Media releases

2021
2021-09-17 Department to lead international coastal cleanup day activities
2021-09-15 Minister Creecy addresses 18th Ordinary Session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN)
2021-09-15 Mission accomplished after reaching out to Canada - Firefighters from Working On Fire deployed in Manitoba, set to return home on 16 September 2021
2021-09-10 Department to host Environmental Careers Day and Coastal Clean Up in the Overberg
2021-09-08 Draft National Freshwater (Inland) Wild Capture Fisheries Policy Approved by Cabinet
2021-09-06 The DFFE welcomes hefty sentence handed down to rhino poachers
2021-09-05 The DFFE announces timeframes for fishing rights allocation process as Cabinet notes and endorses progress of FRAP 2021
2021-09-01 Deputy Minister Sotyu kick-starts the National Arbor Month Campaign in Kwazulu-Natal
2021-08-30 Deputy Minister Sotyu launches Arbor Month Campaign in KwaZulu-Natal
2021-08-26 Address by the Deputy Minister Makhotso Sotyu (MP) during visit to Mohlaletse, Fetakgomo Tubatse Local Municipality in Limpopo
2021-08-25 Probe into UPL spill expected to be finalised by end September: Minister Creecy
2021-08-24 Minister Creecy publishes the 7th National Greenhouse Gas Inventory Report
2021-08-24 Deputy Minister to lead a Good Green Deeds campaign in Fetakgomo Tubatse local municipality
2021-08-23 Department to host traditional leaders’ marine and coastal enforcement and compliance workshop in Hluhluwe
2021-08-19 Collaborative conservation continues between South Africa and Mozambique
2021-08-14 Joint operation nets illegal wildlife trader
2021-08-11 South Africa welcomes 6th IPCC assessment on Climate Change
2021-08-10 South Africa to send 100 firefighters to assist in firefighting efforts in Canada
2021-08-08 Proposals to halt decline of african penguin population developed
2021-07-31 Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Celebrates World Ranger Day and reports back on rhino poaching in South Africa
2021-07-26 Minister Creecy participates in a July Ministerial Climate Change Meeting in London, UK
2021-07-23 Joint Operations Committee to give update on UPL fire and chemical spill at Cornubia
2021-07-21 DFFE to provide support in relation to the UPL fire incident in Kwazulu-Natal
2021-07-14 Minister Barbara Creecy embarks on clean up drive at the Diepkloof Square Mall in Soweto
2021-06-24 DFFE finalises decision on Karpowership environmental impact assessments applications
2021-06-23 Suppression of wildfires in Tsitsikama
2021-06-22 Final amendments to the National Estuarine Management Protocol published for implementatio
2021-06-17 Deputy Minister Sotyu calls for investment in healthy land to protect our economies against challenges like climate change
2021-06-17 Squid resource split between small-scale fishing and local commercial sectors
2021-06-08 Deputy Minister Makhotso Sotyu’s address on the occasion of annual Garden Route Fire Commemoration event and Climate Change Indaba 2021.
2021-06-08 Marine litter is a matter of national and global concern, says Minister Barbara Creecy
2021-06-05 World Environment Day propels the global community’s urgent need to restore the earth’s ecosystem, says Creecy
2021-06-03 South Africa celebrates World Environment Day
2021-05-28 Minister Creecy announces release of second Biological Invasions report
2021-05-27 Minister Barbara Creecy, to launch alien and invasive species status report in Cape Town on 28 May 2021
2021-05-25 Minister Barbara Creecy, delivers budget speech to National Council of Provinces
2021-05-25 Extension of comment period – Phase 1 of the Socio-Economic Impact Assessment System (SEIAS)
2021-05-22 Wildlife economy programme given a boost on international day for biological diversity
2021-05-20 Request for comments: Phase one (1) of the socio-economic impact assessment system (SEIAS)
2021-05-17 Extension granted for comment on draft revised National Biodiversity Framework
2021-05-14 Minister Barbara Creecy delivers 2021/22 Budget Vote speech to National Assembly
2021-05-11 SANParks CEO Takes Special Leave Amid Serious Allegations
2021-05-08 Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Marks World Migratory Bird Day 2021
2021-05-07 Amendments to the Financial Provisioning Regulations pertaining to mining in terms of environmental legislation published for consultation
2021-05-04 Ingula Nature Reserve designated as South Africa’s 27th wetland of international importance
2021-04-30 Minister Creecy to release High Level Panel report on the management, breeding, hunting, trade and handling of Elephant, Lion, Leopard and Rhinoceros
2021-04-28 Deputy Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment to embark on a district development model visit in the Free State
2021-04-26 Call for nominations of suitable persons to be appointed as board members
2021-04-26 Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Minister Barbara Creecy congratulates my Octopus Teacher on Oscar win
2021-04-23 Shonisani Munzhedzi appointed CEO of the South African National Biodiversity Institute
2021-04-23 Minister Creecy to visit the Table Mountain National Park following the devastating wildfire
2021-04-18 Amendments to plastic bag regulations published for implementation
2021-04-14 Generic environmental authorisation instrument for LandCare Programme adopted
2021-04-13 Deputy Minister Sotyu to participate in the launch of the FOREST21 Workshop
2021-04-08 Joint Statement issued at the conclusion of the 30th BASIC Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change hosted by India on 8th April 2021
2021-04-05 Amendment to the Integrated Environmental Management Plan for the construction of the first phase of the Square Kilometer Array (SKA) published
2021-03-31 Geographical areas for the development of renewable energy development zones gazettes
2021-03-31 Name of Department of Environment, Forestry And Fisheries to change on 1 April 2021
2021-03-30 South Africa’s updated draft Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) launched
2021-03-29 Deputy Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries to unveil improved infrastructure at Lekgalameetse Nature Reserve
2021-03-29 Media invited to attend virtual launch of South Africa’s updated draft Nationally Determined Contribution on Climate Change
2021-03-28 Amendment of the regulations and notices regarding extended producer responsibility in the waste sector published for consultation.
