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2022

       
 
Deputy Minister Sotyu hosts a stakeholder engagement session in Schweizer-Reneke, North West. 16 August 2022
Clean-up campaign ahead of Presidential Imbizo in Sedibeng, Gauteng, 11 August 2022
Minister Creecy celebrates Nelson Mandela Day at Kleinmond Primary School, 08 August 2022
 
       
 
Minister Barbara Creecy visits the National Zoological Gardens of South Africa, 04 August 2022
Deputy Minister Makhotso Sotyu to hand over forestry plantations, 01 July 2022
Handover of waste collection and landfill management trucks at Cederberg and Matzikama Municipality, 09 June 2022
 
       
 
South Africa commemorates World Environment Day in Durban, 05 June 2022
Minister Creecy handovers waste collection and landfill management fleet at Merafong City, 30 May 2022
Minister Creecy launches the national waste management fleet, 23 May 2022
 
       
 
Minister Creecy launches the Thohoyandou National Botanical Garden, 22 May 2022
Minister Creecy leads mop up operations in Durban, KwaZulu Natal, 29 April 2022
Launch of the report of scientific basis for breaching the mouth of Lake St. Lucia Estuary, 28 April 2022
 
       
 
Minister Creecy and Deputy Minister Sotyu leads clean-up campaign in Mangaung, 08 April 2022
Minister Creecy leads clean-up campaign in Tarlton, Mogale City, 05 April 2022
The 9th People and Parks conference Day 3, 02 April 2022
 
       
 
The 9th People and Parks conference Day 2, 01 April 2022
The 9th People and Parks conference officially opened, 31 March 2022
DFFE opens up for appeals for Fishing Rights Allocation, 28 March 2022
 
       
 
Minister Creecy officiates the Isimangaliso Investment Summit in KwaZulu-Natal, 25 March 2022
World Meteorological Day 2022 - Early Warning and Early Action, 23 March 2022
DFFE - T072 (2021 / 2022) Non-compulsory briefing session: Municipal Cleaning Programme, 15 March 2022
 
       
 
DDM Champions hosts a district development pre-presidential imbizo-community stakeholder engagement, 10 March 2022
Supplier Workshop
The 2022 District Waste Summit, 04 March 2022
 
       
 
DFFE and Radio 2000 donate school shoes to Qedusizi Primary School, 17 February 2022
The Sixty-Sixth Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW 66), 17 February 2022
Deputy Minister reports back on the waste management intervention in Matjhabeng, 08 February 2022
 
       
 
Deputy Minister visits Summerville farm school in Bultfontein, Free State, 04 February 2022
Minister Creecy visits schools in the Overberg district, 19 January 2022
Minister Creecy commends Working on Fire for bringing the overberg blaze under control, 18 January 2022

2021

 

   
 
South Africa celebrates National Parks Week at Addo Elephant National Park, 21 November 2021
Minister Creecy briefs media on the outcomes of The International Climate Change talks COP 26, 17 November 2021
 
       
 
Commercial Fishing Rights Allocation Process: Public Participation Sessions, 15 November 2021
Minister Creecy speaks at the informal stocktaking plenary by COP26 President, 14 November 2021
Country statement delivered by the Minister Creecy at the UNFCCC COP26 in Glasgow, 10 November 2021
 
The $8.5 Billion offer to support South Africa's just transition
from UK, France  Germany, USA and the EU, 08 November 2021

 

The Minister's message on COP26, 08 November 2021
Minister Barbara Creecy To Review Total Allowable Catch (TAC) for the 2021/2022 Fishing Season, 25 October 2021
 
       
 
Deputy Minister Sotyu visits Pelonomi ambient air quality monitoring station, 15 Oct 2021
GO!Durban Cycle Academy KwaMashu Bike Park Launch
GO!Durban Cycle Academy KwaDabeka Bike Park
 
       
 
Minister Barbara Creecy, at the release of the UPL Compliance Profile Report, 03 October 2021
Deputy Minister plants trees in Vryburg as part of the 10 Million Trees Programme, 30 September 2021
Minister Creecy hosts Environmental Career Day in Gansbaai, 11 September 2021
 
       
 
