching
2017-07-19 Minister Molewa concludes attendance of high-level political forum on sustainable development at United Nations in New York
2017-07-18 Minister Molewa's statement during informal session of General Assembly to commemorate Nelson Mandela International Day
2017-07-18 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson participates in annual Nelson Mandela Day commemoration in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal
2017-07-17 Minister Molewa attends high-level political forum on sustainable development at United Nations in New York
2017-07-17 Environmental Affairs concerned about false impression created about the domestic trade in rhino horn
2017-07-16 Appeal to South Africans to keep warm as cold front approaches
2017-07-15 Deputy Minister Ms Barbara Thomson to participate in annual Nelson Mandela Day commemoration in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal
2017-07-13 Submission dates for permit application to conduct white shark cage diving, boat based whale and dolphin watching operations
2017-07-08 The ‡Khomani Cultural Landscape inscripted as a World Heritage Site
2017-06-30 Department of Environmental Affairs clarifies that rhino horn may not be traded internationally
2017-06-28 Lion export quota for 2017 communicated to the CITES Secretariat in line with CITES requirements
2017-06-27 Minister Edna Molewa and the CEO of SANParks to hand over a science laboratory at Mahlale High School
2017-06-26 Sefako Makgatho University Chancellor Dr Edna Molewa welcomes the appointment of the first Vice-Chancellor of Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University
2017-06-23 Minister Edna Molewa emphasises South Africa’s commitment to addressing sustainable development and Climate Change at BRICS Environment Minister’s Meeting in Tianjin, China
2017-06-23 Acting Mahikeng Mayor Clr Bongani Ngobeni presents 90 unemployed graduates with Environmental Practice Learnership Programme Certificates
2017-06-23 Department of Environmental Affairs to host the SA Agulhas II Open Day
2017-06-21 Minister Edna Molewa to attend 3rd BRICS Ministers of Environment Meeting in the People’s Republic of China
2017-06-21 Acting Executive Major for Mahikeng Cllr Bongani Ngobeni, to hand over Further Education and Training Certificates (FETC) to Environmental Learnership Graduates in Mafikeng
2017-06-18 South Africa and Rwanda sign environmental cooperation agreement
2017-06-15 Minister Edna Molewa welcomes the declaration of the Garden Route as an UNESCO Biosphere Reserve
2017-06-15 South Africa celebrates World Environment and World Day to Combat Desertification Days
2017-06-13 Minister Edna Molewa welcomes arrest of alleged rhino horn traffickers
2017-06-12 Department of Environmental Affairs deploys more firefighting resources to Eastern and Southern Cape
2017-06-09 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson to lead joint Environment and World Day to Conserve Desertification Days celebration in Limpopo
2017-06-08 Department of Environmental Affairs hosts a biodiversity compliance awareness workshop with muti traders and traditional healers in KZN
2017-06-07 South Africa joins the global community in celebrating World Oceans
2017-06-06 Minister Dr Edna Molewa’s statement on the occasion of the UN Conference to support the implementation of SDG14: Conserve and sustainable use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
2017-06-06 Department of Environmental Affairs to embark on biodiversity compliance awareness drive with muti traders and traditional healers in KwaZulu Natal
2017-06-05 Minister Edna Molewa attends the UN Oceans Conference in New York
2017-06-04 Minister Edna Molewa calls on South Africans to connect with nature on World Environment Day
2017-06-02 High Court grants Minister Edna Molewa Order to wind down and liquidate REDISA
2017-06-02 South African government reacts to United States of America’s withdrawal from the Paris Agreement
2017-06-01 Minister Edna Molewa is considering possible withdrawal of the integrated industry waste tyre management plan of the Recycling and Economic Development Initiative of South Africa (REDISA)
2017-05-23 World Turtle Day
2017-05-23 Department of Environmental Affairs rejects speculation that the granting of permission to mine within the Mabola Protected Environment in Mpumalanga Province could ‘set a dangerous precedent’
2017-05-22 Minister Molewa and Deputy Minister Thomson to brief the media on Environmental Affairs Budget Vote
2017-05-22 South Africa marks International Day for Biological Diversity
2017-05-18 Urgent Postponement Notice: Minister Dr Edna Molewa to hand over a Waste Recycling Buy Back Centre in Mohlakeng, Randfontein
2017-05-11 SA Agulhas II returns from Marion Island
2017-05-10 White Shark carcasses found along the Western Cape Coast
2017-05-05 Minister Dr Edna Molewa calls for collaborations to grow the green economy in Africa
2017-05-04 Joint Press Release: SA-EU Dialogue Circular Economy - Creating sustainable jobs and growth while protecting the environment
2017-05-03 South Africa – EU Dialogue on the Role of the Circular Economy in Sustainable Transition in Durban on 4 May 2017
2017-04-25 The South African Green Schools Programme launched in Limpopo
2017-04-25 Department of Environmental Affairs commemorates World Penguin Day
2017-04-24 Deputy Minister Ms Barbara Thomson and Limpopo MEC for Economic Development, Environment and Tourism to lead the inaugural South African Green Schools Programme Awards Ceremony
2017-04-21 Minister Dr Edna Molewa welcomes opening of Skukuza Regional Court to assist in combating rhino poaching-related offences
2017-04-20 Deputy Minister of Environmental Affairs hands over 15 trolleys to the South African Waste Pickers Association in Mooi River, Kwazulu-Natal
2017-04-20 Deputy Minister to hand over a bakkie to Songimvelo Recyclers in Msunduzi, Kwazulu-Natal
2017-04-18 Deputy Minister Ms Barbara Thomson to hand over Waste Pickers’ Trolleys to the South African Waste Pickers Association in Mooi River, Kwa-Zulu Natal
2017-04-18 Minister Edna Molewa to hand over a Community Recreational Park in Limpopo
2017-04-12 Department of Environmental Affairs strives to improve plastic bag recycling in South Africa
2017-04-11 Joint statement issued at the conclusion of the 24th BASIC Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change
2017-04-10 Minister Edna Molewa publishes draft National Biodiversity Offset Policy for public comment
2017-04-06 Minister Edna Molewa notes the Constitutional Court decision on the moratorium on the domestic trade in rhino horn
2017-04-05 SA Agulhas II to depart for Marion Island
2017-04-04 Department of Environmental Affairs suspends acceptance, treatment and disposal of waste at Enviroserv’s Shongweni Landfill Site
2017-03-30 Minister Dr Edna Molewa to attend the Abidjan CoP12 Ministerial Conference in Abidjan, Cote D’ivoire
2017-03-29 Minister Dr Edna Molewa advocates for inclusive Green Economy
2017-03-24 Minister Dr Edna Molewa to attend the Partnership for Action on the Green Economy (PAGE) conference
2017-03-14 Invitation to the installation ceremony of Dr Bomo Edith Edna Molewa as the first Chancellor of SMU
2017-03-13 Minister Edna Molewa notes High Court Judgment on the Thabametsi Mine Environmental Authorisation
2017-03-12 Minister Edna Molewa invites public to comment on the Draft Coastal Waters Discharge Permit Regulations
2017-03-10 Minister Edna Molewa to visit Ennis Thabong Primary School in Hartbeespoort
2017-03-02 Minister Molewa to address United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) high level thematic discussion on global observance of World Wildlife Day, 03 March
2017-02-28 Marine Spatial Planning Bill to be introduced to Parliament
2017-02-27 Minister Edna Molewa invites public to comment on the Draft Regulations on the Reclamation of Land from Coastal Waters
2017-02-27 Minister Molewa highlights progress on Integrated Strategic Management of Rhinoceros
2017-02-24 The Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park and Conservation Area expands its conservation area