2021-03-26 Deputy Minister Sotyu to unveil improved infrastructure at Lekgalameetse Nature Reserve
2021-03-25 Fish and shellfish washouts and mortalities on the west coast of South Africa
2021-03-24 Deputy Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries to address a webinar in commemoration of international day of forests
2021-03-19 Minister Creecy delivers keynote address during virtual seminar to mark 2021 World Meteorological Day
2021-03-17 South African Marine biologist to lead national geographic’s explorer classroom sessions
2021-03-10 Geographical areas for the development of renewable energy development zones gazettes
2021-03-09 Consultation on the proclamation of land in the western and eastern cape as part of the cape floral region protected areas
2021-03-07 East coast marine heatwave and large fish and shellfish washout
2021-03-05 Deputy Minister of Envornment, Forestry and Fisheries encourages school learners in Ikgomotseng community to take care of the environment
2021-03-03 Deputy Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries leads a Green Back to School Campaign in Free State
2021-02-28 Update on probe into elevated levels of hydrogen sulphide and sulphur dioxide
2021-02-26 Ishaam Abader appointed CEO of the South African Weather Service
2021-02-19 Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Minister to ask courts to review small-scale fishing rights process in Western Cape
2021-02-17 Elevated levels of sulphur dioxide and hydrogen sulphide to be probed
2021-02-17 Minister Barbara Creecy to visit schools in Gansbaai, Overberg District
2021-02-03 Minister Creecy receives St Lucia estuarine management plan
2021-02-01 The department report back on rhino poaching in South Africa in 2020
2021-01-19 Amendment of the regulations and notices regarding extended producer responsibility, 2020
2021-01-18 Build-up of large harmful algal bloom (red tides) in the greater St. Helena bay region over the past few weeks
2020
2020-12-24 Deputy Minister Sotyu to visit Robben Island World Heritage Site
2020-12-19 Body of Field Ranger Mashego found in Kruger National Park
2020-12-13 Cabinet approves the Antarctic and Southern Ocean strategy for South Africa
2020-12-11 Declaration of Grey Dell and Fort Grey areas as natural forest and controlled forests
2020-12-09 Ms Nomfundo Tshabalala appointed Director-General of the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries
2020-12-02 Minister Creecy notes high court decision on Thabametsi environmental authorisation
2020-12-02 Deputy Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries to visit the China-South Africa Agricultural Demonstration Centre and Bethulie fish farm in Free State
2020-11-26 Speech by Minister Barbara Creecy at the Driving Force for Change (DFC) youth pilot initiative – awards ceremony
2020-11-25 Cabinet approves two measures to address threatened Biodiversity in South Africa
2020-11-24 Minister Creecy to announce recipients of the Driving Force for Change grant
2020-11-16 Deputy Minister Sotyu to address the annual general meeting (AGM) for Environmental Assessment Practitioners Association of South Africa (EAPASA)
2020-11-13 Minister Barbara Creecy to present South Africa’s National Plan of Action for the Conservation and Management of Sharks
2020-11-13 Deputy Minister Sotyu officially unveils Awelani Eco Lodge in Limpopo
2020-11-12 ​Minister Creecy to launch South African National Parks Week
2020-11-12 Minister Creecy hosts Plastic Colloquium feedback session
2020-11-11 Government to officially open Awelani Eco Lodge in Vhembe District
2020-11-09 Minister Creecy to address Plastic Colloquium feedback session
2020-11-04 Deputy Minister Sotyu to handover a R27 million multipurpose buy back centre in Coffee Bay, Eastern Cape
2020-10-25 DEFF announces 2020/21 west coast rock lobster total allowable catch (TAC) and recreational fishing season
2020-10-21 Presidential district development model champions embark on their maiden visit to Dr Ruth Mompati district municipality in North West
2020-10-15 Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries joins Gift of the Givers for World Food Day
2020-10-15 South Africa celebrates its National Marine Heritage
2020-10-08 Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries suspends eight (08) officials
2020-09-30 Public consultation on intention to declare Grey Dell and Fort Grey areas as natural forest and controlled forests
2020-09-29 Consumer Goods Council of South Africa (CGCSA) launches the South African food loss and waste voluntary agreement
2020-09-28 Deputy Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries concludes National Arbor Month Campaign in Kimberley
2020-09-25 Deputy Minister Sotyu to close the National Arbour Month campaign in Kimberley
2020-09-22 Wildlife zones introduced to protect rhino
2020-09-21 Deputy Minister Sotyu unveils plaque and hands over remembrance garden in Johannesburg
2020-09-18 Deputy Minister Makhotso Sotyu joins His Royal Highness Vho-Thovhele Nesengani at the clean-up campaign in Vuwani, Limpopo
