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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, 31 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 Estuar, 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, 01April 2022
The 9th People and Parks conference officially opened, 31 March 2022
Minister Creecy officiates the Isimangaliso Investment Summit in KwaZulu-Natal, 25 March 2022
DDM Champions hosts a district development pre-presidential imbizo-community stakeholder engagement
The 2022 District Waste Summit, 04 March 2022
DFFE and Radio 2000 donate school shoes to Qedusizi Primary School, 01 March 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 Feb 2022
Deputy Minister visits Summerville farm school in Bultfontein, Free State, 04 Feb 2022
Minister Creecy visits schools in the Overberg district, 19 Jan 2022
Minister Creecy commends Working on Fire for bringing the overberg blaze under control, 18 Jan 2022
South Africa celebrates National Parks Week at Addo Elephant National Par, 21 November 2021
Deputy Minister visits Pelonomi ambient air quality monitoring station, 15 October 2021
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, 01 October 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
COVID-19 Waste Picker relief Programme: Mpumalanga, 09 June 2021
South Africa celebrates World Environment Day and DFFE and UNDP 25 years collaboration, 05 June 2021
Minister Creecy, officially launches report on the State of Biological Invasive and their Management, 28 May 2021
DFFE through SANParks embark on game donation/loan programme in celebration of Biodiversity Day, 22 May 2021
Minister Barbara Creecy delivers 2021/22 Budget Vote speech to National Assembly ,14 May 2021
Minister Creecy to release High Level Panel report on the management, breeding, hunting, trade and handling of Elephant, Lion, Leopard and Rhinoceros, 02 May 2021
Deputy Minister embarks on a District Development Model visit in the Free State, 30 April 2021


Good Green Deeds and Green Easter awareness campaign highlights the importance of proper waste management in the environment, 01 April 2021
Deputy Minister Sotyu unveils infrastructure developed to advance environmental protection at the Lekgalametse Nature Reserve, 30 March 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 
Deputy Minister Sotyu to visit Robben Island World Heritage Site, 28 December 2020
Deputy Minister Sotyu visits Southern Landfill site in Mangaung, 17 December 2020
Deputy Minister visit the China-South Africa Agricultural Demonstration Centre and Bethulie fish farm in Free State, 04 December 2020
Minister Creecy to announce recipients of the Driving Force for Change (DFC) Youth Pilot Initiative 26 November 2020 
Deputy Minister Makhotso Sotyu addresses the first annual general meeting (AGM) of the Environmental Assessment Practitioners Association of South Africa (EAPASA), 17 November 2020
Minister Barbara Creecy addresses the Expert Panel Review of South Africa’s National Plan of Action for the Conservation and Management of Sharks, 17 November 2020
Minister Creecy addresses launch of South African National Parks Week, 15 November 2020
Deputy Minister Sotyu officially unveils Awelani Eco Lodge in Limpopo, 13 November 2020
Deputy Minister Sotyu hands over a multipurpose buy back centre in Coffee Bay, Eastern Cape, 06 November 2020
Presidential district development model champions embark on their maiden visit to Dr Ruth Mompati district municipality in North West, 23 October 2020
Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries joins Gift of the Givers for World Food Day, 16 October 2020
Deputy Minister Sotyu concludes National Arbor Month Campaign in Kimberley, 28 September 2020
Sol Plaatje Executive Mayor Mr Mabilo, Billy Bin and Buti Green on GGD clean-up in Galeshewe  ahead of Arbour Month closing event due 28 Sept 2020, 26 September 2020.
Unveiling of plaque and hand over of remembrance garden at Joubert Park Zoo in Johannesburg, 22 September 2020
Minister Creecy takes part in clean-up activities in Durban during International Coastal Clean-Up Day, 19 September 2020
Minister Creecy together with Johannesburg Major Makhubo conducted a clean-up in Linbro Park, where they also handed out certificates to waste pickers, 18 September 2020
Deputy Minister Makhotso Sotyu joins His Royal Highness Vho-Thovhele Nesengani at the clean-up campaign in Vuwani, Limpopo during SA Clean-Up and Recycle Week , 18 September 2020
Deputy Minister Sotyu launches Arbour Month in Thaba Nchu, Free State, 01 Septemner 2020.
