23 September 2022 - It is an honour for me to welcome you to the launch of the Biodiversity Sector Investment Portal championed by the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment and supported by our partners, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Biodiversity Finance Initiative (BIOFIN). 


23 September 2022 - Speaking at the launch, the Director-General of the DFFE, Ms Nomfundo Tshabalala, pointed out that South Africa’s biodiversity was not only a national asset, but is also a source of economic prosperity through the sustainable use of a wide variety of plants, and our wildlife. Thus, the need to ensure that the sustainable use of nature does not destroy the environment.


22 September 2022 - South Africa’s commitment to ensure the protection of its black and white rhino populations is clear from the partnerships that have been created over the years, and the resulting collaboration, to conserve the species, says the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment, Ms Barbara Creecy...


20 September 2022 - The Deputy Minister’s visit is in response to an invitation from Mhlabuvelile Primary School principal, Ms. N. Maphinda, for assistance in celebrating Arbor Month through an awareness and activation campaign at her school. Upon accepting the invitation Deputy Minister Sotyu extended the invitation to other schools in the area to participate during this Arbor Month activity. 


16 September 2022 - The Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment has, from 1 September, declared some areas around the major penguin colonies as closed to commercial fishing for anchovy and sardine. These restrictions follow prolonged negotiations with the seabird conservation groups and the pelagic fishing industry representatives...