2020-09-17 Minister Creecy to lead International Coastal Clean-Up Day activities in Amanzimtoti, Durban
2020-09-17 National Recycling Week event
2020-09-16 Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries delivers keynote address at the annual Waste Management Officers’ Khoro
2020-09-16 International wildlife documentary series to be filmed on Marion Island
2020-09-16 Public consultation on intention to declare Grey Dell and Fort Grey areas as natural forest and controlled forests
2020-09-15 Deputy Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries to address the annual World Ozone Day event
2020-09-15 SA Agulhas II will depart for Gough Island under strict health protocols
2020-09-13 Cabinet approves climate change, emissions reduction and waste management plans
2020-09-10 International commercial trade in rhino horn remains prohibited
2020-09-01 National Arbor Month launches with the opening of memorial garden in Thaba Nchu
2020-08-31 Deputy Minister Sotyu launches Arbor Month in Thaba Nchu, Free State
2020-08-30 Comment invited on draft technical guidelines for validation and verification of greenhouse gas emissions
2020-08-29 Deputy Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries highlights role of women in forestry during webinar
2020-08-27 Deputy Minister Sotyu launches Arbour Month in Thaba Nchu, Free State
2020-08-26 Amendment of compulsory registration date for EAPs published
2020-08-25 Environmental authorisations will not be scrapped by South Africa
2020-08-25 DEFF withdraws directive issued to Karpowership SA Pty Ltd for emergency power supply
2020-08-23 Public comments invited on amendments to plastic bag regulations
2020-08-18 South Africa’s National Climate Change Adaptation Strategy approved
2020-08-17 Extension granted for public comment on renewable energy development zones (REDZ) and related environmental processes
2020-08-05 Comment invited on intentions to require the producers to implement specified extended producer responsibility measures to manage waste
2020-07-31 Overnight accommodation for hunting to be permitted in terms of amended lockdown regulations
2020-07-31 Rhino poaching decreases by more than half in first half of 2020
2020-07-30 Botanical gardens reopen under strict COVID-19 health protocols
2020-07-29 Working on Fire deployment to fight Msunduzi Landfill Site fire welcomed
2020-07-23 Environment, Forestry and Fisheries budget reprioritised for a nature-based post Covid-19 recovery: Creecy
2020-07-22 Minister and Deputy Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries to brief the media ahead of the 2020/21 Budget Vote
2020-07-21 WWF, DEFF and partners extend a helping hand to the Kogelberg fishing community
2020-07-17 Deputy Minister Sotyu hands over 250 school desks as part of Mandela Day in Ladybrand, Free State
2020-07-15 Deputy Minister, Ms Makhotso Sotyu donates school desks as part of Nelson Mandela International Day in Ladybrand
2020-07-13 Public comment invited on the draft amendments to the National Estuarine Management Protocol
2020-07-09 Comment invited on intentions to require producers to implement specified extended producer responsibility measures to manage waste
2020-07-06 SA Government notes content of book alleging wrongdoing in the Lion Management Sector
2020-07-03 Applications for the driving force for change funding are open
2020-06-19 South Africa joins global celebrations of World Albatross Day
2020-06-18 Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries remains committed to fighting air pollution
2020-06-17 Deputy Minister Sotyu calls for sustainable land management practices as South Africa marks desertification and drought day
2020-06-16 South African youths call for a just and green recovery from COVID-19
2020-06-15 Minister Creecy hosts a dialogue on youth and climate change
2020-06-10 Notice prohibiting certain restricted activities involving rhino horn published
2020-06-10 The department welcomes conviction and sentencing of two men for rhino horn smuggling
2020-06-08 Directions guiding the biodiversity, forestry, waste management and fisheries sectors and permitting under lock-down level three
2020-06-05 Mr Shonisani Munzhedzi delivers South Africa’s message of support for UNEP World Environment Day 2020
2020-06-01 Directions guiding the biodiversity, forestry, waste management and fisheries sectors and permitting under lock-down level three
2020-05-22 Rhino poaching drops significantly during COVID-19 lockdown
2020-05-22 Minister Barbara Creecy discusses wildlife exports from South Africa to China with the EMS Foundation and BAT
2020-05-21 Expert Panel on Sharks to review conservation and management of species by South Africa
2020-05-21 Minister Barbara Creecy responds to EMS report on wildlife exports from South Africa to China
2020-05-19 Statement by Minister Barbara Creecy and Deputy Minister Makhotso Sotyu on the departure of the director-general
2020-05-15 Extension granted for submissions on work relevant to the high level panel into lion, rhino, elephant and leopard management
