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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.

Media Release: Lower Sabie On The Mend

Date: 2001-08-10

The long awaited upgrading project for the Lower Sabie Camp in the south-eastern Kruger National Park has officially been launched. 

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

Date: 2001-08-15

South African National Parks (SANParks) announced the winners of the two ecotourism concession sites, as well as the winners of the tenders for restaurants and shops within SANParks, at its head office in Pretoria on 13 August 2001.

Media Release: South African National Parks Introduces "eight Natural Wonders In One Country"

Date: 2001-08-30

This weekend, South African National Parks (SANParks) embarks on an intensive media campaign with the aim of improving awareness among South Africans of the country’s own natural wonders.

Media Release: Details Of Fire In Kruger National Park

Date: 2001-09-05

Yesterday afternoon a fire started between the Skukuza and Pretoriuskop restcamps. The cause of the fire is unknown and firefighters are still trying to extinguish the blaze.

Media Release: Message Issued by the Presidency

Date: 2001-09-05

President Mbeki has learnt with shock of the tragedy in the Kruger National Park where 19 people lost their lives in a fire between Skukuza and Pretoriuskop rest-camps.

Media Release: Update on fire in the Pretoriuskop area of the Kruger National Park

Date: 2001-09-05

A fire broke out in the Pretoriuskop area of the Kruger National Park late on Tuesday afternoon. The cause of the fire is not yet known. As a result of the prevailing windy conditions, the fire got out of control despite the valiant efforts by the park’s Fire Fighting department to keep it under control. 

Media Release: KNP fire update

Date: 2001-09-06

The fire that devastated the Pretoriuskop area of the Kruger National Park in the past two days has been brought under control. Herewith an update on the situation as it is today.

Media Release: Kruger National Park Fire Disaster Update

Date: 2001-09-07

A memorial service will be held in the Kruger National Park (Skukuza rugby field) at 13:00 on Tuesday, 11 September, for the victims of the fire which destroyed 45 000 hectares of the park earlier this week. 23 people died in the blaze. 

Media Release: Funeral Service For Victims Of Kruger Fire

Date: 2001-09-13

A mass funeral service for 13 of the 23 victims of the fire which devastated Kruger National Park last week, will be held on Saturday, 15 September. Nine of the remaining victims from the Makoko community will be buried according to traditional rituals and one of the Kruger rangers from the Punda Maria area will be buried in his home town. 

Media Release: Funeral Service For Victims Of Kruger Fire

Date: 2001-09-14

In a show of solidarity for the victims of the fire in the Kruger last week, the Makoko community has decided to participate in the mass funeral service to be held in the Kruger National Park tomorrow (Saturday, 15 September). Twenty-two (22) of the victims will therefore be buried tomorrow. One of the Kruger rangers from the Punda Maria area will be buried in his home town. 

Media Release: Allegations of excessive salary increases for Kruger staff unfounded

Date: 2001-09-18

Allegations of excessive salary increases for certain staff members in the Kruger National Park have been reported in one of the Sunday papers. The report quoted MWU Solidarity (a trade union no longer recognised by SANParks as its membership has dwindled from 11 to nine members) as the source for the report. 

Media Release: South African National Parks - Tahr Position Statement

Date: 2001-09-28

The South African National Parks (SANParks) would like to state its position in response to a request from the Friend of the Tahr (FoTT) to extend a moratorium on the removal of the Himalayan Tahr from Table Mountain, Cape Peninsula National Park.

Media Release: Judge Ngobeni appointed to lead inquiry into Kruger National Park fire disaster

Date: 2001-10-05

Judge D.D. Ngobeni, Senior Magistrate of Nelspruit has been appointed to lead an independent inquiry into the fire that devastated the Pretoriuskop area of the Kruger National Park last month, killing a total of twenty three people. 

Media Release: Environmental Resource Centre opens in Namaqualand

Date: 2001-11-01

An Environmental Resource Centre that includes an education facility was officially opened today in the Skilpad section of the Namaqua National Park near Kamieskroon in Namaqualand.

Media Release: SANParks appoints Acting Head of Communications

Date: 2001-11-02

I wish to inform that Dr. Salifou Siddo has resigned his position as Head of Communications to take up his new appointment as Executive Director of the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa effective November 1st.

Media Release: Fire in the Kruger National Park: Carte Blanche

Date: 2001-11-10

In the light of the official inquiry launched by myself as Chairperson of SANParks, following the horrendous fire in the Kruger National Park recently, Senior Management were asked not to pre-empt the outcome of the inquiry by speaking to the media.

Media Release: SANParks open bookings for November 2002

Date: 2001-11-22

In June 2001, the Board of S.A. National Parks approved a policy that the applicable tariffs for a reservation was the price ruling at the date of arrival as opposed to the date of booking. This has now allowed SANParks to open bookings past November 2002 even though the final tariffs have not yet been determined. 

Media Release: Mad Summer Special In Augrabies Falls National Park And Kgalagadi Transfrontier National Park

Date: 2001-12-03

Travellers are invited to take advantage of this wonderful offer to visit two of South Africa’s spectacular desert parks in the aftermath of the end of year holiday season, but before the busy Easter holiday season. 

Media Release: SANParks gives Science a boost

Date: 2013-09-11

South African National Parks (SANParks) lived up to its vision of 'Connecting to Society' during the official opening of the Science lab at Emang Mmogo High School in the Northern Cape on 10 September 2013.

Media Release: Authorazation for the Construction of a New Entrance Gate and Border Post for the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

Date: 2000-01-20

South African National Parks (SANP) hereby inform all interested and affected parties that the South African Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism has issued a Record of Decision authorising the construction of a new Entrance Gate and Border Post for the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in terms of the Environment Conservation Act, 1989 (Act 73 of 1989). 

Media Release: Walk About In Kruger National Park

Date: 2000-02-03

Come and explore the African bush on foot, and learn about the big and the small. At last! Day Walks are available in Kruger National Park from the following camps: Pretoriuskop, Skukuza, Orpen, Letaba and Mopani. Further development of walks is underway and by the end of 2000, walks will be offered from almost every camp in the KNP.

Media Release: Floods in Southern Kruger National Park

Date: 2000-02-08

As a result of the heavy rainfalls recorded in the Southern Lowveld and Escarpment, the principal catchment area for the Crocodile and Sabie Rivers, extensive flooding occurred in the Southern Kruger Park. 

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