Media releases

2022
2022-12-01 Inclusion of seventeen succulent plant species and one succulent plant genus in appendix III of the convention on international trade in endangered species of wild Fauna and Flora
2022-11-28 Minister Barbara Creecy to host stakeholder consultation ahead of UN CBD CoP15, Montreal
2022-11-21 Minister Creecy briefs media on the outcomes of the climate change conference, CoP27
2022-11-21 Revised national list of ecosystems that are threatened and in need of protection published
2022-11-16 Update on the distribution process, catch-all week and extension for receipting process of the new Western Cape small-scale fisheries rights allocation process
2022-11-15 BASIC Ministerial joint statement at the UNFCCC’s Sharm el-Sheikh Climate Change Conference (COP27/CMP17/CMA4)
2022-11-14 2021/22 National Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Report (NECER) shows questionable environmental compliance across many regulated sectors
2022-11-03 South Africa joins international community to celebrate International Day for Biosphere Reserves
2022-11-01 Public comment invited on the revised draft White Paper on the Conservation and Sustainable Use of South Africa’s Biodiversity
2022-10-26 Minister Barbara Creecy to handover XRF lead analyser-testing equipment to the Department Of Health
2022-10-21 Minister Barbara Creecy to host national stakeholder consultation ahead of CoP27, Sharm El-Sheik
2022-10-18 Minister Barbara Creecy to handover waste collection and landfill management fleet in Dakotaweg, Dawid Kruiper Local Municipality
2022-10-04 Minister Creecy condemns killing of German tourist en route to the Kruger National Park
2022-09-30 Deputy Minister Sotyu to deliver keynote address at the 16th Annual Air Quality Governance Lekgotla in Kempton Park
2022-09-29 Director-General to lead Arbor Month Campaign closing event in Calitzdorp, Western Cape
2022-09-23 DFFE launches biodiversity sector investment portal
2022-09-22 Partnerships key to protecting South Africa’s rhino population, says Forestry, Fisheries and Environment Minister, Ms Barbara Creecy
2022-09-20 Deputy Minister Sotyu to lead tree planting as part of the National Arbor Month Campaign in Bizana, Eastern Cape
2022-09-16 Interim fishing closures and limitations around key penguin colonies
2022-09-14 Extension of the period for public comment on the draft White Paper on the Conservation and Sustainable Use of South Africa’s Biodiversity and the draft Game Meat Strategy until 26 September 2022
2022-09-13 Clarion call issued to all South Africans to join National Clean Up and Recycle Week activities
2022-09-05 New process for Western Cape small-scale fisheries rights allocation to commence
2022-08-31 Revised South African tentative list to be submitted to UNESCO for consideration
2022-08-29 Deputy Minister Makhotso Sotyu to launch National Arbor Month Campaign in Mpumalanga
2022-08-29 Revised National Biodiversity Framework published for implementation
2022-08-15 Ministerial task team to identify and recommend voluntary exit options and pathways from the captive lion industry
2022-08-15 Deputy Minister Sotyu hosts a stakeholder engagement session in Schweizer-Reneke, North West.
2022-08-08 Minister Creecy to participate in the annual Nelson Mandela Day commemoration at Kleinmond Primary School, Western Cape
2022-08-04 Minister Barbara Creecy visits the National Zoological Gardens of South Africa
2022-08-04 Minister Creecy to assess the scientific services of the National Zoological Garden of South Africa in Pretoria
2022-08-03 Publication of the amendments to the section 24h registration authority regulations for implementation
2022-08-01 259 rhino poached in South Africa in first six months of 2022
2022-08-01 Minister Creecy announces recipients of the Driving for Change II Youth Challenge
2022-07-29 Virtual public consultation on Draft Game Meat Strategy to be hosted from 3 to 12 August 2022
2022-07-29 Public consultation on draft white paper on conservation and sustainable use of South Africa’s biodiversity and draft game meat strategy for South Africa to take place between 22 and 26 August 2022
2022-07-28 South Africa condemns murder of ranger ahead of world ranger day
2022-07-27 Department to launch land – sea interaction planning project
2022-07-25 Public comments invited on the Draft Biodiversity Management plan for the African Penguin
2022-07-22 German nationals convicted for illegal trade and possession of reptiles in Northern Cape have been re-arrested in similar case in Gauteng
2022-07-22 Biodiversity management plans for aloe ferox and two honeybush species published for implementation
2022-07-21 Minister Creecy announces improved environmental assessment processes for solar energy
2022-07-20 Minister Creecy convenes stakeholder engagement on improved environmental assessment processes
2022-07-18 Draft game meat strategy published for public comment
2022-07-18 Remarks by the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment her excellency Barbara Creecy during the opening of the 13th Petersberg climate dialogue in Berlin, Germany
2022-07-16 Minister Creecy attends Petersberg climate dialogue in Berlin, Germany
2022-07-14 Payment of benefits from rooibos to San and Khoi communities a milestone for industrywide collaboration
2022-07-13 Proposed regulations pertaining to hydraulic fracturing published for public consultation
2022-07-11 Strategic Biodiversity Draft White Paper published for public participation
2022-07-07 Publication of the amended format and procedure for nomination of World Heritage Sites in the Republic of South Africa for implementation
2022-07-04 Progress report on the Sulphur Dioxide and Hydrogen Sulphide smell experienced by the public in Gauteng and North West provinces
2022-06-30 Deputy Minister Sotyu hands over forestry plantations to the Batlokoa and Makhoba Communities in the Eastern Cape
2022-06-29 Cooperation on biodiversity conservation is key in the western boundary of Kruger National Park, says Creecy
2022-06-28 Deputy Minister Makhotso Sotyu to hand over forestry plantations to the Makhoba and Batlokoa communities in Eastern Cape
2022-06-27 Cabinet approves South Africa’s first draft game meat strategy for public comment
2022-06-27 Cabinet approves strategic biodiversity draft white paper for publication for public participation
2022-06-14 Working on Fire firefighters ready for the winter fire season, says Creecy
2022-06-10 Task team appointed to investigate source of sulphur dioxide and hydrogen sulphide smell experience by the public in North West and Gauteng
2022-06-09 Minister Creecy donates R5 million worth specialised waste management vehicles to Cederberg and Matzikama Local Municipalities in Western Cape
2022-06-08 Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment probing stench over parts of Gauteng
2022-06-08 Minister Creecy hands over waste collection and landfill management trucks at Cederberg municipality and Matzikama local municipality in the Western Cape
2022-06-08 Stakeholders pledge to work together to address the issue of baboon management in the city of Cape Town
2022-06-06 Statement by South Africa’s Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment, Ms Barbara Creecy as South Africa marks World Environment Day 2022
2022-06-02 South Africa commemorates World Environment Day 2022
2022-05-27 Minister Creecy hands over waste collection and landfill management fleet at Merafong City Local Municipality in Gauteng
2022-05-27 Further extension granted for appeals related to Fishing Rights Allocation Process for 2021
2022-05-27 Minister Creecy shocked at the murder of Eastern Cape Black Fishers Chair
2022-05-23 Minister Barbara Creecy launches national waste management (NWM) fleet worth R44,5 million in Collins Chabane Local Municipality, Limpopo
2022-05-22 Minister Creecy launches the Thohoyandou National Botanical Garden during commemoration of International Day for Biodiversity 2022
2022-05-20 Minister Creecy launches the R44.5 million national waste collection and landfill management fleet intervention at Collins Chabane Local Municipality
2022-05-19 Extension granted for compliance to proposed amendments to the Financial Provisioning Regulations
2022-05-19 Minister Creecy launches the Thohoyandou National Botanical Garden on International Day for Biological Diversity in Limpopo
2022-05-18 Minister Barbara Creecy briefs media ahead of the 2022/2023 Budget Vote due to the National Assembly
2022-05-17 Minister and Deputy Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment to Brief media ahead of 2022/2023 Budget Vote
2022-05-16 Awareness being raised on effect of light pollution on World Migratory Bird Peak Days in 2022
2022-05-13 Public consultation on issues related to compliance with minimum emission standards and provisional atmospheric emission licenses
2022-04-28 Minister Creecy launches the report on the scientific basis for breaching the mouth of lake st. Lucia estuary, isimangaliso wetland park.