2017-02-24 Directive issued by the Department of Environmental Affairs to address environmental impacts associated with operations at Interwaste’s FG landfill site
2017-02-24 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson opens Alexandra Park in Pietermaritzburg
2017-02-23 Minister Molewa invites public to comment on the draft policy of boat-based whale & dolphin watching and white shark cage diving
2017-02-23 Environmental Affairs clarifies matters around permission granted to Atha-Africa ventures to mine within the Mabola protected environment in Mpumalanga province
2017-02-23 Minister Molewa to attend Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park Tri-lateral Ministerial Committee meeting in Maputo, Mozambique
2017-02-22 Deputy Minister of Environmental Affairs to open Alexandra Park in Pietermaritzburg
2017-02-17 Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi commemorates World Wetlands Day
2017-02-16 The Department of Environmental Affairs’ Green Scorpions issue directives to address Environmental Impacts Associated with operations at Interwaste’s FG Landfill Site
2017-02-15 Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi to lead World Wetlands Day commemoration
2017-02-14 Minister Edna Molewa to outline progress in fight against rhino poaching
2017-02-09 Government will provide progress in the fight against rhino poaching
2017-02-07 SA Agulhas II returns from annual Antarctica Voyage
2017-02-06 SA Agulhas II returns from Antarctica
2017-02-03 The Department of Environmental Affairs issues a notice of intention to suspend Enviroserv’s Waste Management license for its Shongweni Landfill Site
2017-02-02 Launch of a ground breaking US$4.22 Million waste-to-energy project
2017-02-01 South Africa commemorates the annual World Wetlands Day
2017-01-25 Public invited to make written submissions on proposed lion export quota to the department in line with CITES requirements
2017-01-19 Environmental Affairs hosts a Biodiversity Compliance Awareness workshop with muti traders and traditional healers
2017-01-18 Environmental Affairs to embark on biodiversity compliance awareness drive with muti traders and traditional healers
2017-01-16 Department of Environmental Affairs confirms extension of zero quota for leopard hunting in South Africa
2017-01-13 Over 1000 Firefighters from the Department of Environmental Affairs’ Working on Fire programme deployed to contain Cape fires
2017-01-06 Lack of management of invasive plants compound the fires in Somerset West
2016
2016-12-23 Minister Edna Molewa engages Saldhana Bay Municipality to come clean on allegations of denial of access to and recreational use of coastal area
2016-12-19 Tsitsikamma Marine Protected Area gazetted for rezoning
2016-12-07 Minister Molewa to lead South African delegation at the Benguela Current Commission’s Ministerial Conference in Namibia
2016-12-06 Minister Edna Molewa publishes the Biodiversity Management Plan for the Cape Mountain Zebra in South Africa for public participation
2016-11-30 First Post-COP17 CITES-led workshop addresses livelihoods of the poor rural communities
2016-11-29 SA Agulhas II leaves for Antarctica
2016-11-28 Minister Edna Molewa pays tribute to former CEO of South African Weather Service (SAWS)
2016-11-24 Minister Dr Edna Molewa commends the Hawks on the arrest of a Chinese National for dealing in rhino horn
2016-11-23 Environmental Affairs hosts community roadshow on the strategy to address air pollution in dense low-income communities
2016-11-22 CITES parties to visit aloe ferox sustainabiity community project at Prince Albert
2016-11-22 Environmental Affairs publishes ninth National Environmental Complience and Enforcement Report (NECER)
2016-11-21 Minister Edna Molewa commends firefighters for saving lives and property in the Western Cape
2016-11-18 Marrakech Climate Change conference about operationalising the Paris Agreement
2016-11-17 Press release from Ministers of BASIC countries, Marrakesh, Morocco
2016-11-16 Minister Edna Molewa’s statement at COP22/CMP12/CMA1 Marrakesh, Morocco
2016-11-16 Minister Edna Molewa invites public comments on the Norms and Standards for the Management of Damage-causing Animals in South Africa
2016-11-15 Media statement on allegations contained in Al Jazeera Documentary ‘The Poacher’s Pipeline’
2016-11-13 Minister Molewa speaking notes at the preparatory AMCEN meeting for the UNFCCC COP 16
2016-11-13 Minister Edna Molewa arrives at International Climate Change Talks in Marrakech, Morocco
2016-11-09 Minister Edna Molewa to lead South African delegation to International Climate Change talks Marrakech, Morocco
2016-11-09 DEA’S Working for Wetlands Programme has rehabilitated 1200 Wetlands since 2004
2016-11-02 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson hands over four Play Parks and a Buyback Center in Newcastle
2016-11-02 South Africa joins Nations of the World in ratifying the Paris Agreement on Climate Change
2016-11-02 Department of Environmental Affairs takes enforcement action against Enviroserv’s Shongweni Landfill Site
2016-11-01 Minister Molewa’s speaking notes at National Assembly debate on the ratification of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change
2016-11-01 South Africa and Norway Science Week explore opportunities in the Oceans Economy
2016-10-31 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson to handover Newcastle Buyback and Play Parks Project
2016-10-31 Department of Environmental Affairs hosts stakeholder consultation in preparation for International Climate Change Talks in Morocco from 07 to 18 November 2016
2016-10-21 Cabinet approves submission of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change to Parliament for ratification
2016-10-19 Minister Edna Molewa welcomes the outcomes of the 28th Meeting of the Parties (MoP 28) to the Montreal Protocol
2016-10-18 Minister Edna Molewa welcomes SANBI’s accreditation by the Green Climate Fund
2016-10-18 DEA to host National Marine Week Exhibition
2016-10-18 Media statement on the conclusion of the 23rd Basic Ministerial Coordination meeting in Marrakesh, Morocco
2016-10-17 23rd Basic Ministerial meeting media briefing
2016-10-12 Minister Edna Molewa participates in the negotiations to amend the Montreal Protocol
2016-10-12 MEC Chotelo launches National Marine Week
2016-10-09 MEC Chotelo to lead the launch of National Marine Week
2016-10-06 Minister Molewa refutes claims made by OSCAP on rhino exports to Vietnam
2016-10-06 SA Agulhas II returns from Gough Island
2016-10-05 Minister of Environmental Affairs briefs media on the outcomes of CITES CoP17
2016-10-04 Minister Edna Molewa hails elephant listing decision as “a victory for scientific, evidence-based decision making”
2016-09-29 Minister Edna Molewa calls for community participation in conservation
2016-09-29 Environmental Affairs to host 11th Air Quality Governance Lekgotla
2016-09-28 Cape Mountain Zebra down listed from appendix I to Appendix II (South Africa)
2016-09-26 Minister Edna Molewa welcomes arrest and seizure of rhino horns as historic Wildlife Conference gets underway in Johannesburg
2016-09-26 South Africa and the Laos sign a Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation in Biodiversity Conservation and Protection
2016-09-25 CITES COP17 exhibitions and workshops open to the public
2016-09-23 President Zuma to open the 17th Conference of Parties (COP) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)
2016-09-22 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson closes the 7th People and Parks Conference
2016-09-20 Minister Edna Molewa officially opens the seventh People and Parks Conference
2016-09-20 Minister of environmental affairs, Dr Edna Molewa, briefs foreign correspondents association on South Africa’s preparations for CITES CoP17
2016-09-16 DEA commemorates International Coastal Clean-Up Day with a focus on Plastic Marine Pollution
2016-09-15 Minister Edna Molewa to open the 7th People and Parks Conference
2016-09-15 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson to host the International Day for preservation of the Ozone Layer