Deputy Minister Launches Arbor Month, 01 September 2021
Deputy Minister to lead a Good Green Deeds campaign in Fetakgomo Tubatse local municipality, 26 August 2021
Minister Creecy embarks on a clean up drive in Soweto, 16 July 2021
 
       
 
EPISODE 02 - HOW TO: Report environmental crimes, 06 July 2021
EPISODE 01 - HOW TO: Apply for internships and bursaries, 03 June 2021
Minister Creecy launches the Alien and Invasive Species status report, 28 May 2021
     
 
Aquaculture in SA: Trout Farming, 28 May 2021
DFFE through SANParks embark on game donation/loan programme in celebration of Biodiversity Day, 22 May 2021
Minister Creecy and Deputy Minister Sotyu present the 2021/22 Budget Vote for DFFE in Parliament, 14 May 2021
     
 
Catfish bobotie anyone? Aquaculture in SA focuses on catfish farming, 14 May 2021
Aquaculture in SA: A focus on mussel farming, 7 May 2021
Address by Minister Creecy: Release of High Level Panel report, 02 May 2021
     
 
Deputy Minister embark on a District Development Model visit in the Free State, 30 April 2021 (Part 2)
Deputy Minister embark on a District Development Model visit in the Free State, 29 April 2021 (Part 1)
Address by Deputy Minister Sotyu at official unveiling of infrastructure developed to advance environmental protection at the Lekgalameetse Nature Reserve in Limpopo, 30 March 2021
     

 

 
DEFF to DFFE introduction of the new name, 01 April 2021
Deputy Minister Sotyu leads a Green Back to School Campaign in Kagisano Combined School, 05 March 2021
Minister Barbara Creecy to visit schools in Gansbaai, Overberg District, 18 February 2021
     

2020

 
Address delivered by Minister Creecy at the Plastic Colloquium feedback session, 12 November 2020
Minister Creecy announces recipients of the Driving Force for Change Youth Pilot Initiative, 26 November 2020
FULL-VID: Minister present SA's National Plan of Action for Conservation and Management of Sharks, 17 November 2020
 
       
 
       
Minister Creecy present SA's National Plan of Action for the Conservation and Management of Sharks, 17 November 2020
Minister Creecy launches South African National Parks Week, 15 November 2020
Deputy Minister Sotyu officially unveils Awelani Eco Lodge in Limpopo, 13 November
 
       
       
 
GO!Durban Cycle Academy: Meet our coaches, Ayanda Cele and Njabulo Meyiwa, and some of our riders at the KwaDabeka Bike Park, 28 October 2020. 
Presidential Development Model Champions visit Dr Ruth Mompati District Municipality, 23 October 2020 
Minister Creecy joins Gift of the Givers in Graaff-Reinet for World Food Day, 16 October 2020
 
       
 
Deputy Minister Sotyu concludes Arbor Month in Kimberley, 28 September 2020
DEFF unveils a plaque and hands over a remembrance garden in Joubert Park, Johannesburg, 22 September 2020
Minister Creecy leads the International Coastal Cleanup Day activities at Amanzimtoti beach, 19 September 2020
 
       
 
Minister Creecy award certificates to 6 environmental cooperatives at Linbro Park Landfill site, 18 September 2020
Deputy Minister Sotyu launches Arbor Month in the Free State, 01 September 2020
Minister Creecy and Deputy Minister Sotyu deliver 2020/21 Budget Vote speech. 23 July 2020
 
       
 
Deputy Minister Sotyu hands over 250 school desks during Mandela Day in Ladybrand. 18 July 2020
Our oceans are under severe stress from human impact. 11 June 2020
Minister Creecy distributes food parcels to waste reclaimers. 14 April 2020
 
       

2019

 
   
 
Aquaculture farming in South Africa: Oysters farming and cultivating. 29 October 2019
Aquaculture farming in South Africa: Trout farming supports tourism industry concerned with fly fishing. 29 October 2019
 
       
 
Aquaculture farming in South Africa: Mussels farming in crafts. 29 October 2019
Aquaculture farming in South Africa: Catfish farming and hatchery in a greenhouse. 29 October 2019
Aquaculture farming in South Africa: Tilapia farming and harvesting at a fully recyclable farm. 29 October 2019
 
       
 
Minister Creecy tables the Department of Environmental Affairs Budget Policy statement 2019/20. Published 11 July 2019.
Minister Barbara Creecy's message about her plans for the Environment, Forestry and Fisheries portfolio. Published 14 June 2019
Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries marked World Environment Day in Nellmapius, Pretoria, 05 June 2019. Published 07 June 2019
 
       
 
Video message by António Guterres, Secretary-general of the UN,  on World Environment Day 2019. 05 June 2019
The launch of the Good Green Deeds Campaign, Sisa Dukashe Stadium, Mdantsane, 08 March 2019. Published 14 March 2019.
President Ramaphosa announces the launch of the Green Good Deeds.
 
