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Media Release: Kruger National Park: Alleged Irregularities on the Killing of a Giraffe Bull

Date: 2002-06-07

Background: In order to breed disease-free buffalo in Kruger National Park, management set aside an area of approximately 900ha to the south west of Satara rest camp. The breeding of disease-free buffalo necessitated the construction of an exclosure to keep other animals out. The construction of the camp started in October last-year and the fencing was completed in mid-January 2002.

Media Release:Open line to the Minister: Minister Moosa launches Internet chatroom to communicate directly with public

Date: 2002-06-13

The Minister of Environmental Affairs and Tourism, Mohammed Valli Moosa, today launched an internet chatroom which will see members of the public communicating directly to him.

Media Release: A final call to all youth and children to claim their share of the WSSD Legacy

Date: 2002-06-14

More prizes and excitement as the Art and Essay Challenge promises to be a pre summit showpiece.

Media Relaese: Development rights on Oudekraal property

Date: 2002-06-20

CAPE TOWN'S environmental community is over the moon at today's High Court judgment that controversial Cape Town landowner Kasper Wiehahn does not have township development rights on his Oudekraal property adjoining Camps Bay. 

Media Release: Launch of Morula Kids Competition 2002

Date: 2002-08-01

In its endeavours to bring more South Africans closer to their natural heritage, SANParks has launched this year’s Morula Kids Competition. This annual competition targets primary school children from grade 1 to 7 and gives them an opportunity to win a trip for 10 to a national park. All they have to do is work on a creative project of their choice, guided by the question ‘why do we need national parks?’ 

Media Release: Flower season opens in Namaqua National Park

Date: 2002-08-02

Kamieskroon, Namaqualand, Northern Cape. The Skilpad section of the Namaqua National Park is ablaze with colour as the annual spring flowers begin to bloom. Above average winter rains have resulted in spectacular displays that are expected to last through until late September or even early October. According to the Namaqua National Park manager, Mr. Matthew Norval, the current season is expected to be one of the best in years and large numbers of visitors are anticipated. The Namaqua National Park is situated 21 kilometres from Kamieskroon in North- Western Namaqualand and 500 kilometres north of Cape Town. 

Media Release: Moosa Suspends Japanese Fishing In Sa Waters

Date: 2002-08-02

Since 1977, up to 200 Japanese and Taiwanese fishing vessels have been issued with annual fishing permits to catch tuna in South African waters. This figure has been greatly reduced over the past few years to the current level of 55 permits for Japanese vessels and 12 permits for Taiwanese vessels. The bi-lateral agreement with Taiwan has already been cancelled, effectively ending Taiwanese fishing in South African waters when the last permits expire at the end of this year

Media Release: SA translocate more wildlife to Mozambique

Date: 2002-08-12

Translocation a demonstration of SA's commitment to Trans-national Cooperation for Sustainable Development The development of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park, Africa's largest transfrontier conservation area, will receive yet another boost this week when South Africa translocates more wildlife to the Mozambican side of the Park. In October last year, South Africa's Minister of Environmental Affairs and Tourism, Mohammed Valli Moosa, began the process of relocating 1 000 elephants to the Mozambican side of the park when he handed over the first 40 elephants to the Mozambican Minister of Tourism, Mr Fernando Sumbana

Media Release: Extension of closing date - Morula Kids Competition

Date: 2002-08-21

South African National Parks would like to notify all Primary schools that the closing date for the annual Morula Kids Competition for grade 1-7 learners has been extended to September 30 2002.

Media Release: No trophy hunting in Kruger

Date: 2002-09-16

On Sunday (15 September 2002) a false and alarmist story about proposed hunting in the Kruger National Park (KNP) was published by the Rapport newspaper and touched the raw nerve of the nation. The KNP is the nation’s icon that we should all be proud of and protect with our lives should the need arise. It is synonymous to patriotism and anyone that willfully set out to harm its image or what it stands for tries our nation’s patience beyond the limit. 

Media Release: Kruger National Parks gears for the Eclipse

Date: 2002-10-28

PREPARATIONS at the Kruger National Park for the December 4 total eclipse of the sun are already at an advanced stage and bookings for this event have been received from local as well as international visitors.

Media Release: KNP: Orionides Meteor Shower

Date: 2002-11-05

Between the 14th & 20th of November 2002 we are expecting a meteor shower in the eastern sky. These meteors are known as the "Orionides" and will appear in the area of the constellation of Orion.

Media Release: Africa's super park to be formally launched in December

Date: 2002-11-26

The Minister of Environmental Affairs and Tourism, Mohammed Valli Moosa, has announced that the Treaty to formally establish one of the world's largest transfrontier conservation areas, the Great Limpopo Transfronteir Park (GLTP), will be signed in December this year.

