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Media Release: Central database for rhino-related funders being finalised

Date: 2013-10-11

The Department of Environmental Affairs has received more than 100 applications from non-governmental organisations, non-profit organisations and individuals seeking registrations of their awareness raising projects and fundraising initiatives in the fight against rhino poaching. 

Media Release: Karoo National Park fire extinguished

Date: 2013-10-11

The firefighting troops deployed to the scene of the veld fire inside Karoo National Park since Saturday have been retracted following the successful extinguishing of the blaze yesterday afternoon.  The teams left the area early this morning after spending the night on the mountain to ensure that all was safe.

Media Release: KNP Phabeni Gate now a reality

Date: 2003-01-14

Visitors can now gain entry into the Kruger National Park via a new and convenient entrance – the Phabeni Gate.

Media Release: Minister opens R4 Million Visitor Centre at Cape Point

Date: 2003-01-20

ONE of Cape Town's most popular tourist destinations is to get another world-class visitor facility thanks to a multi-million rand grant from the City of Cape Town and overseas donors. The Buffelsfontein Visitor Centre at Cape Point, officially known as the Cape of Good Hope section of the Cape Peninsula National Park, was opened recently (18 January 2003) by Mr. Johan Gelderblom, Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Tourism and Gambling. The Centre is located in the historic Buffelsfontein homestead, which dates back to the early 1740's.

Media Release: KNP receives substantial donation

Date: 2003-01-22

Mr Uwe Paaz, the representatives of the late Ms Erna Goodwin presented a US$40 000 cheque to the Kruger National Park today (Wednesday January 22, 2003). 

Media Release: SANParks: Poaching Breakthrough

Date: 2003-02-04

After three month’s careful investigation, a team of Kruger National Park (KNP) rangers arrested the four kingpins of a commercial poaching operation near Pretoriuskop this weekend. 

Media Release: Pulling the plug on invasive alien vegetation

Date: 2003-02-06

The Working for Water programme has embarked on an innovative media campaign at all national parks to raise awareness on the importance of the eradication of invasive alien vegetation. 


Media Release: Moosa upbeat about tourism growth in SA

Date: 2003-02-18

The Minister of Environmental Affairs and Tourism, Mohammed Valli Moosa, participated in the parliamentary media briefings organized by Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) this morning (Tuesday, 18 February). Sharing a platform with the Ministers of Labour, Education, and Public Works in the Human Resource Development and Employment Strategy presentation, Minister Moosa gave an overview of the successes and challenges faced by his department in the year 2003. 

Media Release: Ministers Moosa and Maduna to launch Environmental Court

Date: 2003-02-27

The Minister of Environmental Affairs and Tourism, Mohammed Valli Moosa and the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development, Penuel Maduna, will be launching a special Environmental Court on Thursday 6 March 2003 in Hermanus, Western Cape. 

Media Release: KNP Staff member dies in tragic road accident

Date: 2003-03-03

Ms Snowy Legoale (38), an employee of the Kruger National Park died tragically this morning during a car accident near Skukuza. 


Media Release: KNP exceeds one million guests for the first time

Date: 2003-03-19

History was made when visitor numbers to the Kruger National Park reached and exceeded one million for a year for the first time ever this month. 


Media Release: Flood in Wilderness National Park

Date: 2003-03-25

Last night heavy rains experienced in the Southern Cape caused extensive flooding in Wilderness National Park and the surrounding residential areas in Wilderness and Sedgefield. 

Media Release: SANParks to Increase Fees

Date: 2003-04-02

South African National Parks (SANParks) is to simultaneously introduce a new daily conservation fee for all its parks and launch a unique loyalty card system in a bid to meet critical conservation objectives and encourage increased visits to parks. 

Media Release: Take a girl child to work project

Date: 2003-05-08

More than 50 schoolgirls from neighbouring communities visited the Kruger National Park as part of the “Take a girl child to work project” today (Thursday, May 8, 2003). 

Media Release: KNP Rangers receive R250 000 worth of equipment

Date: 2003-05-12

Rangers in the two million hectare Kruger National Park received R250 000-worth of desperately needed equipment last week

Media Release: SANParks launches Poverty Relief Project at Vhembe Dongola National Park

Date: 2003-05-16

THE South African National Parks (SANParks) today announced the launch of a R45,3 million Poverty Relief Programme at Vhembe Dongola National Park near Musina in the Limpopo province. 


Media Release: Fact Sheet Poverty Relief Projects 2003

Date: 2003-05-16

The poverty relief programme funds were allocated for a number of reasons:

Media Release: SANParks supports back to Africa

Date: 2003-05-22


Media Release: SANParks Translocates Black Rhinos To Zambia

Date: 2003-05-29

The SANParks Game Capture Team translocated five rare black rhinos to the Luagwa National Park in North East Zambia today. 

Media Release: Game Ranger kills leopard in Kruger Park

Date: 2003-05-29

Mr. Joseph Mathebula (52) a Game Ranger in the Kruger National Park survived an attack from a leopard, and killed the beast with an axe in the process of defending himself. 


Media Release: Karoo National Park fire not a threat to guests

Date: 2013-10-10

The fire which has been blazing in Karoo National Park outside Beaufort West since Saturday morning is having a minimal impact on guests.

Media Release: KNP opens information office at KMIA

Date: 2003-05-30

The Kruger National Park (KNP) officially opened an information office at Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA) today

Media Release: School pupils learn about water in the Kruger National Park

Date: 2003-06-05

Twenty-two grade 10 pupils from Khudu High School in Phalaborwa will learn all about water conservation in the Kruger National Park this weekend.

Media Release: KNP helps build the economy

Date: 2003-06-09

Thanks to a R10 million poverty relief grant from the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism (DEAT), the Kruger National Park can not only help address its critical staff accommodation shortage but also help to alleviate poverty in the adjacent community. 

Media Release: Not worth speeding in the KNP

Date: 2003-06-10

New speed measuring equipment has made speeding in the Kruger National Park a hazard to your bank balance. 

Media Release: SANParks receives Top Award for enabling people with disabilities to access the natural environment

Date: 2003-06-10

South African National Parks was honoured at the 2003 Rob Filmer Awards. The awards are hosted annually by Eco-Access, the country’s leading environmental/disability organisation, and were held at the Sandton Convention Centre on World Environment Day in June 2003. Tourism Director Glenn Phillips accepted the award on behalf of SANParks. Chris Patton also received a special achievement award for his contribution to getting people with disabilities into the parks. 

Media Release: Boulders gets Award for Wheelchair-Friendly Boardwalk

Date: 2003-06-18

THE wheelchair-friendly boardwalk at the Boulders penguin colony near Simon's Town has helped earn the Cape Peninsula National Park and SANParks a national award for providing access to people with disabilities. 

Media Release: Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park

Date: 2003-06-19

Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park - Fact sheet:

Media Release: KNP gears up for another huge translocation

Date: 2003-06-19

The Kruger National Park Game Capture Team is gearing up for another huge animal translocation programme as part of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park initiative. 

Media Release: Skukuza Primary School gets bus

Date: 2003-06-24

Skukuza Primary School now boasts a brand new bus thanks to a generous sponsorship. 


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