       
 
3rd PAGE Ministerial Conference. Published 01 February 2019.
Minister Mokonyane to lead back to school and environmental awareness campaign, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. Published 24 January 2019.
3rd PAGE Ministerial Conference closing ceremony, 11 January 2019. Published 22 January 2019.
 
       
 
3rd PAGE Ministerial Conference opening ceremony, Cape Town, 10  January 2019. Published 21 January 2019.
13th annual Air Quality Governance Lekgotla, Kimberly. Published 21 January 2019.
7th Greenest Municipality Competition (GMC), Durban. Published 16 January 2019.
 
       

2018

 
     
   
Presidential Biodiversity Economy Innovation conference. Published December 2018.
 
       
 
AEWA MoP7, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, 04 - 08 December 2018. Published 12 December 2018.
MOP7 Welcome Message by Dr. Jacques Trouvilliez, Executive Secretary of AEWA.
Mzansea Protected Marine Areas. A celebration of South Africa's oceans. Published 21 November 2018. 
 
       
 
South Africa hosts the Jobs Summit on 4 and 5 October 2018. Published 04 October 2018
The official memorial service for Minister Edna Molewa, Pretoria Showgrounds, 03 October 2018. Source: eNCA 
The staff of the DEA pays tribute to the late Minister Edna Molewa, Pretoria, Christian Revival Church, 27 September 2018. Source: SABC Digital News
 
       
 
Minister Edna Molewa awarded French Legion of Honour, Pretoria, 13 July 2018. Published 25 September 2018
Getting to know Edna. Mr Albi Modise spoke to SABC news to share some light on the kind of a person Mme Molewa was. Published 24 September 2018. Source: SABC Digital News
South Africa observes International Coastal Clean-Up Day, Cuttings Beach, Merebank in Durban,15 September 2018. Published 21 September 2018.
 
       
 
Minister Molewa spoke with SABC News on the commemoration of World Ranger Day, 31 July 2018. Source: SABC Digital News
BRICS welcome message by President Cyril Ramaphosa
DEA’s Offshore benthic ecologist Zoleka Filander appeared on sabc 3’S Real Talk with Azania on 02 July 2018, to share her career and life journey. Published 02 July 2018. Source: SABC Digital News
 
       
 
The 3rd Biodiversity Indaba, East London, 08 March 2018. Published 18 June 2018
The launch of Double Drift community wildlife project, Eastern Cape, 07 March 2018. Published 18 June 2018
The World Oceans Day. Published 09 June 2018
       
 
Minister Molewa's interview with ENCA as South Africa marks the World Environment Day. Published 05 June 2018. Source: ENCA
Minister Molewa speaks about government programmes and funding for entrepreneurs in the circular economy on SABC Morning Live as South Africa marks the World Environment Day. Published 05 June 2018. Published 05 June 2018. Source: SABC Digital News
Debate on Vote 27: Department of Environmental Affairs. Published 16 May 2018
 
       
 
Minister Molewa speaks on the translocation of rhinos from SA to Chad. Published 08 May 2018
SA Agulhas II Documentary. Published 17 April 2018
Minister Edna Molewa spoke to eNCA's Vuyo Mvoko ‏about the launch of the North West University Lekwena Weather Radar, Potchefstroom, 22 March 2018. Source: eNCA. Published 22 March 2018
 
       
 
Elephant relocation project undertaken in South African Nambiti nature reserve. Published 06 February 2018
Lion relocation project undertaken in South African nature reserve. Published 06 February 2018
Farming the Wild is a two-year project made possible through the Green Fund. It is implemented by the Wildlife Conservation Trust in KwaZulu-Natal. Published 06 February 2018
 
       

2017

 
     