2016-09-12 The Minister of Environmental Affairs to address the portfolio committee on Environmental Affairs Colloquium on Anti-Rhino Poaching
2016-09-11 Minister Edna Molewa highlights progress in the fight against rhino poaching
2016-09-06 Department of Environmental Affairs congratulates Minister Edna Molewa on receipt of an Honorary Doctorate from VUT
2016-09-06 Media invited to register for the 17th meeting of the Conference of Parties to CITES in South Africa
2016-09-04 South Africa’s position on a motion to terminate the hunting of captive-bred lions and other predators
2016-09-03 South Africa participates in the 2016 International Union for Conservation of Nature World Conservation Congress
2016-09-02 Postponement: Minister Edna Molewa to outline progress in fight against rhino poaching
2016-08-31 SA Agulhas II to depart for Gough Island
2016-08-25 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson launches Strategy Toward Gender Mainstreaming in Environment Sector 2016 – 2021
2016-08-23 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson to open the 7th Women in Environment Conference in Kimberley
2016-08-18 Minister Edna Molewa calls for Paper and Packaging Industry, Electrical and Electronic Equipment Industry and Lighting Industry plans
2016-08-01 Minister Edna Molewa supports the Safe Paraffin Appliance Campaign
2016-07-31 Minister Edna Molewa celebrates Game Rangers on World Ranger Day 2016
2016-07-29 Deputy Minister Thomson hands over school desks to students from St Chad High School
2016-07-28 Minister Molewa launches R30 million Gauteng Youth Jobs in Waste in Randfontein
2016-07-27 Environmental Affairs Director-General distributes toiletries and sanitary products in Hammanskraal in honour of Mandela Month
2016-07-26 Minister Edna Molewa to hand over School Desks to St Chad High School in Ladysmith
2016-07-26 Environmental Affairs Director-General to distribute toiletries and sanitary products in Hammanskraal to mark Mandela Month
2016-07-26 Minister Edna Molewa to launch Gauteng Youth Jobs in Waste in the Randfontein Local Municipality on 28 July 2016
2016-07-22 Minister Molewa heeds the call to make every day a Mandela Day in Gugulethu
2016-07-18 Minister Edna Molewa to lead Nelson Mandela Day Commemoration in Gugulethu
2016-07-06 Deputy Minister Ms Barbara Thomson announces the 5th Greenest Municipality Competition awards winners
2016-07-06 Draft strategy for addressing air pollution in dense low-income communities approved by Cabinet
2016-07-04 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson to announce winners of Greenest Competition (GMC) Awards
2016-07-03 Deputy Minister launches the Non-Motorised Transportation Project
2016-06-23 Environmental Affairs to host first national Marine Spatial Planning Stakeholder Summit
2016-06-23 Minister Molewa to lead a waste management awareness campaign
2016-06-23 MEC Sekoati to officiate a graduation ceremony at the Capricorn TVET College
2016-06-23 MEC Somoyo launches Working on Waste Programme in Port Elizabeth
2016-06-22 Minister Molewa gazettes the draft Biodiversity Management Plan for the Pickersgill’s reed frog
2016-06-21 MEC Sekoati to handover a waste transfer station in Lepelle Nkumpi Municipality
2016-06-17 DEA launches Working for the Coast projects and celebrates World Oceans Day with a beach clean-up
2016-06-16 South Africa marks the World Day to combat desertification
2016-06-16 Department of Environmental Affairs rejects NUMSA claims of ‘exploitation’ of firefighters
2016-06-14 Minister Molewa meets with representatives of private rhino owners under auspices of Private Rhino Owners Association (PROA) and Wildlife Ranching South Africa (WRSA)
2016-06-13 South Africa welcomes its fire-fighters home
2016-06-13 Environmental Affairs’ Deputy Minister to lead World Oceans Day celebrations and beach clean-up
2016-06-13 Postponement of allocation process for boat-based whale watching and white shark cage diving operating permits
2016-06-12 Minister Edna Molewa sends mediator to Canada to resolve fire-fighters dispute
2016-06-09 Minister Molewa to handover school desks and uniforms in Ladysmith
2016-06-08 South Africa Celebrates World Oceans Day
2016-06-08 Moratorium on rhino horn trade reinstated as minister Edna Molewa files application for leave to appeal to the Constitutional Court
2016-05-31 Minister Molewa to lead 2016 Environment Month celebrations
2016-05-30 Whale mass-stranding training session held at False Bay
2016-05-26 Dramatic escalation in fight against poaching as suspected poachers fire on SANPARKS Helicopter
2016-05-25 Minister Edna Molewa to open 5th waste management officers Khoro in Durban
2016-05-25 Minister Edna Molewa welcomes judgment in a matter between Isimangaliso Wetland Park Authority and the Umfolozi Sugar Planters (UCOSP)
2016-05-24 Minister Edna Molewa to participate in the United Nations Environment Assembly
2016-05-24 Supreme Court of appeal judgment on domestic moratorium on trade in rhino horn
2016-05-16 Minister Edna Molewa commends the launch of the Kimberley Airport Solar Power Plant
2016-05-16 Ministers of Rural Development and Land Reform and Environmental Affairs to officiate at hand over of Kruger National Park Land Claims Compensation
2016-05-15 DEA hosts annual SA Agulhas II Open Day in Port Elizabeth
2016-05-10 SA Agulhas II Open Day
2016-05-08 Minister Edna Molewa on the Committee of Inquiry into the feasibility of a legal trade in rhino horn, or not
2016-05-08 Minister Edna Molewa joined by Security Cluster Ministers highlights progress in the fight against rhino poaching
2016-05-06 Minister Edna Molewa gazettes draft national standards for land-based abalone aquaculture and invites public comment
2016-05-05 Minister Edna Molewa to outline progress in fight against rhino poaching
2016-05-02 Statement of the Chair of the Committee of Inquiry, Ms Nana Magomola
2016-04-29 Government heightens public awareness on desertification, land degradation and drought
2016-04-29 Deputy Minister Ms Barbara Thomson vists Theu-Theu Primary School and hands over Eco Desks
2016-04-29 Key appointments at Department of Environmental Affairs a boon to gender representation in government
2016-04-28 Minister Edna Molewa and Deputy Minister, Barbara Thomson to brief the media on Environmental Affairs Budget Vote
2016-04-26 Minister Molewa to lead an Inter-Ministerial site visit and public awareness initiative on Desertification, Land Degradation and Drought (DLDD)
2016-04-26 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson to hand over Eco Desks to Theu - Theu Primary School in Dr Pixley Ka Seme Municipality, Mpumalanga
2016-04-25 DEA commemorates World Penguin Day
2016-04-22 South Africa signs Paris Agreement on Climate Change in New York
2016-04-21 Minister Edna Molewa’s statement to the President of the UN General Assembly’s High Level Event on the Sustainable Development Goals
2016-04-21 Minister Edna Molewa arrives in New York for the Paris Agreement high level signature ceremony
2016-04-20 Minister Edna Molewa’s press statement on participation in the Paris Agreement high level signature ceremony
2016-04-19 "Sustainable Development Goals (SDG'S) of equal value," Minister Molewa tells AMCEN
2016-04-17 Minister Edna Molewa attends 6th Special Session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) in Cairo, Egypt
2016-04-15 Call for wildlife conservation illustrated through inspiring artworks from people around the world
2016-04-08 Media registration for the 17th Conference of Parties to CITES in South Africa opens
2016-04-07 Joint statement issued at the conclusion of the 22nd BASIC Ministerial Meeting on climate change
2016-04-06 President Zuma to give an update on Operation Phakisa in the oceans economy
2016-04-06 SA Agulhas II to depart for Marion Island
2016-04-05 Minister Edna Molewa gazettes the Biodiversity Management Plan for the Clanwilliam Sandfish
2016-04-05 Minister Edna Molewa declared the Mountain Zebra and Camdeboo protected Environment in the Eastern Cape
2016-03-31 AVAAZ online petition to “save South Africa’s (SA) rhino” misrepresents SA position on rhino horn trade
