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2016
30 Nov 2016 First Post-COP17 CITES-led workshop addresses livelihoods of the poor rural communities
29 Nov 2016 SA Agulhas II leaves for Antarctica
28 Nov 2016 Minister Edna Molewa pays tribute to former CEO of South African Weather Service (SAWS)
24 Nov 2016 Minister Dr Edna Molewa commends the Hawks on the arrest of a Chinese National for dealing in rhino horn
23 Nov 2016 Environmental Affairs hosts community roadshow on the strategy to address air pollution in dense low-income communities
22 Nov 2016 CITES parties to visit aloe ferox sustainabiity community project at Prince Albert
22 Nov 2016 Environmental Affairs publishes ninth National Environmental Complience and Enforcement Report (NECER)
21 Nov 2016 Minister Edna Molewa commends firefighters for saving lives and property in the Western Cape
18 Nov 2016 Marrakech Climate Change conference about operationalising the Paris Agreement
17 Nov 2016 Press release from Ministers of BASIC countries, Marrakesh, Morocco
16 Nov 2016 Minister Edna Molewa’s statement at COP22/CMP12/CMA1 Marrakesh, Morocco
16 Nov 2016 Minister Edna Molewa invites public comments on the Norms and Standards for the Management of Damage-causing Animals in South Africa
15 Nov 2016 Media statement on allegations contained in Al Jazeera Documentary ‘The Poacher’s Pipeline’
13 Nov 2016 Minister Molewa speaking notes at the preparatory AMCEN meeting for the UNFCCC COP 16
13 Nov 2016 Minister Edna Molewa arrives at International Climate Change Talks in Marrakech, Morocco
09 Nov 2016 Minister Edna Molewa to lead South African delegation to International Climate Change talks Marrakech, Morocco
09 Nov 2016 DEA’S Working for Wetlands Programme has rehabilitated 1200 Wetlands since 2004
02 Nov 2016 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson hands over four Play Parks and a Buyback Center in Newcastle
02 Nov 2016 South Africa joins Nations of the World in ratifying the Paris Agreement on Climate Change
02 Nov 2016 Department of Environmental Affairs takes enforcement action against Enviroserv’s Shongweni Landfill Site
01 Nov 2016 Minister Molewa’s speaking notes at National Assembly debate on the ratification of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change
01 Nov 2016 South Africa and Norway Science Week explore opportunities in the Oceans Economy
31 Oct 2016 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson to handover Newcastle Buyback and Play Parks Project
31 Oct 2016 Department of Environmental Affairs hosts stakeholder consultation in preparation for International Climate Change Talks in Morocco from 07 to 18 November 2016
21 Oct 2016 Cabinet approves submission of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change to Parliament for ratification
19 Oct 2016 Minister Edna Molewa welcomes the outcomes of the 28th Meeting of the Parties (MoP 28) to the Montreal Protocol
18 Oct 2016 Minister Edna Molewa welcomes SANBI’s accreditation by the Green Climate Fund
18 Oct 2016 DEA to host National Marine Week Exhibition
18 Oct 2016 Media statement on the conclusion of the 23rd Basic Ministerial Coordination meeting in Marrakesh, Morocco
17 Oct 2016 23rd Basic Ministerial meeting media briefing
12 Oct 2016 Minister Edna Molewa participates in the negotiations to amend the Montreal Protocol
12 Oct 2016 MEC Chotelo launches National Marine Week
09 Oct 2016 MEC Chotelo to lead the launch of National Marine Week
06 Oct 2016 Minister Molewa refutes claims made by OSCAP on rhino exports to Vietnam
06 Oct 2016 SA Agulhas II returns from Gough Island
05 Oct 2016 Minister of Environmental Affairs briefs media on the outcomes of CITES CoP17
04 Oct 2016 Minister Edna Molewa hails elephant listing decision as “a victory for scientific, evidence-based decision making”
29 Sep 2016 Minister Edna Molewa calls for community participation in conservation
29 Sep 2016 Environmental Affairs to host 11th Air Quality Governance Lekgotla
28 Sep 2016 Cape Mountain Zebra down listed from appendix I to Appendix II (South Africa)
26 Sep 2016 Minister Edna Molewa welcomes arrest and seizure of rhino horns as historic Wildlife Conference gets underway in Johannesburg
26 Sep 2016 South Africa and the Laos sign a Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation in Biodiversity Conservation and Protection
25 Sep 2016 CITES COP17 exhibitions and workshops open to the public
23 Sep 2016 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)
22 Sep 2016 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson closes the 7th People and Parks Conference
20 Sep 2016 Minister Edna Molewa officially opens the seventh People and Parks Conference
20 Sep 2016 Minister of environmental affairs, Dr Edna Molewa, briefs foreign correspondents association on South Africa’s preparations for CITES CoP17
16 Sep 2016 DEA commemorates International Coastal Clean-Up Day with a focus on Plastic Marine Pollution
15 Sep 2016 Minister Edna Molewa to open the 7th People and Parks Conference
15 Sep 2016 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson to host the International Day for preservation of the Ozone Layer
12 Sep 2016 The Minister of Environmental Affairs to address the portfolio committee on Environmental Affairs Colloquium on Anti-Rhino Poaching
11 Sep 2016 Minister Edna Molewa highlights progress in the fight against rhino poaching
06 Sep 2016 Department of Environmental Affairs congratulates Minister Edna Molewa on receipt of an Honorary Doctorate from VUT
06 Sep 2016 Media invited to register for the 17th meeting of the Conference of Parties to CITES in South Africa
04 Sep 2016 South Africa’s position on a motion to terminate the hunting of captive-bred lions and other predators
03 Sep 2016 South Africa participates in the 2016 International Union for Conservation of Nature World Conservation Congress
02 Sep 2016 Postponement: Minister Edna Molewa to outline progress in fight against rhino poaching
31 Aug 2016 SA Agulhas II to depart for Gough Island
25 Aug 2016 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson launches Strategy Toward Gender Mainstreaming in Environment Sector 2016 – 2021
23 Aug 2016 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson to open the 7th Women in Environment Conference in Kimberley
18 Aug 2016 Minister Edna Molewa calls for Paper and Packaging Industry, Electrical and Electronic Equipment Industry and Lighting Industry plans
01 Aug 2016 Minister Edna Molewa supports the Safe Paraffin Appliance Campaign
31 Jul 2016 Minister Edna Molewa celebrates Game Rangers on World Ranger Day 2016
29 Jul 2016 Deputy Minister Thomson hands over school desks to students from St Chad High School
28 Jul 2016 Minister Molewa launches R30 million Gauteng Youth Jobs in Waste in Randfontein
27 Jul 2016 Environmental Affairs Director-General distributes toiletries and sanitary products in Hammanskraal in honour of Mandela Month
26 Jul 2016 Minister Edna Molewa to hand over School Desks to St Chad High School in Ladysmith
26 Jul 2016 Environmental Affairs Director-General to distribute toiletries and sanitary products in Hammanskraal to mark Mandela Month
26 Jul 2016 Minister Edna Molewa to launch Gauteng Youth Jobs in Waste in the Randfontein Local Municipality on 28 July 2016
22 Jul 2016 Minister Molewa heeds the call to make every day a Mandela Day in Gugulethu
18 Jul 2016 Minister Edna Molewa to lead Nelson Mandela Day Commemoration in Gugulethu
06 Jul 2016 Deputy Minister Ms Barbara Thomson announces the 5th Greenest Municipality Competition awards winners
06 Jul 2016 Draft strategy for addressing air pollution in dense low-income communities approved by Cabinet
04 Jul 2016 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson to announce winners of Greenest Competition (GMC) Awards
03 Jul 2016 Deputy Minister launches the Non-Motorised Transportation Project
23 Jun 2016 Environmental Affairs to host first national Marine Spatial Planning Stakeholder Summit
23 Jun 2016 Minister Molewa to lead a waste management awareness campaign
23 Jun 2016 MEC Sekoati to officiate a graduation ceremony at the Capricorn TVET College
23 Jun 2016 MEC Somoyo launches Working on Waste Programme in Port Elizabeth
22 Jun 2016 Minister Molewa gazettes the draft Biodiversity Management Plan for the Pickersgill’s reed frog
21 Jun 2016 MEC Sekoati to handover a waste transfer station in Lepelle Nkumpi Municipality
17 Jun 2016 DEA launches Working for the Coast projects and celebrates World Oceans Day with a beach clean-up
16 Jun 2016 South Africa marks the World Day to combat desertification
16 Jun 2016 Department of Environmental Affairs rejects NUMSA claims of ‘exploitation’ of firefighters
14 Jun 2016 Minister Molewa meets with representatives of private rhino owners under auspices of Private Rhino Owners Association (PROA) and Wildlife Ranching South Africa (WRSA)
13 Jun 2016 South Africa welcomes its fire-fighters home
13 Jun 2016 Environmental Affairs’ Deputy Minister to lead World Oceans Day celebrations and beach clean-up
13 Jun 2016 Postponement of allocation process for boat-based whale watching and white shark cage diving operating permits
12 Jun 2016 Minister Edna Molewa sends mediator to Canada to resolve fire-fighters dispute
