Media releases

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