2020-05-12 Celebrating 20 years of transfrontier conservation In Southern Africa
2020-05-10 Birds connect our world is the theme of World Migratory Bird Day 2020
2020-05-03 Food parcels to be distributed to small-scale and interim relief fishers in all provinces
2020-04-30 Deputy Minister Sotyu delivers food hampers to communities in Free State
2020-04-26 Chinese fishing trawlers fined for being in South African waters
2020-04-24 Food parcels and water tanks donated to most destitute communities bordering Kruger National Park
2020-04-17 Rhino poaching decreases in South Africa during COVID-19 lockdown
2020-04-13 Lockdown relief secured for destitute waste pickers countrywide
2020-04-08 Deputy Minister Makhotso Sotyu to handover food vouchers to waste pickers in Sasolburg
2020-04-07 Minister Barbara Creecy leads distribution of interim relief food parcels to waste pickers in Gauteng
2020-04-03 Minister Barbara Creecy updates on measures taken in the sector during national lock-down
2020-03-27 Cabinet approves amendment of sulphur dioxide minimum emission standards for coal combustion installations – mainly power generation existing plants
2020-03-27 Minister Creecy to apply to the high court for the rescinding of 2018 court order
2020-03-24 Minister Creecy outlines measures in the sector during the national lock-down period
2020-03-23 POSTPONED: Department embarks on a supply chain management procurement plan awareness drive
2020-03-13 The department clarifies the recent evacuation of the Marion Island 76 over-wintering members
2020-03-09 Algoa Bay sea-based aquaculture development environmental authorisation granted
2020-03-09 South Africa to host the 22nd session of the African Forestry and Wildlife Commission
2020-03-05 Eastern Cape launches oceans economy master plan and Minister Creecy hands over small-scale fishing rights.
2020-03-03 World Wildlife Day 2020 marked by South Africa
2020-03-03 Minister Barbara Creecy convenes an open dialogue session with Table Mountain National Park and its user groups
2020-03-02 Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries to host a stakeholder engagement session with waste sector
2020-02-27 SA Agulhas II returns from Antarctica
2020-02-26 Minister Creecy to host international climate change talks report-back meeting, and engage youth on climate issues
2020-02-25 Deputy Minister Sotyu officiates passing out parade for Working on Fire new recruits
2020-02-23 West coast rock lobster season extended
2020-02-18 South Africa will not shrink from its responsibility to address climate change
2020-02-14 Deputy Minister Makhotso Sotyu hands-over 250 school desks made from invasive trees and 24 waste bins to two schools in Cape Town
2020-02-12 Deputy Minister Makhotso Sotyu to hand-over 250 eco school desks
2020-02-03 Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries report back on rhino poaching in South Africa in 2019
2020-02-02 South Africa marks World Wetlands Day
2020-01-27 Public comment invited on amendment of compulsory registration date for EAPs
2020-01-08 Minister Creecy to host fisheries stakeholder meeting in Port Nolloth
2019
2019-12-21 Green Scorpions issue compliance notice to Kendal Power Station Management
2019-12-18 Public comment invited on 3rd National Waste Management Strategy
2019-12-14 Africa supports ambition on NDCS, the adaptation goal and means of implementation
2019-12-13 Whale super groups spotted feeding off the west coast of South Africa
2019-12-12 Deputy Minister Sotyu to officiate the graduation ceremony for Gauteng Youth Environmental Service (YES) in Pretoria
2019-12-11 Deputy Minister of Environment, Forestry and fisheries to lead clean-up campaign at Ipelegeng Township
2019-12-11 Operation Phakisa five multi-disciplinary teams in the Overberg
2019-12-09 SA Agulhas II to depart for the annual Antarctica relief voyage
2019-12-08 Minister Barbara Creecy Leads South Africa’s Delegation during the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) CoP 25 in Spain
2019-12-04 Collaboration important for continued research on Antarctica and in the southern ocean: Creecy
2019-12-03 Deputy Ministers Sotyu and Mahlalela to lead Howick Good Green Deeds awareness campaign
2019-12-02 Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, Ms Barbara Creecy to launch the Antarctica Season
2019-11-20 Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, Ms Barbara Creecy, to host media briefing ahead of Plastic Colloquium
2019-11-18 Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, Ms Barbara Creecy, to host Plastic Colloquium
2019-11-16 Minister Barbara Creecy grants 15-year rights to small scale fishing co-operatives in the Eastern Cape
2019-11-15 Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, Ms Barbara Creecy to hand over 15-year fishing rights to small-scale fishing co-operatives in the Eastern Cape
2019-11-15 African Ministers of the Environment agree to accelerate action through effective mechanisms for sustainable development.
2019-11-14 Deputy Minister Makhotso Sotyu to handover the rehabilitated and greened Freedom Park Square in Zweletemba, Worcester.
