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Media Release: SANParks removes Apartheid-era statues in the Kruger National Park

Date: 2003-07-28

TWO apartheid-era statues in the Kruger National Park (KNP) have been identified for removal by South African National Parks (SANParks) management in line with the government’s policy on the removal of Apartheid monuments in the country. 

Media Release: Removal of the Kruger Statues

Date: 2003-07-29

South African National Parks (SANParks) Chief Executive, Mavuso Msimang, announced today that the Paul Kruger statue and the three busts will not be removed on Wednesday as had been earlier indicated. 

 

Media Release: Where have all the flowers gone?

Date: 2003-08-01

The Park Manger of Namaqua National Park, Matthew Norval announced today that the scarcity of rain and change in weather patterns in the Namaqualand area may have a negative effect on this year's floral display at the national park. 

 

Media Release: Park rangers nab muggers at Signal Hill

Date: 2003-08-07

THE Cape Peninsula National Park (CPNP) has cautioned all visitors to Signal Hill to be on the lookout for muggers in the area. This follows a recent incident in which a team of CPNP field rangers saved several tourists from a would-be mugging. 

Media Release: South African National Parks to introduce a WILD Card for international visitors

Date: 2003-08-14

The South African National Parks (SANParks) is to launch a new WILD Card for international visitors beginning October 1, 2003. 

50 years of conservation acknowledged

Date: 2013-10-09

The South African National Parks Honorary Rangers was recently awarded a prestigious national conservation award by WESSA for its contribution to conservation in our national parks.

Media Release: Leopard kills boy in KNP

Date: 2003-08-15

A leopard killed a nine-year-old boy in Skukuza Staff Village this afternoon. The boy, Tshikani Nobela, was on his way home when the incident happened at around 15:45. 

Media Release: No decision taken on elephant culling

Date: 2003-08-17

The Chief Executive of South African National Parks (SANParks), Mavuso Msimang , announced today that the policy of the organization on elephant culling in the national parks has not changed despite enormous challenges posed by high elephant growth rates in Kruger National Park .

Media Release: Cheers! - From One South African Icon To Another

Date: 2003-08-20

It was cheers all round today (August 20, 2003) when The South African Breweries, through its flagship brand, Castle Lager, presided at a handover of R32 896,80 to the Kruger National Park at a function in Skukuza. 

Media Release: Golden Gate - Report on veld fires

Date: 2003-08-21

Contrerary to what has been suggested on SABC News last night, be assured that there are no fires in or close to Golden Gate.

Media Release: Park Rangers take to the water

Date: 2003-08-21

NOT content with confining their conservation duties to land, 15 rangers from the Cape Peninsula National Park (CPNP) have taken the plunge and are now training to skipper small craft on sea.

Media Release: Launch of the enlarged Marakele National Park

Date: 2003-09-28

SOUTH African National Parks (SANParks) today unveiled a bigger Marakele National Park in the Limpopo Province. The park, situated to the northeast of Thabazimbi, forms a pivotal part of the organisation’s parks expansion programme. 

Media Release: SANParks Receives 2002/2003 Merit Award for Excellence in Co-operative Education

Date: 2003-09-04

SOUTH African National Parks has received a merit award from Cape Technikon in recognition for the role the organisation has played in placing tourism students for their six months experiential training.

Media Release: Golden Gate - Fire

Date: 2003-09-05

Wednesday, 3 September, an uncontrolled fire started on a farm north of Golden Gate . 

Skukuza Airport to close for maintenance purposes

Date: 2013-12-19

Please note that the Skukuza Airport will close for maintenance purposes from 4 November to 31 January 2014. There will be no flights allowed into the airport during this time.

Media Release: Silvermine launches wheelchair-friendly boardwalk

Date: 2003-09-05

PEOPLE with physical disabilities are now able to enjoy the scenic beauty of the Silvermine Dam with the opening of the new boardwalk by the Cape Peninsula National Park (CPNP).