   
Minister Molewa's Clear Coasts campaign. Published December 2017
 
       
 
President Zuma updates Stakeholders on Operation Phakisa: Oceans Economy Progress. Published 24 Novemebr 2017
Opening session of the joint meeting of SADC Ministers responsible for Environment and Natural Resources, Fisheries and Aquaculture as well as Tourism, 23 November 2017, Southern Sun, Pretoria
Operation Phakisa focusing on unlocking the economic potential of South Africa's oceans. Published 14 November 2017
 
       
 
Minister Molewa is leading SA delegation to CoP23 International Climate Change talks in Bonn, Germany. This video tells a story of SA’s Climate Change outlook. Published 14 November 2017
The Eco-Logic Awards, CSIR, Pretoria. Published 30 October 2017
Global Youth in Biodiversity Network workshop, Muldersdrift, Gauteng. Published 25 October 2017
 
       
 
DEA participated at 2017 Africa’s Travel INDABA, Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre, Durban. Published 14 September 2017
The 6th Greenest Municipality Competition (GMC) Awards, Bloemfontein, 29 August 2017. Published 12 September 2017
The Green Fund is a unique, newly established national fund that seeks to support green initiatives to assist SA’s transition to a low carbon. Published 05 September 2017
 
       
 
90 unemployed youth graduates with Environmental Practice Learnership Programme Certificates, Mafikeng Hotel School, North West. Published 25 August 2017.
Minister Edna Molewa reports back on the progress made in combatting rhino poaching, Cape Town. Published 24 July 2017. Source: eNCA
Minister Molewa on South Africa's Maritime policy
 
       
 
World Ocean Day 2017. Published 05 June 2017
Albi Modise speaks to SABC on World Environment Day 2017. Published 05 June 2017
World Environment Day 2017 - message from the UN Secretary-General António Guterres. Published 05 June 2017
 
       
 
World Environment Day video message from the Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme, Erik Solheim.  Published 05 June 2017
SAIMI’s corporate video. Published 26 May 2017
Minister Molewa outlines DEA's Budget Vote 2017. Published 26 May 2017
 
       
 
The EPIP corporate video. Published 24 May 2017
The launch of the South African Green Schools Programme. Published 24 May 2017
The Wildlife Conservation at Nambiti Game Reserve. Published 05 May 2017
 
       
       
       

2016  

 
Department of Environmental Affairs Building wins Afrisam Architecture Award. Published 28 November 2016
Aquaculture is one of the SIX FOCUS AREAS of Operation Phakisa that is aimed at enhancing growth in this sector through increasing the value contribution of all segments across the aquaculture value chain. Published 18 November 2016
For centuries local communities have harvesting Aloe ferox for its healing properties. Growing demand for products derived from Aloe ferox has increased the risk of over-harvesting. Published 04 November 2016.
 
       
 
CITES COP17 Conference closing ceremony, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, 04 October 2016
The Kids in Parks Programme provides a unique opportunity for learners and their educators to visit a national park. Published 17 October 2016
The official opening of the COP17 to the CITES in Johannesburg, South Africa, 24 September 2016
 
       
 
Minister Edna Molewa speaks on CITES CoP17, September 2016 
The 7th People and Parks Conference, the Accolades Boutique Venue, Midrand, 20 September 2016
Minister Edna Molewa launches the SA National Parks Week 2016, Addo Elephant National Park, Eastern Cape, 11 September 2016
 
       
 
Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson launches Strategy Toward Gender Mainstreaming in Environment Sector 2016 – 2021, Kimberly, 25 August 2016
Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson announces winners of GMC Awards, Steve Tshwete Local Municipality Banquet Hall, Middelburg, 06 July 2016
The Deputy Minister Barbara launched a non-motorised transportation project at the Thembisile Hani Local Municipality, Mpumalanga, 05 July 2016
 
       
 
Minister Edna Molewa led a waste management awareness campaign, Fort Beaufort,Eastern Cape, 24 June 2016
MEC Somoyo launches Working on Waste Programme in Port Elizabeth, 23 June 2016
Minister Edna Molewa led the combined World Environment Day (WED) and World Day to Combat Desertification (WDCD) celebration, Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga, 03 June 2016.
 
