The theft of more than 40 rhino horns from the national parks department in Mpumalanga is the biggest of its kind in the country.
South Africa has signed an anti-poaching agreement with neighbouring Mozambique, a major transit route for rhino horn trafficked to Asia.
With 277 of the endangered species killed this year despite government attempts to clamp down on it the poaching of rhinos is not diminuishing.
CSIR's Charl Petzer discusses impressive technology being developed to combat rhino poaching in SANParks: from mechanical drones to motion sensors.
The Howard G Buffett Foundation has donated R255-million to fight poaching in the Kruger National Park.
This year 146 rhino have been killed so far, after 1 004 were killed in a record-breaking 2013.
A R232-million grant, given to the Peace Parks Foundation by the Dutch and Swedish postcode lotteries, will go to combatting rhino poaching.
Poachers are killing rhinos at a record rate, sparking fear of the demise of the entire population within 20 years.
The desire for scarce rhino horn has ensured that anti-poaching efforts have not stopped the killing.
Charity Rhino Ark says rhinos in Kenya are increasingly vulnerable to organised poaching gangs and should be protected in sanctuaries.
A rhino called Thandi that survived an attack by poachers in the Eastern Cape has fallen pregnant, says the Kariega Game Reserve.
The relentless poaching of rhino has been continuing with 1 000 set to be killed by the end of 2013.
The government has been pushing for the legalisation of the trade in rhino horn, which has been banned for three decades.
Opinion is divided between those who think legalising the horn trade will save the animal and those who think the move will be ineffective.
Research shows that communities are eager to be involved in fighting poaching.
Why do the two species of African rhinoceroses matter so much?
Concerns over people who use the name and image of the rhino to raise funds.
The latest official figures show that rhino deaths have continued to soar almost unchecked.
The environment show 50/50 has ignited a legal feud in rhino conservation circles, writes Sipho Kings.