2022-04-28 Minister Creecy Leads mop-up operations in Durban, Kwazulu-Natal
2022-04-27 Historic return of rhinos to Mozambique
2022-04-25 Minister Creecy launches Report on the Scientific Basis for Breaching the Mouth of Lake St. Lucia Estuary, iSimangaliso Wetland Park
2022-04-21 Minister Creecy leads clean-up campaign in City of Tshwane, Gauteng
2022-04-21 Consultation on the intention to implement at extended producer responsibility for specified waste sectors
2022-04-14 The Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment receives report on the scientific basis for breaching the mouth of Lake St Lucia Estuary, iSimangaliso Wetland Park
2022-04-14 Appeals related to fishing rights allocation process for 2021 extended
2022-04-13 The Great Limpopo Transfrontier Conservation Area marks 20th anniversary as it embarks on conservation and development beyond boundaries
2022-04-13 Consultation on intention to adopt standard for the development and expansion of power lines and substations
2022-04-12 National Biodiversity Offset Guideline published for public consultation
2022-04-11 Minister Creecy applies for leave to appeal portions of judgment in favour of NGOs on air quality challenges in Mpumalanga Highveld area
2022-04-07 Deputy Minister Sotyu hands-over a waste collection compactor truck to Matjhabeng Local Municipality ahead of Presidential Imbizo
2022-04-07 Minister Creecy leads clean-up campaign ahead of the Presidential Imbizo in Mangaung, Free State
2022-04-06 Deputy Minister Sotyu hands-over a waste collection compactor truck to Matjhabeng Local Municipality ahead of Presidential Imbizo
2022-04-05 South Africa welcomes IPCC 6th Assessment Report on Climate Mitigation
2022-04-03 9th People and Parks conference closes with declaration to realise tangible socio-economic benefits for communities
2022-04-01 Minister Creecy leads clean up campaign in Mogale City, Gauteng
2022-03-29 Four tree species added to list of protected trees in South Africa
2022-03-28 Media invited to attend the 9th People and Parks conference from 31 March to 2 April 2022
2022-03-27 Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment opens up appeals process for the fishing rights allocation
2022-03-24 Launch of the Technical Handbook on Issuance of Sustainable Municipal Bonds in South Africa
2022-03-23 Wildlife Conservation Bond boosts South Africa’s efforts to protect black rhinos and support local communities
2022-03-23 Minister Creecy officiates the Isimangaliso Investment Summit in KwaZulu-Natal
2022-03-22 Department to launch Technical Handbook on Issuance of Sustainable Municipal Bonds in South Africa
2022-03-18 Minister Barbara Creecy notes the judgment in favour of NGOs on air quality challenges in Mpumalanga Highveld Area
2022-03-16 Official Working on Fire (WoF) graduation ceremony of 19 Type 2 Crew Leaders who have completed the Wildland Firefighting Training
2022-03-15 Remarks delivered by Deputy Minister Sotyu on african women resilience in the context of climate change during a side event at the commission for the status of women in new york
2022-03-14 Public consultation proposed on issues related to compliance with minimum emission standards
2022-03-10 No new west coast rock lobster walkouts in west coast red tide
2022-03-10 SA’s ice breaker, SA Agullhas II, plays key role in the endurance 22 expedition
2022-03-09 Deputy Minister Sotyu hosts stakeholder engagement session in North West ahead of Presidential Imbizo
2022-03-03 Message of condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of the late Mr Simon Mbatha
2022-03-03 South Africa welcomes the adoption of the resolution to end plastic pollution
2022-03-02 West coast rock lobster contingency plan activated following marine species walkouts
2022-03-01 South Africa welcomes the 6th IPCC assessment on climate change on impacts, adaptation and vulnerability
2022-02-28 Department of forestry, fisheries and the environment announces the results of the 2021/2022 fishing rights allocation process
2022-02-25 Hunting and export quotas for elephant, black rhino and leopard allocated for 2022
2022-02-23 Minister Barbara Creecy on carbon tax as mechanism to ensure lower greenhouse emission
2022-02-20 Declaration of an extension to the Harold Porter National Botanical Garden
2022-02-17 Media invited to attend stakeholder meeting on South Africa’s negotiating mandate related to the adoption of a plastics treaty by the UN Environment Assembly
2022-02-16 South Africa’s Negotiating position on the draft result for an international legally binding instrument on plastic pollution adopted by Cabinet
2022-02-16 Deputy Minister Sotyu to deliver address at Ilitha Labantu Roundtable Discussion: The Sixty-Sixth Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW 66)
2022-02-15 Extention of the compulsory registration date for environmental assessment practitioners and comment period for amendments to the section 24h registration authority regulations published
2022-02-14 Results of investigation of the mass mortalities of seals along the west coast released
2022-02-08 Rhino Poaching in South Africa in 2021
2022-02-07 Deputy Minister Sotyu reports back on the waste management intervention in Matjhabeng local municipality
2022-02-04 DFFE to lead World Wetlands Day activity in Gqeberha Eastern Cape
2022-02-03 Message of condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of the late Mr Thingahangwi Malotsha
2022-02-03 Deputy Minister Sotyu takes green back-to-school campaign to Summerville Primary Farm School in Bultfontein, Free State
2022-02-02 Berg Estuary designated as South Africa’s 28th wetland of international importance
2022-01-22 Minister Barbara Creecy sends condolences to Poloko Tau’s family
2022-01-18 Minister Creecy to visit schools in Overberg Municipality
2022-01-17 Minister Creecy to visit Kleinmond following fires in the area
2022-01-14 DFFE Minister deploys environmental management inspectors to support probe into pollution of KZN rivers from slurry dam breach
2022-01-13 Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment condemns killing of security guards at landfill site
2022-01-11 Fire fighting teams commended for efforts to bring overberg blaze under control
2021
2021-12-29 Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment announces the Re-Opening of the Online Application System for the Fishing Rights Allocation.
