Department of Environmental Affairs

 
R6.5-billion lost to alien invaders
R6.5-billion lost to alien invaders
South Africa is a semi-arid country. The plants and animals that have evolved to live here grow slowly, taking just enough to get through the good...
‘Her passing has left us poorer’ — Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa dies
‘Her passing has left us poorer’ — Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa dies
Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has died at age 61 at a Pretoria hospital on Saturday, according to a statement by the presidency....
Fear not, trout-fanciers: your alien fish are here to stay
Fear not, trout-fanciers: your alien fish are here to stay
Trout are an invasive species. This much is not contested. Originally from Canada and Europe, the rainbow and brown variants were introduced to...
Don’t refuse, recycle
Don’t refuse, recycle
Waste. It’s one of the words that conjures up negative images of flies and biblical plagues. Something you throw away and forget about.
Government considers ban on microbeads after water is found to be contaminated
Government considers ban on microbeads after water is found to be contaminated
The government has set up a task team to look at imposing a total ban on microbeads – the tiny plastic beads used in cosmetics, toothpaste and...
Western Cape tackles its mounting landfill crisis
Western Cape tackles its mounting landfill crisis
“We have a serious waste problem in the Western Cape. We are running out of landfill space,” Minister of Environmental Affairs Anton Bredell...
Earthlife Africa wins South Africa's first climate change case
Earthlife Africa wins South Africa's first climate change case
Earthlife Africa Johannesburg declared a major victory on Wednesday after winning South Africa's...
Objections to construction of two coal-fired power stations dismissed
Objections to construction of two coal-fired power stations dismissed
Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has dismissed objections to the country building two new coal-fired power stations. 
Firm fed toxic waste to pigs, claims government
Firm fed toxic waste to pigs, claims government
The directors of Crimetech Laboratories, a supplier of vital chemicals to the police forensic division, have been charged with illegally dumping...
Hundreds of rhino to be evacuated from Kruger Park
Hundreds of rhino to be evacuated from Kruger Park
South Africa plans to evacuate hundreds of rhinos from the famed Kruger National Park to safe havens out of horn smugglers' reaches, Environmental...
SA to demand fairness at COP19
SA to demand fairness at COP19
South African negotiators view the Climate Change Conference (otherwise known as the Conference of the Parties — COP) in Warsaw, Poland next...

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