Media releases

2018
2018-10-16 Department of Environmental Affairs marks World Migratory Bird Day 2018
2018-10-11 Working together to tackle the serious organised crime of the illegal wildlife trade
2018-10-09 Department of Environmental Affairs leads a clean-up campaign in the Caluza area and Umsunduzi River as part of National Marine Week
2018-10-04 Postponed: Deputy Minister Ms Barbara Thomson to launch National Marine Week
2018-10-04 Collection of media accreditation for the funeral of the late Minister, Dr Edna Molewa
2018-10-03 Higher Education Minister, Ms Naledi Pandor, pays tribute to the late Minister, Dr Edna Molewa
2018-10-01 Media accreditation for the official memorial service and funeral for the late Minister, Dr Edna Molewa
2018-09-30 Deputy Minister of Environmental Affairs addresses 13th annual Air Quality Governance Lekgotla in Kimberly
2018-09-28  IMC update on memorial and funeral services for the late Minister Edna Molewa
2018-09-28 Environmental Affairs to host 13th Annual Air Quality Governance Lekgotla in Kimberley
2018-09-26 Department of Environmental Affairs to host staff memorial service for the late Minister Edna Molewa in Cape Town
2018-09-25 Passing of SMU Chancellor Dr Edna Molewa
2018-09-25 Deputy Minister Ms Barbara Thomson and staff of the department mourn the passing of Dr Edna Molewa
2018-09-25 Government announces the memorial service and funeral arrangements for Minister Molewa
2018-09-24 People and Parks statement on the passing away of Minister Molewa
2018-09-23 Statement by the family on the passing of Environmental Affairs Minister Bomo Edna Edith Molewa
2018-09-21 Postponed: Department of Environmental Affairs to showcase the R45 Million Manyeleti Game Reserve project in Bushbuckridge
2018-09-21 Department of Environmental Affairs highlights progress on the implementation of the Integrated Strategic Management of Rhinoceros
2018-09-20 Media statement updating the Integrated Strategic Management of Rhinoceros to be released
2018-09-19 Department of Environmental Affairs welcomes arrest of alleged rhino horn syndicate members
2018-09-17 Endangered Pickersgill’s Reed Frogs Released at Mount Moreland
2018-09-16 South Africa commemorates International Day for the preservation of the ozone layer
2018-09-15 South Africa commemorates International Coastal Clean-Up Day
2018-09-14 Department of Environmental Affairs to embark on biodiversity compliance awareness drive with muthi traders and traditional healers in Kwazulu Natal
2018-09-14 Statement on hospitilisation of Minister Edna Molewa
2018-09-14 Department of Environmental Affairs welcomes recent successes in combating wildlife crime
2018-09-12 Environmental Affairs calls on South Africans to participate in National Clean-Up and Recycle Week
2018-09-10 Minister Edna Molewa to address the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in Kwazulu-Natal
2018-09-05 Minister Edna Molewa to deliver climate change lecture at Tsinghua University, Beijing
2018-08-30 Department of Environmental Affairs to host an environmental career expo in Kokstad
2018-08-26 Minister Molewa announces R1, 7 billion investment for People and Parks programme
2018-08-24 South Africa commits to the 2050 pathways platform at the Talanoa Dialogue in Midrand
2018-08-22 Minister Edna Molewa hosts the inaugural women leading towards environmental excellence breakfast dialogue in Pretoria
2018-08-22 Deputy Minister Ms Barbara Thomson hosts 9th Women in Environment Conference in Mpumalanga
2018-08-20 President Ramaphosa celebrates Operation Phakisa: Biodiversity Economy at Vhembe District, Limpopo
2018-08-20 Minister Edna Molewa to address the Talanoa Dialogue in Midrand South Africa
2018-08-16 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson officially handed over a R13,5 Million Recreational Park in Barbeton
2018-08-15 Discovery of alien and highly invasive freshwater crayfish in the Free State Goldfields
2018-08-15 Deputy Minister Thomson to hand over the Alfred Mkhize Recreational Park in Barberton
2018-08-14 Deputy Minister Thomson announces winers of R18 Million rand prizes for Greenest Municipality Competition
2018-08-14 Department of Environmental Affairs mourns the passing of staff member
2018-08-14 Deputy Minister Thomson calls on South Africans to lead a healthy life in a clean environment
