Environment Quarterly (EQ) editions archive

July - August 2022: Celebrating inspiring women in Forestry and Fisheries

The month of August always brings with it numerous observances around the globe and top of our list in South Africa is Women’s Month which focuses the nation’s attention on the empowerment, equality and influence of women in different levels and spheres of society.
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April - June 2022: Act now against climate change

It is an honour to welcome you to the first edition of Environment Quarterly in the financial year 2022/23. Durban marches for a greener future: When KwaZulu-Natal was hit by devastating weather storms in April this year, concerns around climate change and its impacts
in the country grew to new levels.
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February - March 2022: A better change against climate change

World Meteorological Day takes place every year on 23 March and commemorates the coming into force on 23 March 1950 of the Convention establishing the World Meteorological Organization
(WMO).
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January 2022: Wetlands Action for People and Nature

On 2 February, we celebrated World Wetlands Day. The theme this year, was ‘Wetlands Action for People and Nature’, drawing attention to the many ways in which wetlands are important for people and the economy.
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October- November 2021: Greening for a less wasteful holiday season

COP26 sets the international community on the right track to addressing the existential challenge of climate change.”
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September- October 2021: Protection of natural forest

The month of September marked National Arbor Month, which was this year launched on 1 September in the City of uMhlathuze in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN).
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June - July 2021: Generation Restoration

Everyone has a role to play in ecosystem restoration and each of us can make a diffrence.
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Apr - May 2021:DFFE Budget Allocation

It is an allocation that will chiefly drive our equitable transition to a low-carbon economy and a climate-resilient society.
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Jan - Mar 2021: The origin of cyclones

A cyclone is a type of weather system in which wind rotates around an area of low atmospheric pressure. 
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Oct - Dec 2020: Make safety a part of your holiday

Celebrating World Food Day. Get reacquainted with our biodiverse rich parks. 
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July - Sept 2020: Know and Exercise Your Environmental Rights.

According to the South African Constitution, everyone has the right to an environment that is not harmful to their wellbeing.
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April - June2020: Exclusive interview with outgoing DG.

What is Environment Month?: Environment Month is celebrated annually in South Africa during the month of June. This year, the celebrations and participation took place via online communication due to the Corona Virus outbreak. 
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January - March 2021: The origin of Cyclones

We will be celebrating Environment Month in June and will commemorate Environment Day on 5 June with the aim of galvanising positive environmental action. We are looking forward to bringing you all the activities that will take place during the Environment Month in the next issue.
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January - March 2020: Wetlands Biodiversity Matters.

We celebrated World Wetlands Day, which we cover in this edition, with the aim of reminding society of the state of our wetlands, while also raising awareness of wetlands’ significance. All of us have a role to play in the conservation and protection of our wetlands.
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October - December 2019: Solutions for plastic pollution.

It is essential that we respond to the changing realities of our world. Plastic pollution has been acknowledged as a perennial problem that requires urgent global attention. The Plastic Colloquium we hosted thrashed out a work programme that will, hopefully, see less of single-use plastic.
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July - September 2019:On top of their game: Women in environment.

In August we celebrated Women’s Month as a country in recognition of the 20 000 women who marched to the Union Buildings on 9 August 1956 in protest against the extension of Pass Laws to women.
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April - June 2019: A look at South Africa's state of air qulaity.

What is Air Pollution?: A look at South Africa’s state of Air Qualityy. • SA’s Newly Declared Marine Protected Area Network • Let’s combat desertification and grow the future together.
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January - March 2019: Going Green for a Sustainable Future
• Changing to a better, greener future, ENVIRO Highlights, • Billy Bin unveiled at Good Green Deeds launch, and President launches Operation Phakisa Chemicals and Waste.
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October - December 2018: Countries unite for conservation of migratory waterbirds
• Cabinet approves a network of 20 new Marine Protected Areas • DEA Launches Smarthome Awareness Campaign • Humble fly takes on Brazilian weed threatening water quality.
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July - September 2018: Growing the economy with our natural resources
• Medicinal plant farming: a South African green mine, •Taking action against climate change, •Environmental Career Expo in Kokstad, •Sustaining businesses in wildlife
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July - Sept 2018: Special edition: Hamba kahle Mama Edna Molewa
• France bestows Minister Molewa with an Award • DEA Staff pay tribute to late Minister Molewa • President Ramaphosa launches the Ha-Matsila Development Trust Project.
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April - June 2018: Beating plastic pollution and encouraging solutions for a healthy ocean
• SA donates six black rhinos to Chad • DEA takes plastic pollution awareness to Durban • Government & private sector unlock R110 million joint investment to launch game reserve
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January - March 2018: Wildlife Crime Must Be Stopped
• Cover story: Focus on Environmental Programmes, • DEA Events in pictures, • DEA raises awareness about wildlife crime, Wildlife Crime is serious crime, • Third Biodiversity Economy Indaba
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October - December 2017: Climate Change Action Now!
• Minister Edna Molewa leads South African delegation to CoP23, • iSimangaliso – a family destination, •Working Together Towards Sustainable Development Goals, • Connecting people and nature today.
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July - September 2017: Celebrating Women in Environment
• Celebrating women in environment, • Minister Molewa celebrates Women’s Month, • Women integral to environmental sustainability, • The 6th annual Rhino Conservation Awards
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April - June 2017: Connecting People with Nature
• DEA Budget Vote 2017, • Limpopo youth pilot SA Green Schools Programme, • Circular economy: Creating economic growth while protecting the environment, Deputy Minister supports waste initiatives in KwaZulu-Natal
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January - March 2017: Environmental Rights are Human Rights
• Minister Molewa inaugurated as Chancellor of Sefako Makgatho, • The National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan, • CSIR and eThekwini Municipality explore the valorisation of biowaste
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October - December 2016:  Unlocking the economic potential of South Africa’s Oceans
• Operation Phakisa: Oceans Economy Aquaculture, • High Altitude Teams climb high to fight alien invasive plants, • Cleaning up the Great Fish River Canyon
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Environment Quarterly - Special Edition 2016 Environment Quarterly: January - March 2016
October - December 2016 CITES COP 17 Special edition