2016-03-29 Postponed: Minister Molewa to launch the Camdeboo Satellite Aquaculture Project
2016-03-23 South Africa celebrates World Meteorological Day 2016
2016-03-17 Minister Edna Molewa on claims that South Africa is to propose the legalisation of the rhino horn trade to CITES
2016-03-11 Viral Infection behind Fish Mortalities in Zeekoevlei
2016-03-03 South Africa marks World Wildlife Day
2016-03-02 South African Minister of Environmental Affairs signs host country agreement for CITES COP17
2016-02-26 Minister Edna Molewa welcomes the launch of the George Airport Solar Power Plant
2016-02-24 Cabinet approves gazetting of Renewable Energy Development Zones
2016-02-22 Deputy Minister hands over Eco-Furniture School desks to Ubuhlebemvelo Primary School in Mtubatuba
2016-02-21 Department of Environmental Affairs not to blame for Evraz Highveld Steel closure
2016-02-19 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson to hand over Eco-Furniture school desks to Ubuhlebemvelo Primary School
2016-02-18 Minister Edna Molewa responds to renewed call for an immediate rhino hunting moratorium
2016-02-10 SA Agulhas II returns from Antarctica
2016-02-09 Minister Edna Molewa publishes draft notices and regulations to declare a network of 22 new proposed Marine Protected Areas
2016-02-02 World Wetlands Day commemorated under the theme Wetlands for our Future: Sustainable Livelihoods
2016-02-02 The National Department of Environmental Affairs and KFW German Development Bank Launched the Second Phase of the Non-Motorised Transport Programme
2016-01-30 Minister Edna Molewa receives equipment to combat illegal wildlife trafficking from the United States of America
2016-01-29 Minister Edna Molewa to deliver a keynote address at the Bontle Ke Botho Campaign Re-Launch
2016-01-21 Minister Edna Molewa highlights progress in the fight against rhino poaching
2016-01-20 SACAA report released on fatal accident of working on fire pilot
2016-01-20 Minister Edna Molewa to outline progress in fight against rhino poaching
2016-01-13 Minister Molewa gazettes notices of intention to declare greenhouse gases as priority pollutants and to make National Pollution Prevention Plans Regulations in respect of greenhouse gases for comments
2016-01-09 Settlement reached in court on the pilot recreational angling project in the Tsitsikamma Marine Protected Area
2015-12-15 South Africa welcomes the adoption of the Paris Agreement
2015
2015-12-24 Large humpback whale beached at Strand beach
2015-12-15 Harmful Algal Bloom (Red Tide) outbreak in the Garden Route Coastal areas
2015-12-12 Statement by South Africa at the closing plenary of the COP21 to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
2015-12-12 South African delegation to CoP21 UNFCCC in Paris, France
2015-12-11 Environmental Programmes colleague, Quinton de Swartz, helps deliver baby on N1
2015-12-09 Department of Environmental Affairs appeals the Rhino Horn Moratorium Judgment
2015-12-07 DEA aims to host Centre of Competence for Operational Oceanography
2015-12-06 Minister Edna Molewa arrives in Paris, France to participate in United Nations Climate Change Talks
2015-12-04 Minister Edna Molewa gazettes the Biodiversity Management Plan for the African Lion
2015-12-03 Minister Edna Molewa gazettes the Biodiversity Management Plan for White Rhino
2015-12-02 SA Agulhas II to depart for Antarctica
2015-11-26 Minister Edna Molewa studying Rhino Horn Moratorium Judgment
2015-11-26 Minister Edna Molewa welcomes arrest of suspected rhino poachers by the Hawks
2015-11-25 Minister Edna Molewa to outline progress in addressing rhino poaching
2015-11-23 Minister Edna Molewa publishes regulations on the rezoning of Tsitsikamma Marine Protected Area
2015-11-19 Trading of red-eared slider turtles is illegal in South Africa
2015-11-16 China - South Africa Youth Volunteers’ Forum Workshop on Wildlife Conservation to be hosted at the Tshwane University of Technology
2015-11-13 The 14th African Wildlife Consultative Forum in South Africa does not influence South Africa’s Environmental Policy
2015-11-12 Minister Edna Molewa officially opens Lightning Conference
2015-11-11 Stakeholder engagement workshop for Strategic Environmental Assessment for Shale Gas Development to be held in Cape Town
2015-11-10 DEA’s Working on Fire programme continues to empower marginalised communities
2015-11-09 DEA publishes new notice and regulations on the Dwesa Cwebe Marine Protected Area
2015-11-09 Minister Edna Molewa to open 2015 Lights on Lightning Conference
2015-11-08 2nd Biodiversity Economy Indaba commits to greater inclusivity and equitable sharing of benefits
2015-11-06 Community Outreach for Strategic Environmental Assessment for Shale Gas Development Commences
2015-11-05 2nd Biodiversity Economy Indaba officially opens in Durban
2015-11-03 Minister Molewa gazettes draft Orange River Mouth and Durban Bay Estuarine Management Plans for comments
2015-11-02 Environmental Affairs launches National Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Report (NECER) at Lekgotla
2015-11-02 Minister Molewa publishes for public comment draft regulations relating to appropriate fines
2015-11-02 2nd Biodiversity Economy Indaba to be hosted at Durban International Convention Centre, from 5 to 7 November 2015
2015-11-01 President Jacob Zuma leads Anti-Rhino Poaching Awareness Day in the Kruger National Park
2015-10-31 Joint Statement Issued at conclusion of 21st BASIC Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change
2015-10-30 President Zuma to lead anti-rhino poaching awareness day in Kruger National Park
2015-10-29 DEA’s Working for Water Programme celebrates 20 years of job creation & environment sustainability
2015-10-28 Minister Edna Molewa to host Climate Change Breakfast Session
2015-10-28 DEA leads a group of South African and International Scientists on a 10 day humpback whale scientific research voyage
2015-10-27 The Department of Environmental Affairs to host the 6th Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Lekgotla, in North West Province
2015-10-25 Minister Edna Molewa announces imminent new Waste Management Plan
2015-10-23 Statement by South Africa on behalf of the Group of 77 and China during closing plenary of UNCCD COP12
2015-10-21 Minister Edna Molewa to hand over school desks in Uthukela, KZN
2015-10-15 Minister Molewa led the celebration of World Migratory Bird Day at Marievale Sanctuary in Gauteng
2015-10-15 Minister Molewa to visit the family of deceased WoF Firefighter
2015-10-15 Biodiversity Economy Strategy (BES) gazetted for public comment
2015-10-15 DEA hosts National Ocean and Coastal Information Management System Stakeholder Workshop
2015-10-14 Heritage impact assessment of ancestral graves at the Medupi Power Station completed
2015-10-14 Minister Edna Molewa intends to amend certain provisions of the NEMA and specific environmental management acts through the NEMLA Bill, 2015
2015-10-13 Minister Molewa in partnership with Birdlife South Africa to lead World Migratory Bird Day
2015-10-13 Wildfires in Limpopo contained
2015-10-12 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson is leading the South African delegation in the twelfth conference of parties to the UNCCD COP 12
2015-10-12 Opening statement by South Africa on behalf of the G77 and China at the Twelfth Session of the Conference of Parties to the UNCCD COP12
2015-10-12 Opening statement by the representative of South Africa on behalf of the Regional Implementation Annex for Africa (Annex I)
2015-10-09 Warning against fraudulent requests for procurement of goods on behalf of the Department of Environmental Affairs
2015-10-08 South African climate specialist elected to Co-chair Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Working Group
2015-10-06 Minister Edna Molewa delivers keynote address at the Chemicals Management and Land Remediation Summit
2015-10-06 SA Agulhas II returns from Gough Island
2015-10-05 Minister Edna Molewa launches National Marine Week
2015-10-02 Minister Edna Molewa to deliver keynote address at the Chemicals Management and Land Remediation Summit