       
 
5th Waste Management Officers Khoro,Durban, 31 May - 02 June 2016 
Minister Edna Molewa speaks to SABC about land claims settlement of the Kruger National Park land, Skukuza, 21 May 2016. Source: SABC 
Sello Phuroe explaining how the green car works
 
       
 
Bethuel Modise responsible for Education and Training in the department speaks to SABC about careers related to environment and ocean economy
National Department of Environmental Affairs Green Building
Chief Director for Enforcement, Frances Craigie speaks at the INTERPOL-UNEP Environmental Compliance & Enforcement Conference
 
 
       
 
Minister Edna Molewa speaks at the INTERPOL-UNEP Environmental Compliance & Enforcement Conference
President Jacob Zuma’s highlights progress made in respect of the implementation of the Operation Phakisa: Oceans Economy initiatives, PE, 08 April 2016
The Operation Phakisa
 
       
 
Minister Molewa welcomes the world to South Africa for CITES CoP17
The launch of the first phase of Operation Phakisa, Durban, 19 July 2014 
The re-launch of Bontle Ke Botho campaign, Alexandra Stadium, 31 January 2016
 
     
 
Minister Molewa speaking about the outcomes of the recent COP21 during the New Age Business Briefings that took place in Monte Casino, Fourways, 27 January 2016 
Minister Edna Molewa highlights progress in the fight against rhino poaching, 21 January 2016
South Africa turning the tide on rhino poaching, 21 January 2016 
 
       
 
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 2022

259 rhino poached in South Africa in first six months of 2022, 01 August 2022

  • A total of 259 rhino have been poached for their horn in South Africa in the first six months of 2022. “Recent trends in rhino poaching show a move away from the Kruger Park to private reserves and KwaZulu-Natal where the majority of rhinos have been killed this year.

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South Africa condemns murder of ranger ahead of world ranger day, 21 July 2022 

  • A total of 259 rhino have been poached for their horn in South Africa in the first six months of 2022. “Recent trends in rhino poaching show a move away from the Kruger Park to private reserves and KwaZulu-Natal where the majority of rhinos have been killed this year.

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 Minister Creecy announces improved environmental assessment processes for solar energy, 21 July 2022 

  • Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Minister, Ms Barbara Creecy, has announced initiatives for further streamlining the environmental assessment process for renewable energy projects in South Africa. The announcement was made during a virtual stakeholder engagement.

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 Minister Creecy attends Petersberg climate dialogue in Berlin, Germany, 16 July 2022

  • Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Minister, Ms Barbara Creecy will travel to Germany to attend the high-level political discussion at the 13th Petersberg Climate Dialogue in Berlin, Germany.

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Payment of benefits from rooibos to San and Khoi communities a milestone for industrywide collaboration, 13 July 2022

  • The payment of just over R12,2 million to the San and Khoi people of South Africa is a significant milestone in the implementation of the rooibos traditional knowledge benefit-sharing agreement signed in November 2019.

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 2021 

Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment to review the West Coast Rock Lobster Total Allowable Catch (Tac) for the 2021/2022 Fishing Season

  • Following widespread concern and representations to Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Minister, Ms. Barbara Creecy from both the small-scale and commercial sectors regarding the recent cut in the Rock Lobster Total Allowable Catch (TAC), the Minister will request the newly appointed Consultative Advisory Forum (the CAF) to review the 2021/2022 TAC process and allocation.

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 2019

702 Good Green Deeds Radio clip
  • Albi Modise, Chief Director of Communications at the Department of Environmental Affairs, spoke to Azania Mosaka about the Good Green Deeds Programme, which aims to mobilise every citizen to act now to be a Good Samaritan for Green Deeds.

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 2018

702 World Environment Day Radio clip
  • Today we celebrate World Environment Day and Minister of Environmental Affairs has called on all South Africans to join hands to eradicate plastic pollution. Albi Modise, Chief Director of Communications at the Department of Environmental Affairs, Douw Steyn, Sustainability Director at Plastic SA and Shabeer Jhetam, Executive Director at Packaging SA gave more details.

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 2017

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Albie Modise speaks on Safe Paraffin Appliance Campaign [mp3]

 

 2016

  Community radio sports for the upcoming CITES CoP17 (English radio adverts)
Albie Modise speaks on Safe Paraffin Appliance Campaign [mp3]
 
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