• The fight against rhino poaching and illegal trade in rhino horn, • Important outcomes of CITES COP 17, • CITES CoP 17 in pictures, • Discussions on enforcement take centre stage at CITES COP17
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July - September 2016: Turning waste into wealth
• Minister hands over wate bins in EC • Deputy Minister donates 60 desks for Mandela Month • SANBI makes SA shine at Chelsea Flower Show • Annual Rhino Awards • Ethekwini and Mossel Bay truimph at 2016 GMC Awards 
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April - June 2016: Zero Tolerance for Illegal Wildlife Trade

 • Celebrating Environment Month, • Cabinet approves DG and COO appointments, • Operation Phakisa: Moving SA's Economy forward
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January - March 2016: Biodiversity is life

• Decline in rhino poaching figures; • SA welcomes adoption of COP21 Paris Climate deal; • Animal trade: Wild pets, wild problems; •DEA Events in pictures
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Environment Quarterly, July - September 2015
October  - December 2015: Road to COP21 #EmissionsMustFall

• President Zuma leads Anti-Poaching Awareness, • Black Mambas win top environmental award, • Focus on climate change: understanding climate change and air quality
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July - Sept 2015: Women at the forefront of skills and job creation in environment

•DEA takes the lead in job creation, iSimanagaliso CEO wins coveted award, •Govan Mbeki Municipality receives R7 million buyback centre, •Minister urges South Africans to sustain natural resources. 
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April - June 2015: Sustainable Consumption: Doing More with Less
• Environment Month: Lets do more with Less, • Eco Chess table, • budget vote, • R208 million worth of projects launched at Imbizo
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January -  March 2015: World Meteorogical Day & Climate Change

• We Salute our Fire Fighting Heroes, •Greenest Municipality Competition Awards, • Celebrating Wetlands Day
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October - December 2014: Spotlight on the Green and Blue Economy

• President Zuma opens Environment House • Towards low-carbon transformation - get ready • SA’s ocean economy to contribute to GDP
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July - September 2014: Fighting against rhino poaching

• SA intensifies its battle against rhino poaching, • Plans to find new home for rhino underway, • Operation Phakisa to unlock economic potential of SA's oceans
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April - June 2014: Exploring the blue economy

• SA taps into an ocean of economic opportunities • Unlocking marine biodiversity knowledge in SA • Carbon Footprint: you cannot manage what you cannot measure
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Jan - Mar  2014:  20 years of environmental  protection

 •  Working for Water: 50 000 beneficiaries in 18 years •  20 years of Democracy, 21 wetlands of importance in SA•  Minister publicizes SA’s Environmental Performance Review
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October - December 2013 Environment Quarterly
October - December 2013:  Looking ahead
to 20 years of Freedom
 •  Deputy Minister honoured for 20 years •  Climate Change Long Term Adaptation Scenarios released •  Eco-Furniture factory to boost job creation in Grahamstown 
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July - September 2013: Deepening Stakeholder Dialogue and Action

 •  Ministry & branch heads engage enviro stakeholders •  SADC Youth Ambassadors promote trans-frontier parks •  Rhino Issue Management Report presented to role-players •  Deputy Minister champions women & youth empowerment 
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April - June 2013: Environment and Economy
meet
 •  SA Agulhas II celebrates 1st year • Think. Eat. Save: Putting food on Africa's table • Groen Sebenza unlocks green jobs for youngsters • Budget vote: Environment & Economy meet
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January - March 2013: Championing zero
emissions

 •  SA promotes sustainable use at CITES CoP16  • Biodiversity and sustainable livelihoods  • Wetlands improve water quality and assist in preventing floods  
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