2021-12-14 DFFE notes incidences of rhino poaching in South Africa in December 2021
2021-12-13 DFFE accepts consultative advisory forum’s recommendations on the west coast rock lobster fishery
2021-11-22 DFFE notes concerns about seismic surveys to be conducted along South African coastline
2021-11-21 German nationals arrested for illegal trade and possession of reptiles in Northern Cape
2021-11-17 South Africa welcomes the outcomes of the UNFCCC´S COP 26/CMP16/CMA3
2021-11-08 DFFE to host Traditional Leaders’ Marine and Coastal Enforcement and Compliance Workshop in Mbizana
2021-11-04 Message by President Ramaphosa at CoP26 Energy Session
2021-11-02 South Africa establishes a historic international partnership to support a just transition
2021-10-25 Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment to review the West Coast Rock Lobster Total Allowable Catch (Tac) for the 2021/2022 Fishing Season
2021-10-21 Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment notes concerns about reduction in West Coast Rock Lobster Total Allowable Catch
2021-10-20 Minister Creecy briefs international and local media on south africa’s position to the international climate change talks COP 26
2021-10-15 Deputy Minister Sotyu announces R29 Million waste management intervention for Mangaung Metro Municipality
2021-10-14 Draft policies on commercial fishing rights allocation published for public comment
2021-10-13 Deputy Minister Sotyu to visit Pelonomi ambient air quality monitoring station in Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality, Free State
2021-10-13 Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment to host virtual stakeholder consultation ahead of Glasgow international climate talks
2021-10-08 North West conservation official and businessman arrested for illegally dealing in rhino horn
2021-10-01 Deputy Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment to embark on a Vooma Vaccination Drive in North West
2021-09-29 South African delegation meets climate envoys ahead of CoP26
2021-09-28 Deputy Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment to plant trees in Vryburg as part of the 10 Million Trees Programme
2021-09-22 Important climate change measures for South Africa adopted by Cabinet
2021-09-17 Department to lead international coastal cleanup day activities
2021-09-15 Minister Creecy addresses 18th Ordinary Session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN)
2021-09-15 Mission accomplished after reaching out to Canada - Firefighters from Working On Fire deployed in Manitoba, set to return home on 16 September 2021
2021-09-10 Department to host Environmental Careers Day and Coastal Clean Up in the Overberg
2021-09-08 Draft National Freshwater (Inland) Wild Capture Fisheries Policy Approved by Cabinet
2021-09-06 The DFFE welcomes hefty sentence handed down to rhino poachers
2021-09-05 The DFFE announces timeframes for fishing rights allocation process as Cabinet notes and endorses progress of FRAP 2021
2021-09-01 Deputy Minister Sotyu kick-starts the National Arbor Month Campaign in Kwazulu-Natal
2021-08-30 Deputy Minister Sotyu launches Arbor Month Campaign in KwaZulu-Natal
2021-08-26 Address by the Deputy Minister Makhotso Sotyu (MP) during visit to Mohlaletse, Fetakgomo Tubatse Local Municipality in Limpopo
2021-08-25 Probe into UPL spill expected to be finalised by end September: Minister Creecy
2021-08-24 Minister Creecy publishes the 7th National Greenhouse Gas Inventory Report
2021-08-24 Deputy Minister to lead a Good Green Deeds campaign in Fetakgomo Tubatse local municipality
2021-08-23 Department to host traditional leaders’ marine and coastal enforcement and compliance workshop in Hluhluwe
2021-08-19 Collaborative conservation continues between South Africa and Mozambique
2021-08-14 Joint operation nets illegal wildlife trader
2021-08-11 South Africa welcomes 6th IPCC assessment on Climate Change
2021-08-10 South Africa to send 100 firefighters to assist in firefighting efforts in Canada
2021-08-08 Proposals to halt decline of african penguin population developed
2021-07-31 Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Celebrates World Ranger Day and reports back on rhino poaching in South Africa
2021-07-26 Minister Creecy participates in a July Ministerial Climate Change Meeting in London, UK
2021-07-23 Joint Operations Committee to give update on UPL fire and chemical spill at Cornubia
2021-07-21 DFFE to provide support in relation to the UPL fire incident in Kwazulu-Natal
2021-07-14 Minister Barbara Creecy embarks on clean up drive at the Diepkloof Square Mall in Soweto
2021-06-24 DFFE finalises decision on Karpowership environmental impact assessments applications
2021-06-23 Suppression of wildfires in Tsitsikama
2021-06-22 Final amendments to the National Estuarine Management Protocol published for implementation
2021-06-17 Deputy Minister Sotyu calls for investment in healthy land to protect our economies against challenges like climate change
2021-06-17 Squid resource split between small-scale fishing and local commercial sectors
2021-06-08 Deputy Minister Makhotso Sotyu’s address on the occasion of annual Garden Route Fire Commemoration event and Climate Change Indaba 2021.