2019-11-13 The 17th session of African Ministerial Conference of the Environment (AMCEN) High Level Segment
2019-11-13 South Africa is ready to assume The Presidency of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment
2019-11-13 Minister Barbara Creecy grants small scale fishers in the Western Cape access to fishing
2019-11-11 The 17th session of African Ministerial Conference of the Environment (AMCEN) kicks off in Durban
2019-11-11 Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries provides update in relation to the mercury containing waste in Cato Ridge, KwaZulu Natal
2019-11-08 Minister Barbara Creecy lifts temporary suspension of exploratory octopus fishing in False Bay
2019-11-05 South Africa hosting AEWA white-winged flufftail species-specific meeting at Dullstroom, Mpumalanga
2019-11-04 Minister Barbara Creecy invites public to comment on the draft Umhlathuze / Richards Bay estuarine management plan
2019-11-01 Rooibos benefit sharing agreement rights a wrong for the Khoi and San communities of South Africa, says Creecy
2019-10-31 Minister Creecy to launch rooibos access and benefit-sharing agreement at !Khwa Ttu, Yzerfontein, Western Cape On 1 November 2019
2019-10-30 Media accreditation: SA to host 17th Session of African Ministerial Conference of the Environment (AMCEN)
2019-10-29 Partnerships required to combat wildlife crime: Creecy
2019-10-28 Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries concerned about the decrease in African Penguins
2019-10-28 Joint Statement Issued at the conclusion of 29th BASIC Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change
2019-10-24 Minister Creecy to open Global Wildlife Programme South Africa Conference in Pretoria
2019-10-22 Minister Barbara Creecy appoints an advisory committee to review policies, legislation and practices related to the management of elephant, lion, leopard and rhinoceros.
2019-10-19 Minister Creecy hands over 15 year fishing rights to small-scale fishing co-operatives in KwaZulu-Natal
2019-10-18 Operation Phakisa five (5) multi-disciplinary teams in the Overberg
2019-10-17 Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries to hand over 15 year fishing rights to small-scale fishing co-operatives in KZN
2019-10-08 Minister Creecy to host stakeholder meeting with Hermanus and Houtbay fishing communities
2019-10-04 SA Agulhas returns form Gough Island
2019-10-03 Minister Creecy says South African National Biodiversity Assessment domesticates the global assessment on biodiversity and ecosystem services
2019-10-03 Minister Creecy to host National Climate Change Ministerial Dialogue
2019-10-01 Conservation Consciousness and Environmental Literacy key to a secure climate future, says Minister Barbara Creecy
2019-09-30 Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries officiates the release of the National Biodiversity Assessment (NBA)
2019-09-27 Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, Ms Barbara Creecy, to open 10th Oppenheimer Research Conference on 1 October 2019
2019-09-26 The department announces 2019/20 west coast rock lobster total allowable catch (TAC) and recreational fishing season
2019-09-23 Deputy Minister Ms Makhotso Sotyu to host Forestry Stakeholder Forum
2019-09-22 Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, Ms Barbara Creecy, Commends collaborative efforts to combat rhino poaching on World Rhino Day 2019
2019-09-21 South Africa Joins nations of the world in commemorating International Coastal Clean-Up Day
2019-09-20 The Department Of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries to lead International Coastal Clean-Up Day activities in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
2019-09-16 Operation Phakisa assists in coordination of marine enforcement activities
2019-09-16 South Africa marks International Day for Preservation of Ozone Layer
2019-09-12 Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries to host the Waste Management Khoro and Land Remediation Summit in Kimberly
2019-09-10 Deputy Minister of Environment, Forest and Forestry warns against fake Facebook account
2019-09-10 Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries releases 2018/19 National Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Report at annual summit
2019-09-09 Deputy Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries attends high-level segment of 14th Session of Conference of Parties to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in India
2019-09-09 The Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries to host 8th Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Lekgotla, in Northern Cape
2019-09-08 Cabinet extends timeframes for dealing with the fishing rights allocation process (FRAP) In 12 commercials fishing sectors expiring in December 2020
2019-09-06 Department to host inaugural Integrated Coastal Management Lekgotla
2019-09-05 South Africa and Canada agree to cooperate on environmental protection and climate change
2019-09-05 Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, Ms Barbara Creecy, to host a stakeholder meeting with west coast fishing community
2019-09-04 Deputy Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Attends the Indian Ocean Rim Association Blue Economy Ministerial Conference in Bangladesh
2019-09-02 Department sends off SA Agulhas II to Gough Island
2019-09-01 Deputy Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries announces winners of the 2019 Arbour City Awards
2019-08-30 Deadline for registration with the Environmental Assessment Practitioners Association of South Africa (EAPASA) looms
2019-08-30 DEFF to bid farewell to the SA Agulhas II on its voyage to Gough Island
2019-08-29 Launch of Arbour Month and the Arbour City Awards
2019-08-28 Deputy Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries calls for an inclusive and meaningful participation of women in the environment sector