Minister Creecy joins WWF and partners for Nelson Mandela Day activity undertaken to benefit Kogelberg fishing community, 17 July 2020
Deputy Minister Sotyu hands over 250 school desks, school shoes, stationery and other goods as part of Mandela Day in Ladybrand, Free State, 17 July 2020
DEFF and SANParks CEO deliver Covid-19 interim relief food parcels to Marakele Community members,May 2020
Covid-19 interim relief food parcels delivered to Mahumani Community near the Kruger National Park (KNP), May 2020
Deputy Minister Ms Makhotso Sotyu delivers food hampers to households adjacent Golden Gate Highlands National Park in Free State, 30 April 2020
Food parcels and water tanks donated to most destitute communities bordering Kruger National Park, 24 April 2020
Release of 2018 National Biodiversity Assessment (NBA), 03 Octobe 2019
Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Lekgotla, 09 - 12 Septemebr 2019
Department celebrates Women in Environment, 28 August 2019
Deputy Minister Sotyu hands over certificates and sewing machines to Youth Environmental Service (YES) graduates in Marble Hall, 06 Agust 2019.
Deputy Minister Maggie Sotyu leads Nelson Mandela Day in Thaba-Nchu, Free State, 26 July 2019.
Minister Barbara Creecy participates in annual Nelson Mandela Day commemoration in Sheepmoor, Mpumalanga, 21 July 2019.
Minister Creecy welcomes the Working on Fire Fire-Fighters on arrival from Alberta, Canada, 26 July 2019
Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries marked World Environment Day, Nellmapius, Pretoria, 05 June 2019
Deputy Minister Thomson hands over echo furniture desks to two Schools – Siyamu Primary School, Msunduzi and Enyathi Combined School, Enyathi village, Kwa-Zulu Natal, May 2019
President Cyril Ramaphosa launches Good Green Deeds Campaign, Sisa Dukashe Stadium, Mdantsane, 08 March 2019
3rd Partnership For Action on Green Economy (PAGE) Conference, Cape Town, 10 - 11 January 2019
13th Annual Air Quality Governance Lekgotla, Kimberley, 01 – 03 October 2018
8th People and Parks conference, Kalahari Waterfront, Thohoyandou, Limpopo Province, 26 August 2018
Biodiversity Economy Transformation projects visit and Community engagement, Matsila village, 25 August 2018
Biodiversity Economy Innovation Conference, Kalahari Waterfront, Thohoyandou, Limpopo Province, 25 August 2018
8th Greenest Municipality Competition (GMC), Durban, 14 August 2018
Deputy Minister leads a coastal cleanup ahead of 8th Greenest Municipality Competition (GMC) awards ceremony, Durban, 14 August 2018
Circular Economy Dialogue, Durban, 13 August 2018
9th annual Women in Environment Conference, White River, Mpumalanga, 23 - 24 August 2018
The hand over the Alfred Mkhize Recreational Park, Barberton, Mpumalanga, 16 August 2018 
The hand over of 5 asbestos-free classrooms at Sealane Primary School and an 8 kilometre asbestos-free road, Mafefe village, Limpopo Province, 10 August 2018
The Game Meat Indaba, Kruger National Park, Skukuza Camp (Nombolo Mdluli Conference Centre), 02 - 03 August 2018
Minister Edna Molewa to be awarded French Legion of Honour, 13 July 2018.
The unveiling of Sisulu Circle, Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden, Roodepoort, 10 July 2018
Deputy Minister Thomson hosts national imbizo as part of Youth Month celebration, Pietermaritzburg, 18 June 2018
International Day for Biological Diversity, 22 May 2018
26th Basic Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change, Durban, 19 and 20 May 2018
The 4th BRICS Ministers of Environment Meeting, Durban, 18 May 2018


South Africa celebrates 20 Years of Environmental Impact Assessment, Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre, Durban, 16 May 2018
The translocation of rhinos from South Africa to Chad, 03 May 218
The launch of Mayibuye Game Reserve Wildlife Economy pilot project, Umkhambathini Local Municipality, 12 April 2018
DEA research team returns with the first visuals of the Cape Canyon seabed, 29 March 2018
Minister Edna Molewa launches the North-West University Lekwena Weather Radar, Potchefstroom, 22 March 2018
3rd Biodiversity Indaba, East London, 08 - 10 March 2018
The launch of Double Drift community wildlife project, Eastern Cape, 07 March 2018
South Africa marks World Wildlife Day at OR Tambo International Airport, 03 March 2018
Clean-Up Campaign, Rustenburg, 02 March 2018
Back to school campaign, Boitemogelo Primary School, Mogogelo village, Hammanskraal, 09 February 2018
SADC Ministers of Environment meeting
DEA and uMsunduzi Local Municipality Outreach Imbizo, Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, 07 December 2017
13th Annual SANParks Kudu Awards ceremony, CSIR Convention Centre, 27 November 2017
Meeting of SADC Ministers responsible for Environment and Natural Resources, Fisheries and Aquaculture, and Tourism
South Africa participates at CoP23 in Bonn, Germany, 06 - 17 November 2017
Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Lekgotla, White River, Mpumalanga, 06 - 09 November 2017
SAB and DEA announce Environmental Media and Environmentalist of the Year Awards, Johannesburg, 24 October 2017