2021-06-08 Marine litter is a matter of national and global concern, says Minister Barbara Creecy
2021-06-05 World Environment Day propels the global community’s urgent need to restore the earth’s ecosystem, says Creecy
2021-06-03 South Africa celebrates World Environment Day
2021-05-28 Minister Creecy announces release of second Biological Invasions report
2021-05-27 Minister Barbara Creecy, to launch alien and invasive species status report in Cape Town on 28 May 2021
2021-05-25 Minister Barbara Creecy, delivers budget speech to National Council of Provinces
2021-05-25 Extension of comment period – Phase 1 of the Socio-Economic Impact Assessment System (SEIAS)
2021-05-22 Wildlife economy programme given a boost on international day for biological diversity
2021-05-20 Request for comments: Phase one (1) of the socio-economic impact assessment system (SEIAS)
2021-05-17 Extension granted for comment on draft revised National Biodiversity Framework
2021-05-14 Minister Barbara Creecy delivers 2021/22 Budget Vote speech to National Assembly
2021-05-11 SANParks CEO Takes Special Leave Amid Serious Allegations
2021-05-08 Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Marks World Migratory Bird Day 2021
2021-05-07 Amendments to the Financial Provisioning Regulations pertaining to mining in terms of environmental legislation published for consultation
2021-05-04 Ingula Nature Reserve designated as South Africa’s 27th wetland of international importance
2021-04-30 Minister Creecy to release High Level Panel report on the management, breeding, hunting, trade and handling of Elephant, Lion, Leopard and Rhinoceros
2021-04-28 Deputy Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment to embark on a district development model visit in the Free State
2021-04-26 Call for nominations of suitable persons to be appointed as board members
2021-04-26 Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Minister Barbara Creecy congratulates my Octopus Teacher on Oscar win
2021-04-23 Shonisani Munzhedzi appointed CEO of the South African National Biodiversity Institute
2021-04-23 Minister Creecy to visit the Table Mountain National Park following the devastating wildfire
2021-04-18 Amendments to plastic bag regulations published for implementation
2021-04-14 Generic environmental authorisation instrument for LandCare Programme adopted
2021-04-13 Deputy Minister Sotyu to participate in the launch of the FOREST21 Workshop
2021-04-08 Joint Statement issued at the conclusion of the 30th BASIC Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change hosted by India on 8th April 2021
2021-04-05 Amendment to the Integrated Environmental Management Plan for the construction of the first phase of the Square Kilometer Array (SKA) published
2021-03-31 Geographical areas for the development of renewable energy development zones gazettes
2021-03-31 Name of Department of Environment, Forestry And Fisheries to change on 1 April 2021
2021-03-30 South Africa’s updated draft Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) launched
2021-03-29 Deputy Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries to unveil improved infrastructure at Lekgalameetse Nature Reserve
2021-03-29 Media invited to attend virtual launch of South Africa’s updated draft Nationally Determined Contribution on Climate Change
2021-03-28 Amendment of the regulations and notices regarding extended producer responsibility in the waste sector published for consultation.
2021-03-26 Deputy Minister Sotyu to unveil improved infrastructure at Lekgalameetse Nature Reserve
2021-03-25 Fish and shellfish washouts and mortalities on the west coast of South Africa
2021-03-24 Deputy Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries to address a webinar in commemoration of international day of forests
2021-03-19 Minister Creecy delivers keynote address during virtual seminar to mark 2021 World Meteorological Day
2021-03-17 South African Marine biologist to lead national geographic’s explorer classroom sessions
2021-03-10 Geographical areas for the development of renewable energy development zones gazettes
2021-03-07 East coast marine heatwave and large fish and shellfish washout
2021-03-05 Deputy Minister of Envornment, Forestry and Fisheries encourages school learners in Ikgomotseng community to take care of the environment
2021-03-03 Deputy Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries leads a Green Back to School Campaign in Free State
2021-02-28 Update on probe into elevated levels of hydrogen sulphide and sulphur dioxide
2021-02-26 Ishaam Abader appointed CEO of the South African Weather Service
2021-02-19 Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Minister to ask courts to review small-scale fishing rights process in Western Cape
2021-02-17 Elevated levels of sulphur dioxide and hydrogen sulphide to be probed
2021-02-17 Minister Barbara Creecy to visit schools in Gansbaai, Overberg District
2021-02-03 Minister Creecy receives St Lucia estuarine management plan
2021-02-01 The department report back on rhino poaching in South Africa in 2020
2021-01-19 Amendment of the regulations and notices regarding extended producer responsibility, 2020
2021-01-18 Build-up of large harmful algal bloom (red tides) in the greater St. Helena bay region over the past few weeks
2020
2020-12-24 Deputy Minister Sotyu to visit Robben Island World Heritage Site
2020-12-19 Body of Field Ranger Mashego found in Kruger National Park
2020-12-13 Cabinet approves the Antarctic and Southern Ocean strategy for South Africa
2020-12-11 Declaration of Grey Dell and Fort Grey areas as natural forest and controlled forests
2020-12-09 Ms Nomfundo Tshabalala appointed Director-General of the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries
2020-12-02 Minister Creecy notes high court decision on Thabametsi environmental authorisation
2020-12-02 Deputy Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries to visit the China-South Africa Agricultural Demonstration Centre and Bethulie fish farm in Free State
2020-11-26 Speech by Minister Barbara Creecy at the Driving Force for Change (DFC) youth pilot initiative – awards ceremony
2020-11-25 Cabinet approves two measures to address threatened Biodiversity in South Africa
2020-11-24 Minister Creecy to announce recipients of the Driving Force for Change grant
2020-11-16 Deputy Minister Sotyu to address the annual general meeting (AGM) for Environmental Assessment Practitioners Association of South Africa (EAPASA)
2020-11-13 Minister Barbara Creecy to present South Africa’s National Plan of Action for the Conservation and Management of Sharks
2020-11-13 Deputy Minister Sotyu officially unveils Awelani Eco Lodge in Limpopo
2020-11-12 ​Minister Creecy to launch South African National Parks Week
2020-11-12 Minister Creecy hosts Plastic Colloquium feedback session
2020-11-11 Government to officially open Awelani Eco Lodge in Vhembe District
2020-11-09 Minister Creecy to address Plastic Colloquium feedback session
2020-11-04 Deputy Minister Sotyu to handover a R27 million multipurpose buy back centre in Coffee Bay, Eastern Cape
2020-10-25 DEFF announces 2020/21 west coast rock lobster total allowable catch (TAC) and recreational fishing season
2020-10-21 Presidential district development model champions embark on their maiden visit to Dr Ruth Mompati district municipality in North West
2020-10-15 Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries joins Gift of the Givers for World Food Day
2020-10-15 South Africa celebrates its National Marine Heritage
2020-10-08 Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries suspends eight (08) officials
