Creecy withdraws threatened or protected species regulations
/ 4 April 2023

Creecy withdraws threatened or protected species regulations

Minister reaches out-of-court settlement with wildlife ranchers and hunters over ‘draconian’ regulations

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Eskom state of disaster to force Creecy’s hand on Karpowership decision
/ 14 February 2023

Eskom state of disaster to force Creecy’s hand on Karpowership decision

Cabinet sources argue the state of disaster will take away the powers of more ministers than just that of the forestry and fisheries minister

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Coal in SA’s energy mix until 2040s, Creecy tells mining indaba
/ 8 February 2023

Coal in SA’s energy mix until 2040s, Creecy tells mining indaba

Coal still dominates the domestic energy mix, providing 81.4% of the total system load, according to the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research

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Rhino poaching declines in Kruger, but poachers are on the rampage in KZN
/ 8 February 2023

Rhino poaching declines in Kruger, but poachers are on the rampage in KZN

Statistics confirm decline in rhino poaching losses in national parks from 451 in 2021 to 448 last year, the toll for private owners was 86

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SA’s most threatened ecosystems are being mapped to safeguard them
/ 7 December 2022

SA’s most threatened ecosystems are being mapped to safeguard them

Threatened ecosystems make up 10% of the country’s remaining natural habitat

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SA hasn’t finalised delegation it will be sending to COP27 says Barbara Creecy
/ 30 September 2022

SA hasn’t finalised delegation it will be sending to COP27 says Barbara Creecy

Forestry, fisheries and environment minister says Just Energy Transition Partnership making progress and the department has established a task team for negotiations

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How government is pushing for a coal mine in water scarce area
/ 22 August 2022

How government is pushing for a coal mine in water scarce area

Department of Mineral Resources and Energy’s decision decried on environmental grounds

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Creecy must decide on island closures to either save penguins or retain fishing
/ 3 August 2022

Creecy must decide on island closures to either save penguins or retain fishing

The population of the endangered seabirds has plummeted to a record low

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Environment minister proposes new fracking rules for South Africa
/ 20 July 2022

Environment minister proposes new fracking rules for South Africa

But the government can’t move on its fracking ambitions until it meets the court order requiring that there will be no environmental damage

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Government presses urgency on climate change
/ 10 May 2022

Government presses urgency on climate change

Catastrophic KZN floods show how the impacts of climate change are being felt in South Africa

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High court suspends environment department’s trophy hunting quota for black rhinos, leopards and elephants
/ 1 May 2022

High court suspends environment department’s trophy hunting quota for black rhinos, leopards and elephants

Interim interdict ‘spares death’ of 170 animals at the hands of hunters, judge says

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Rhinos to return to Mozambique’s ‘silent park’
/ 27 April 2022

Rhinos to return to Mozambique’s ‘silent park’

More than 40 critically endangered black rhino and near-threatened white rhino will be reintroduced to the Zinave National Park

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Manufacturers lose court battle over ban on drone fishing
/ 20 April 2022

Manufacturers lose court battle over ban on drone fishing

Department says drone angling is illegal, is a threat to imperilled fish and sharks and small scale fisher livelihoods

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Call for SA to join 30% conservation target to stem nature loss, climate change
/ 8 March 2022

Call for SA to join 30% conservation target to stem nature loss, climate change

But others argue that the conservation plan will amount to the ‘biggest land grab in history’

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