South African National Parks

Why we must all visit South African National Parks

One of the best ways of taking in the abundant beauty this country has to offer is to visit our national parks. Here are some to visit.

South African breeders buck the system

The sale of wildlife to Angolan parks has sparked a row over the spread of species to areas in which they do not occur naturally.

Suspected rhino poacher killed at Kruger Park

South African National Parks rangers have shot and killed a suspected rhino poacher and wounded two others at the Kruger National Park.

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.

Over 50 rhinos poached so far

Sanparks has revealed that 52 rhinos have been poached in South Africa so far this year -- mostly in Limpopo and Kruger National Park.

Parliament gets to grips with rhino poaching

Parliament's portfolio committee on water and environmental affairs is set to begin its public hearings on how best to combat rhino poaching.

Suspected poachers killed in Kruger Park

Two suspected poachers have been shot and killed in the Kruger Park during an anti-poaching operation after the discovery of eight dehorned rhinos.

Over 340 rhino killed in SA this year, says WWF

The number of rhinos poached in South Africa has reached a record high, with 341 of the endangered animals killed this year alone, the WWF says.

Rhino deaths in SA hit record level in 2010

South Africa lost 333 rhinos to poaching in 2010, the highest number ever recorded, the country's parks agency said on Wednesday.

Eastern Cape penguins freeze to death

Extreme cold, wind and heavy rain has killed 600 African penguin chicks on Bird Island, a reserve in Algoa Bay near Port Elizabeth.

‘Alarming’ rise in rhino poaching in SA

Rhino poaching had escalated at an "alarming rate" since the beginning of the year, South African National Parks said on Friday.

Press Releases

UKZN scientists make the grade

Dr Veron Ramsuran and Dr Lenine Liebenberg have been named in the African Academy of Science's top 40 list.

Wellcome Trust award goes to UKZN mental health champion

Dr Andr? J van Rensburg, a senior researcher in UKZN's Centre for Rural Health, received the Wellcome Trust Discretionary Award.

MTN gears up to deliver improved customer service

On 28 January, the first batch of MTN contract customers will be migrated onto the new customer service platform.

Request for expression of interest on analysis of quality and outcome indicators for regional and district hospitals in Lesotho

Introduction The Ministry of Health of Lesotho with the support of the World Bank funded Nutrition and Health Systems Strengthening...

MiX Telematics enhances in-vehicle video camera solution

The company has launched the gold MiX Vision Bureau Service, which includes driver-coaching tools to ensure risky driver behaviour can be addressed proactively and efficiently.

Boosting safety for cargo and drivers

The use of a telematics system for fleet vehicles has proved to be an important tool in helping to drive down costs and improve efficiency, says MiX Telematics Africa.

Silencing the guns and firearms amnesty

Silencing the guns and firearms amnesty

Gender-based violence is an affront to our humanity

Gender-based violence is an affront to our humanity