Press Releases (39)
MINISTER EDNA MOLEWA WELCOMES ARREST OF SUSPECTED RHINO POACHERS BY THE HAWKS
26 NOVEMBER 2015
The Minister of Environmental Affairs Mrs Edna Molewa, welcomes the arrest of 12 suspects including three police officers for alleged rhino poaching by this week. The suspects were arrested by a multi-disciplinary and intelligence operation led by the Hawks in Gauteng and North West Provinces.
The arrest is indicative of government’s commitment to fight the on-going scourge of rhino poaching in South Africa. Earlier this month, President Jacob Zuma visited the Kruger National Park, which is the epicentre of the poaching epidemic. President Zuma opened the Mission Area Joint Operations Center – the latest weapon in our arsenal to combat this crime.
ANC-regering kry bloedneus by Verenigde Nasies met VF Plus se voorlegging oor plaasmoorde
UITGEREIK DEUR: Dr. Pieter Mulder: VF Plus-leier
Mnr. André Fourie: Voorsitter: VF Plus-komitee oor internasionale verhoudinge en raadslid vir die Stad Kaapstad
DATUM: 25 November 2015
Suid-Afrika se missie by die Verenigde Nasies (VN) in Genève, Switserland wat die VF Plus gister wou keer om 'n voorlegging oor Suid-Afrika se gebrekkige regstelsel en die hoë voorkoms van plaasmoorde en moord in die land te doen, het 'n bloutjie geloop toe Amerika ingegryp en aanbeveel het dat die voorlegging gelewer moet word.
Die missie se woordvoerder het rassisme en apartheid opgehaal in die argumente en aangevoer daar kan nie van Suid-Afrika se regering verwag word om statistiek oor moorde aan ras te koppel nie.Read more...
South Africa's Protea sportshooting teams are bringing home two silver medals after competing against Germany, England and Ireland in the International Gallery Rifle Federation (IGRF) Shooting Competition in Germany from 12 to 16 November 2015. The team returns to South Africa on Tuesday evening, 17 November.
The Protea Sportshooting team comprised two teams of five shottists each that competed in the rim-fire and centre-fire categories respectively. England was the overall winner of the competition. It was the second time that a South African team competed in the IGRF. They came third in the previous IGRF competition that was held in England in 2013.
The South African Protea shooting team will take part in the International Gallery Rifle Shooting Competition in Germany from 12 - 16 November 2015. South Africa entered two teams of five members each to compete against top shottists from Germany, England and Ireland.
South Africa came third in the previous international competition that was held in England in 2013. Team member Ziggi Liebner is confident that they will do much better this year. "We have worked very hard to improve our skills and practised intensively. All members had to qualify at trials."Read more...
The South African Hunters and Game Conservation Association (SAHGCA) is dissatisfied with the haphazard arrangements and bad timing of the Department of Environmental Affairs' Biodiversity Economy Indaba that is being held in Durban from 5 to 7 November 2015. Many of the important thought leaders in the field of conservation science and biodiversity from the academic sector and other institutions cannot attend the Department's Biodiversity Economy Indaba because of prior commitments and arrangements that have been made months ago.
The date of the Indaba has been changed at short notice at least three times during the past few weeks, making it very difficult for relevant roleplayers to schedule their participation. SAHGCA and the other organisations that participate in the Department's Wildlife Forum had previously raised concern about the short notice of the Indaba.
MEDIA RELEASE BY THE SOUTH AFRICAN HUNTERS AND GAME CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION
14 October 2015
Hunting community takes firm stand against wildlife 'smugglers'
The South African Hunters and Game Conservation Association (SAHGCA) will summarily suspend any of its members who are involved in the smuggling of wildlife. Should they be found guilty, they would most likely be expelled. The Association is currently investigating whether any of the six South Africans arrested earlier this week for attempting to smuggle sable antelope out of Zambia, are among its nearly 40 000 members.
MEDIA STATEMENT: 1 September 2015
Real hunters only support responsible utilization of free ranging game
Recent events in the wildlife and hunting arena spurred worldwide condemnation of certain practices, latest of which was the shooting of a collared lion in Zimbabwe. It placed the spotlight on hunting and prompted responsible hunters that put conservation of nature and natural resources first and foremost, to also call upon all hunters to refrain from participating in unacceptable hunting and associated practices.