2015-10-01 Minister Molewa to lead the launch of National Marine Week
2015-09-30 Environmental Affairs launches South African Atmospheric Emission Licensing and Inventory Portal (SAAELIP)
2015-09-29 Environmental Affairs launches South African Atmospheric Emission Licensing and Inventory Portal (SAAELIP) in Bloemfontein
2015-09-22 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson to open the 10th Annual Air Quality Governance Lekgotla
2015-09-22 Environmental Affairs and iSimangaliso Wetlands Park celebrate World Rhino Day
2015-09-18 Department of Environmental Affairs and Isimangaliso Wetland Park to host World Rhino Day events at St Lucia, KwaZulu-Natal 2015
2015-09-16 Deputy Minister Ms Barbara Thomson to lead International Coastal Clean-Up Day
2015-09-15 Postponement: Minister Edna Molewa to launch the Waste to Water Plant at Kwadukuza, Stanger, KwaZulu-Natal on 17 September 2015
2015-09-15 Stakeholders meet in Pretoria to discuss the Gaborone Declaration on sustainability in Africa
2015-09-10 Minister Edna Molewa and CITES Secretary General visit venue of the 2016 World Wildlife Conference in Johannesburg
2015-09-10 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson to host the International Day for Preservation of the Ozone Layer in Musina, Limpopo Province
2015-09-09 Minister Edna Molewa to deliver a public lecture on Climate Change at the University of Johannesburg
2015-09-07 Minister Edna Molewa attends informal consultations ahead of international climate change talks
2015-09-07 Minister Edna Molewa congratulates Black Mambas
2015-09-04 Minister Molewa leads National Consultative Conference on Electronic and Electrical Waste (E-Waste) Management in South Africa
2015-09-04 United Nations’ launch of Award for Anti-Rhino poaching
2015-09-03 Minister Edna Molewa bids farewell to SA Agulhas II
2015-09-03 Minister Edna Molewa to lead a National Consultative Conference on Electronic & Electrical Waste (E-Waste) Management in South Africa, Gauteng
2015-09-02 Minister Edna Molewa bids farewell to SA Agulhas II & Gough61 Team
2015-09-01 Green Scorpions execute search warrant at Solid Waste Technologies’ City Deep facility
2015-09-01 DEA to host Marine and Coastal Enforcement Workshop
2015-08-31 Environmental Affairs Director-General presents 94 unemployed graduates with Environmental Practice Learnership Programme Certificates
2015-08-31 Invitation to register and submit draft proposals for consideration in preparation for the 17th Conference of Parties to Cities by 15 September 2015
2015-08-30 Minister Edna Molewa highlights progress in the fight against rhino poaching
2015-08-28 Minister of Environmental Affairs to outline progress in addressing rhino poaching
2015-08-26 Minister Molewa refers Algoa fish farm application back to department for consideration
2015-08-24 Minister Molewa lauds Working on Fire crews following successful deployment to Canada
2015-08-24 Last Group of SA Fire-Fighters to return home after successful deployment to Canada
2015-08-23 South Africa hosts African countries in preparation of the 6th meeting of Parties to the Africa Eurasian Waterbird Agreement
2015-08-22 Minister Edna Molewa launches MET Mbokodo Unite
2015-08-19 Minister Edna Molewa to engage with women in meteorology and launch the MET Mbokodo Unite
2015-08-17 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson opens Sixth Women and Environment Dialogue
2015-08-16 SA Agulhas II returns from Winter Research Voyage
2015-08-16 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson to open sixth Women & Environment Dialogue tomorrow
2015-08-11 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson visits Land Rehabilitation Project in Kwazulu-Natal
2015-08-10 Message of support to Gift of the Givers on the occasion of their 23rd anniversary
2015-08-07 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson to visit a land rehabilitation project in Nquthu, Kwazulu-Natal
2015-08-06 Bosveld Phosphate (Pty) Ltd found guilty for polluting the Selati River
2015-08-06 The Department of Environmental Affairs expresses disappointment in Delta Airlines’s embargo on the transportation of hunting trophies in Africa
2015-08-05 Climate Change Provincial Stakeholder consultations commence
2015-08-01 Minister Edna Molewa pays tribute to game rangers on World Ranger Day 2015
2015-07-29 Minister Edna Molewa to host World Ranger Day commemoration at Marakele National Park, Limpopo
2015-07-27 White Shark cage diving permit in St. Francis Bay
2015-07-25 Minister Molewa distributes food parcels and plants trees during Mandela Day Greening in Sunway RDP settlement, Hartebeespoort
2015-07-24 Minister Molewa to plant trees during Mandela Month in Sunway Informal Settlement, Hartebeespoort
2015-07-23 Minister Edna Molewa welcomes SAA cargo decision to lift the ban on its embargo on the transport of hunting trophies
2015-07-23 SA Agulhas II leaves for a winter research voyage
2015-07-17 Minister Edna Molewa convenes stakeholder engagement to address issues around lion breeding and hunting
2015-07-16 SA Agulhas II Scientific Winter Voyage
2015-07-16 Joint press release: South Africa and the EU reaffirm shared commitment to address the Climate Change challenge
2015-07-15 Decline of African Penguins in South Africa
2015-07-15 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson leads International Nelson Mandela Day in Memel, Free State
2015-07-15 Postponement: Minister Edna Molewa to meet European Commission on Climate Change
2015-07-10 Minister and Deputy Minister of Environmental Affairs to lead International Nelson Mandela Day celebrations in the Free State and Gauteng
2015-07-03 South Africa welcomes the extension of the Cape Floral Region Protected Areas World Heritage Site
2015-06-29 20th BASIC Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change
2015-06-28 Minister Edna Molewa in New York on Climate Change engagements
2015-06-26 Minister Molewa and Tshwane Executive Mayor Ramokgopa visit eco-furniture factory in Ga-Rankuwa, Pretoria
2015-06-24 Disposal of land-derived effluent into coastal waters in South Africa
2015-06-24 Minister Molewa to visit Eco-Furniture Factory in Ga-Rankuwa
2015-06-23 Minister Edna Molewa gazettes the Draft National Greenhouse Gas Emission Reporting Regulations
2015-06-19 Joint press release: CITES COP17 venue and dates announced for 2016 in South Africa
2015-06-19 Minister Molewa to host a Young Women Dialogue on Climate Change
2015-06-17 South Africa joins the global community to celebrate World Day to Combat Desertification
2015-06-15 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson to lead WoF Youth Month Celebrations
2015-06-12 Minister Edna Molewa gazettes the Biodiversity Management Plan for 11 critically Endangered and 4 Endangered Cycad Species
2015-06-11 SA Agulhas II Open Day
2015-06-10 South Africa welcomes the designation of Magaliesberg and Gouritz Cluster as new South African Biosphere Reserves
2015-06-08 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson led the celebration of World Oceans Day
2015-06-06 Minister Edna Molewa leads the World Environment Day Celebration in Kimberley
2015-06-03 Department of Environmental Affairs to host the World Oceans Day Celebrations
2015-06-03 Minister Edna Molewa and Northern Cape Premier lead the World Environment Day Celebrations in Kimberley
2015-06-03 Environment Month Celebrations to focus on Sustainable Development
2015-05-29 Postponement: Minister Edna Molewa to host incoming CoP21 President, Mr Laurent Fabius, French Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development on Saturday, 30 May 2015
2015-05-29 Minister Edna Molewa hands over forensic trailers to assist in rhino poaching investigation
2015-05-28 Minister Edna Molewa to hand over forensic trailers to assist in rhino poaching investigations
2015-05-24 Foreign visitor numbers to Kruger National Park on the rise in 2014/2015 financial year
2015-05-22 Deputy Minister Thomson launches Sustainable Development Projects
2015-05-20 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson to host International Day for Biodiversity