09 Jun 2016 Minister Molewa to handover school desks and uniforms in Ladysmith
08 Jun 2016 South Africa Celebrates World Oceans Day
08 Jun 2016 Moratorium on rhino horn trade reinstated as minister Edna Molewa files application for leave to appeal to the Constitutional Court
31 May 2016 Minister Molewa to lead 2016 Environment Month celebrations
30 May 2016 Whale mass-stranding training session held at False Bay
26 May 2016 Dramatic escalation in fight against poaching as suspected poachers fire on SANPARKS Helicopter
25 May 2016 Minister Edna Molewa to open 5th waste management officers Khoro in Durban
25 May 2016 Minister Edna Molewa welcomes judgment in a matter between Isimangaliso Wetland Park Authority and the Umfolozi Sugar Planters (UCOSP)
24 May 2016 Minister Edna Molewa to participate in the United Nations Environment Assembly
24 May 2016 Supreme Court of appeal judgment on domestic moratorium on trade in rhino horn
16 May 2016 Minister Edna Molewa commends the launch of the Kimberley Airport Solar Power Plant
16 May 2016 Ministers of Rural Development and Land Reform and Environmental Affairs to officiate at hand over of Kruger National Park Land Claims Compensation
15 May 2016 DEA hosts annual SA Agulhas II Open Day in Port Elizabeth
10 May 2016 SA Agulhas II Open Day
08 May 2016 Minister Edna Molewa on the Committee of Inquiry into the feasibility of a legal trade in rhino horn, or not
08 May 2016 Minister Edna Molewa joined by Security Cluster Ministers highlights progress in the fight against rhino poaching
06 May 2016 Minister Edna Molewa gazettes draft national standards for land-based abalone aquaculture and invites public comment
05 May 2016 Minister Edna Molewa to outline progress in fight against rhino poaching
02 May 2016 Statement of the Chair of the Committee of Inquiry, Ms Nana Magomola
29 Apr 2016 Government heightens public awareness on desertification, land degradation and drought
29 Apr 2016 Deputy Minister Ms Barbara Thomson vists Theu-Theu Primary School and hands over Eco Desks
29 Apr 2016 Key appointments at Department of Environmental Affairs a boon to gender representation in government
28 Apr 2016 Minister Edna Molewa and Deputy Minister, Barbara Thomson to brief the media on Environmental Affairs Budget Vote
26 Apr 2016 Minister Molewa to lead an Inter-Ministerial site visit and public awareness initiative on Desertification, Land Degradation and Drought (DLDD)
26 Apr 2016 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson to hand over Eco Desks to Theu - Theu Primary School in Dr Pixley Ka Seme Municipality, Mpumalanga
25 Apr 2016 DEA commemorates World Penguin Day
22 Apr 2016 South Africa signs Paris Agreement on Climate Change in New York
21 Apr 2016 Minister Edna Molewa’s statement to the President of the UN General Assembly’s High Level Event on the Sustainable Development Goals
21 Apr 2016 Minister Edna Molewa arrives in New York for the Paris Agreement high level signature ceremony
20 Apr 2016 Minister Edna Molewa’s press statement on participation in the Paris Agreement high level signature ceremony
19 Apr 2016 "Sustainable Development Goals (SDG'S) of equal value," Minister Molewa tells AMCEN
17 Apr 2016 Minister Edna Molewa attends 6th Special Session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) in Cairo, Egypt
15 Apr 2016 Call for wildlife conservation illustrated through inspiring artworks from people around the world
08 Apr 2016 Media registration for the 17th Conference of Parties to CITES in South Africa opens
07 Apr 2016 Joint statement issued at the conclusion of the 22nd BASIC Ministerial Meeting on climate change
06 Apr 2016 President Zuma to give an update on Operation Phakisa in the oceans economy
06 Apr 2016 SA Agulhas II to depart for Marion Island
05 Apr 2016 Minister Edna Molewa gazettes the Biodiversity Management Plan for the Clanwilliam Sandfish
05 Apr 2016 Minister Edna Molewa declared the Mountain Zebra and Camdeboo protected Environment in the Eastern Cape
31 Mar 2016 AVAAZ online petition to “save South Africa’s (SA) rhino” misrepresents SA position on rhino horn trade
29 Mar 2016 Postponed: Minister Molewa to launch the Camdeboo Satellite Aquaculture Project
23 Mar 2016 South Africa celebrates World Meteorological Day 2016
17 Mar 2016 Minister Edna Molewa on claims that South Africa is to propose the legalisation of the rhino horn trade to CITES
11 Mar 2016 Viral Infection behind Fish Mortalities in Zeekoevlei
03 Mar 2016 South Africa marks World Wildlife Day
02 Mar 2016 South African Minister of Environmental Affairs signs host country agreement for CITES COP17
26 Feb 2016 Minister Edna Molewa welcomes the launch of the George Airport Solar Power Plant
24 Feb 2016 Cabinet approves gazetting of Renewable Energy Development Zones
22 Feb 2016 Deputy Minister hands over Eco-Furniture School desks to Ubuhlebemvelo Primary School in Mtubatuba
21 Feb 2016 Department of Environmental Affairs not to blame for Evraz Highveld Steel closure
19 Feb 2016 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson to hand over Eco-Furniture school desks to Ubuhlebemvelo Primary School
18 Feb 2016 Minister Edna Molewa responds to renewed call for an immediate rhino hunting moratorium
10 Feb 2016 SA Agulhas II returns from Antarctica
09 Feb 2016 Minister Edna Molewa publishes draft notices and regulations to declare a network of 22 new proposed Marine Protected Areas
02 Feb 2016 World Wetlands Day commemorated under the theme Wetlands for our Future: Sustainable Livelihoods
02 Feb 2016 The National Department of Environmental Affairs and KFW German Development Bank Launched the Second Phase of the Non-Motorised Transport Programme
30 Jan 2016 Minister Edna Molewa receives equipment to combat illegal wildlife trafficking from the United States of America
29 Jan 2016 Minister Edna Molewa to deliver a keynote address at the Bontle Ke Botho Campaign Re-Launch
21 Jan 2016 Minister Edna Molewa highlights progress in the fight against rhino poaching
20 Jan 2016 SACAA report released on fatal accident of working on fire pilot
20 Jan 2016 Minister Edna Molewa to outline progress in fight against rhino poaching
13 Jan 2016 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
09 Jan 2016 Settlement reached in court on the pilot recreational angling project in the Tsitsikamma Marine Protected Area
15 Dec 2015 South Africa welcomes the adoption of the Paris Agreement
2015
24 Dec 2015 Large humpback whale beached at Strand beach
15 Dec 2015 Harmful Algal Bloom (Red Tide) outbreak in the Garden Route Coastal areas
12 Dec 2015 Statement by South Africa at the closing plenary of the COP21 to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
12 Dec 2015 South African delegation to CoP21 UNFCCC in Paris, France
11 Dec 2015 Environmental Programmes colleague, Quinton de Swartz, helps deliver baby on N1
09 Dec 2015 Department of Environmental Affairs appeals the Rhino Horn Moratorium Judgment
07 Dec 2015 DEA aims to host Centre of Competence for Operational Oceanography
06 Dec 2015 Minister Edna Molewa arrives in Paris, France to participate in United Nations Climate Change Talks
04 Dec 2015 Minister Edna Molewa gazettes the Biodiversity Management Plan for the African Lion
03 Dec 2015 Minister Edna Molewa gazettes the Biodiversity Management Plan for White Rhino
02 Dec 2015 SA Agulhas II to depart for Antarctica
26 Nov 2015 Minister Edna Molewa studying Rhino Horn Moratorium Judgment
26 Nov 2015 Minister Edna Molewa welcomes arrest of suspected rhino poachers by the Hawks
25 Nov 2015 Minister Edna Molewa to outline progress in addressing rhino poaching
23 Nov 2015 Minister Edna Molewa publishes regulations on the rezoning of Tsitsikamma Marine Protected Area
19 Nov 2015 Trading of red-eared slider turtles is illegal in South Africa
16 Nov 2015 China - South Africa Youth Volunteers’ Forum Workshop on Wildlife Conservation to be hosted at the Tshwane University of Technology
13 Nov 2015 The 14th African Wildlife Consultative Forum in South Africa does not influence South Africa’s Environmental Policy
12 Nov 2015 Minister Edna Molewa officially opens Lightning Conference
11 Nov 2015 Stakeholder engagement workshop for Strategic Environmental Assessment for Shale Gas Development to be held in Cape Town
10 Nov 2015 DEA’s Working on Fire programme continues to empower marginalised communities
09 Nov 2015 DEA publishes new notice and regulations on the Dwesa Cwebe Marine Protected Area
09 Nov 2015 Minister Edna Molewa to open 2015 Lights on Lightning Conference
08 Nov 2015 2nd Biodiversity Economy Indaba commits to greater inclusivity and equitable sharing of benefits
06 Nov 2015 Community Outreach for Strategic Environmental Assessment for Shale Gas Development Commences
05 Nov 2015 2nd Biodiversity Economy Indaba officially opens in Durban
03 Nov 2015 Minister Molewa gazettes draft Orange River Mouth and Durban Bay Estuarine Management Plans for comments
02 Nov 2015 Environmental Affairs launches National Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Report (NECER) at Lekgotla
02 Nov 2015 Minister Molewa publishes for public comment draft regulations relating to appropriate fines