Minister Edna Molewa meets European Union ambassadors on environment-related matters, Pretoria, 10 October 2017
South Africa and Chad sign MoU in the field of Biodiversity Conservation and Management, Pretoria, 08 October 2017
President Zuma updates stakeholders on Operation Phakisa: Oceans Economy Progress, Durban, 06 October 2017
12th National Annual Governance Lekgotla, Woodmead, Johannesburg, 02 - 04 October 2017
The launch ‡Khomani Cultural Landscape World Heritage Site, Andriesvale, Northern Cape Province, 04 October 2017
6h Greenest Municipality Competition (GMC) Awards ceremony, President Hotel, Bloemfontein, 29 August 2017
8th Women in Environment Conference, Vulintaba Country Hotel, Newcastle, Kwazulu Natal, 24 - 25 August 2017
Minister Molewa signs joint declaration of intent between South Africa and the Government of Flanders, 21 August 2017
6th Annual Rhino Conservation Awards, Montecasino, 21 August 2017
Global Youth in Biodiversity Network in Africa workshop, Muldersdrift, Gauteng, 19 August 2017
Phenomenal Woman 2017 - Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU), 11 August 2017
The launch of the Operation Phakisa on chemical and waste management, Mokopane and Protea Hotel Fire & Ice,Pretoria, 23 July 2017
Minister Edna Molewa launches the Mpact liquid packaging plant, Gauteng, Ekurhuleni , 25 July 2017
Minister Molewa commemorates Nelson Mandela International Day during informal session of United Nations General Assembly
Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson participates in annual Nelson Mandela Day commemoration in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal
Air quality awareness campaign in celebration of Environment Month, Zamdela, Sasolburg, 30 June 2017
The hand over of Further Education and Training Certificates (FETC) to Environmental Learnership Graduates, Mafikeng, 23 June 2017 
Joint celebration of the WED and WDCD, Jane Furse, Makhuduthamaga Local Municipality, 15 June 2017 
Eco-Logic Awards, CSIR, 14 June 2017
Department of Environmental Affairs' 2017/18 Budget Vote, 25 May 2017
Africa’s Travel INDABA 2017, Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre, Durban, 16 May 2017
The South African Green Schools Programme launched in Limpopo, 25 April 2017
The official hand over of a bakkie to Songimvelo Recyclers in Msunduzi, Kwazulu-Natal, 22 April 2017
The hand over of 15 trolleys to the South African Waste Pickers Association, Mooi River, Kwazulu-Natal, 20 April 2017
The official hand over of the Kgoroši Recreational Park to Polokwane Municipality and the Ga-Kgoroši Community as part of National Imbizo Focus Week, 20 April 2017
SANParks Tourism Investment Summit i, Sandton, Gauteng, 04 April 2017
Minister Edna Molewa had a bilateral meeting with the Minister of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation of Argentina, Dr Lino Baranao to discuss oceans and coastal issues, 04 April 2017
National Asbestos Dialogue, Polokwane, Limpopo, 23 - 24 March 2017
Minister Molewa inaugurated as a first Chancellor at Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU), 17 March 2017
Minister Molewa visits Ennis Thabong Primary School, Hartbeespoort, 13 March 2017
Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson opens Alexandra Park, Pietermaritzburg, 24 February 2017
The commemoration of the World Wetlands Day, Esselen Park Wetlands Pan, Tembisa, Gauteng, 17 February 2017
Flufftail Festival, Maponya Mall, Soweto, 31 January - 06  February 2017
Launch of a ground breaking US$4.22 Million waste-to-energy project,  Pretoria, 03 February 2017


Media briefing by the International Cooperation, Trade and Security Cluster, 12 December 2016
3rd National Conference on Global Change, Durban, 05 - 08 December 2016
The CITES Livelihoods workshop, George, Western Cape, 25 November 2016
Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson hands over four Play Parks and a Buyback Center, Newcastle, 02 November 2016
National Stakeholder Consultation Session in Preparation for COP 22/CMP12, 01 November 2016
CITES COP17 closing ceremony, Sandton Convention Centre, 04 October 2016
The official opening of the 17th Conference of Parties (COP) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), Sandton Convention Centre, 24 September 2016
7th People and Parks Conference, 20 – 22 September 2016
The launch of South African National Parks Week 2016,  Addo Elephant National Park, Eastern Cape, 11 September 2016
Minister Molewa conferred the Honorary Doctorate during the  Vaal University of Technology (VUT) graduation ceremony, 6 September 2016
The official launch of the Strategy toward Gender Mainstreaming in the Environment Sector 2016 – 2021 at the 7th Women in Environment Conference, Kimberly, 25 August 2016
The Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson hands over eco-desks as part of Mandela month celebrations, Ladysmith, Kwa Zulu-Natal, 29 July 2016
The Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson hands over blankets as part of Mandela month celebrations, Vryheid, Kwa Zulu-Natal, 28 July 2016
Minister Molewa launches R30 million Gauteng Youth Jobs in Waste in Randfontein, 28 July 2016.