2015-05-19 Report of the study conducted on the traditional knowledge associated with the rooibos and honeybush species in South Africa
2015-05-15 DEA’s research vessel returns from Marion Island
2015-05-14 Minister Edna Molewa and Deputy Minister Barbara Thompson brief media on Environmental Affairs' 2015/16 Budget Vote
2015-05-14 SA Agulhas II returns from Marion Island
2015-05-13 First International Conference on Innovation for Sustainability under Climate Change and Green Economy/Growth
2015-05-12 Minister Molewa and Deputy Minister Thomson to brief the media on Environmental Affairs Budget Vote
2015-05-12 Ministers E Molewa and N Pandor and Deputy Minister G Oliphant: launch of the Strategic Environmental Assessment of shale gas development
2015-05-11 Minister Edna Molewa to launch Strategic Environmental Assessment of shale gas development, joined by the Departments of Mineral Resources, Science & Technology, Water Affairs & Sanitation, and Energy
2015-05-10 Minister Edna Molewa highlights progress in the war against poaching
2015-05-08 Minister Edna Molewa to outline progress in addressing rhino poaching
2015-05-08 Deputy Minister Thomson leads a clean-up campaign and community outreach in Emalahleni Local Municipality
2015-05-06 Deputy Minister Thomson to lead a community engagement and clean-up in Emalahleni
2015-04-30 Minister Edna Molewa to lead a community outreach and clean-up campaign in Randfontein
2015-04-28 Minister Edna Molewa welcomes Sasol decision to withdraw litigation against the Government
2015-04-27 Durban Silt Canal free of oil
2015-04-23 Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa on passing of Working on Fire personnel in Bains Kloof helicopter crash
2015-04-22 Environmental Affairs Minister gazettes Biodiversity Management Plan for African lion for public comment
2015-04-15 Reissue: Postponement of media briefing by Environmental Affairs Minister on rhino poaching initiatives
2015-04-13 Green Scorpions deployed at OR Tambo International Airport to combat Wildlife Crime
2015-04-09 Research and monitoring during Marion 2015 relief Voyage on SA Agulhas II
2015-04-08 Minister Molewa to launch R208 million worth of projects for infrastructure development and upgrading in the Limpopo provincial protected areas
2015-04-08 SA Agulhas II to depart for Marion Island
2015-04-08 Augmentation of Naledi landfill site in Naledi local municipality, North West province
2015-04-07 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson to launch Waste Management and Greening initiatives in Ga-Segonyana Local Municipality
2015-04-02 The Minister of Environmental Affairs Gazettes the Biodiversity Management Plan for White Rhino for Public Comment
2015-04-01 DEA issues directive to Africa Sun Oil Refineries over oil spill
2015-04-01 DEA gazettes the National Environmental Management Plan: Shark Biodiversity Management Plan
2015-03-31 Over R13 million worth of Environmental Projects launched in Umtshezi Local Municipality
2015-03-31 Minister Edna Molewa re-publishes amendments to the Threatened Or Protected Species Regulations and Species list for public participation
2015-03-29 DEA responds to an oil spill in Durban
2015-03-27 Minister Edna Molewa to launch Community Parks and Street Cleaning Projects in Umtshezi Local Municipality
2015-03-18 South Africa and the People’s Republic of China to sign Wildlife Conservation Implementation Plan
2015-03-17 Media invited to attend the stakeholder engagement of the Committee of Inquiry into the possibility or not of a legal rhino horn trade
2015-03-17 DEA’s Working on Fire to honour 250 Fire Fighters who helped in recent Cape fires
2015-03-15 Department of Environmental Affairs launches the National Coastal Management Programme
2015-03-11 Government affirms its commitment to recycling economy and job creation at the National Waste Management Sector
2015-03-11 Minister Edna Molewa to lead the launch of the National Coastal Management Programme
2015-03-10 Deadline for stakeholder input to Committee of Inquiry into the possibility or not of a legal rhino horn trade is 13 March 2015
2015-03-08 Working on Fire helicopter pilot killed
2015-03-06 Fire-fighters lauded as another blaze flares up
2015-03-04 Department of Environmental Affairs’ flagship Working On Fire programmme instrumental in battling Cape fires
2015-03-03 Minister Edna Molewa to lead the National Waste Management Summit
2015-03-03 Minister Edna Molewa briefs Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Environmental Affairs on steps taken to address Illegal Wildlife Trade
2015-02-26 Minister Edna Molewa to lead South Africa’s celebration of World Wildlife Day
2015-02-24 Media Statement for Minister’s announcement of decisions for applications for postponement of compliance time-frames for minimum Air Quality Emission Standards
2015-02-20 Department of Environmental Affairs to update on Eskom’s applications for postponement on compliance timeframes for new Air Quality Standards
2015-02-19 Innovation set to reduce spread of fire in informal settlements
2015-02-18 West Coast red tides clearing
2015-02-18 Media Statement on South Africa’s first-ever certificates of commendation by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)
2015-02-18 The Department of Environmental Affairs to host National Man and Biosphere Awareness event in George, Western Cape
2015-02-16 SA Agulhas II returns from Antarctica
2015-02-10 Media Statement on announcement of the Committee of Inquiry to deliberate on matters relating to a possible trade in rhino horn
2015-02-09 Minister Edna Molewa to introduce Committee of Inquiry looking into matters around rhino poaching
2015-02-02 The Department of Environmental Affairs celebrates World Wetlands Day
2015-01-28 Deputy Minister Thomson announces the winners of the Greenest Municipality Competition in Tzaneen
2015-01-27 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson to lead World Wetland Day Celebration
2015-01-23 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson to announce the winners of the Greenest Municipality Competition (GMC) awards
2015-01-22 Minister Edna Molewa highlights progress in the war against poaching and plans for 2015
2015-01-21 Minister Edna Molewa to outline progress in the war against poaching and plans for 2015
2014
2014-12-19 Press release on the twentieth session of the Conference of Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the tenth session of Meeting of the Parties of the Kyoto Protocol (UNFCCC COP 20/ CMP 10)
2014-12-19 Kloof conservancy v government of the Republic of South Africa and 7 others
2014-12-17 Minister Edna Molewa welcomes the arrest of international rhino horn smuggling syndicate
2014-12-09 Minister Edna Molewa arrives at UNFCCC COP20 Talks in Lima, Peru
2014-12-09 Government's One Environmental System commences
2014-12-05 DEA launches R256 Million worth of Environmental Protection and Infrastructure Projects
2014-12-05 The Communiqué of the Benguela Current Commission Development Partners and Investment Conference
2014-12-02 South African high school learners to engage in youth negotiations on the proposed United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
2014-12-02 SA Agulhas II to depart for Antarctica
2014-12-02 DEA to launch R256 million worth Environmental Protection and Infrastructure Projects
2014-12-01 Launch of the Western Cape Summer Fire Season
2014-12-01 South Africa to host Donor Conference for Benguela Current Commission
2014-11-30 Minister of Environmental Affairs and SANParks mourn the loss of Dr Ian Player
2014-11-26 Launch of the Western Cape Summer Fire Season
2014-11-24 Minister Molewa calls for public comments on the NEMBA, 2004 (Act No.10 of 2004) Draft Shark Biodiversity Management Plan
2014-11-20 South African Government is aware that ongoing scourge of rhino poaching is linked to worldwide Illicit wildlife trade
2014-11-19 South Africa recommits to developing ocean and wildlife economy at World Parks Congress 2014
2014-11-17 Closing Media Statement: National Climate Change Response Dialogue
2014-11-14 The Green Scorpions round up the troops to Cycle for Cycads; and they need YOUR support!