02 Nov 2015 2nd Biodiversity Economy Indaba to be hosted at Durban International Convention Centre, from 5 to 7 November 2015
01 Nov 2015 President Jacob Zuma leads Anti-Rhino Poaching Awareness Day in the Kruger National Park
31 Oct 2015 Joint Statement Issued at conclusion of 21st BASIC Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change
30 Oct 2015 President Zuma to lead anti-rhino poaching awareness day in Kruger National Park
29 Oct 2015 DEA’s Working for Water Programme celebrates 20 years of job creation & environment sustainability
28 Oct 2015 Minister Edna Molewa to host Climate Change Breakfast Session
28 Oct 2015 DEA leads a group of South African and International Scientists on a 10 day humpback whale scientific research voyage
27 Oct 2015 The Department of Environmental Affairs to host the 6th Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Lekgotla, in North West Province
25 Oct 2015 Minister Edna Molewa announces imminent new Waste Management Plan
23 Oct 2015 Statement by South Africa on behalf of the Group of 77 and China during closing plenary of UNCCD COP12
21 Oct 2015 Minister Edna Molewa to hand over school desks in Uthukela, KZN
15 Oct 2015 Minister Molewa led the celebration of World Migratory Bird Day at Marievale Sanctuary in Gauteng
15 Oct 2015 Minister Molewa to visit the family of deceased WoF Firefighter
15 Oct 2015 Biodiversity Economy Strategy (BES) gazetted for public comment
15 Oct 2015 DEA hosts National Ocean and Coastal Information Management System Stakeholder Workshop
14 Oct 2015 Heritage impact assessment of ancestral graves at the Medupi Power Station completed
14 Oct 2015 Minister Edna Molewa intends to amend certain provisions of the NEMA and specific environmental management acts through the NEMLA Bill, 2015
13 Oct 2015 Minister Molewa in partnership with Birdlife South Africa to lead World Migratory Bird Day
13 Oct 2015 Wildfires in Limpopo contained
12 Oct 2015 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson is leading the South African delegation in the twelfth conference of parties to the UNCCD COP 12
12 Oct 2015 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
12 Oct 2015 Opening statement by the representative of South Africa on behalf of the Regional Implementation Annex for Africa (Annex I)
09 Oct 2015 Warning against fraudulent requests for procurement of goods on behalf of the Department of Environmental Affairs
08 Oct 2015 South African climate specialist elected to Co-chair Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Working Group
06 Oct 2015 Minister Edna Molewa delivers keynote address at the Chemicals Management and Land Remediation Summit
06 Oct 2015 SA Agulhas II returns from Gough Island
05 Oct 2015 Minister Edna Molewa launches National Marine Week
02 Oct 2015 Minister Edna Molewa to deliver keynote address at the Chemicals Management and Land Remediation Summit
01 Oct 2015 Minister Molewa to lead the launch of National Marine Week
30 Sep 2015 Environmental Affairs launches South African Atmospheric Emission Licensing and Inventory Portal (SAAELIP)
29 Sep 2015 Environmental Affairs launches South African Atmospheric Emission Licensing and Inventory Portal (SAAELIP) in Bloemfontein
22 Sep 2015 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson to open the 10th Annual Air Quality Governance Lekgotla
22 Sep 2015 Environmental Affairs and iSimangaliso Wetlands Park celebrate World Rhino Day
18 Sep 2015 Department of Environmental Affairs and Isimangaliso Wetland Park to host World Rhino Day events at St Lucia, KwaZulu-Natal 2015
16 Sep 2015 Deputy Minister Ms Barbara Thomson to lead International Coastal Clean-Up Day
15 Sep 2015 Postponement: Minister Edna Molewa to launch the Waste to Water Plant at Kwadukuza, Stanger, KwaZulu-Natal on 17 September 2015
15 Sep 2015 Stakeholders meet in Pretoria to discuss the Gaborone Declaration on sustainability in Africa
10 Sep 2015 Minister Edna Molewa and CITES Secretary General visit venue of the 2016 World Wildlife Conference in Johannesburg
10 Sep 2015 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson to host the International Day for Preservation of the Ozone Layer in Musina, Limpopo Province
09 Sep 2015 Minister Edna Molewa to deliver a public lecture on Climate Change at the University of Johannesburg
07 Sep 2015 Minister Edna Molewa attends informal consultations ahead of international climate change talks
07 Sep 2015 Minister Edna Molewa congratulates Black Mambas
04 Sep 2015 Minister Molewa leads National Consultative Conference on Electronic and Electrical Waste (E-Waste) Management in South Africa
04 Sep 2015 United Nations’ launch of Award for Anti-Rhino poaching
03 Sep 2015 Minister Edna Molewa bids farewell to SA Agulhas II
03 Sep 2015 Minister Edna Molewa to lead a National Consultative Conference on Electronic & Electrical Waste (E-Waste) Management in South Africa, Gauteng
02 Sep 2015 Minister Edna Molewa bids farewell to SA Agulhas II & Gough61 Team
01 Sep 2015 Green Scorpions execute search warrant at Solid Waste Technologies’ City Deep facility
01 Sep 2015 DEA to host Marine and Coastal Enforcement Workshop
31 Aug 2015 Environmental Affairs Director-General presents 94 unemployed graduates with Environmental Practice Learnership Programme Certificates
31 Aug 2015 Invitation to register and submit draft proposals for consideration in preparation for the 17th Conference of Parties to Cities by 15 September 2015
30 Aug 2015 Minister Edna Molewa highlights progress in the fight against rhino poaching
28 Aug 2015 Minister of Environmental Affairs to outline progress in addressing rhino poaching
26 Aug 2015 Minister Molewa refers Algoa fish farm application back to department for consideration
24 Aug 2015 Minister Molewa lauds Working on Fire crews following successful deployment to Canada
24 Aug 2015 Last Group of SA Fire-Fighters to return home after successful deployment to Canada
23 Aug 2015 South Africa hosts African countries in preparation of the 6th meeting of Parties to the Africa Eurasian Waterbird Agreement
22 Aug 2015 Minister Edna Molewa launches MET Mbokodo Unite
19 Aug 2015 Minister Edna Molewa to engage with women in meteorology and launch the MET Mbokodo Unite
17 Aug 2015 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson opens Sixth Women and Environment Dialogue
16 Aug 2015 SA Agulhas II returns from Winter Research Voyage
16 Aug 2015 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson to open sixth Women & Environment Dialogue tomorrow
11 Aug 2015 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson visits Land Rehabilitation Project in Kwazulu-Natal
10 Aug 2015 Message of support to Gift of the Givers on the occasion of their 23rd anniversary
07 Aug 2015 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson to visit a land rehabilitation project in Nquthu, Kwazulu-Natal
06 Aug 2015 Bosveld Phosphate (Pty) Ltd found guilty for polluting the Selati River
06 Aug 2015 The Department of Environmental Affairs expresses disappointment in Delta Airlines’s embargo on the transportation of hunting trophies in Africa
05 Aug 2015 Climate Change Provincial Stakeholder consultations commence
01 Aug 2015 Minister Edna Molewa pays tribute to game rangers on World Ranger Day 2015
29 Jul 2015 Minister Edna Molewa to host World Ranger Day commemoration at Marakele National Park, Limpopo
27 Jul 2015 White Shark cage diving permit in St. Francis Bay
25 Jul 2015 Minister Molewa distributes food parcels and plants trees during Mandela Day Greening in Sunway RDP settlement, Hartebeespoort
24 Jul 2015 Minister Molewa to plant trees during Mandela Month in Sunway Informal Settlement, Hartebeespoort
23 Jul 2015 Minister Edna Molewa welcomes SAA cargo decision to lift the ban on its embargo on the transport of hunting trophies
23 Jul 2015 SA Agulhas II leaves for a winter research voyage
17 Jul 2015 Minister Edna Molewa convenes stakeholder engagement to address issues around lion breeding and hunting
16 Jul 2015 SA Agulhas II Scientific Winter Voyage
16 Jul 2015 Joint press release: South Africa and the EU reaffirm shared commitment to address the Climate Change challenge
15 Jul 2015 Decline of African Penguins in South Africa
15 Jul 2015 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson leads International Nelson Mandela Day in Memel, Free State
15 Jul 2015 Postponement: Minister Edna Molewa to meet European Commission on Climate Change
10 Jul 2015 Minister and Deputy Minister of Environmental Affairs to lead International Nelson Mandela Day celebrations in the Free State and Gauteng
03 Jul 2015 South Africa welcomes the extension of the Cape Floral Region Protected Areas World Heritage Site
29 Jun 2015 20th BASIC Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change
28 Jun 2015 Minister Edna Molewa in New York on Climate Change engagements
26 Jun 2015 Minister Molewa and Tshwane Executive Mayor Ramokgopa visit eco-furniture factory in Ga-Rankuwa, Pretoria
24 Jun 2015 Disposal of land-derived effluent into coastal waters in South Africa
24 Jun 2015 Minister Molewa to visit Eco-Furniture Factory in Ga-Rankuwa
23 Jun 2015 Minister Edna Molewa gazettes the Draft National Greenhouse Gas Emission Reporting Regulations
19 Jun 2015 Joint press release: CITES COP17 venue and dates announced for 2016 in South Africa