Media Release: Top Architectural Award For Boulders

Date: 2003-09-12

THE brand new information centre at the Boulders penguin sanctuary near Simon's Town has received a top accolade from the Cape Institute for Architecture (CIfA). 

Media Release: Spring Has Sprung At Cape Point

Date: 2003-09-12

Spring has sprung in the Cape Peninsula National Park. This bontebok foal and its mother was spotted at Buffels Bay in the Cape of Good Hope section of the park. According to CPNP section ranger, Justin Buchmann, the peak lambing season is September/October but late arrivals do occur up to November. 

Media Release: Mountain bike trails from Olifants Camp - KNP

Date: 2003-09-15

Justin Fox, a journalist who once visited Bateleur Bushveld Camp on assignment, wrote an article about the camp, it’s facilities and activities. I took him on various guided bush walks in the region, and one evening told him all about new projects in the Kruger National Park (KNP). He wrote in his article (Getaway Magazine, Sins of the Sons, August 2002, p. 78), jokingly accusing me of one of the forth-sighted sons of the KNP, with new ideas and fresh plans to take Eco tourism in the KNP one step further. I didn’t agree with him then, but when this dream of Mountain Bike Trails in the KNP materialized, I knew what he meant. 

Media Release: Crocodile kills boy

Date: 2003-09-09

A 17-year-old youth from Cork village near Mkhuhlu, was killed by a crocodile yesterday afternoon (Monday September 29, 2003) while fishing with his friends in the Sabie River inside the boundaries of the Kruger National Park (KNP) near the Lisbon Estates pump station. 

Media Release: Lion released in Addo Elephant National Park

Date: 2003-10-03

For the first time in over 100 years, six lions were re-introduced to the Addo Elephant National Park near Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape today. It will be first time since 1879 that these magnificent cats will roam this area again. 

Media Release: 25% discount offered at Mopani in KNP

Date: 2003-10-07

Mopani Camp and its satellite Boulders Bush Lodge in the Kruger National Park (KNP) are offering a 25% discount on accommodation from November 1, 2003 to December 15, 2003.

Media Release: KNP learner contractors receive qualifications

Date: 2003-10-09

Eleven learner contractors from the Kruger National Park’s highly successful Emerging Contractor Development Programme received their qualifications today at a Certificate Presentation Ceremony at Letaba Camp in the KNP. 

Media Release: Rhino poachers busted

Date: 2003-10-20

Minister Moosa hails joint SA/Mozambique operation as a success story for conservation.

Media Release: GLTP Developments in the KNP gain momentum

Date: 2003-10-22

The Acting Director of the Kruger National Park Mr Josias Chabani took 18 journalists through the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park tourism infrastructure development projects worth R40-million today. These projects, which form part of the implementation of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park, are rapidly gaining  momentum in the Kruger National Park (KNP).

Media Release: Games releases at the Cape of Good Hope

Date: 2003-10-09

Visitors to the Cape of Good Hope section of the Cape Peninsula National Park this holiday season may be lucky enough to see some of the antelope recently relocated there.

Media Release: Top Architectural Award for Bitterpan Wilderness Camp

Date: 2003-10-28

Bitterpan, the new wilderness camp in Kgalagadi, has received a top accolade from the Pretoria Institute for Architecture. The institute's awards of commendation are made annually in recognition of outstanding architectural design. As regional winner, Bitterpan is now a nominee for the national award by the SA Institute of Architects to be announced later in 2003.

Media Release: Tourist claims special souvenir in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

Date: 2003-10-30

The Bitterpan area of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park provided great excitement last night

Media Release: SANParks New Chief Executive Assumes Office

Date: 2003-11-03

The newly appointed South African National Parks Chief Executive, Mr David Madoda Mabunda, assumed office today.

Media Release: Kruger Grabs Top Honours At Getaway Show

Date: 2003-11-18

The Kruger National Park exhibition stand secured top honours at the Durban Getaway Show last weekend (November 14 - 16, 2003).


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