2020-09-30 Public consultation on intention to declare Grey Dell and Fort Grey areas as natural forest and controlled forests
2020-09-29 Consumer Goods Council of South Africa (CGCSA) launches the South African food loss and waste voluntary agreement
2020-09-28 Deputy Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries concludes National Arbor Month Campaign in Kimberley
2020-09-25 Deputy Minister Sotyu to close the National Arbour Month campaign in Kimberley
2020-09-22 Wildlife zones introduced to protect rhino
2020-09-21 Deputy Minister Sotyu unveils plaque and hands over remembrance garden in Johannesburg
2020-09-18 Deputy Minister Makhotso Sotyu joins His Royal Highness Vho-Thovhele Nesengani at the clean-up campaign in Vuwani, Limpopo
2020-09-17 Minister Creecy to lead International Coastal Clean-Up Day activities in Amanzimtoti, Durban
2020-09-17 National Recycling Week event
2020-09-16 Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries delivers keynote address at the annual Waste Management Officers’ Khoro
2020-09-16 International wildlife documentary series to be filmed on Marion Island
2020-09-16 Public consultation on intention to declare Grey Dell and Fort Grey areas as natural forest and controlled forests
2020-09-15 Deputy Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries to address the annual World Ozone Day event
2020-09-15 SA Agulhas II will depart for Gough Island under strict health protocols
2020-09-13 Cabinet approves climate change, emissions reduction and waste management plans
2020-09-10 International commercial trade in rhino horn remains prohibited
2020-09-01 National Arbor Month launches with the opening of memorial garden in Thaba Nchu
2020-08-31 Deputy Minister Sotyu launches Arbor Month in Thaba Nchu, Free State
2020-08-30 Comment invited on draft technical guidelines for validation and verification of greenhouse gas emissions
2020-08-29 Deputy Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries highlights role of women in forestry during webinar
2020-08-27 Deputy Minister Sotyu launches Arbour Month in Thaba Nchu, Free State
2020-08-26 Amendment of compulsory registration date for EAPs published
2020-08-25 Environmental authorisations will not be scrapped by South Africa
2020-08-25 DEFF withdraws directive issued to Karpowership SA Pty Ltd for emergency power supply
2020-08-23 Public comments invited on amendments to plastic bag regulations
2020-08-18 South Africa’s National Climate Change Adaptation Strategy approved
2020-08-17 Extension granted for public comment on renewable energy development zones (REDZ) and related environmental processes
2020-08-05 Comment invited on intentions to require the producers to implement specified extended producer responsibility measures to manage waste
2020-07-31 Overnight accommodation for hunting to be permitted in terms of amended lockdown regulations
2020-07-31 Rhino poaching decreases by more than half in first half of 2020
2020-07-30 Botanical gardens reopen under strict COVID-19 health protocols
2020-07-29 Working on Fire deployment to fight Msunduzi Landfill Site fire welcomed
2020-07-23 Environment, Forestry and Fisheries budget reprioritised for a nature-based post Covid-19 recovery: Creecy
2020-07-22 Minister and Deputy Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries to brief the media ahead of the 2020/21 Budget Vote
2020-07-21 WWF, DEFF and partners extend a helping hand to the Kogelberg fishing community
2020-07-17 Deputy Minister Sotyu hands over 250 school desks as part of Mandela Day in Ladybrand, Free State
2020-07-15 Deputy Minister, Ms Makhotso Sotyu donates school desks as part of Nelson Mandela International Day in Ladybrand
2020-07-13 Public comment invited on the draft amendments to the National Estuarine Management Protocol
2020-07-09 Comment invited on intentions to require producers to implement specified extended producer responsibility measures to manage waste
2020-07-06 SA Government notes content of book alleging wrongdoing in the Lion Management Sector
2020-07-03 Applications for the driving force for change funding are open
2020-06-19 South Africa joins global celebrations of World Albatross Day
2020-06-18 Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries remains committed to fighting air pollution
2020-06-17 Deputy Minister Sotyu calls for sustainable land management practices as South Africa marks desertification and drought day
2020-06-16 South African youths call for a just and green recovery from COVID-19
2020-06-15 Minister Creecy hosts a dialogue on youth and climate change
2020-06-10 Notice prohibiting certain restricted activities involving rhino horn published
2020-06-10 The department welcomes conviction and sentencing of two men for rhino horn smuggling
2020-06-08 Directions guiding the biodiversity, forestry, waste management and fisheries sectors and permitting under lock-down level three
2020-06-05 Mr Shonisani Munzhedzi delivers South Africa’s message of support for UNEP World Environment Day 2020
2020-06-01 Directions guiding the biodiversity, forestry, waste management and fisheries sectors and permitting under lock-down level three
2020-05-22 Rhino poaching drops significantly during COVID-19 lockdown
2020-05-22 Minister Barbara Creecy discusses wildlife exports from South Africa to China with the EMS Foundation and BAT
2020-05-21 Expert Panel on Sharks to review conservation and management of species by South Africa
2020-05-21 Minister Barbara Creecy responds to EMS report on wildlife exports from South Africa to China
2020-05-19 Statement by Minister Barbara Creecy and Deputy Minister Makhotso Sotyu on the departure of the director-general
2020-05-15 Extension granted for submissions on work relevant to the high level panel into lion, rhino, elephant and leopard management
2020-05-12 Celebrating 20 years of transfrontier conservation In Southern Africa
2020-05-10 Birds connect our world is the theme of World Migratory Bird Day 2020
2020-05-03 Food parcels to be distributed to small-scale and interim relief fishers in all provinces
2020-04-30 Deputy Minister Sotyu delivers food hampers to communities in Free State
2020-04-26 Chinese fishing trawlers fined for being in South African waters
2020-04-24 Food parcels and water tanks donated to most destitute communities bordering Kruger National Park
2020-04-17 Rhino poaching decreases in South Africa during COVID-19 lockdown
2020-04-13 Lockdown relief secured for destitute waste pickers countrywide
2020-04-08 Deputy Minister Makhotso Sotyu to handover food vouchers to waste pickers in Sasolburg
2020-04-07 Minister Barbara Creecy leads distribution of interim relief food parcels to waste pickers in Gauteng
2020-04-03 Minister Barbara Creecy updates on measures taken in the sector during national lock-down
2020-03-27 Cabinet approves amendment of sulphur dioxide minimum emission standards for coal combustion installations – mainly power generation existing plants
2020-03-27 Minister Creecy to apply to the high court for the rescinding of 2018 court order
2020-03-24 Minister Creecy outlines measures in the sector during the national lock-down period
2020-03-23 POSTPONED: Department embarks on a supply chain management procurement plan awareness drive
2020-03-13 The department clarifies the recent evacuation of the Marion Island 76 over-wintering members
2020-03-09 Algoa Bay sea-based aquaculture development environmental authorisation granted
2020-03-09 South Africa to host the 22nd session of the African Forestry and Wildlife Commission
2020-03-05 Eastern Cape launches oceans economy master plan and Minister Creecy hands over small-scale fishing rights.