19 Jun 2015 Minister Molewa to host a Young Women Dialogue on Climate Change
17 Jun 2015 South Africa joins the global community to celebrate World Day to Combat Desertification
15 Jun 2015 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson to lead WoF Youth Month Celebrations
12 Jun 2015 Minister Edna Molewa gazettes the Biodiversity Management Plan for 11 critically Endangered and 4 Endangered Cycad Species
11 Jun 2015 SA Agulhas II Open Day
10 Jun 2015 South Africa welcomes the designation of Magaliesberg and Gouritz Cluster as new South African Biosphere Reserves
08 Jun 2015 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson led the celebration of World Oceans Day
06 Jun 2015 Minister Edna Molewa leads the World Environment Day Celebration in Kimberley
03 Jun 2015 Department of Environmental Affairs to host the World Oceans Day Celebrations
03 Jun 2015 Minister Edna Molewa and Northern Cape Premier lead the World Environment Day Celebrations in Kimberley
03 Jun 2015 Environment Month Celebrations to focus on Sustainable Development
29 May 2015 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
29 May 2015 Minister Edna Molewa hands over forensic trailers to assist in rhino poaching investigation
28 May 2015 Minister Edna Molewa to hand over forensic trailers to assist in rhino poaching investigations
24 May 2015 Foreign visitor numbers to Kruger National Park on the rise in 2014/2015 financial year
22 May 2015 Deputy Minister Thomson launches Sustainable Development Projects
20 May 2015 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson to host International Day for Biodiversity
19 May 2015 Report of the study conducted on the traditional knowledge associated with the rooibos and honeybush species in South Africa
15 May 2015 DEA’s research vessel returns from Marion Island
14 May 2015 Minister Edna Molewa and Deputy Minister Barbara Thompson brief media on Environmental Affairs' 2015/16 Budget Vote
14 May 2015 SA Agulhas II returns from Marion Island
13 May 2015 First International Conference on Innovation for Sustainability under Climate Change and Green Economy/Growth
12 May 2015 Minister Molewa and Deputy Minister Thomson to brief the media on Environmental Affairs Budget Vote
12 May 2015 Ministers E Molewa and N Pandor and Deputy Minister G Oliphant: launch of the Strategic Environmental Assessment of shale gas development
11 May 2015 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
10 May 2015 Minister Edna Molewa highlights progress in the war against poaching
08 May 2015 Minister Edna Molewa to outline progress in addressing rhino poaching
08 May 2015 Deputy Minister Thomson leads a clean-up campaign and community outreach in Emalahleni Local Municipality
06 May 2015 Deputy Minister Thomson to lead a community engagement and clean-up in Emalahleni
30 Apr 2015 Minister Edna Molewa to lead a community outreach and clean-up campaign in Randfontein
28 Apr 2015 Minister Edna Molewa welcomes Sasol decision to withdraw litigation against the Government
27 Apr 2015 Durban Silt Canal free of oil
23 Apr 2015 Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa on passing of Working on Fire personnel in Bains Kloof helicopter crash
22 Apr 2015 Environmental Affairs Minister gazettes Biodiversity Management Plan for African lion for public comment
15 Apr 2015 Reissue: Postponement of media briefing by Environmental Affairs Minister on rhino poaching initiatives
13 Apr 2015 Green Scorpions deployed at OR Tambo International Airport to combat Wildlife Crime
09 Apr 2015 Research and monitoring during Marion 2015 relief Voyage on SA Agulhas II
08 Apr 2015 Minister Molewa to launch R208 million worth of projects for infrastructure development and upgrading in the Limpopo provincial protected areas
08 Apr 2015 SA Agulhas II to depart for Marion Island
08 Apr 2015 Augmentation of Naledi landfill site in Naledi local municipality, North West province
07 Apr 2015 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson to launch Waste Management and Greening initiatives in Ga-Segonyana Local Municipality
02 Apr 2015 The Minister of Environmental Affairs Gazettes the Biodiversity Management Plan for White Rhino for Public Comment
01 Apr 2015 DEA issues directive to Africa Sun Oil Refineries over oil spill
01 Apr 2015 DEA gazettes the National Environmental Management Plan: Shark Biodiversity Management Plan
31 Mar 2015 Over R13 million worth of Environmental Projects launched in Umtshezi Local Municipality
31 Mar 2015 Minister Edna Molewa re-publishes amendments to the Threatened Or Protected Species Regulations and Species list for public participation
29 Mar 2015 DEA responds to an oil spill in Durban
27 Mar 2015 Minister Edna Molewa to launch Community Parks and Street Cleaning Projects in Umtshezi Local Municipality
18 Mar 2015 South Africa and the People’s Republic of China to sign Wildlife Conservation Implementation Plan
17 Mar 2015 Media invited to attend the stakeholder engagement of the Committee of Inquiry into the possibility or not of a legal rhino horn trade
17 Mar 2015 DEA’s Working on Fire to honour 250 Fire Fighters who helped in recent Cape fires
15 Mar 2015 Department of Environmental Affairs launches the National Coastal Management Programme
11 Mar 2015 Government affirms its commitment to recycling economy and job creation at the National Waste Management Sector
11 Mar 2015 Minister Edna Molewa to lead the launch of the National Coastal Management Programme
10 Mar 2015 Deadline for stakeholder input to Committee of Inquiry into the possibility or not of a legal rhino horn trade is 13 March 2015
08 Mar 2015 Working on Fire helicopter pilot killed
06 Mar 2015 Fire-fighters lauded as another blaze flares up
04 Mar 2015 Department of Environmental Affairs’ flagship Working On Fire programmme instrumental in battling Cape fires
03 Mar 2015 Minister Edna Molewa to lead the National Waste Management Summit
03 Mar 2015 Minister Edna Molewa briefs Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Environmental Affairs on steps taken to address Illegal Wildlife Trade
26 Feb 2015 Minister Edna Molewa to lead South Africa’s celebration of World Wildlife Day
24 Feb 2015 Media Statement for Minister’s announcement of decisions for applications for postponement of compliance time-frames for minimum Air Quality Emission Standards
20 Feb 2015 Department of Environmental Affairs to update on Eskom’s applications for postponement on compliance timeframes for new Air Quality Standards
19 Feb 2015 Innovation set to reduce spread of fire in informal settlements
18 Feb 2015 West Coast red tides clearing
18 Feb 2015 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)
18 Feb 2015 The Department of Environmental Affairs to host National Man and Biosphere Awareness event in George, Western Cape
16 Feb 2015 SA Agulhas II returns from Antarctica
10 Feb 2015 Media Statement on announcement of the Committee of Inquiry to deliberate on matters relating to a possible trade in rhino horn
09 Feb 2015 Minister Edna Molewa to introduce Committee of Inquiry looking into matters around rhino poaching
02 Feb 2015 The Department of Environmental Affairs celebrates World Wetlands Day
28 Jan 2015 Deputy Minister Thomson announces the winners of the Greenest Municipality Competition in Tzaneen
27 Jan 2015 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson to lead World Wetland Day Celebration
23 Jan 2015 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson to announce the winners of the Greenest Municipality Competition (GMC) awards
22 Jan 2015 Minister Edna Molewa highlights progress in the war against poaching and plans for 2015
21 Jan 2015 Minister Edna Molewa to outline progress in the war against poaching and plans for 2015
2014
19 Dec 2014 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)
19 Dec 2014 Kloof conservancy v government of the Republic of South Africa and 7 others
17 Dec 2014 Minister Edna Molewa welcomes the arrest of international rhino horn smuggling syndicate
09 Dec 2014 Minister Edna Molewa arrives at UNFCCC COP20 Talks in Lima, Peru
09 Dec 2014 Government's One Environmental System commences
05 Dec 2014 DEA launches R256 Million worth of Environmental Protection and Infrastructure Projects
05 Dec 2014 The Communiqué of the Benguela Current Commission Development Partners and Investment Conference
02 Dec 2014 South African high school learners to engage in youth negotiations on the proposed United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
02 Dec 2014 SA Agulhas II to depart for Antarctica
02 Dec 2014 DEA to launch R256 million worth Environmental Protection and Infrastructure Projects
01 Dec 2014 Launch of the Western Cape Summer Fire Season
01 Dec 2014 South Africa to host Donor Conference for Benguela Current Commission
30 Nov 2014 Minister of Environmental Affairs and SANParks mourn the loss of Dr Ian Player
26 Nov 2014 Launch of the Western Cape Summer Fire Season
24 Nov 2014 Minister Molewa calls for public comments on the NEMBA, 2004 (Act No.10 of 2004) Draft Shark Biodiversity Management Plan
20 Nov 2014 South African Government is aware that ongoing scourge of rhino poaching is linked to worldwide Illicit wildlife trade