2019-08-28 Minister Barbara Creecy Invites Public to Comment on the Draft Approach to Spatial Management System Report for South Africa’s Marine Planning Areas
2019-08-26 Deputy Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Leads Women in Environment Sector Dialogue in Johannesburg
2019-08-21 South Africa to comment on CITES decisions at the end of the Geneva plenaries and conference
2019-08-20 Deputy Minister Makhotso Sotyu to lead Gugulethu Ministerial Outreach Programme
2019-08-16 Joint statement issued at the conclusion of 28th BASIC Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change
2019-08-08 Deputy Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries congratulates Youth Environmental Services graduates
2019-08-06 Deputy Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries to hand-over certificates and sewing machines to Youth Environmental Service (Yes) graduates in Marble Hall
2019-08-06 SA Agulhas II Open Day media tour
2019-08-06 Deputy Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries to address African Regional Meeting for United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in Pretoria
2019-07-31 Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries calls for review of anti-poaching efforts on World Ranger Day 2019
2019-07-31 Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries reports back on rhino poaching in first six months of 2019
2019-07-30 Minister Barbara Creecy to lead World Ranger Day commemoration at the Kruger National Park 
2019-07-30 Minister Barbara Creecy lauds Working on Fire crew following successful deployment to Canada
2019-07-28 Minister Barbara Creecy to lead World Ranger Day commemoration at the Kruger National Park on 31 July 2019
2019-07-26 Minister Creecy welcomes the Working on Fire Fire-Fighters on arrival from Alberta, Canada
2019-07-26 Department of Environment, Forestry & Fisheries commemorates International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystems
2019-07-24 Deputy Minister Maggie Sotyu to lead Nelson Mandela Day in Thaba Nchu, Free State
2019-07-22 Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries clarifies legal status of game species 
2019-07-19 South Africa to host the Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Conservation Forum
2019-07-18 Minister Barbara Creecy to participate in the annual Nelson Mandela Day commemoration in Ermelo, Mpumalanga 
2019-07-17 Minister Barbara Creecy to join Nelson Mandela Day Commemoration in Athlone, Cape Town
2019-07-11 Minister Barbara Creecy delivers the Environmental Affairs’ 2019/20 Budget Vote in the National Assembly
2019-07-09 Minister Creecy and Deputy Minister Sotyu to brief the media on Environmental Affairs Budget Vote
2019-07-06 Department of Environment Forestry and Fisheries responds to oil spill in Algoa Bay
2019-06-28 Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries concerned over entanglement of whales in fishing gear
2019-06-28 Coca-Cola invests to protect South Africa’s Watersheds
2019-06-26 Minister Creecy delivers opening remarks at the launch of the R18 million Coca Cola Foundation Replenish Africa Initiative (RAIN) in Johannesburg
2019-06-24 Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries hosts youth capacity development workshop on biodiversity conservation
2019-06-24 Minister Creecy sends well wishes to Working on Fire team that will assist with Alberta Fires in Canada
2019-06-18 Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries to host fishery stakeholder forum
2019-06-12 Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries hosts Youth Career Expo in Makhado Limpopo
2019-06-10 Minister Creecy notes application lodged by NGOs on air quality challenges in Mpumalanga Highveld area   
2019-06-08 South Africa joins the world in celebrating World Oceans Day
2019-06-05 Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries marked World Environment Day in Nellmapius, Pretoria
2019-06-04 Minister Creecy to deliver a keynote address at Eco-Logic Awards
2019-06-04 Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries to lead World Environment Day in Pretoria
2019-06-02 DEA welcomes the supreme court of appeal decision in Gauteng Department of Agriculture & Rural Development & 4 Others vs Inter-Waste (Pty) Ltd & 2 Others
2019-05-27 South Africa’s marine protection increased by the new representative network of Operation Phakisa: Oceans Economy Marine Protected Areas
2019-05-24 The Department of Environmental Affairs welcomes the arrest of a man at OR Tambo International Airport for alleged rhino horn smuggling 
2019-05-23 Department of Environmental Affairs marks World Turtle Day
2019-05-23 Minister Nomvula Mokonyane intends to amend listed activities and associated minimum standards to improve air quality in South Africa
2019-05-22 South Africa marks International Day for Biological Diversity
2019-05-21 Minister Nomvula Mokonyane publishes amendments to the financial provisioning regulations pertaining to mining in terms of environmental legislation
2019-05-19 Minister Nomvula Mokonyane publishes draft National Climate Change Adaptation Strategy for public comment
2019-05-15 Preliminary results show ocean environment around Marion and Prince Edward Islands is still relatively pristine
2019-05-14 SA Agulhas II returns from Marion Island
2019-05-11 Department of Environmental Affairs marks World Migratory Bird Day 2019
2019-05-06 Department of Environmental Affairs leads clean–up activities after Durban floods
2019-05-03 Environmental Affairs to lead a two day clean–up activity in Durban
2019-05-01 CANCELLED: Minister Nomvula Mokonyane to brief media on extreme weather conditions
2019-04-16 The Department of Environmental Affairs welcomes the arrest of two men for alleged rhino horn smuggling  
