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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.

Media Release: SANParks celebrates by Connecting to Society

Date: 2013-09-18

South African National Parks (SANParks) celebrated with the community on Wednesday, 18 September 2013 at the annual Arid Cultural Event in /Ai/Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park. 

Rhino poaching arrests

Date: 2013-09-18

The South African National Parks (SANParks), South African Police Services (SAPS) Forensics and K9 units yesterday (Tuesday, 17 September 2013), carried out a joint anti-poaching operation in the Cork Trust – a village outside the Kruger National Park (KNP), which led to an arrest of a sought after high value individual.

Media Release: Park Committee Established For The Vhembe/dongola National Park

Date: 2001-04-05

In terms of South African National Parks’ (SANParks) policy, a Park Committee for the Vhembe/Dongola National Park has been constituted. This took place at the first meeting of stakeholder representatives.

Media Release: Sanparks Makes Six Additional Lodge Sites Available For Concessioning To Private Operators

Date: 2001-04-17

Following on from the successful tendering of seven concession sites last year, a further six sites are currently on offer: in Kruger, Cape Peninsula and Kgalagadi Transfrontier Parks. The process will follow the same approach adopted previously, with the granting of 20-year concessions to build, own and operate eco-tourism facilities within the National Parks.

VHR fundraising initiative held in the UK

Date: 2013-09-17

The Virtual Region of the SANParks Honorary Rangers is unique in that it is the only region that includes both international and local members. The Virtual Honorary Rangers (VHR’s) are located in cyberspace, where they perform their duties on the South African National Parks (SANParks) website and forums, as well as throughout the various parks.

Media Release: South African National Parks (SANParks) announces policy changes

Date: 2001-05-03

South African National Parks (SANParks) would like to notify prospective visitors to national parks of various policy changes regarding reservations and entry fees. These changes have been approved by the SANParks Board and are effective from 1 May 2001.

Media Release: Public Alert On Karbonkelberg Burn

Date: 2001-05-14

The Cape Peninsula National Park is conducting a control burn in the Karbonkelberg / Sandy Bay area today, Monday 14 May 2001. This forms part of the programme to control invading alien plants in the area, aimed ultimately at reducing the risk of fire to people and property and restoring the biodiversity and ecological integrity of the area. 

Media Release: "Operation Prevail" moves to Kruger National Park"

Date: 2001-05-23

"Operation Prevail", the code-name for the restructuring plan sweeping through South African National Parks (SANParks), has now moved to the Kruger National Park where Park Director, David Mabunda, in a speech to park employees on Friday May 18, broke news in terms of how it will affect the Park. 

Media Release: To Cell Or Not...The Results

Date: 2001-06-26

The great debate on whether cell phones should be allowed in National Parks has reached finality with the announcement of the results of the survey.

Media Release: The Waterberg unites against rhino poaching on World Rhino Day

Date: 2013-09-17

In commemoration of world rhino day which is on 22 September 2013, the South African National Parks (SANParks) and Save the Waterberg Rhino initiated a joint operation to help raise awareness and unite the Waterberg to help fight rhino poaching.

Media Release: Minister Receives 'go Green’ Pass From National Park

Date: 2001-06-27

The need for commercial development in the Cape Peninsula National Park (CPNP) can be drastically reduced if every one of the Capetonians who visit the park each year were to purchase a Go Green card. 

Media Release: Sanparks Rejects Allegations Of Irregularities In The Administration Of The Kruger National Park

Date: 2001-06-29

In a statement issued in Parliament today, the Democratic Alliance says that it has been alerted to gross irregularities in the administration of the Kruger National Park and cited the Satara Camp as an example. 

Media Release: Organisations and individuals to register with DEA for rhino poaching and fundraising projects

Date: 2013-09-16

13 September 2013 - The Department of Environmental Affairs is inviting all Non-Profit Organisations (NPOs), Non-Government Organisations (NGOs), businesses and individuals involved in fighting rhino poaching to register with the Department by 30 September 2013.

Last-minute availability for the Nyalaland Wilderness Trail

Date: 2013-09-16

We would like to advise that, due to a late cancellation, we have last-minute availability for six trailists on the Nyalaland Wilderness Trail commencing on Sunday the 22nd of September and returning on Wednesday the 25th of September 2013. 

Media Release: Kruger First Quarter Tourism Stats Tell a Different Story

Date: 2001-07-12

Despite all the negative publicity and accusations of poor service standards in the Kruger National Park, the park’s tourism statistics for the first quarter of the year (April-May-June 2001) paint the picture of a destination still very popular among nature lovers. According to the figures, which were released by the park authorities last week, the following trends have emerged: 

Media Release: Flower Season At West Coast National Park

Date: 2001-07-17

Wherever you look there are flower buds. Soon the West Coast National Park will come alive with colour as bright yellow Gazanias, gousblomme, colourful bokbaaivygies and fields of Cape rain daisies magically appear. 

Media Release: Progress report on the Greater Addo Project

Date: 2001-07-27

After a lengthy process, consultants were appointed in April this year to undertake a number of conservation and socio-economic assessments of the Greater Addo Elephant National Park

Media Release: Namaqualand Springs To Life

Date: 2001-07-31

The Skilpad section of the Namaqua National Park will be open to visitors from 1 August until 30 September 2001. More than 120mm of rain was recorded in July and the fields of daisies, characteristic of Skilpad, are in bloom.


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