2018-08-14 Deputy Minister Thomson to announce winners of 8th Greenest Municipality Competition
2018-08-13 Minister Molewa allocates leopard hunting quota for South Africa for 2018
2018-08-13 Deputy Minister Thomson to lead a clean-up campaign head of Greenest Municipality Awards ceremony
2018-08-07 Minister of Environmental Affairs to officially launch and hand over 5 asbestos - free classrooms at Sealane Primary School and a road at Mafefe
2018-08-06 Call for expression of interest to participate in the journalism training on climate change and sustainable development
2018-08-06 Minister Edna Molewa to deliver a keynote address at the African Ranger Awards in Cape Town
2018-07-31 Department of Environmental Affairs mourns the passing of Senior Transfrontier Conservation Areas official in an accident
2018-07-30 Minister Edna Molewa welcomes the declaration of the Marico UNESCO Biosphere Reserve
2018-07-29 Minister Edna Molewa pays tribute to Kruger National Park Field Ranger, Mr Respect Mathebula in Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga
2018-07-26 BRICS Environment Ministers sign memorandum of understanding (MOU)
2018-07-26 Deputy Minister Ms Barbara Thomson leads Nelson Mandela Month Clean-Up in Motherwell, Port Elizabeth
2018-07-25 South Africa arrests poachers during operation thunderstorm
2018-07-24 Department of Environmental Affairs hosts third Biodiversity Research and Evidence Indaba
2018-07-24 Deputy Minister Ms Barbara Thomson to lead Nelson Mandela Day Commemorations in Motherwell, Port Elizabeth
2018-07-20 Minister Edna Molewa condemns killing of Kruger National Park Ranger
2018-07-18 Deputy Minister Thomson leads celebrations of Nelson Mandela International Day
2018-07-17 Minister Edna Molewa’s speech at the Ministerial Meeting of High-Level Political Forum on sustainable development
2018-07-17 Deputy Minister Ms Barbara Thomson commemorates Nelson Mandela Day in Kwa-Zulu Natal
2018-07-16 Minister Edna Molewa participates in High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development
2018-07-16 Minister of Environmental Affairs establishes lion bone export quota for 2018
2018-07-15 Environmental Affairs hosts a stakeholder engagement workshop on National Climate Change Bill
2018-07-13 Deputy Ministers Thomson and Skwatsha to hold an Imbizo in Amersfoort- Mpumalanga
2018-07-13 Minister Edna Molewa to be awarded French Legion of Honour
2018-07-10 Ministers Molewa and Hanekom unveil Sisulu Circle at Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden in Roodepoort
2018-07-09 Deputy Minister Ms Barbara Thomson to lead a Clean-Up Campaign in Soweto
2018-07-06 Minister of Environmental Affairs welcomes CCMA decision regarding Working on Fire wage negotiations
2018-07-06 Ministers Molewa and Hanekom to unveil the Sisulu Circle at the Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens in Roodepoort
2018-07-05 Deputy Minister Thomson lauds transfer of National Zoological Gardens to SANBI
2018-07-02 National Climate Change Bill public consultations underway
2018-07-02 Department of Environmental Affairs in partnership with the South African Embassy host SA Agulhas II Open Day in Comoros
2018-06-24 Operation Phakisa records success in enhanced compliance and enforcement in the coastal and marine environment
2018-06-22 Minister Edna Molewa concludes Europe visit to attend the Petersburg Climate Dialogue and the 2nd Session of the Ministerial on Climate Action
2018-06-19 Minister Edna Molewa attends the Petersberg Climate Dialogue and the 2nd Session of the Ministerial on Climate Action (MOCA) in Brussels
2018-06-17 Deputy Minister Thomson calls for sustainable land use practices as South Africa celebrates World Day to Combat Desertification (WDCD)
2018-06-15 SA Agulhas II arrives in Tanzania for Second International Indian Ocean Expedition II
2018-06-15 Deputy Minister Thomson hosts national imbizo as part of Youth Month celebration in Pietermaritzburg
2018-06-14 Opening remarks by the Deputy Director General: Chemicals and Waste, Mr Mark Gordon at the Hydrochlorofluorocarbons Phaseout Management Plan (HPMP) Roadshow in Durban
2018-06-14 Department of Environmental Affairs hosts a stakeholder engagement workshop on National Climate Change Bill