2019-04-10 SA Agulhas II to depart for Marion Island (Departure postponed to 12 April 2019)
2019-04-09 The Department of Environmental Affairs welcomes the confiscation of rhino horn by Hong Kong customs
2019-04-05 Government to host a workshop on Waste Pickers integration in Pretoria
2019-04-05 Statement by the Department of Environmental Affairs welcoming the sentencing of Ndlovu Gang for rhino poaching
2019-04-05 South Africa to host a risk assessment course for Anglophone Africa
2019-04-04 Minister Mokonyane mourns the passing of her husband
2019-03-28 Minister Mokonyane on allegations at state capture Commission of Inquiry
2019-03-28 Minister Nomvula Mokonyane welcomes Good Green Deeds efforts
2019-03-19 Minister Mokonyane moves to address concerns on captive lion breeding and associated trade activities
2019-03-19 Second batch of endangered Pickersgill’s reed frogs released back into the wild
2019-03-15 Deputy Minister Thomson launches Gugulethu Environmental Awareness and Sustainability Initiative
2019-03-14 Opening Statement by Director General, Ms Nosipho Ngcaba during the High-Level Segment of the 3rd Session of the UN Environment Assembly
2019-03-14 SA Agulhas II returns from Antarctica
2019-03-12 Deputy Minister Thomson launches Gugulethu Environmental Awareness and Sustainability Initiative
2019-03-03 The Department of Environmental Affairs celebrates World Wildlife Day with a focus on marine wildlife
2019-03-01 Nominations invited for the high level panel to review policies, legislation and practices relating to matters of elephant, lion, leopard and rhinoceros handling, management, breeding, hunting and trade
2019-02-28 The Department of Environmental Affairs to lead World Wildlife Day celebrations in Durban
2019-02-28 Government invites media to apply for accreditation to cover the presidential launch of the Good Green Deeds Programme
2019-02-22 The Department of Environmental Affairs to embark on a public awareness drive on the preservation of wetlands in Mpumalanga
2019-02-21 DEA leads South African pilot project on water quality in Port Elizabeth
2019-02-21 Department of Environmental Affairs hosts first traditional leaders’ Marine and Coastal Enforcement and Compliance workshop
2019-02-20 Invasive alien plants provide solid-wooden desks for learners in KwaZulu-Natal
2019-02-15 The Department of Environmental Affairs to embark on a public awareness drive on the preservation of wetlands in South Africa
2019-02-13 Minister Nomvula Mokonyane highlights progress on the implementation of the Integrated Strategic Management of Rhinoceros and other associated endangered species in SA
2019-02-06 Department of Environmental Affairs and City of Cape Town encourage Fish Hoek residents to be cautious around elephant seal 
2019-02-01 Minister Mokonyane considers not to appeal SCA Judgement
2019-02-01 Department of Environmental Affairs welcomes rescue of flamingo chicks from Kamfer’s Dam in the Northern Cape
2019-02-01 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson calls on South Africans to protect and conserve our wetlands as South Africa marks World Wetlands Day
2019-01-23 DEA warns the public to be vigilant as fire season continues
2019-01-23 Department of Environmental Affairs releases 2017/18 National Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Report
2019-01-16 South Africa hosts first lead author meeting of the IPCC
2019-01-15 IPCC Working Group II starts preparing their contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report
2019-01-11 Environmental Affairs Minister welcomes discovery and seizure of rhino horn at OR Tambo International Airport
2019-01-09 Minister Mokonyane to officially open PAGE conference on 10 January 2019
2019-01-08 Minister Mokonyane to lead back to school and environmental awareness campaign
2019-01-08 South Africa to host the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) Conference in Cape Town
2018
2018-12-28 Minister Mokonyane cautions against discrimination at beaches
2018-12-19 Minister Mokonyane to lead a community outreach programme and clean-up campaign in Kagiso
2018-12-18 POSTPONED: Launch of Coastal Awareness programme in East London
2018-12-18 Minister Mokonyane welcomes balanced outcome of Katowice climate change talks
2018-12-18 Operation Phakisa takes over from Operation Corona
2018-12-13 South Africa launches climate change explorer app at UNFCCC CoP24 in Katowice, Poland
2018-12-12 Minister of Tourism, Mr Derek Hanekom’s statement at the High-Level Segment of the Katowice Climate Change Conference (Cop24/Cmp14/Cma1-3)
2018-12-12 South Africa to host the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) Conference in Cape Town
2018-12-10 South Africa showcases the Climate Change Near-Term Priority Flagship Programmes at UNFCCC COP24 in Katowice, Poland
2018-12-10 Minister Mokonyane urges holiday makers to enjoy our coast responsibly
2018-12-10 Minister of Tourism and Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson arrive in Katowice, Poland for the UNFCCC CoP24
2018-12-08 Countries act towards safer passage for Migratory Waterbirds 
2018-12-06 Department of Environmental Affairs to wrap up Antarctic Week with South African-Norwegian Polar Seminar
2018-12-06 Minister Mokonyane wishes SANAE 58 Scientific Expedition a safe journey to Antarctica
2018-12-06 Department of Environmental Affairs internship opportunities
2018-12-05 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson to officiate the Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa Schools Recycling Awards Ceremony
2018-12-05 SA Agulhas II to depart for the annual Antarctica relief voyage & the historic Weddell Sea Expedition
2018-12-05 Minister Nomvula Mokonyane to appoint experts to provide strategic and technical guidance towards effective management of sulphur dioxide emissions from power generation plants
