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Rhino Fund to assist initiatives

Pretoria - In an effort to coordinate the financing of anti-poaching initiatives, the Department of Environmental Affairs is to establish a National Rhino Fund in consultation with the National Treasury. … [Read more...]

Police net three rhino poachers

Pretoria - Police in Limpopo have arrested three suspected rhino poachers believed to have been on their way to shoot and dehorn rhinos in Phalaborwa. The trio was arrested on Sunday in Hoedspruit after police received information about suspected poachers with the aim to shoot and dehorn the anim GlobalBuzz-SA - Your … [Read more...]

Rhino poachers arrested at Kruger Park

Pretoria – Police arrested two rhino poachers in Pafuri at the Kruger National Park at the weekend. The suspects, who are all foreign nationals are expected to appear before the Makhado Magistrates Court on Monday on charges of the illegal possession of a fire-arm and ammunition as well as char GlobalBuzz-SA - Your … [Read more...]

Rhino poaching, theft increases

Pretoria - Water and Environmental Affairs Minister, Edna Molewa, is concerned about the increase in poaching levels and theft of 66 rhino horn from a private stockpile held by a farmer near Roedtan in Limpopo last weekend. Molewa, who regrets the theft, also noted that it is a sign of the seriou GlobalBuzz-SA - Your … [Read more...]

NW premier commends rhino committee

Pretoria – North West Premier Thandi Modise has commended the provincial Rhino Priority Committee for its role in the fight against rhino poaching. In her State of the Province Address on 22 February, Modise thanked the committee for playing a part in the 32 arrests that have been made thus far under its … [Read more...]

Three killed in suspected rhino poaching

Pretoria - Three suspected rhino poachers were killed during a shootout with rangers at the Kruger National Park, the South African National Parks (SANParks) said. SANParks said in a statement that four suspected poachers were arrested while on their way to Mjejane, a SANParks contractual park ad GlobalBuzz-SA - Your … [Read more...]

SA signs deal to save rhino

Ha Noi – The governments of South Africa and Vietnam today signed a landmark agreement that authorities hope will help quash the alarming scourge of rhino poaching that has been seen in the North West, Limpopo and Mpumalanga provinces. The release last month of the official rhino poaching figures for South Africa … [Read more...]

Two suspected rhino poachers arrested in the Kruger Park

Pretoria – Two suspected rhino poachers were arrested in the N’wanetsi section of the Kruger National Park on Saturday, says South Africa National Parks (SANParks). Two hunting rifles, ammunition and four fresh rhino horns were discovered during the operation, which involved the Kruger Natio GlobalBuzz-SA - Your … [Read more...]

Govt welcomes rhino poaching ruling

Pretoria - Government has welcomed the 40-year prison sentence that was handed down to Thai national, Chumlong Lemtongthai, for rhino poaching. The Thai national pleaded guilty to 59 counts in the Kempton Park Magistrate's Court earlier this week. Phumla Williams, GCIS Acting CEO said: “The GlobalBuzz-SA - Your … [Read more...]

Govt welcomes rhino poaching ruling

Pretoria - Government has welcomed the 40-year prison sentence that was handed down to Thai national, Chumlong Lemtongthai, for rhino poaching. The Thai national pleaded guilty to 59 counts in the Kempton Park Magistrate's Court earlier this week. Phumla Williams, GCIS Acting CEO said: “The GlobalBuzz-SA - Your … [Read more...]