19 Nov 2014 South Africa recommits to developing ocean and wildlife economy at World Parks Congress 2014
17 Nov 2014 Closing Media Statement: National Climate Change Response Dialogue
14 Nov 2014 The Green Scorpions round up the troops to Cycle for Cycads; and they need YOUR support!
14 Nov 2014 Minister Edna Molewa to participate in World Leaders’ Dialogue on the extent and impact of the illegal wildlife trade
14 Nov 2014 Minister Edna Molewa confirms there is no decision yet on a legal rhino horn trade
13 Nov 2014 Department of Environmental Affairs secures an important conviction in the matter between the State vs Samancor Chrome Limited
12 Nov 2014 Working For Water Half Marathon
12 Nov 2014 Environmental Affairs Minister and Deputy Minister lead South African delegation to 6th World Parks Congress in Sydney, Australia
10 Nov 2014 DEA to host public meetings on shark attacks mitigation measures
04 Nov 2014 Minister Edna Molewa to open National Climate Change Response Dialogue 2014
31 Oct 2014 Media workshop on the fifth assessment report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
31 Oct 2014 Second National Non-Motorised Transport Conference Convened at Ditsong National Museum of Cultural History, Pretoria
28 Oct 2014 Department of Environmental Affairs hosts second Non-Motorised Transport Conference on 31 October 2014
28 Oct 2014 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson launches the Masibekela Recreational Park
26 Oct 2014 Minister Edna Molewa to launch the Masibekela Recreational Park
24 Oct 2014 Department of Environmental Affairs notes indictment of South Africans in the USA for rhino poaching-related offences
24 Oct 2014 Government hands over cycling facilities to Orlando Community in Soweto
23 Oct 2014 Department of Environmental Affairs response to Afriforum petition
23 Oct 2014 Department of Environmental Affairs congratulates Fundisile Mketeni on his appointment as SANparks CEO
23 Oct 2014 Feral pigeon invasive species
21 Oct 2014 Government to host Non-Motorised Transport Conference and hand over pilot project in Orlando, Soweto
17 Oct 2014 President Jacob Zuma officially opens Environmental Affairs’ Green Building
16 Oct 2014 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
15 Oct 2014 South Africa hands over Chairmanship of the Group of Like-Minded Mega-Diverse Countries to Guatemala in the Republic of Korea
14 Oct 2014 President Jacob Zuma to officially open Environmental Affairs’ Green Building
14 Oct 2014 South Africa elected to the Bureau of the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity
10 Oct 2014 Joint statement issued at the conclusion of the 19th BASIC Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change
08 Oct 2014 Meeting between Department of Environmental Affairs and Sasol
08 Oct 2014 Historic Biodiversity Offset Agreement signed by the Department of Environmental Affairs, SANPARKS and Coal of Africa for Vele Colliery
08 Oct 2014 Minister Edna Molewa’s statement on the launch of the National Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Report 2013/14 and GEF Rhino Project
07 Oct 2014 South Africa to host 19th Basic Ministerial Climate Change Meeting in Sun City, North West
07 Oct 2014 SA Agulhas II returns from Gough Island
06 Oct 2014 Minister Molewa launches National Marine Week Campaign
06 Oct 2014 Deputy Minister Ms Barbara Thomson’s keynote address on the occasion of the opening of the 9th Annual Air Quality Governance Lekgotla
03 Oct 2014 Urgent Change of Date and Time: The Department of Environmental Affairs, SANPARKS and Coal of Africa to sign Biodiversity Offset Agreement for Vele Colliery
03 Oct 2014 Minister Edna Molewa to launch the 2013/14 National Environment Compliance and Enforcement Report and the UNEP-GEF Rhino Project
03 Oct 2014 National Marine Week
03 Oct 2014 Minister Edna Molewa to lead Global March 4 Elephant, Rhino and Lion in Pretoria on 4 October 2014
02 Oct 2014 Minister Edna Molewa launches Weed-Buster Awareness Campaign
01 Oct 2014 The 9th annual Air Quality Governance Lekgotla
30 Sep 2014 Minister Edna Molewa launches the Kwelera National Botanical Garden in East London, Eastern Cape
29 Sep 2014 Minister Edna Molewa to launch the Kwelera National Botanical Garden
25 Sep 2014 Minister Molewa invites public comments on mitigation measures for Shark attacks in Port St Johns
25 Sep 2014 Working on Fire (WoF) female crew leader graduation
24 Sep 2014 Norms and standards for the management of elephant in South Africa to be amended
22 Sep 2014 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson urges community participation to fight rhino poaching during World Rhino Day
21 Sep 2014 Arrest of suspected rhino poaching ringleader and police official for involvement in rhino poaching welcomed
20 Sep 2014 Deputy Minister Thomson leads International Coastal Clean-Up Day
19 Sep 2014 National Air Quality Officer to brief media on Air Quality in South Africa
18 Sep 2014 Department of Environmental Affairs, SANPARKS & Stakeholders to host World Rhino Day events in Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga on 22 September 2014
18 Sep 2014 Department of Environmental Affairs to host stakeholder forum on Air Quality in Durban South on Friday, 19 September 2014
16 Sep 2014 MEC Somyo commemorates World Ozone Day in East London, Eastern Cape Province
16 Sep 2014 Department of Environmental Affairs to lead International Coastal Clean-up Day
11 Sep 2014 Sixth National People and Parks Conference Concluded in Mthatha, Eastern Cape
11 Sep 2014 South Africans urged to work together to curb rhino poaching
11 Sep 2014 Deputy Minister Ms Barbara Thomson to commemorate World Ozone Day
04 Sep 2014 One environmental system for mining industry to commence on 8 December 2014
04 Sep 2014 SA Agulhas II sails for Gough Island
03 Sep 2014 The Department of Environmental Affairs to host the 6th People and Parks Conference in Umtata, Eastern Cape
02 Sep 2014 Minister Edna Molewa’s remarks on rhino poaching debate
02 Sep 2014 SA Agulhas II to sails for Gough Island
28 Aug 2014 Deputy Minister Ms Barbara Thomson hands over the Provincial Resorts and Reserves Project at Sandveld Nature Reserve in the Free State Province
25 Aug 2014 Deputy Minister Ms Barbara Thomson to hand over the Provincial Resorts and Reserves Project at Sandveld Nature Reserve in Hoopstad
21 Aug 2014 The Benguela Current Commission’s new five year strategic action plan adopted
19 Aug 2014 Green scorpions embark on national sand mining blitz
14 Aug 2014 Penguins continue to be at risk from habitat degradation
13 Aug 2014 Green Scorpions uncover unlawful health care risk waste storage facility in Bloemfontein
12 Aug 2014 Media statement from the SAPS: Further boost to combat rhino poaching in South Africa
12 Aug 2014 Minister Edna Molewa leads implementation of integrated strategic management of rhinoceros in South Africa
08 Aug 2014 18th BASIC Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change
08 Aug 2014 Minister Edna Molewa to address media briefing on rhino poaching
05 Aug 2014 South Africa completes ratification of the Benguela Current Convention
04 Aug 2014 Publication of the amended Alien and Invasive Species Regulations
31 Jul 2014 Deputy Minister Ms Barbara Thomson unveils Ranger Monument at Kruger National Park
18 Jul 2014 Deputy Minister Ms. Barbara Thomson led a successful clean-up campaign during the Nelson Mandela Day
18 Jul 2014 Change in time: Accreditation for the launch of Operation Phakisa
17 Jul 2014 Minister Edna Molewa to lead International Mandela Day Clean-Up in Khayelitsha, Cape Town
16 Jul 2014 Deputy Minister Ms Barbara Thompson to lead an International Mandela Day Clean-Up Campaign
15 Jul 2014 Minister Molewa and Deputy Minister Thompson to brief the media on 2014/15 Budget Vote
11 Jul 2014 President Jacob Zuma to launch Operation Phakisa
11 Jul 2014 The Department of Environmental Affairs moves to a new and green building
11 Jul 2014 Minister Mrs Edna Molewa gazettes the prescribed norms and standards for the management of protected areas in South Africa and invites public participation
10 Jul 2014 Rhino poaching update
01 Jul 2014 DEA National Environmental Debate Competition
01 Jul 2014 National Greenhouse Gas Inventory published for public comment
30 Jun 2014 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
27 Jun 2014 Deputy Minister Thompson led the commemoration of World Day to Combat Desertification
25 Jun 2014 Deputy Minister Thompson to lead commemoration of World Day to Combat Desertification
19 Jun 2014 The Department of Environmental Affairs to host Environment Month celebrations in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
18 Jun 2014 SA Agulhas II Open Day
18 Jun 2014 National Greenhouse Gas Inventory published for public comment
06 Jun 2014 Statement by the Department of Environmental Affairs on the issue of trade in rhino horn
05 Jun 2014 World Oceans Day Celebration
