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Media Release: Field Rangers strike and Salary Parity in SANParks

Date: 2012-02-27

A special meeting between South African National Parks (SANParks) and Health and Other Service Personnel Trade Union of South Africa (HOSPERSA), one of the main unions operating within SANParks, was held on 22nd February 2012.

Media release: MyAddo Photo Competition Winners

Date: 2012-02-27

MyAddo Photographic Competition ended on 31 January 2012 with 680 entries received from all over South Africa and from International visitors especially from Germany and the Netherlands.

Media release: Calling all Birders to Camdeboo Birding Weekend

Date: 2012-02-27

Birders can enjoy exploring on foot and trips through less-visited areas of the Camdeboo National Park during the annual Birding Weekend from 23 to 25 March.

International Wildlife Tuberculosis Conference Second Announcement

Date: 2012-02-27

The Organising Committee of IWTC has the pleasure to bring you updated information on the registration, abstract submissions and keynote speakers.

Media Release: KNP Buffalo fatally attacked a suspected fish poacher

Date: 2012-02-22

Kruger National Park (KNP) rangers together with the South African Police Services (SAPS) discovered a dead body of someone who is believed to be a fish suspected poacher who was attacked by a buffalo on February 21, 2012 at Mphongolo River inside the Park. The body was discovered after it was reported to the Chief of Mavilingwe Village, an area south of Punda Maria Gate and the case was referred to the local Police Station and Rangers for further investigation. 

Media Release: Statement by board of SANParks on media allegations of corruption

Date: 2012-02-20

The Board of South African National Parks (SANParks) refutes corruption allegations made in the media against senior members of the organisation.

Media Release: Camdeboo National Park Campsite to Open in March

Date: 2012-02-20

Camdeboo National Park, which surrounds the town of Graaff-Reinet in the Eastern Cape, will open its long-awaited Nqweba Campsite on 1 March 2012.

Media Release: Strikers March to Paul Kruger Gate

Date: 2012-02-16

Guests to the Kruger National Park (KNP) that have planned to enter through Paul Kruger Entrance Gate tomorrow (Friday, February 17, 2012) should be aware that there could be a disruption of services at the gate due to a planned march by striking workers.

Media Release: Latest on Rhino Poaching in South Africa

Date: 2012-02-14

South African National Parks announces that 52 rhinos have been poached and 30 arrests effected throughout South Africa to date.

Media Release: Wild Jump Malelane

Date: 2012-02-23

Wild Card and Kruger Park Trails will be hosting Wild Jump, a collaborative event combining skydiving and a Kruger Bush adventure.  See the Kruger National Park (KNP) from an eagle’s view and tick off one more item on your bucket list. The actual skydiving will take place in Malelane, at an airstrip outside the Kruger National Park.

Closure of Bridge at Kakamas on your way to Augrabies Falls National Park

Date: 2012-02-13

Due to major damage to the Orange river bridge at Kakamas, the bridge was closed on the 8th of February 2012 until further notice.

Media Release: Mozambique and South Africa hold urgent meeting on rhino poaching

Date: 2012-02-07

On 06 February 2012, the Minister of Tourism in Mozambique, Minister Fernando Sumbana Jnr, and  the Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs in South Africa, Minister Edna Molewa, held an urgent meeting in Pretoria to find viable solutions to the scourge of rhino poaching that has seen the Kruger National Park (KNP) losing 252 rhino in 2011.

International Wildlife Tuberculosis Conference

Date: 2012-02-06

This conference will bring together in the heart of the world famous Kruger National Park researchers, conservationists and policy makers interested in and concerned with wildlife tuberculosis throughout the world.

Media Release: SANParks notes tender to relatives article with concern

Date: 2012-02-06

The South African National Parks (SANParks) notes the article on the Auditor General report in today’s (Sunday, February 05, 2012), City Press with great concern. SANParks refutes the statement made in the article which claims that SANParks awarded tenders worth R3,5 million to its officials or close relatives.

Online Reservations Promotion for 25 November to 7 December 2012

Date: 2012-02-02

Thinking of an affordable getaway and lazy days in the sun? Make the Parks your destination of choice!

Media Release: SANParks proposals for Tokai Manor precinct

Date: 2012-02-01

Proposals for the future upgrade, management and landscaping of the Tokai Manor precinct will be presented at a public open day on Tuesday, 7 February. The open day will be held in the historic Tokai Manor house which now forms part of the Table Mountain National Park.

Media Release: 248 KNP rangers to embark on a strike

Date: 2012-02-01

A total number of 361 Kruger National Park (KNP) staff members will embark on a strike from Friday, February 3, 2012

Media Release: 75 years for 3 poachers

Date: 2012-02-01

South African National Parks (SANParks) announced today (31 January 2012) that three Rhino poachers from Mozambique were found guilty of illegal rhino hunting at Phalaborwa Regional Court and sentenced to a maximum of 25 years imprisonment each.

Media release: Only Days Left to Enter Addo 50Mile Trail Run

Date: 2012-01-31

Only Days Left to Enter Addo 50Mile Trail Run.

Media Release: Massive – 40% Discounts for late-summer break at SANParks

Date: 2012-01-31

Longing to escape to nature, far away from the madding crowds?

Media Release: SANParks Social Science Student Support

Date: 2012-01-25

South African National Parks announced today that it will be offering bursaries to students as part of their Social Science Student Support Programme.

Media Release: Ancient Dinosaur Nursery - The Oldest nesting site ever found.

Date: 2012-01-24

An excavation at a site in South Africa has unearthed the 190-million-year-old dinosaur nesting site of the prosauropod dinosaur Massospondylus — revealing significant clues about the evolution of complex reproductive behaviour in early dinosaurs. 

Media Release: The Jewel of Limpopo Becomes a Big Tourist Attraction

Date: 2012-01-24

South African National Parks officially announced that the Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site has received 343 visitors to the new Interpretation Centre.

Media Release: Update on Kruger National Park Flood Notice

Date: 2012-03-02

Following heavy rains encountered in and around the Kruger area.

Media Release: Two suspected poachers fatally wounded in Kruger

Date: 2012-01-12

In a follow-up anti-poaching operation in the eastern boundary of the Kruger National Park last night, Wednesday, 11 January 2012, Field Rangers came in contact with a group of suspected poachers.

Annual Writing Competition extended!

Date: 2012-01-11

For all those avid writers, both young and old, who did not get a chance to enter the Annual Writing Competition late last year – it has been extended until the end of June 2012. Hip, hip hooray!

Media Release: Eight rhino carcasses found in Kruger

Date: 2012-01-11

The South African National Parks (SANParks) has announced in a statement today that while in an intensified patrols in the various parts of the Kruger National Park (KNP) yesterday (Tuesday, 10 January 2012) rangers found eight (8) carcasses with their horns missing in two sections of the park.

Media Release: Fuel shortage in KNP

Date: 2011-12-20

Guests travelling Kruger National Park are notified that the park is currently experiencing a shortage of unleaded petrol at most of its filling stations and therefore advises all those whose vehicle uses unleaded petrol to fill up their cars at the outside outlets before they enter the Park. 

AENP: Addo offers evening talks for nature enthusiasts

Date: 2011-12-19

There is much on offer for visitors to Addo Elephant National Park with a series of evening talks aimed at nature enthusiasts in December and early January.

TMNP: City re-opens Burgher's Walk in Simon's Town

Date: 2011-12-15

The City of Cape Town, in collaboration with the South African National Parks (SANParks), is pleased to announce the re-opening of Burghers’ Walk in Simon’s Town as of Friday 9 December 2011.

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