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Department of Environmental Affairs, SANPARKS & Stakeholders to host rhino street parade to mark World Rhino Day

17 September 2013

 

The Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Mrs Edna Molewa, will lead a Rhino Day Parade to mark World Rhino Day in Pretoria on 21 September 2013. World Rhino Day is observed annually on 22 September.

The Street Parade, aimed at showing support from the youth of South Africa to the scourge of rhino poaching, involves a march by an estimated 1 500 children and adults from Church Square to the National Zoological Gardens in Pretoria.  The event is also aimed at raising awareness around the serious issue of rhino poaching.

A formal programme will take place at the National Zoological Gardens. During the event, school children will sign a pledge to show support for the work being done by government in the war against rhino poaching. 

The 2013 Rhino Day event is being hosted by the Department of Environmental Affairs, SANParks, the National Zoological Gardens of SA, the City of Tshwane, SA National Biodiversity Institute, Unite Against Poaching and the Walter Sisulu Environmental Centre, Mamelodi. 

The details of the event are as follows:

Date: Saturday, 21 September 2013

Venue: Street Parade:  Start at Church Square, Pretoria CBD

Time: 09:30

Formal Programme: 

Start at National Zoological Gardens, 232 Boom Street, Pretoria at 11:00 

To access the draft programme, click on the link below:

>> Rhino day programme.

RSVP:

Raymond Ramaru
Tel: 012 310 3990
Email: rramaru@environment.gov.za

Eleanor Momberg
Tel: 012 395 1884
Cell: 083 400 5741
Email: emomberg@environment.gov.za

For media inquiries contact:

Albi Modise
Cell: 083 490 2871