2020-03-03 World Wildlife Day 2020 marked by South Africa
2020-03-03 Minister Barbara Creecy convenes an open dialogue session with Table Mountain National Park and its user groups
2020-03-02 Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries to host a stakeholder engagement session with waste sector
2020-02-27 SA Agulhas II returns from Antarctica
2020-02-26 Minister Creecy to host international climate change talks report-back meeting, and engage youth on climate issues
2020-02-25 Deputy Minister Sotyu officiates passing out parade for Working on Fire new recruits
2020-02-23 West coast rock lobster season extended
2020-02-18 South Africa will not shrink from its responsibility to address climate change
2020-02-14 Deputy Minister Makhotso Sotyu hands-over 250 school desks made from invasive trees and 24 waste bins to two schools in Cape Town
2020-02-12 Deputy Minister Makhotso Sotyu to hand-over 250 eco school desks
2020-02-03 Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries report back on rhino poaching in South Africa in 2019
2020-02-02 South Africa marks World Wetlands Day
2020-01-27 Public comment invited on amendment of compulsory registration date for EAPs
2020-01-08 Minister Creecy to host fisheries stakeholder meeting in Port Nolloth
2019
2019-12-21 Green Scorpions issue compliance notice to Kendal Power Station Management
2019-12-18 Public comment invited on 3rd National Waste Management Strategy
2019-12-14 Africa supports ambition on NDCS, the adaptation goal and means of implementation
2019-12-13 Whale super groups spotted feeding off the west coast of South Africa
2019-12-12 Deputy Minister Sotyu to officiate the graduation ceremony for Gauteng Youth Environmental Service (YES) in Pretoria
2019-12-11 Deputy Minister of Environment, Forestry and fisheries to lead clean-up campaign at Ipelegeng Township
2019-12-11 Operation Phakisa five multi-disciplinary teams in the Overberg
2019-12-09 SA Agulhas II to depart for the annual Antarctica relief voyage
2019-12-08 Minister Barbara Creecy Leads South Africa’s Delegation during the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) CoP 25 in Spain
2019-12-04 Collaboration important for continued research on Antarctica and in the southern ocean: Creecy
2019-12-03 Deputy Ministers Sotyu and Mahlalela to lead Howick Good Green Deeds awareness campaign
2019-12-02 Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, Ms Barbara Creecy to launch the Antarctica Season
2019-11-20 Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, Ms Barbara Creecy, to host media briefing ahead of Plastic Colloquium
2019-11-18 Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, Ms Barbara Creecy, to host Plastic Colloquium
2019-11-16 Minister Barbara Creecy grants 15-year rights to small scale fishing co-operatives in the Eastern Cape
2019-11-15 Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, Ms Barbara Creecy to hand over 15-year fishing rights to small-scale fishing co-operatives in the Eastern Cape
2019-11-15 African Ministers of the Environment agree to accelerate action through effective mechanisms for sustainable development.
2019-11-14 Deputy Minister Makhotso Sotyu to handover the rehabilitated and greened Freedom Park Square in Zweletemba, Worcester.
2019-11-13 The 17th session of African Ministerial Conference of the Environment (AMCEN) High Level Segment
2019-11-13 South Africa is ready to assume The Presidency of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment
2019-11-13 Minister Barbara Creecy grants small scale fishers in the Western Cape access to fishing
2019-11-11 The 17th session of African Ministerial Conference of the Environment (AMCEN) kicks off in Durban
2019-11-11 Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries provides update in relation to the mercury containing waste in Cato Ridge, KwaZulu Natal
2019-11-08 Minister Barbara Creecy lifts temporary suspension of exploratory octopus fishing in False Bay
2019-11-05 South Africa hosting AEWA white-winged flufftail species-specific meeting at Dullstroom, Mpumalanga
2019-11-04 Minister Barbara Creecy invites public to comment on the draft Umhlathuze / Richards Bay estuarine management plan
2019-11-01 Rooibos benefit sharing agreement rights a wrong for the Khoi and San communities of South Africa, says Creecy
2019-10-31 Minister Creecy to launch rooibos access and benefit-sharing agreement at !Khwa Ttu, Yzerfontein, Western Cape On 1 November 2019
2019-10-30 Media accreditation: SA to host 17th Session of African Ministerial Conference of the Environment (AMCEN)
2019-10-29 Partnerships required to combat wildlife crime: Creecy
2019-10-28 Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries concerned about the decrease in African Penguins
2019-10-28 Joint Statement Issued at the conclusion of 29th BASIC Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change
2019-10-24 Minister Creecy to open Global Wildlife Programme South Africa Conference in Pretoria
2019-10-22 Minister Barbara Creecy appoints an advisory committee to review policies, legislation and practices related to the management of elephant, lion, leopard and rhinoceros.
2019-10-19 Minister Creecy hands over 15 year fishing rights to small-scale fishing co-operatives in KwaZulu-Natal
2019-10-18 Operation Phakisa five (5) multi-disciplinary teams in the Overberg
2019-10-17 Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries to hand over 15 year fishing rights to small-scale fishing co-operatives in KZN
2019-10-08 Minister Creecy to host stakeholder meeting with Hermanus and Houtbay fishing communities
2019-10-04 SA Agulhas returns form Gough Island
2019-10-03 Minister Creecy says South African National Biodiversity Assessment domesticates the global assessment on biodiversity and ecosystem services
2019-10-03 Minister Creecy to host National Climate Change Ministerial Dialogue
2019-10-01 Conservation Consciousness and Environmental Literacy key to a secure climate future, says Minister Barbara Creecy
2019-09-30 Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries officiates the release of the National Biodiversity Assessment (NBA)
2019-09-27 Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, Ms Barbara Creecy, to open 10th Oppenheimer Research Conference on 1 October 2019
2019-09-26 The department announces 2019/20 west coast rock lobster total allowable catch (TAC) and recreational fishing season
2019-09-23 Deputy Minister Ms Makhotso Sotyu to host Forestry Stakeholder Forum
2019-09-22 Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, Ms Barbara Creecy, Commends collaborative efforts to combat rhino poaching on World Rhino Day 2019
2019-09-21 South Africa Joins nations of the world in commemorating International Coastal Clean-Up Day
2019-09-20 The Department Of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries to lead International Coastal Clean-Up Day activities in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
2019-09-16 Operation Phakisa assists in coordination of marine enforcement activities
2019-09-16 South Africa marks International Day for Preservation of Ozone Layer
2019-09-12 Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries to host the Waste Management Khoro and Land Remediation Summit in Kimberly
2019-09-10 Deputy Minister of Environment, Forest and Forestry warns against fake Facebook account
2019-09-10 Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries releases 2018/19 National Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Report at annual summit
2019-09-09 Deputy Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries attends high-level segment of 14th Session of Conference of Parties to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in India
