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Kruger loses 70% of rhinos in 10 years

The good news is that the drought has eased, poaching is down and the environment department is now not only focusing on the poachers but is going after crime syndicates

R1.1-billion land claim ‘captured’

This story was produced in partnership with Pulitzer Center. Details of the land claim settlement for MalaMala, one of South Africa’s most exclusive game reserves,...

Going wild to stay sane

'There are 80-plus other parks across South Africa I can visit with my Wild Card, symbolically for free'

Public-private partnerships crucial for SA’s national parks

Tourism is becoming an increasingly important mainstay of the South African economy

Billionaire Wiese refunded after unauthorised rhino sale

Christo Wiese is just one of a number of potential buyers who've been refunded their deposits to buy rhino from SANParks.

Augrabies on hydropower hit list

Conservationists claim water plants along the Orange River will affect the ecology and tourism

Rhino conservation gets record-breaking R232m boost

A R232-million grant, given to the Peace Parks Foundation by the Dutch and Swedish postcode lotteries, will go to combatting rhino poaching.

Kruger Park toxic spill under control and investigation

A week-long spill is now under control, says SANParks, but the long-term effect on the environment is yet to be seen.

Kruger Park elephant shooting sparks outrage

Several members of the public have called on SANParks for an explanation, after the Kruger National Park shot an elephant that attacked tourists.

Belly-up Nkandla company linked to bizarre SANParks deal

Bohlabela's liquidation has revealed oddities and secrecy in its parks' vehicle tender.

SANParks ranger injured in poacher shoot-out

A Kruger National Park ranger has been shot and wounded while attempting to apprehend suspected poachers.

Major General joins fight against rhino poaching

A retired army officer has been roped in to help fight rhino poaching.

Specialised aircraft joins fight to save SA’s rhinos

A new, state-of-the-art surveillance aircraft represents a vital alliance between the public and private sector in the fight against rhino poaching.

SANParks chief fights back

South African National Parks CEO David Mabunda has hand delivered affidavits to <em>M&G</em> denying preferential tender procedure.

Kruger Park to meet union about strike, salaries

The Kruger National Park has said it would meet with union representatives in a bid to end the nearly month-old strike by field rangers.

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‘Captured’ water utility exec holes up

Thami Hlongwa seems to be in hiding after a blacklisted technology company scored millions from Umgeni Water and the owner was murdered

Q&A Sessions: ‘Media isn’t dying, it’s changing’

Phuti Mahanyele-Dabengwa, chief executive of global internet company Naspers, has held senior posts in investment and development banking. She tells Tshegofatso Mathe about her family life in Soweto and her career, including with Cyril Ramaphosa before he went back to politics

Eight things you need to know about the vaccine rollout

About 80 000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine have arrived in South Africa out of the nine million procured — 300 000 to 500 000 are expected to arrive within two months

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