2018-12-04 The 7th session of the Meeting of the Parties to the African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbird Agreement (AEWA MOP7) kicks off in Durban
2018-12-03 Antarctic centre to be built at the Port of Cape Town
2018-12-03 Minister Nomvula Mokonyane announces SA’s participation at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Katowice, Poland
2018-12-03 Minister Nomvula Mokonyane to appoint the high level panel to review policies relating to matters of elephant, lion, leopard and rhinoceros handling, management, breeding, hunting and trade
2018-12-02 Media statement by the minister in respect of Dazzalle Traders (Pty) Ltd and other developments in the hake inshore trawl fishery sector
2018-11-30 Environmental Affairs Minister Nomvula Mokonyane welcomes the hosting of 7th session of Meeting of Parties (MoP7) to the African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbird Agreement (AEWA)
2018-11-30 Media registration for 3rd Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) Ministerial Conference in South Africa open
2018-11-29 Environmental Affairs to launch first South African Antarctica Season Week
2018-11-27 7th Meeting of the Parties (AEWA MOP7) to the UN Agreement on the Conservation of AEWA, administered by UN Environment
2018-11-27 EAPASA launches online registration process for Environmental Assessment Practitioners in Durban
2018-11-26 South Africa hosts 7th session of Meeting of Parties (MoP7) to the African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbird Agreement (AEWA)
2018-11-26 Department of Environmental Affairs welcomes the criminal sentence for polluting South African waters
2018-11-25 South Africa participates in the Sustainable Blue Economy Conference in Kenya
2018-11-20 Joint statement issued at the conclusion of the 27th BASIC Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change
2018-11-18 Candice Stevens from BirdLifeSA and the Government of South Africa receive International Award for work on Biodiversity Tax Incentives for South Africa’s Protected Area Network
2018-11-16 AU statement at the Breakfast-Meeting of South Africa
2018-11-16 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson’s opening address at an event on plant conservation for human well-being and nature
2018-11-15 Director-General Ms Nosipho Ngcaba delivered a panel statement during High Level Dialogue on solutions to financing nature for the Post 2020 Era
2018-11-14 Statement delivered by Minister of Public Works, Mr Thembalane Nxesi during the Roundtable discussions on infrastructure
2018-11-14 Deputy Minister Barbara Thompson's statement on mainstreaming biodiversity in the Infrastructure Sector
2018-11-14 South Africa participates in global 30 Days at Sea Operation
2018-11-13 Deputy Minister Ms Barbara Thomson’s statement at the Africa Ministerial Biodiversity Summit in Sharm EL Shaik, Egypt
2018-11-13 Acting Minister Mr Derek Hanekom's statement on behalf of SADC Region during the African Ministerial Summit on Biodiversity
2018-11-13 Department of Environmental Affairs welcomes lengthy sentence handed down to rhino poacher
2018-11-13 Acting Minister Mr. Derek Hanekom leads the South African delegation at the 14th Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity in Egypt
2018-11-09 Media registration for 3rd Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) Ministerial Conference in South Africa open
2018-11-06 Delta Environmental Centre and Department of Environmental Affairs offers employment and training for youth
2018-11-06 The governments of the Republic of South Africa and CHAD together with African Parks and SANParks confirm the discovery of two additional black rhino carcasses in Zakouma National Park in CHAD
2018-11-04 Environmental Affairs responds to the Chinese Government decision to lift ban on domestic rhino horn and tiger bone trade
2018-11-02 Deputy Minister of Environmental Affairs Barbara Thomson to address graduation ceremony for Youth Environmental Services (YES) programme
2018-11-02 DEA to host the 4th annual National Ocean and Coastal Information Management System (OCIMS) stakeholder workshop, 6 – 8 November 2018
2018-11-02 Draft amendments to the Norms and Standards for the Management of Elephants in South Africa published for public comment
2018-10-31 Department of Environmental Affairs deploys more firefighting resources to Eastern and Southern Cape
2018-10-26 Acting Minister Mr Derek Hanekom to address the launch of the African Youth Waste Network by the Sustainable Seas Trust in Port Elizabeth
2018-10-25 Cabinet approves a representative network of Marine Protected Areas in the South African exclusive zone
2018-10-25 Acting Minister, Mr Derek Hanekom mourns the passing of pilot during Western Cape firefighting operations
2018-10-21 South African Government, the government of the Republic of CHAD, African Parks and SANParks confirm the discovery of two black rhino carcasses in CHAD 
2018-10-18 Department of Environmental Affairs welcomes the arrest of poachers while urging communities to assist in combating rhino poaching
2018-10-17 Department of Environmental Affairs showcases the R45 million Manyeleti Game Reserve project in Bushbuckridge
2018-10-16 Minister Zokwana releases decisions on appeals filed in the west coast rock lobster (nearshore) fishery sector: fishing zone F
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 Transfer of viking Group Company fishing rights to a consortium led by the sea harvest corporation (Pty) Ltd
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
2017-10-03 Extension of the period for the submission of appeals in respect of the final decision on 2015/2016 fishing rights allocation process for the west coast rock lobster (nearshore) fishing sector
2017-01-06 Lack of management of invasive plants compound the fires in Somerset West