Eco News

Rhinos poached reaches 1000

The number of rhinos poached this year has tipped the 1000 mark, the Department of Environmental Affairs announced on Thursday. A total of 1020 rhinos have been poached for their horn since January, already more than the 1004 rhinos poached in 2013. The largest number of rhino poached has been in the Kruger National … [Read more...]

Africa’s biggest Asset is its Game

Orna Non-Conformist Conservation Activist – Big 5 You have to take action to make a difference. The key to successful campaigning, is taking action and longevity. Anybody can do an expose’ and it goes away & everyone ‘thinks’ it’s cured. The important thing is to keep it out there in … [Read more...]

Orange Farm’s new depot moves recycling up a gear

The City of Johannesburg’s drive to promote recycling moved up a gear, when a R16-million multipurpose Pikitup waste management depot was opened in Orange Farm, Region G. Member of the Mayoral Committee for Environment and Infrastructure Services Councillor Matshidiso Mfikoe officially opened t GlobalBuzz-SA - Your … [Read more...]

Dept reviewing lion management regulations

The Department of Environmental Affairs is reviewing regulations regarding lion management to ensure all gaps in the lion breeding and hunting industries are closed. Minister of Environmental Affairs Edna Molewa said her department was reviewing the comments received on the draft Biodiversity Manag GlobalBuzz-SA - … [Read more...]

Sars foils ivory smuggling attempt

South Africa – South African Revenue Service (SARS) customs officials have foiled an attempt to smuggle ivory worth R4 million. In a statement on Friday, SARS said custom officials discovered 267 kilograms of ivory while conducting inspections in the cargo area at OR Tambo International airport GlobalBuzz - … [Read more...]

SA attends meeting of SADC water ministers

Water and Sanitation Minister, Nomvula Mokonyane, will today attend the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Water Ministers Meeting in Harare, Zimbabwe. The ministers, who represent 15 member states of SADC, will be reviewing the progress on the implementation of the third phase of the GlobalBuzz-SA - Your … [Read more...]

Youth participate in Water, Sanitation Summit

Promoting water use efficiency and water quality management is taking centre stage at the annual Youth Water and Sanitation Summit currently underway in Boksburg. The four-day summit, which started on Monday, is being attended by youths who are still in school, youngsters who have completed school GlobalBuzz-SA - … [Read more...]

Police clamp down on rhino poachers

Police efforts to curb rhino poaching at the Kruger National Park continue to yield positive results. Police arrested two suspected rhino poachers at Nyongane in Hazyview, Mpumalanga, in the early hours of this morning. One suspect was found with five 458 PMP rifle rounds, four R5 rounds, two GlobalBuzz-SA - Your … [Read more...]

Government to explore economic opportunities in waste sector

Government and other relevant institutions will be exploring viable economic opportunities in the waste management sector. “We need to rise to the challenge and develop innovative ideas on how we can improve waste management systems in the country to drive the recycling economy,” Environmenta GlobalBuzz-SA - Your … [Read more...]

Cuban water experts arrive in SA

Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane has welcomed 34 Cuban water experts, who are in the country to share their skills to improve the quality of water. The arrival of the experts follows a bilateral agreement between South Africa and Cuba in 2014 on cooperation in the fields of water r GlobalBuzz-SA - Your … [Read more...]