2014-11-14 Minister Edna Molewa to participate in World Leaders’ Dialogue on the extent and impact of the illegal wildlife trade
2014-11-14 Minister Edna Molewa confirms there is no decision yet on a legal rhino horn trade
2014-11-13 Department of Environmental Affairs secures an important conviction in the matter between the State vs Samancor Chrome Limited
2014-11-12 Working For Water Half Marathon
2014-11-12 Environmental Affairs Minister and Deputy Minister lead South African delegation to 6th World Parks Congress in Sydney, Australia
2014-11-10 DEA to host public meetings on shark attacks mitigation measures
2014-11-04 Minister Edna Molewa to open National Climate Change Response Dialogue 2014
2014-10-31 Media workshop on the fifth assessment report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
2014-10-31 Second National Non-Motorised Transport Conference Convened at Ditsong National Museum of Cultural History, Pretoria
2014-10-28 Department of Environmental Affairs hosts second Non-Motorised Transport Conference on 31 October 2014
2014-10-28 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson launches the Masibekela Recreational Park
2014-10-26 Minister Edna Molewa to launch the Masibekela Recreational Park
2014-10-24 Department of Environmental Affairs notes indictment of South Africans in the USA for rhino poaching-related offences
2014-10-24 Government hands over cycling facilities to Orlando Community in Soweto
2014-10-23 Department of Environmental Affairs response to Afriforum petition
2014-10-23 Department of Environmental Affairs congratulates Fundisile Mketeni on his appointment as SANparks CEO
2014-10-23 Feral pigeon invasive species
2014-10-21 Government to host Non-Motorised Transport Conference and hand over pilot project in Orlando, Soweto
2014-10-17 President Jacob Zuma officially opens Environmental Affairs’ Green Building
2014-10-16 Deputy Minister Ms Barbara Thomson‘s address on the occasion of the Sustainable Ocean Initiative at the High-Level Meeting at 12th Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity
2014-10-15 South Africa hands over Chairmanship of the Group of Like-Minded Mega-Diverse Countries to Guatemala in the Republic of Korea
2014-10-14 President Jacob Zuma to officially open Environmental Affairs’ Green Building
2014-10-14 South Africa elected to the Bureau of the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity
2014-10-10 Joint statement issued at the conclusion of the 19th BASIC Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change
2014-10-08 Meeting between Department of Environmental Affairs and Sasol
2014-10-08 Historic Biodiversity Offset Agreement signed by the Department of Environmental Affairs, SANPARKS and Coal of Africa for Vele Colliery
2014-10-08 Minister Edna Molewa’s statement on the launch of the National Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Report 2013/14 and GEF Rhino Project
2014-10-07 South Africa to host 19th Basic Ministerial Climate Change Meeting in Sun City, North West
2014-10-07 SA Agulhas II returns from Gough Island
2014-10-06 Minister Molewa launches National Marine Week Campaign
2014-10-06 Deputy Minister Ms Barbara Thomson’s keynote address on the occasion of the opening of the 9th Annual Air Quality Governance Lekgotla
2014-10-03 Urgent Change of Date and Time: The Department of Environmental Affairs, SANPARKS and Coal of Africa to sign Biodiversity Offset Agreement for Vele Colliery
2014-10-03 Minister Edna Molewa to launch the 2013/14 National Environment Compliance and Enforcement Report and the UNEP-GEF Rhino Project
2014-10-03 National Marine Week
2014-10-03 Minister Edna Molewa to lead Global March 4 Elephant, Rhino and Lion in Pretoria on 4 October 2014
2014-10-02 Minister Edna Molewa launches Weed-Buster Awareness Campaign
2014-10-01 The 9th annual Air Quality Governance Lekgotla
2014-09-30 Minister Edna Molewa launches the Kwelera National Botanical Garden in East London, Eastern Cape
2014-09-29 Minister Edna Molewa to launch the Kwelera National Botanical Garden
2014-09-25 Minister Molewa invites public comments on mitigation measures for Shark attacks in Port St Johns
2014-09-25 Working on Fire (WoF) female crew leader graduation
2014-09-24 Norms and standards for the management of elephant in South Africa to be amended
2014-09-22 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson urges community participation to fight rhino poaching during World Rhino Day
2014-09-21 Arrest of suspected rhino poaching ringleader and police official for involvement in rhino poaching welcomed
2014-09-20 Deputy Minister Thomson leads International Coastal Clean-Up Day
2014-09-19 National Air Quality Officer to brief media on Air Quality in South Africa
2014-09-18 Department of Environmental Affairs, SANPARKS & Stakeholders to host World Rhino Day events in Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga on 22 September 2014
2014-09-18 Department of Environmental Affairs to host stakeholder forum on Air Quality in Durban South on Friday, 19 September 2014
2014-09-16 MEC Somyo commemorates World Ozone Day in East London, Eastern Cape Province
2014-09-16 Department of Environmental Affairs to lead International Coastal Clean-up Day
2014-09-11 Sixth National People and Parks Conference Concluded in Mthatha, Eastern Cape
2014-09-11 South Africans urged to work together to curb rhino poaching
2014-09-11 Deputy Minister Ms Barbara Thomson to commemorate World Ozone Day
2014-09-04 One environmental system for mining industry to commence on 8 December 2014
2014-09-04 SA Agulhas II sails for Gough Island
2014-09-03 The Department of Environmental Affairs to host the 6th People and Parks Conference in Umtata, Eastern Cape
2014-09-02 Minister Edna Molewa’s remarks on rhino poaching debate
2014-09-02 SA Agulhas II to sails for Gough Island
2014-08-28 Deputy Minister Ms Barbara Thomson hands over the Provincial Resorts and Reserves Project at Sandveld Nature Reserve in the Free State Province
2014-08-25 Deputy Minister Ms Barbara Thomson to hand over the Provincial Resorts and Reserves Project at Sandveld Nature Reserve in Hoopstad
2014-08-21 The Benguela Current Commission’s new five year strategic action plan adopted
2014-08-19 Green scorpions embark on national sand mining blitz
2014-08-14 Penguins continue to be at risk from habitat degradation
2014-08-13 Green Scorpions uncover unlawful health care risk waste storage facility in Bloemfontein
2014-08-12 Media statement from the SAPS: Further boost to combat rhino poaching in South Africa
2014-08-12 Minister Edna Molewa leads implementation of integrated strategic management of rhinoceros in South Africa
2014-08-08 18th BASIC Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change
2014-08-08 Minister Edna Molewa to address media briefing on rhino poaching
2014-08-05 South Africa completes ratification of the Benguela Current Convention
2014-08-04 Publication of the amended Alien and Invasive Species Regulations
2014-07-31 Deputy Minister Ms Barbara Thomson unveils Ranger Monument at Kruger National Park
2014-07-18 Deputy Minister Ms. Barbara Thomson led a successful clean-up campaign during the Nelson Mandela Day
2014-07-18 Change in time: Accreditation for the launch of Operation Phakisa
2014-07-17 Minister Edna Molewa to lead International Mandela Day Clean-Up in Khayelitsha, Cape Town
2014-07-16 Deputy Minister Ms Barbara Thompson to lead an International Mandela Day Clean-Up Campaign
2014-07-15 Minister Molewa and Deputy Minister Thompson to brief the media on 2014/15 Budget Vote
2014-07-11 President Jacob Zuma to launch Operation Phakisa
2014-07-11 The Department of Environmental Affairs moves to a new and green building
2014-07-11 Minister Mrs Edna Molewa gazettes the prescribed norms and standards for the management of protected areas in South Africa and invites public participation
2014-07-10 Rhino poaching update
2014-07-01 DEA National Environmental Debate Competition
2014-07-01 National Greenhouse Gas Inventory published for public comment