2018-06-12 Minister Molewa returns from a G7 Leaders’ Summit focusing on Oceans
2018-06-12 Department of Environmental Affairs hosts a stakeholder engagement workshop on National Climate Change Bill
2018-06-11 Department of Environmental Affairs hosts roadshows on Hydrochlorofluorocarbons Phaseout Management Plan (HPMP)
2018-06-11 Well done to the green runners for participating in the 93rd Comrades Marathon says the Department of Environmental Affairs
2018-06-10 Minister Edna Molewa published National Climate Change Bill for public comment
2018-06-09 Minister Molewa accompanies President Ramaphosa to G7 Leaders’ Summit
2018-06-09 The Department of Environmental Affairs hosted SA Agulhas II Open Day in Durban
2018-06-08 Keeping South Africa’s oceans clean is everyone’s responsibility
2018-06-07 Department of Environmental Affairs hosts roadshows on Hydrochlorofluorocarbons Phaseout Management Plan (HPMP)
2018-06-06 Minister Edna Molewa welcomes arrest of alleged rhino poachers
2018-06-05 Minister Edna Molewa calls on South Africans to join hands to eradicate plastic pollution
2018-06-05 SA Agulhas II open day to be held in Durban
2018-06-04 Deputy Minister Thomson officiates the signing of Unilever’s sustainable packaging commitment and unveiling of the biomass boiler on World Environment Day in Durban
2018-05-29 Minister Edna Molewa to launch the Ecological Infrastructure for Water Security Project
2018-05-25 INTERPOL Pollution Crime Working Group launches ocean pollution operation
2018-05-22 Department of Environmental Affairs hosts INTERPOL Meeting on Pollution Crime
2018-05-22 South Africa marks the 25th anniversary of the International Day for Biological Diversity
2018-05-21 Department of Environmental Affairs hosts INTERPOL meeting on waste and pollution
2018-05-20 Joint statement issued at the conclusion of the 26th BASIC Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change
2018-05-18 South Africa hosts the 26th Basic Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change
2018-05-18 Joint statement for the Fourth BRICS Ministers of Environment Meeting
2018-05-17 South Africa hosts fourth BRICS Ministers of Environment Meeting in Durban
2018-05-15 Collection of media accreditation for the BRICS Environment Ministers meeting
2018-05-14 South Africa celebrates 20 Years of Environmental Impact Assessment alongside the 38th International Association of Impact Assessment Conference in Durban
2018-05-14 Minister Molewa and Deputy Minister Thomson to brief the media on Environmental Affairs Budget Vote
2018-05-11 Edna Molewa publishes notice to consider four Tyre Industry Waste Management Plans
2018-05-07 South Africa hosts sixth session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Agreement on the conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels
2018-05-06 SA Agulhas II returns from Marion Island
2018-05-04 Six black rhino arrive in Chad for the first time in 46 years
2018-05-03 Minister Molewa sees off rhino being translocated from South Africa to Chad
2018-05-02 Minister of Environmental Affairs adopts Gauteng provincial environmental management framework standard
2018-05-02 South Africa to host 6th Session of Meeting of Parties to Agreement on Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels
2018-04-24 Bryde’s Whale mortalities in Mossel Bay
2018-04-24 Department of Environmental Affairs acknowledges the sterling work of Environmental Monitors at Isimangaliso Wetland Park Authority
2018-04-24 Minister Edna Molewa welcomes arrest of alleged rhino poachers in the Kruger National Park
2018-04-20 Minister Edna Molewa publishes an amendment to the financial provisioning regulations pertaining to mining in terms of environmental legislation
2018-04-19 South Africa hosts the 38th International Association for Impact Assessment Conference in Durban
2018-04-16 Media accreditation for the fourth BRICS Ministers of Environment and Basic Meetings
2018-04-13 Environmental Affairs hosts first UNDP-GEF Workshop on Implementation of Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing
2018-04-10 Minister Edna Molewa pays tribute to mama Winnie Madikizela Mandela in Welkom
2018-04-09 Deputy Minister, Ms Barbara Thomson to launch the Mayibuye Game Reserve Wildlife Economy Project in Pietermaritzburg