01 Jun 2014 The Department of Environmental Affairs gazettes the White Paper on National Environmental Management of the Ocean
30 May 2014 Environment Month celebrations focus on sea level rise in June 2014
30 May 2014 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)
28 May 2014 Minister Edna Molewa gazettes intention to adopt the Vredfort Dome World Heritage Site (VDWHS) Environmental Management Framework (EMF) and welcomes public comments
28 May 2014 Arrest of former SANPARKS Ranger and police officials for involvement in rhino poaching welcomed
22 May 2014 The commemoration of International Day for Biological Diversity
21 May 2014 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
19 May 2014 The regulation of invasive species: Clarification of the regulation of brown trout and rainbow trout
15 May 2014 DEA briefing on alien and invasive alien species
14 May 2014 Rhino poaching statistics update (14 May 2014)
09 May 2014 World Migratory Bird Day
02 May 2014 SA Agulhas II Returns from Marion Island
25 Apr 2014 Postponed: Minister Mrs Edna Molewa to launch Youth Jobs in Waste and Township Greening Projects in the North West Province
22 Apr 2014 Postponed: Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi to hand over renovated facilities at Sandveld Nature Reserve
17 Apr 2014 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi to hand over School desks in Peddie, Eastern Cape
17 Apr 2014 South Africa and Mozambique sign Memorandum of Understanding in the field of Biodiversity, Conservation and Management
10 Apr 2014 The Department of Environmental Affairs leads the National Green Jobs Dialogue
10 Apr 2014 Postponed: Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi to showcase Environmental Programmes achievements
09 Apr 2014 South Africa and Mozambique to sign Memorandum of Understanding in the field of Biodiversity, Conservation and Management
08 Apr 2014 The Deputy Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs launches the War on Waste and War on Leaks Projects
04 Apr 2014 Department of Environmental Affairs to lead National Green Jobs Dialogue
04 Apr 2014 Deputy Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs to launch the War on Waste and War on Leaks Projects
31 Mar 2014 SA Agulhas II to depart for Marion Island
28 Mar 2014 South Africa and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam conclude fruitful discussions on biodiversity conservation and management
26 Mar 2014 South Africa and Vietnam end meeting to strengthen cooperation in the field of Biodiversity Conservation and Protection
25 Mar 2014 Environmental Affairs in partnership with UNIDO, hands over energy efficient classroom in Groutville, KwaZulu-Natal
25 Mar 2014 Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi to handover the R8 Million Greening Zamdela Project in Sasolburg
20 Mar 2014 Minister Molewa urges Abidjan Convention signatories to embrace concept of Blue Economy
20 Mar 2014 Postponed: The Department of Environmental Affairs, SANParks and Coal of Africa to sign Biodiversity Offset Agreement for Vele Colliery
20 Mar 2014 South Africa and Vietnam meeting to strengthen cooperation in the field of Biodiversity Conservation and Protection
20 Mar 2014 Minister Edna Molewa to launch the 2050 Pathways Calculator for SA and ‘GHG Emissions associated with Shale Gas’ Research Report
17 Mar 2014 11th Biennial Conference of Parties (CoP11) to the Abidjan Convention gets underway
17 Mar 2014 Postponed: The Department of Environmental Affairs, SANParks and Coal of Africa to sign Biodiversity Offset Agreement for Vele Colliery
14 Mar 2014 Rhino poaching update
11 Mar 2014 Department of Environmental Affairs receives Eskom application for air quality standards for sixteen power stations
07 Mar 2014 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
05 Mar 2014 Mr Hoffman’s remains back home
05 Mar 2014 Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi and Executive Mayor Ramokgopa to launch the Eco Furniture Factory and War on Leaks Projects in Tshwane
03 Mar 2014 Minister Edna Molewa marks World Wildlife Day with the handover of rhino to the Mdluli Tribal Authority, Mpumalanga
03 Mar 2014 Body of Mr Johannes Hoffman repatriated from Gough Island
28 Feb 2014 Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi launches the Fundisa for Change Education for Sustainable Development Programme
28 Feb 2014 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
26 Feb 2014 Rhino poaching update
21 Feb 2014 Department of Environmental Affairs to send SA Agulhas I and repatriate corpse of Gough53 team member
21 Feb 2014 South Africa to host 11th Conference of Parties (COP11) to the Abidjan Convention
21 Feb 2014 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi to lead Fundisa for Change Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Teacher Education Conference
20 Feb 2014 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
20 Feb 2014 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)
18 Feb 2014 Minister Edna Molewa welcomes some of the provisions of the London Declaration on illegal Wildlife Trade
17 Feb 2014 Minister Edna Molewa calls for comments from interested and affected parties on proposed Alien and Invasive Species Regulations
11 Feb 2014 Department saddened by the sudden passing of its Island expedition member
11 Feb 2014 SA Agulhas II returns from Antarctica
05 Feb 2014 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
31 Jan 2014 Deputy Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs leads World Wetlands Day Celebrations in Eshowe, KwaZulu-Natal
30 Jan 2014 Submissions on national rhino strategy close on 31 January 2014
28 Jan 2014 Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi and the Tim Tebeila Foundation pay it forward with a Nationwide Back to School Campaign
27 Jan 2014 Deputy Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs to lead World Wetlands Day Celebrations in Eshowe, Kwazulu-Natal
26 Jan 2014 South Africa hosts the Abidjan Convention Bureau Meeting
17 Jan 2014 Update on rhino poaching statistics (17 January 2014 update)
16 Jan 2014 Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi to hand over a Mini Bus to Siloe School for the Blind in Limpopo
09 Jan 2014 Deputy Ministers Mabudafhasi and Xasa to hand over school desks in Mthatha, Eastern Cape
2013
19 Dec 2013 Rhino poaching update
05 Dec 2013 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi hands over the Batho Township Greening and Beautification Project to Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality in Bloemfontein
05 Dec 2013 Possible solutions to rhino horn scourge debated by Parliamentary Committee on Water and Environment
04 Dec 2013 The Department of Environmental Affairs clears the air on the atmospheric emission license for Kriel Power Station
03 Dec 2013 Deputy Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs to hand over the multi-million rand Batho Township Greening and Beautification project
02 Dec 2013 The Deputy Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs celebrates Environmental Monitors Day
29 Nov 2013 Joint media statement: UN meets to secure remaining African Elephant Populations
29 Nov 2013 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi to celebrate Environmental Monitors Day
28 Nov 2013 Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs to open Parliamentary Portfolio Committee stakeholder workshop on rhino poaching
28 Nov 2013 Minister Edna Molewa to host post UNFCCC CoP19 media briefing and launch first OECD Review of South Africa’s Environmental Performance on 3 December 2013
27 Nov 2013 Return of rhino horns and elephant ivory products from Hong Kong
26 Nov 2013 Hawks and Department of Environmental Affairs host media briefing at OR Tambo International Airport on rhino poaching
26 Nov 2013 SA Agulhas II heads to Antarctica
25 Nov 2013 DEA Celebrates 18 Years of Working For Water Programme
22 Nov 2013 NPA, Police and SANPARKS rangers commended for sterling work in addressing rhino poaching
21 Nov 2013 Food and Trees for Africa receives UN Climate Change Secretariat 2013 Momentum for Change Lighthouse Activity Award 2013
20 Nov 2013 Basic Press Conference: South African Press Statement at CoP19/CMP9 in Warsaw, Poland convened on 20 November 2013
20 Nov 2013 Minister Edna Molewa addresses the High Level Segment of the UNFCCC CoP19 and Kyoto Protocol CMP9 in Warsaw, Poland
20 Nov 2013 Global Network of Women Ministers and Leaders for the Environment Converge at UNFCCC CoP 19 in Warsaw, Poland
18 Nov 2013 The Minister of Water & Environmental Affairs departs for UNFCCC COP19 talks
15 Nov 2013 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi announces winners of Environmental Management Inspectorate Awards of Excellence
15 Nov 2013 The minister of Water and Environmental Affairs gazettes the National Dust Control Regulations
14 Nov 2013 The Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs declares Small Boilers as Controlled Emitters and Establishes Associated Emission Standards
