Department Of Environmental Affairs

NSPCA wins lion bone trade case against department

The export of 800 lion skeletons was considered to be unlawful and constitutionally invalid by Judge Jody Kollapen

R6.5-billion lost to alien invaders

In a world-first, South Africa has quantified the damage done by invasive species. Sipho Kings breaks down the new report

‘Her passing has left us poorer’ — Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa dies

The minister is reported to have passed away after a period of illness

Fear not, trout-fanciers: your alien fish are here to stay

The department of environmental affairs wants trout declared an invasive species, but a lobby group says this move will kill an important industry

Don’t refuse, recycle

Household waste is a major problem but if properly handled, it can be a valuable resource

Western Cape tackles its mounting landfill crisis

A short-term solution is nine regional landfills and recycling. In 10 years they will be gone

Earthlife Africa wins South Africa’s first climate change case

The group successfully challenged a government decision to confirm the construction of a proposed coal-fired power station.

Objections to construction of two coal-fired power stations dismissed

The decision came on the second day of COP22, where South Africa is negotiating how the Paris Agreement will play out.

Firm fed toxic waste to pigs, claims government

A supplier to the police forensic laboratories faces charges of dumping dangerous chemicals.

Open letter to Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa

Environmental NGOs write an open letter to the Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa.

Hundreds of rhino to be evacuated from Kruger Park

The department of environmental affairs has announced plans to relocate 'up to 500' rhino from the Kruger Park in a bid to thwart escalating poaching.

Scenarios guide decisions

LTASs will help to inform key decisions on future development and adaptation planning.

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Democracy will flounder sans Stats SA

As the government bails out state-owned entities, it is leaving a hole in the budget of the agency tasked with telling us what South Africa looks like — one that is crucial to government decisions

The Facebook group taking on South Africa’s white right

Online battle over the ‘white genocide’ narrative on social media has dangerous real-world consequences

Trolley tender causes Acsa eruption

Stolen contract exposes rift in the senior ranks at the state airport’s management companies

Press Releases

Over R400-m given to businesses since launch of three-minute overdraft

The 3-minute overdraft radically reduces the time it takes for businesses to have their working capital needs met

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income

SAB Zenzele Kabili B-BBEE share scheme

New scheme to be launched following the biggest B-BBEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history

Digging deep

Automation is unstoppable, but if we're strategic about its implementation, it presents major opportunities

TFSAs are the gymnasts of the retirement savings world

The idea is to get South Africans to save, but it's best to do your research first to find out if a TFSA is really suited to your needs