2019-09-09 The Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries to host 8th Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Lekgotla, in Northern Cape
2019-09-08 Cabinet extends timeframes for dealing with the fishing rights allocation process (FRAP) In 12 commercials fishing sectors expiring in December 2020
2019-09-06 Department to host inaugural Integrated Coastal Management Lekgotla
2019-09-05 South Africa and Canada agree to cooperate on environmental protection and climate change
2019-09-05 Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, Ms Barbara Creecy, to host a stakeholder meeting with west coast fishing community
2019-09-04 Deputy Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Attends the Indian Ocean Rim Association Blue Economy Ministerial Conference in Bangladesh
2019-09-02 Department sends off SA Agulhas II to Gough Island
2019-09-01 Deputy Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries announces winners of the 2019 Arbour City Awards
2019-08-30 Deadline for registration with the Environmental Assessment Practitioners Association of South Africa (EAPASA) looms
2019-08-30 DEFF to bid farewell to the SA Agulhas II on its voyage to Gough Island
2019-08-29 Launch of Arbour Month and the Arbour City Awards
2019-08-28 Deputy Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries calls for an inclusive and meaningful participation of women in the environment sector
2019-08-28 Minister Barbara Creecy Invites Public to Comment on the Draft Approach to Spatial Management System Report for South Africa’s Marine Planning Areas
2019-08-26 Deputy Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Leads Women in Environment Sector Dialogue in Johannesburg
2019-08-21 South Africa to comment on CITES decisions at the end of the Geneva plenaries and conference
2019-08-20 Deputy Minister Makhotso Sotyu to lead Gugulethu Ministerial Outreach Programme
2019-08-16 Joint statement issued at the conclusion of 28th BASIC Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change
2019-08-08 Deputy Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries congratulates Youth Environmental Services graduates
2019-08-06 Deputy Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries to hand-over certificates and sewing machines to Youth Environmental Service (Yes) graduates in Marble Hall
2019-08-06 SA Agulhas II Open Day media tour
2019-08-06 Deputy Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries to address African Regional Meeting for United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in Pretoria
2019-07-31 Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries calls for review of anti-poaching efforts on World Ranger Day 2019
2019-07-31 Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries reports back on rhino poaching in first six months of 2019
2019-07-30 Minister Barbara Creecy to lead World Ranger Day commemoration at the Kruger National Park 
2019-07-30 Minister Barbara Creecy lauds Working on Fire crew following successful deployment to Canada
2019-07-28 Minister Barbara Creecy to lead World Ranger Day commemoration at the Kruger National Park on 31 July 2019
2019-07-26 Minister Creecy welcomes the Working on Fire Fire-Fighters on arrival from Alberta, Canada
2019-07-26 Department of Environment, Forestry & Fisheries commemorates International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystems
2019-07-24 Deputy Minister Maggie Sotyu to lead Nelson Mandela Day in Thaba Nchu, Free State
2019-07-22 Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries clarifies legal status of game species 
2019-07-19 South Africa to host the Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Conservation Forum
2019-07-18 Minister Barbara Creecy to participate in the annual Nelson Mandela Day commemoration in Ermelo, Mpumalanga 
2019-07-17 Minister Barbara Creecy to join Nelson Mandela Day Commemoration in Athlone, Cape Town
2019-07-11 Minister Barbara Creecy delivers the Environmental Affairs’ 2019/20 Budget Vote in the National Assembly
2019-07-09 Minister Creecy and Deputy Minister Sotyu to brief the media on Environmental Affairs Budget Vote
2019-07-06 Department of Environment Forestry and Fisheries responds to oil spill in Algoa Bay
2019-06-28 Coca-Cola invests to protect South Africa’s Watersheds
2019-06-26 Minister Creecy delivers opening remarks at the launch of the R18 million Coca Cola Foundation Replenish Africa Initiative (RAIN) in Johannesburg
2019-06-24 Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries hosts youth capacity development workshop on biodiversity conservation
2019-06-24 Minister Creecy sends well wishes to Working on Fire team that will assist with Alberta Fires in Canada
2019-06-18 Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries to host fishery stakeholder forum
2019-06-12 Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries hosts Youth Career Expo in Makhado Limpopo
2019-06-10 Minister Creecy notes application lodged by NGOs on air quality challenges in Mpumalanga Highveld area   
2019-06-08 South Africa joins the world in celebrating World Oceans Day
2019-06-05 Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries marked World Environment Day in Nellmapius, Pretoria
2019-06-04 Minister Creecy to deliver a keynote address at Eco-Logic Awards
2019-06-04 Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries to lead World Environment Day in Pretoria
2019-06-02 DEA welcomes the supreme court of appeal decision in Gauteng Department of Agriculture & Rural Development & 4 Others vs Inter-Waste (Pty) Ltd & 2 Others
2019-05-27 South Africa’s marine protection increased by the new representative network of Operation Phakisa: Oceans Economy Marine Protected Areas
2019-05-24 The Department of Environmental Affairs welcomes the arrest of a man at OR Tambo International Airport for alleged rhino horn smuggling 
2019-05-23 Department of Environmental Affairs marks World Turtle Day
2019-05-23 Minister Nomvula Mokonyane intends to amend listed activities and associated minimum standards to improve air quality in South Africa
2019-05-22 South Africa marks International Day for Biological Diversity
2019-05-21 Minister Nomvula Mokonyane publishes amendments to the financial provisioning regulations pertaining to mining in terms of environmental legislation
2019-05-19 Minister Nomvula Mokonyane publishes draft National Climate Change Adaptation Strategy for public comment
2019-05-15 Preliminary results show ocean environment around Marion and Prince Edward Islands is still relatively pristine
2019-05-06 Department of Environmental Affairs leads clean–up activities after Durban floods
2019-05-03 Environmental Affairs to lead a two day clean–up activity in Durban
2019-05-01 CANCELLED: Minister Nomvula Mokonyane to brief media on extreme weather conditions
2019-04-16 The Department of Environmental Affairs welcomes the arrest of two men for alleged rhino horn smuggling  
2019-04-10 SA Agulhas II to depart for Marion Island (Departure postponed to 12 April 2019)
2019-04-09 The Department of Environmental Affairs welcomes the confiscation of rhino horn by Hong Kong customs
2019-04-05 Government to host a workshop on Waste Pickers integration in Pretoria
2019-04-05 Statement by the Department of Environmental Affairs welcoming the sentencing of Ndlovu Gang for rhino poaching
2019-04-05 South Africa to host a risk assessment course for Anglophone Africa
2019-04-04 Minister Mokonyane mourns the passing of her husband
2019-03-28 Minister Mokonyane on allegations at state capture Commission of Inquiry
2019-03-28 Minister Nomvula Mokonyane welcomes Good Green Deeds efforts
2019-03-19 Minister Mokonyane moves to address concerns on captive lion breeding and associated trade activities