11 Nov 2013 Bioprospecting permits issued at first Biodiversity Economy Indaba
10 Nov 2013 Department of Environmental Affairs launches the National Environmental Compliance and Enforcement report 2012/13
07 Nov 2013 Department of Environmental Affairs to host first Biodiversity Economy Indaba on 11 and 12 November 2013
06 Nov 2013 Forensics to support the fight against Wildlife Crime
06 Nov 2013 Minister Molewa to launch the National Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Report 2012/13
05 Nov 2013 Speech delivered by Christiane Kalle, Country Director GIZ during the Climate Change Business Breakfast briefing
05 Nov 2013 Maesela Kekana’s briefing notes on the status of UNFCCC International Negotiations
05 Nov 2013 The Department of Environmental Affairs hosts the Climate Change Breakfast Briefing
05 Nov 2013 South Africa hosting International Rhinoceros DNA Sampling Training Workshop
31 Oct 2013 Minister Edna Molewa to host a Climate Change Breakfast Briefing
30 Oct 2013 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi to lead the passing out parade of the Female Crew Leaders for the Working on Fire Programme
29 Oct 2013 Joint statement issued at the conclusion of the 17th Basic Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change
25 Oct 2013 South Africa and LAOS to sign an agreement to protect and conserve rhino
21 Oct 2013 Minister Edna Molewa opens the IPCC SREX Regional Outreach Meeting
21 Oct 2013 The Department Environmental Affairs to host HRH Princess Astrid of Belgium on board SA Agulhas II
21 Oct 2013 South Africa hosts Ice-Breaking Workshop
20 Oct 2013 The Department of Environmental Affairs receives accolade for Green Building
17 Oct 2013 Minister Edna Molewa to open the IPCC SREX Regional Outreach Meeting
16 Oct 2013 Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi leads Weedbuster Campaign
14 Oct 2013 Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi officially opened the 4th Waste Management Khoro in Durban
11 Oct 2013 Minister Edna Molewa’s statement at the Conference of Plenipotentiaries for the Minamata Convention on Mercury
11 Oct 2013 Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi to lead a Weedbuster Awareness Campaign
11 Oct 2013 Central database for rhino-related funders being finalised
10 Oct 2013 Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi addressed a High Level Side Event on Women and Mercury at the Conference of Plenipotentiaries on the Minamata Convention on Mercury in Japan
09 Oct 2013 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi to officially open the 4th Waste Management Khoro
09 Oct 2013 SA Agulhas II docks in Cape Town after a successful voyage to Gough Island
09 Oct 2013 International Committee of Contaminated Land (ICCL) Conference officially opened in Durban today
07 Oct 2013 SA Agulhas II returns from Gough Island
07 Oct 2013 National Marine Week Celebration
07 Oct 2013 South Africa to host the International Committee on Contaminated Land (ICCL) Conference
03 Oct 2013 Minister Edna Molewa welcomes the arrest of poachers in Tshwane
02 Oct 2013 Department of Environmental Affairs concludes Air Quality Governance Lekgotla
02 Oct 2013 Minister Molewa to lead National Marine Week celebration
27 Sep 2013 Deputy Minister launches R292 Million Working for the Coast Projects
26 Sep 2013 Minister Molewa to open the 16th International Union of Air Pollution Prevention and Environmental Protection Associations in Cape Town
25 Sep 2013 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi to launch working for the coast project during the International Coastal Clean-Up Day
24 Sep 2013 South Africa calls for concerted and co-ordinated efforts to address land degradation and drought at the CoP11 to the UNCCD
23 Sep 2013 Minister Edna Molewa condemns murder of Environmental Affairs employee
21 Sep 2013 Minister Edna Molewa welcomes youth commitment to the fight against rhino poaching
18 Sep 2013 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi to launch the Youth Environmental Service Programme
17 Sep 2013 Department of Environmental Affairs, SANPARKS & Stakeholders to host rhino street parade to mark World Rhino Day
16 Sep 2013 South African and British Governments to sign Gough Island lease agreement
16 Sep 2013 Joint statement issued at the conclusion of the 16th BASIC Ministerial meeting on climate change
13 Sep 2013 Non-Profit Organisations, Non-Governmental Organisations and individuals involved in Rhino Projects and Fundraising required to register with Department of Environmental Affairs
12 Sep 2013 Joint media statement on the process of integrating water, mining and environmental authorisation processes
12 Sep 2013 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi to commemorate World Ozone Day with the Kabokweni Community in Mpumalanga
11 Sep 2013 Minister Edna Molewa accepts SANBI Board Chairperson’s resignation
09 Sep 2013 Department of Environmental Affairs grants permit for coal from MV Smart to be dumped into the ocean
05 Sep 2013 Minister Molewa commends law enforcement agencies for work well done in the fight against rhino poaching
03 Sep 2013 SA Agulhas II heads to Gough Island
02 Sep 2013 Minister Edna Molewa gazettes Waste Classification and Management Regulations and the Norms and Standards for the Assessment of Waste for Landfill Disposal and for the Disposal of Waste to Landfill
29 Aug 2013 The Department of Environmental Affairs welcomes the outcome of a judgement by the Nelspruit Regional Court in the matter: State Vs Nkomati Anthracite (Pty) Ltd
29 Aug 2013 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi hosts Greenest Municipality Celebration
26 Aug 2013 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi to join Newcastle local municipality in celebration of three successive wins in Greenest Municipality Competition (GMC)
25 Aug 2013 Department of Environmental Affairs’ coastal oil spill contingency plan in place at Richards Bay
23 Aug 2013 Minister Edna Molewa launches the R22 Million “Farming the Wild” Green Fund Project and the Green Economy Modelling Report of South Africa
21 Aug 2013 South African government remains committed to efforts to fight rhino poaching
21 Aug 2013 Environmental Affairs activates emergency response plan, after MV Smart vessel runs aground
21 Aug 2013 Update on oil spill off the coast of Knysna
20 Aug 2013 Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi leads a Women's Dialogue with Working for Water Programme Female Beneficiaries
20 Aug 2013 The Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs invites public comments on the draft regulations for the registration of Professional Hunters, Hunting Outfitters and Trainers
20 Aug 2013 The Department of Environmental Affairs invites public comments on the distribution maps reflecting the Natural Distribution Range of some indigenous species
19 Aug 2013 The Department of Environmental Affairs and the South African Weather Service hosts a Workshop on the Global Framework for Climate Services
19 Aug 2013 Minister Edna Molewa to launch the R22 Million “Farming the Wild” Green Fund Project and the Green Economy Modelling Report of South Africa
16 Aug 2013 Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi to lead a Women Dialogue with Working for Water Programme female beneficiaries
16 Aug 2013 The Department of Environmental Affairs and South African Weather Service to host a Global Framework for Climate Services Workshop
11 Aug 2013 Oil spill in Knysna under control
07 Aug 2013 Rhino poaching update
06 Aug 2013 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi holds Mayors’ Dialogue on Waste Management, Water Conservation and Women & Youth Development
04 Aug 2013 The President of South Africa assents the National Environmental Management Laws Amendment Act, 2013
01 Aug 2013 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi to lead mayors dialogue on Waste Management, Water Conservation and Women & Youth Development
31 Jul 2013 Rhino poaching update
31 Jul 2013 Postponed: Minister Edna Molewa to launch the R22 Million “Farming the Wild” Green Fund Project and the Green Economy Modelling Report of South Africa
30 Jul 2013 The Department of Environmental Affairs to host a Stakeholder Engagement Forum
24 Jul 2013 Rhino Issue Management Report published by the Department of Environmental Affairs
23 Jul 2013 Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi to lead Mandela Month activities at Siloe School for the blind in Thokwaneng Village, Polokwane
23 Jul 2013 The Department of Environmental Affairs to release the Rhino Issue Management report
18 Jul 2013 Rhino poaching update
15 Jul 2013 Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi to lead Mandela Month activities at Boitumelo Special School in Galeshewe, Kimberley
11 Jul 2013 South African Government committed to employing various methods to thwart the ongoing poaching
03 Jul 2013 Minister Edna Molewa briefs the media on Cabinet approval of the rhino trade proposal for consideration at CITES CoP17 in 2016
