19 July 2019 - South Africa, through the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries in partnership with the Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office (ESARO) of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) will host a three day Regional Conservation Forum (RCF) for Eastern and Southern Africa from 23 to 25 July 2019 in Johannesburg.


18 July 2019 - The Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, Ms Barbara Creecy and the Mpumalanga MEC for Agriculture, Rural Development, Land and Environmental Affairs Mr Vusumuzi Shongwe will participate in the annual International Mandela Day activities on Sunday 21 July 2019 in Sheepmoor community outside Ermelo, Mpumalanga. 


17 July 2019 - The Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, Ms Barbara Creecy will join the World Wide Fund for Nature and the Cape Town Environment Education Trust (CTEET) for a Nelson Mandela Commemoration event in Athlone, Cape Town, tomorrow, 18 July 2019. The day’s activities will include a land based waste clean-up, river clean-up as well as environmental education sessions for 80 Grade 7 learners from a local school.


11 July 2019 - One of the key stakeholders who sent letters of congratulations to our new Ministry, was Green Peace Africa’s Executive Director, Mr Njeri Kabeberi. This congratulatory letter deserves special mention not only because Green Peace Africa is one of our key stakeholders and partners in discharging our Constitutional mandate, that of  protecting people’s right to a clean environment, as guaranteed by Section 24 of our Constitution. 


11 July 2019 - It is an honour to table before this house today the first Budget Policy Statement for the Department of the Environment, soon to also include Forestry and Fisheries. Just six weeks ago, President Cyril Ramaphosa acknowledged at his inauguration, that South Africans had, on the 8 of May this year, chosen hope over hopelessness.