2019-03-19 Second batch of endangered Pickersgill’s reed frogs released back into the wild
2019-03-15 Deputy Minister Thomson launches Gugulethu Environmental Awareness and Sustainability Initiative
2019-03-14 Opening Statement by Director General, Ms Nosipho Ngcaba during the High-Level Segment of the 3rd Session of the UN Environment Assembly
2019-03-14 SA Agulhas II returns from Antarctica
2019-03-12 Deputy Minister Thomson launches Gugulethu Environmental Awareness and Sustainability Initiative
2019-03-03 The Department of Environmental Affairs celebrates World Wildlife Day with a focus on marine wildlife
2019-03-01 Nominations invited for the high level panel to review policies, legislation and practices relating to matters of elephant, lion, leopard and rhinoceros handling, management, breeding, hunting and trade
2019-02-28 The Department of Environmental Affairs to lead World Wildlife Day celebrations in Durban
2019-02-28 Government invites media to apply for accreditation to cover the presidential launch of the Good Green Deeds Programme
2019-02-22 The Department of Environmental Affairs to embark on a public awareness drive on the preservation of wetlands in Mpumalanga
2019-02-21 DEA leads South African pilot project on water quality in Port Elizabeth
2019-02-21 Department of Environmental Affairs hosts first traditional leaders’ Marine and Coastal Enforcement and Compliance workshop
2019-02-20 Invasive alien plants provide solid-wooden desks for learners in KwaZulu-Natal
2019-02-15 The Department of Environmental Affairs to embark on a public awareness drive on the preservation of wetlands in South Africa
2019-02-13 Minister Nomvula Mokonyane highlights progress on the implementation of the Integrated Strategic Management of Rhinoceros and other associated endangered species in SA
2019-02-06 Department of Environmental Affairs and City of Cape Town encourage Fish Hoek residents to be cautious around elephant seal 
2019-02-01 Minister Mokonyane considers not to appeal SCA Judgement
2019-02-01 Department of Environmental Affairs welcomes rescue of flamingo chicks from Kamfer’s Dam in the Northern Cape
2019-02-01 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson calls on South Africans to protect and conserve our wetlands as South Africa marks World Wetlands Day
2019-01-23 Department of Environmental Affairs releases 2017/18 National Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Report
2019-01-16 South Africa hosts first lead author meeting of the IPCC
2019-01-15 IPCC Working Group II starts preparing their contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report
2019-01-11 Environmental Affairs Minister welcomes discovery and seizure of rhino horn at OR Tambo International Airport
2019-01-09 Minister Mokonyane to officially open PAGE conference on 10 January 2019
2019-01-08 Minister Mokonyane to lead back to school and environmental awareness campaign
2019-01-08 South Africa to host the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) Conference in Cape Town
2018
2018-12-28 Minister Mokonyane cautions against discrimination at beaches
2018-12-19 Minister Mokonyane to lead a community outreach programme and clean-up campaign in Kagiso
2018-12-18 POSTPONED: Launch of Coastal Awareness programme in East London
2018-12-18 Minister Mokonyane welcomes balanced outcome of Katowice climate change talks
2018-12-18 Operation Phakisa takes over from Operation Corona
2018-12-13 South Africa launches climate change explorer app at UNFCCC CoP24 in Katowice, Poland
2018-12-05 Minister Nomvula Mokonyane to appoint experts to provide strategic and technical guidance towards effective management of sulphur dioxide emissions from power generation plants
2018-12-02 Media statement by the minister in respect of Dazzalle Traders (Pty) Ltd and other developments in the hake inshore trawl fishery sector
2018-11-30 Environmental Affairs Minister Nomvula Mokonyane welcomes the hosting of 7th session of Meeting of Parties (MoP7) to the African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbird Agreement (AEWA)
2018-11-30 Media registration for 3rd Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) Ministerial Conference in South Africa open
2018-11-29 Environmental Affairs to launch first South African Antarctica Season Week
2018-11-26 South Africa hosts 7th session of Meeting of Parties (MoP7) to the African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbird Agreement (AEWA)
2018-11-04 Environmental Affairs responds to the Chinese Government decision to lift ban on domestic rhino horn and tiger bone trade
2018-11-02 Deputy Minister of Environmental Affairs Barbara Thomson to address graduation ceremony for Youth Environmental Services (YES) programme
2018-11-02 DEA to host the 4th annual National Ocean and Coastal Information Management System (OCIMS) stakeholder workshop, 6 – 8 November 2018
2018-11-02 Draft amendments to the Norms and Standards for the Management of Elephants in South Africa published for public comment
2018-10-11 Working together to tackle the serious organised crime of the illegal wildlife trade
2018-10-09 Department of Environmental Affairs leads a clean-up campaign in the Caluza area and Umsunduzi River as part of National Marine Week
2018-10-04 Collection of media accreditation for the funeral of the late Minister, Dr Edna Molewa
2018-10-03 Higher Education Minister, Ms Naledi Pandor, pays tribute to the late Minister, Dr Edna Molewa
2018-10-01 Media accreditation for the official memorial service and funeral for the late Minister, Dr Edna Molewa
2018-09-30 Deputy Minister of Environmental Affairs addresses 13th annual Air Quality Governance Lekgotla in Kimberly
2018-09-28 Environmental Affairs to host 13th Annual Air Quality Governance Lekgotla in Kimberley
2018-09-12 Environmental Affairs calls on South Africans to participate in National Clean-Up and Recycle Week
2018-08-26 Minister Molewa announces R1, 7 billion investment for People and Parks programme
2018-08-24 South Africa commits to the 2050 pathways platform at the Talanoa Dialogue in Midrand
2018-08-15 Discovery of alien and highly invasive freshwater crayfish in the Free State Goldfields
2018-08-15 Deputy Minister Thomson to hand over the Alfred Mkhize Recreational Park in Barberton
2018-08-14 Deputy Minister Thomson announces winers of R18 Million rand prizes for Greenest Municipality Competition
2018-08-07 Minister of Environmental Affairs to officially launch and hand over 5 asbestos - free classrooms at Sealane Primary School and a road at Mafefe
2018-08-06 Call for expression of interest to participate in the journalism training on climate change and sustainable development
2018-07-26 BRICS Environment Ministers sign memorandum of understanding (MOU)
2018-07-18 Deputy Minister Thomson leads celebrations of Nelson Mandela International Day
2018-07-13 Deputy Ministers Thomson and Skwatsha to hold an Imbizo in Amersfoort- Mpumalanga
2018-07-10 Ministers Molewa and Hanekom unveil Sisulu Circle at Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden in Roodepoort
2018-07-05 Deputy Minister Thomson lauds transfer of National Zoological Gardens to SANBI
2018-06-17 Deputy Minister Thomson calls for sustainable land use practices as South Africa celebrates World Day to Combat Desertification (WDCD)
2018-04-09 Transfer of viking Group Company fishing rights to a consortium led by the sea harvest corporation (Pty) Ltd
2018-02-12 SA Agulhas II returns from Antarctica
2017
2017-10-03 Extension of the period for the submission of appeals in respect of the final decision on 2015/2016 fishing rights allocation process for the west coast rock lobster (nearshore) fishing sector