Director-General, Nosipho Ngcaba leads a Mandela Month event in Sekampaneng Village, Hammanskraal, north of Pretoria, 27 July 2016
Minister Edna Molewa led the Nelson Mandela International Day celebrations, Gugulethu, Cape Town, 22 July 2016 
Bilateral meeting between Minister Edna Molewa and honourable Minister Celso Correia of Land, Environment and Rural Development in Mozambique, Brooklyn Lodge, Preoria, 21 July 2016 
Minister Edna Molewa leads a clean-up in Sunway Village, Hartbeespoort as part of Mandela Day activities, 18 July 2016
TNA Briefing with DEA’s leadership, Sandton Convention Centre, 13 July 2016 
Rhino Conservation Awards 2016, Montecasino, 11 July 2016
Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson announces the 5th Greenest Municipality Competition awards winners, Middelburg, Mpumalanga, 06 July 2016
The signing of the plan of implementation on areas of environmental management between SA and People’s Republic of China, Pretoria, 05 July 2016
The hand over of 24 bicycles as part of Non-Motorised Transport pilot project, Verena, Mpumalanga, 05 July 2016
Minister Edna Molewa led a Waste Management Awareness campaign in Fort Beaufort, Eastern Cape, 24 June 2016
Graduation ceremony for Environmental Practice Learnership Programme, Capricorn TVET College, Polokwane, 24 June 2016
The hand over of a Waste Transfer Station, Mathibela Village (Zebediela), Limpopo, 23 June 2016
Launch of Working on Waste (WoW) Programme, Port Elizabeth, 23 June 2016
Bilateral meeting between honourable Minister Edna Molewa and honourable Minister Ms Jemma Nunu Kumba, Minister of Environment and Tourism of the South Sudan, Pretoria, 21 June 2016
Minister Molewa speaks at the opening of Environment Summit, ICC Durban, Kwazulu-Natal Province, 09 June 2016
Official opening of the Atteridgeville Multi-Recycling Buy-Back Centre, Atteridgeville, 07 June 2016
Whale mass-stranding training session held at False Bay
Minister Molewa lead the combined World Environment Day and World Day to Combat Desertification celebrations, Bushbuckridge, 03 June 2016
5th Waste Management Officers Khoro, Durban, eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality, KwaZulu-Natal, 31 May - 01 June 2016
Whale mass-stranding training session held at False Bay, 28 May 2016
President Zuma to handover the Kruger National Park land claims compensation, Kruger National Park Stadium, Skukuza, Mpumalanga, 21 May 2016
The launch of Mpact Polymers Plant Event, Wadeville, Gauteng, 10 May 2016
Open Government Partnership Africa Regional Conference, 05 May 2016
Deputy Minister Ms Barbara Thomson vists Theu-Theu Primary School and hands over Eco Desks, Volksrust, Mpumalanga, 29 April 2016
Government heightens public awareness on Desertification, Land Degradation and Drought, Sterkspruit, 29 April 2016
President Jacob Zuma highlights progress made on Operation Phakisa: Oceans Economy initiatives, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, 08 April 2016
Minister Molewa signs the Host Country Agreement for the COP17 to the CITES, 02 March 2016
Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson handed over Eco-Furnityre school desks at Hlabisa Primary School, Kwazulu-Natal, 23 February 2016
Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson handed over Eco-Furniture school desks at Ubuhlebemvelo Primary School, Mtubatuba, Kwazulu-Natal, 22 February 2016
DEA in partnership with KfW Development Bank sign for Implementation of the DEA Non-Motorised Transport Programme Phase 2, 02 February 2016
DEA in partnership with KfW Development Bank sign for Implementation of the DEA Non-Motorised Transport Programme Phase 2, 02 February 2016
Minister Edna Molewa delivered a keynote address at the Bontle Ke Botho Campaign 
Re-Launch, Alexandra Stadium, 31 January 2016
Minister Molewa participated in the New Age (TNA) Business Briefing discussing and unpacking the outcomes of COP21 Paris, Monte Casino, Fourways, Johannesburg, 27 January 2016
Minister Edna Molewa highlights progress in the fight against rhino poaching, GCIS, Pretoria, 21 January 2016


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