2018-04-04 SA Agulhas II departs for Marion Island
2018-04-03 Minister Edna Molewa to open the 4th Multi-Lateral Meeting of the Defence and Security Chiefs on anti-poaching in Mpumalanga on 4 April 2018
2018-04-03 Department of Environmental Affairs’ working on fire team ready for upcoming winter fire season
2018-03-29 Minister Edna Molewa wishes all South Africans a peaceful Easter in nature
2018-03-29 Minister of Environmental Affairs welcomes rhino poaching and ivory smuggling successes
2018-03-29 DEA research team returns with the first visuals of the Cape Canyon seabed
2018-03-26 Department of Environmental Affairs empowers young South Africans through the Youth Environmental Services programme
2018-03-25 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson saddened by the death of a waste picker at the New England landfill site in Pietermaritzburg
2018-03-23 Statement by the Minister of Environmental Affairs, Dr Edna Molewa on the occasion of the World Meteorological Day
2018-03-23 Minister Edna Molewa to inaugurate the World’s First Largest Oxygen Production plant in Secunda
2018-03-23 Avian influenza outbreak on Seabirds
2018-03-22 Minister Molewa launches North West University Lekwena Weather Radar in Potchefstroom
2018-03-12 Biodiversity Economy Indaba ends with pledges for radical transformation and growth
2018-03-09 Minister Edna Molewa clarifies the waste disposal of Listeria contaminated food
2018-03-09 3rd Biodiversity Economy Indaba closing ceremony and Street Parade in East London, Eastern Cape
2018-03-08 Minister Molewa officially opens 3rd Biodiversity Indaba in East London
2018-03-07 Environmental Affairs responds to public comments on rainbow and brown trout listing as invasive species
2018-03-07 Minister Molewa to open 3rd Biodiversity Economy Indaba in Eastern Cape
2018-03-06 Minister Molewa addresses the "Keep Calm and Let Africa Take the Lead” conference
2018-03-05 Minister Edna Molewa launches the Double Drift Wildlife Economy Project in Eastern Cape
2018-03-04 Minister Edna Molewa to lead game donation event and the third Biodiversity Economy Indaba in the Eastern Cape
2018-03-03 Statement by the DDG, Mr Ishaam Abader, on behalf of Minister Edna Molewa as South Africa marks World Wildlife Day at OR Tambo International Airport
2018-03-02 Minister Edna Molewa to brief media on World Wildlife Day
2018-03-02 Minister Edna Molewa to receive donation for wildlife protection from Chinese embassy and Chinese community
2018-03-01 Minister Edna Molewa holds a bilateral meeting with the Danish Minister of Development Cooperation
2018-02-20 DEA showcases the sterling work of the Environmental Monitors in the Hoedspruit area
2018-02-20 Minister Edna Molewa invites the public to comment on the draft Buffalo River Estuarine Management Plan
2018-02-15 Department of Environmental Affairs to showcase environmental monitors work in the fight against rhino poaching
2018-02-13 Minister Edna Molewa appoints Environmental Assessment Practitioner Association of South Africa
2018-02-12 SA Agulhas II returns from Antarctica
2018-02-07 Minister Molewa saddened by tragic loss of working on fire employee during Western Cape fire operations
2018-02-03 Stranded false killer whales at V&A Waterfront
2018-02-01 South Africa celebrates World Wetlands Day
2018-01-25 Minister Edna Molewa highlights progress on the implementation of the integrated strategic management of rhinoceros
2018-01-23 Minister Edna Molewa to outline progress in fight against rhino poaching
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
2017-11-06 DEA hosts National Ocean and Coastal Information Management System (OCIMS) stakeholder workshop
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 International Coastal Clean-Up Day
2017-09-16 Minister Molewa arrives in Canada to attend the Ministerial Meeting on Climate Action
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
2015-12-24 Large humpback whale beached at Strand beach
2015-12-15 South Africa welcomes the adoption of the Paris Agreement
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
2015-08-26 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
2014-03-25 Environmental Affairs in partnership with UNIDO, hands over energy efficient classroom in Groutville, KwaZulu-Natal