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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. 


Media Release: CE Leaves SANParks

Date: 2003-06-26

The Board of South African National Parks at its meeting yesterday considered and accepted the decision of its Chief Executive, Mavuso Msimang to leave SANParks later in the year, to pursue other interests. 

Media Release: Fire devastates Rhino Boma: Addo Elephant National Park

Date: 2003-06-26

Last night a fire raced through the rhino bomas at the Addo Elephant National Park, burning them to the ground and causing R1 million rands worth of damage. 

Media Release: Seven Elephants Released into Mozambique

Date: 2003-05-29

A family group of seven elephants were translocated from the Kruger National Park to the Limpopo National Park in Mozambique yesterday. 

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. 

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