Media Release: SANParks: Morula Kids Competition

Date: 2002-12-02

KIMBERLEY SNATCHES 1ST PRIZE IN SANPARKS PRIMARY SCHOOL ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS COMPETITION.

Media Release: Tourist dies in the Kruger National Park

Date: 2002-12-30

A day visitor to the Kruger National Park died in the early morning of Sunday 29 December 2002 when the vehicle they were travelling in was swept off a causeway over the Bume River between Crocodile Bridge and Malelane in the south-eastern corner of the Park. Johan Steyn (50) together with his wife, Petro (48), his son Jaco (24) with his girlfriend, Elana van Wyk (20), who were staying at Ngwenya Lodge, were crossing the Bume causeway at about 07:00.

Media Release: Air France to Help Promote SA National Parks in France

Date: 2000-10-20

Air France, the French national carrier which flies daily from Johannesburg to Paris, has undertaken to help the SANP (South African National Parks) promote its parks in France, the fastest growing tourism source market in Europe

Media Release: Cellular Telephones in National Parks - Public Opinion Survey

Date: 2000-12-18

The use of cellular telephones in National Parks has become a controversial matter and it appears that opinions regarding this are divergent. The SANP (South African National Parks) is the custodian of the National Parks System on behalf of the people of South Africa and in terms of the appropriate legislation it is deemed necessary to undertake a "Public Opinion Survey" in this regard (a briefing document and questionnaire concerning this matter is attached).

Media Realese: Bumper holiday season for Kruger National Park

Date: 2001-01-12

Despite all the talk of malaria, cholera and foot-and-mouth disease, the month of December has been a bumper holiday season for the Kruger National Park.

Latest update on the Kruger National Park flood damage

Date: 2013-09-26

The latest Kruger National Park flood damage update as at 08:00 on 25 September 2013.

SANParks sets the record straight

Date: 2013-09-25

South African National Parks (SANParks) has noted the application by Aikona to the Public Protector. This is not something new from the group; they have made two such applications in the past which did not have merit and were not entertained. This is pure abuse of our democratic system. 

Media Release: Minister welcomes youth commitment to fight against rhino poaching

Date: 2013-09-23

22 September 2013 - As the number of rhino poached for their horns continued to increase, the Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Mrs Edna Molewa, yesterday, 21 September 2013 joined a gathering by mostly children to show support for the efforts being undertaken to address the scourge of poaching in South Africa

Media Release: KNP enhances information dissemination for tourists

Date: 2013-09-20

Information broadcast in the Kruger National Park (KNP) will as from yesterday, 19 September 2013, get better as the KNP’s GM: Communications and Marketing, William Mabasa officially received 27 flat television (TV) screens on behalf of Management, from Phillip Fourie, Head of Safety and Sustainable Development, for Anglo American’s thermal coal business at Paul Kruger Gate.

Media Release: Research & Management Interventions used to inform Predator Management

Date: 2013-09-19

South African National Parks (SANParks) has engaged in a challenging programme of restoring natural ecological processes, including predation by carnivores as a key means of conserving biodiversity in several of its small national parks.

Media Release: Skukuza Airport Licence Renewed

Date: 2001-01-19

Skukuza airport’s licence has been renewed after Civil Aviation officials conducted a follow-up inspection at the airport yesterday.

Media Release: SANParks Reservations Centralised

Date: 2001-02-01

South African National Parks (SANParks) has centralised its Reservations Office. All phone-in reservations will in future be handled by the Pretoria office. 

Media Release: New entry fees for Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

Date: 2001-03-19

The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park will introduce new daily entrance tariffs on 1 April 2001. This will be implemented simultaneously by South African National Parks (SANParks) and the Botswana Department of Wildlife and National Parks.

Media Release:South African National Parks (SANParks) announces second phase of its Commercialisation Programme

Date: 2001-03-23

South African National Parks’ (SANParks) much publicised commercialisation programme has now entered its second phase with the release this week at the organisation’s Pretoria headquarters of a notice inviting investors to submit "Expressions of Interest" for the following opportunities:

Media Release: Hewlett Packard Gives R500 000 Towards Conservation

Date: 2001-03-30

Rangers in the Kruger National Park have always had to spend many hours during a month completing official documentation and doing various administrative functions. This had to be done manually and, on completion, sent to Skukuza via post.

Media Release: 21 White rhinos from the Kruger National Park

Date: 2001-04-02

I. Statement Of South African National Parks (Sanparks) On The Sale Of 21 White Rhinos From The Kruger National Park

Media Release: SANParks hands over school computer lab in Eastern Cape

Date: 2013-09-18

South African National Parks (SANParks) delivered on its vision of 'Connecting to Society' at the official handover of a computer laboratory at Paterson High School near the Addo Elephant National Park (AENP) today.


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