03 Jul 2013 Rhino poaching update
02 Jul 2013 Minister Edna Molewa to address media on cabinet approval of the rhino trade proposal for consideration at CITES CoP17 in 2016 and the release of the National Water Resource Strategy
02 Jul 2013 National Coastal Management Programme Workshop
28 Jun 2013 Joint statement issued at the conclusion of the 15th Basic Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change
28 Jun 2013 Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi announces the winners of the Greenest Municipalities Awards in KwaZulu Natal
26 Jun 2013 Rhino poaching update
26 Jun 2013 South Africa to host the 15th Basic Ministerial Climate Change Meeting in Cape Town
24 Jun 2013 Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi to handover a Buy Back Centre and announce the winners of the 2013 Greenest Municipality Competition Awards, in Kwazulu Natal
20 Jun 2013 The Department of Environmental Affairs hosts the National Climate Change Response Stakeholder Workshop
20 Jun 2013 Rhino poaching update
17 Jun 2013 The Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs launches the Youth Jobs in Waste Programme
15 Jun 2013 South Africa and Mozambique agree to improved cooperation on combating rhino poaching within the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Conservation Area
14 Jun 2013 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi celebrates World Day to Combat Desertification 2013 (WDCD) by Showcasing R12 Million Land Rehabilitation Project
14 Jun 2013 The Department of Environmental Affairs hosts the National Climate Change Response Stakeholder workshop
12 Jun 2013 Rhino poaching statistics update - 12 June 2013
12 Jun 2013 Minister Edna Molewa to launch the Youth Jobs in Waste Programme
10 Jun 2013 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi to commemorate World Day to Combat Desertification (WDCD) in Eastern Cape
08 Jun 2013 Groundbreaking Groen Sebenza Project is launched by the Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs
07 Jun 2013 Rhino poaching update
05 Jun 2013 The Department of Environmental Affairs urges the public to Think. Eat. Save. as part of Environment Month celebrations in June 2013
04 Jun 2013 6 Green Stars to Shine at Environmental Affairs head office
03 Jun 2013 Postponed: Minister Edna Molewa to launch the Green Economy Modelling Report of South Africa
03 Jun 2013 Launch of the Groen Sebenza Project in Celebration of World Environment Day
31 May 2013 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi to launch the R12 Million Working for the Coast Project during World Oceans Day celebrations in Eastern Cape
30 May 2013 Rhino poaching update
28 May 2013 Department of Environmental Affairs briefs the media on the key areas of the budget vote speech
23 May 2013 Rhino poaching update
23 May 2013 Minister Edna Molewa to brief media on budget vote speech
22 May 2013 Minister Edna Molewa launches the Mining and Biodiversity Guideline and receives Life: State of South Africa’s Biodiversity report
17 May 2013 Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs & Minister of Mineral Resources to launch Mining and Biodiversity Guideline
15 May 2013 Update on rhino poaching statistics
15 May 2013 A unique collaboration to support the mainstreaming of biodiversity
15 May 2013 SA Agulhas II arrival from Marion Island
08 May 2013 Rhino poaching update (08 May 2013 statistics update)
07 May 2013 DEA allocates 33 Million to Wildlands community greening projects
06 May 2013 South Africa and Vietnam sign Biodiversity Conservation and Protection Implementation Plan
03 May 2013 South Africa and Vietnam to sign Biodiversity Conservation and Protection Implementation Plan
03 May 2013 Minister Edna Molewa gazettes the Biodiversity Management Plan for Pelargonium Sidoides in South Africa 2011 – 2020
02 May 2013 Minister Molewa receives gift of the Earth Award on behalf of the South African government
30 Apr 2013 Rhino poaching update
25 Apr 2013 Rhino poaching update
18 Apr 2013 Minister Molewa welcomes the latest rhino poaching arrests and sentencing of two poachers
18 Apr 2013 Minister Edna Molewa invites public comments on the proposed amendments to the ToPS regulations and the publication of amended list of species that are threatened or protected, restricted activities that are prohibited and exemption from restriction
12 Apr 2013 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi to hand over the R14 Million Eco-Parks in East London, Eastern Cape
11 Apr 2013 Minister Molewa concerned about the increase in rhino poached and praises law enforcement agencies of the country
10 Apr 2013 World’s leading scientists meet to value global cost of land degradation and desertification
10 Apr 2013 Court grants confiscation order against York Timbers for failing to obtain environmental authorisation
09 Apr 2013 SA Agulhas II Departure to Marion Island
09 Apr 2013 Prince Edward Islands declared a Marine Protected Area
08 Apr 2013 Department of Environmental Affairs briefs the media on the Green Building
05 Apr 2013 The Department of Environmental Affairs to update media on the development of the green building
03 Apr 2013 Update on rhino poaching
02 Apr 2013 Minister Molewa to open the 2nd session of the Inter-governmental Oceanographic Commission in Cape Town
01 Apr 2013 Ministry of Water and Environmental Affairs and SANParks Board saddened by the loss of lives during an Anti-Poaching Operation in the Kruger National Park
27 Mar 2013 Update on rhino poaching and signing of MoU between South Africa and the People’s Republic of China
19 Mar 2013 Minister Edna Molewa’s statement on the outcomes of Cites CoP16
18 Mar 2013 South Africa, Angola and Namibia sign historic Environmental Accord
15 Mar 2013 Minister Edna Molewa to sign Benguela Current Convention
15 Mar 2013 Update on rhino poaching statistics
14 Mar 2013 The Department of Environmental Affairs welcomes the decision by the Advertising Standards Authority of South Africa to dismiss a complaint lodged on a Climate Change Awareness print advertisement
08 Mar 2013 Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi to lead the World Meteorological Day Celebrations and Weather Awareness Road Show in Northern Cape
08 Mar 2013 Minister Edna Molewa on rhino management in South Africa at CITES COP16
06 Mar 2013 Update on rhino poaching statistics
05 Mar 2013 Minister Edna Molewa’s statement at the 16th Conference of Parties of the Convention in International Trade in Endangered Species of Fauna and Flora (Cites) in Bangkok
28 Feb 2013 Rhino poaching interventions and the position of South Africa to the 16th Conference of Parties of the Convention in International Trade in Endangered Species of Fauna And Flora (Cites)
27 Feb 2013 Minister Edna Molewa to announce the findings of the Rhino Issue Management report
26 Feb 2013 Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi led Severe Weather Awareness Road Show at the Disastrous Weather Prone Limpopo
25 Feb 2013 Minister Edna Molewa addresses the opening session of the 7th Pan-African Access and Benefit Sharing Workshop
22 Feb 2013 Edna Molewa invites public comments on the proposed amendments to the 2007 National Framework for Air Quality Management in the Republic of South Africa
21 Feb 2013 Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi / South African Weather Service Severe Weather Awareness road show headed for the disastrous weather prone Limpopo
20 Feb 2013 Minister Edna Molewa to address the 7th Pan-African Access and Benefit Sharing Workshop
20 Feb 2013 Update on rhino poaching statistics
19 Feb 2013 Minister Molewa to launch DEA’s Green Cars (Zero Emission Electric Vehicles) Programme
18 Feb 2013 SA Agulhas II returns from Antarctica
18 Feb 2013 Minister Edna Molewa invites public comments on the Environmental Impact Assessment Guideline for Aquaculture in South Africa
13 Feb 2013 Update on rhino poaching statistics
06 Feb 2013 Update on the rhino poaching statistics
03 Feb 2013 South Africa becomes the twelfth country to ratify the Nagoya Protocol
31 Jan 2013 Minister Edna Molewa welcomes the decision of the North Gauteng High Court in the application brought by RMI and Circuit Fitment CC
31 Jan 2013 Update on the rhino poaching statistics
29 Jan 2013 The Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs Gazettes the Biodiversity Management Plan for Black Rhino for Implementation
28 Jan 2013 Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi to lead World Wetlands Day celebrations in Eastern Cape on 01 February 2013
23 Jan 2013 Update on rhino poaching statistics
17 Jan 2013 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi to hand over 250 school desks in Ficksburg, Free State
10 Jan 2013 Minister Molewa updates South Africans on the rhino situation and measures to thwart poaching
04 Jan 2013 Minister Edna Molewa extends the closing dates for written submissions to four General Notices