2014-06-30 Panel of experts invites stakeholder participation as it explores rhino horn trade feasibility as part of South Africa’s comprehensive integrated approach to reduce rhino poaching
2014-06-27 Deputy Minister Thompson led the commemoration of World Day to Combat Desertification
2014-06-25 Deputy Minister Thompson to lead commemoration of World Day to Combat Desertification
2014-06-19 The Department of Environmental Affairs to host Environment Month celebrations in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
2014-06-18 SA Agulhas II Open Day
2014-06-18 National Greenhouse Gas Inventory published for public comment
2014-06-06 Statement by the Department of Environmental Affairs on the issue of trade in rhino horn
2014-06-05 World Oceans Day Celebration
2014-06-01 The Department of Environmental Affairs gazettes the White Paper on National Environmental Management of the Ocean
2014-05-30 Environment Month celebrations focus on sea level rise in June 2014
2014-05-30 Minister Edna Molewa calls for comments on the gazetted National Coastal Management Programme of South Africa, in terms of section 44(2) of National Environmental Management: Integrated Coastal Management Act, 2008 (No.24 of 2008)
2014-05-28 Minister Edna Molewa gazettes intention to adopt the Vredfort Dome World Heritage Site (VDWHS) Environmental Management Framework (EMF) and welcomes public comments
2014-05-28 Arrest of former SANPARKS Ranger and police officials for involvement in rhino poaching welcomed
2014-05-22 The commemoration of International Day for Biological Diversity
2014-05-21 Renewed call on Non-Profit Organisations, Non-Governmental Organisations and individuals involved in Rhino Projects and fundraising to provide details to Department of Environmental Affairs
2014-05-19 The regulation of invasive species: Clarification of the regulation of brown trout and rainbow trout
2014-05-15 DEA briefing on alien and invasive alien species
2014-05-14 Rhino poaching statistics update (14 May 2014)
2014-05-09 World Migratory Bird Day
2014-05-02 SA Agulhas II Returns from Marion Island
2014-04-25 Postponed: Minister Mrs Edna Molewa to launch Youth Jobs in Waste and Township Greening Projects in the North West Province
2014-04-22 Postponed: Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi to hand over renovated facilities at Sandveld Nature Reserve
2014-04-17 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi to hand over School desks in Peddie, Eastern Cape
2014-04-17 South Africa and Mozambique sign Memorandum of Understanding in the field of Biodiversity, Conservation and Management
2014-04-10 The Department of Environmental Affairs leads the National Green Jobs Dialogue
2014-04-10 Postponed: Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi to showcase Environmental Programmes achievements
2014-04-09 South Africa and Mozambique to sign Memorandum of Understanding in the field of Biodiversity, Conservation and Management
2014-04-08 The Deputy Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs launches the War on Waste and War on Leaks Projects
2014-04-04 Department of Environmental Affairs to lead National Green Jobs Dialogue
2014-04-04 Deputy Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs to launch the War on Waste and War on Leaks Projects
2014-03-31 SA Agulhas II to depart for Marion Island
2014-03-28 South Africa and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam conclude fruitful discussions on biodiversity conservation and management
2014-03-26 South Africa and Vietnam end meeting to strengthen cooperation in the field of Biodiversity Conservation and Protection
2014-03-25 Environmental Affairs in partnership with UNIDO, hands over energy efficient classroom in Groutville, KwaZulu-Natal
2014-03-25 Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi to handover the R8 Million Greening Zamdela Project in Sasolburg
2014-03-20 Minister Molewa urges Abidjan Convention signatories to embrace concept of Blue Economy
2014-03-20 Postponed: The Department of Environmental Affairs, SANParks and Coal of Africa to sign Biodiversity Offset Agreement for Vele Colliery
2014-03-20 South Africa and Vietnam meeting to strengthen cooperation in the field of Biodiversity Conservation and Protection
2014-03-20 Minister Edna Molewa to launch the 2050 Pathways Calculator for SA and ‘GHG Emissions associated with Shale Gas’ Research Report
2014-03-17 11th Biennial Conference of Parties (CoP11) to the Abidjan Convention gets underway
2014-03-17 Postponed: The Department of Environmental Affairs, SANParks and Coal of Africa to sign Biodiversity Offset Agreement for Vele Colliery
2014-03-14 Rhino poaching update
2014-03-11 Department of Environmental Affairs receives Eskom application for air quality standards for sixteen power stations
2014-03-07 More than 400 Youths in Tshwane to benefit from the Eco Furniture and War on Leaks Projects launched by Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi and Executive Mayor Ramokgopa
2014-03-05 Mr Hoffman’s remains back home
2014-03-05 Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi and Executive Mayor Ramokgopa to launch the Eco Furniture Factory and War on Leaks Projects in Tshwane
2014-03-03 Minister Edna Molewa marks World Wildlife Day with the handover of rhino to the Mdluli Tribal Authority, Mpumalanga
2014-03-03 Body of Mr Johannes Hoffman repatriated from Gough Island
2014-02-28 Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi launches the Fundisa for Change Education for Sustainable Development Programme
2014-02-28 Minister Edna Molewa gives notice of the gazetting of the fee regulations for implementation in the consideration and processing of applications in terms of chapter 5 of NEMA and NEMWA
2014-02-26 Rhino poaching update
2014-02-21 Department of Environmental Affairs to send SA Agulhas I and repatriate corpse of Gough53 team member
2014-02-21 South Africa to host 11th Conference of Parties (COP11) to the Abidjan Convention
2014-02-21 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi to lead Fundisa for Change Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Teacher Education Conference
2014-02-20 Minister Edna Molewa gazettes the proposed fees for the provision of Aviation Meteorological Services to be applied by the aviation industry and invites public comments
2014-02-20 Minister Edna Molewa gazettes the draft Bioprospecting, Access and Benefit Sharing amendment regulations by notice in the Government Gazette for public participation in terms of the NEMBA, 2004 (Act No.10 of 2004)
2014-02-18 Minister Edna Molewa welcomes some of the provisions of the London Declaration on illegal Wildlife Trade
2014-02-17 Minister Edna Molewa calls for comments from interested and affected parties on proposed Alien and Invasive Species Regulations
2014-02-11 Department saddened by the sudden passing of its Island expedition member
2014-02-11 SA Agulhas II returns from Antarctica
2014-02-05 Minister Edna Molewa welcomes the R232.2 million grant received by Peace Parks Foundation from the Dutch and Swedish Postcode Lotteries to combat rhino poaching in Southern Africa
2014-01-31 Deputy Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs leads World Wetlands Day Celebrations in Eshowe, KwaZulu-Natal
2014-01-30 Submissions on national rhino strategy close on 31 January 2014
2014-01-28 Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi and the Tim Tebeila Foundation pay it forward with a Nationwide Back to School Campaign
2014-01-27 Deputy Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs to lead World Wetlands Day Celebrations in Eshowe, Kwazulu-Natal
2014-01-26 South Africa hosts the Abidjan Convention Bureau Meeting
2014-01-17 Update on rhino poaching statistics (17 January 2014 update)
2014-01-16 Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi to hand over a Mini Bus to Siloe School for the Blind in Limpopo
2014-01-09 Deputy Ministers Mabudafhasi and Xasa to hand over school desks in Mthatha, Eastern Cape