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Kruger National Park flood repair update

Date: 2012-09-20

An update on the Kruger National Park flood repairs as at 07:00 a.m. on 20 September 2012.

Kruger National Park flood repair update

Date: 2012-09-17

An update on the Kruger National Park flood repairs as at 11:00 a.m. on 17 September 2012.

Media Release: KNP trainee ranger killed in tragic shooting accident

Date: 2012-09-10

An accident ocurred this morning during a practice session at the shooting range in Skukuza, where one of the KNP trainee rangers was accidentally fatally shot by a fellow trainee. 

Kruger National Park flood repair update

Date: 2012-09-05

An update on the Kruger National Park flood repairs as at 07:00 a.m. on 5 September 2012.

Media Release: KNP joins hands with Traditional Health Practitioners to fight poaching

Date: 2012-08-31

Kruger National Park (KNP) joins hands with Traditional Health Practitioners in an attempt to fight the escalating rhino poaching pandemic. Over 500 Traditional Health Practitioners from Limpopo and Mpumalanga Provinces gathered at Skukuza soccer stadium today (Friday, 31 August 2012) to declare their stand against rhino poaching.

Media Release: Four suspected rhino poachers arrested and three fatally wounded

Date: 2012-08-29

In a South African National Parks (SANParks) anti-rhino poaching operation four (4) rhino poaching suspects were arrested in the Kruger National Park (KNP) this week.

New Berg-en-Dal picnic site

Date: 2012-08-28

The Berg-en-Dal picnic site started operating on the 1st of August 2012. The site is operated by the local community from the Hectorspruit area outside the Malelane Gate. Derick Khoza is the friendly host at the picnic site.

Media Release: Anthrax outbreak in the north of the KNP

Date: 2012-08-28

Over the last two days, 30 carcasses of roan antelopes were discovered at the Capricorn Rare antelope enclosure in the northern part of the park, around the Mopani camp area. The animals are believed to have died from yet another outbreak of the anthrax disease in the park, like it normally happens from time to time during this time of the year.

Media Release: KNP launches artisan training programme in Skukuza

Date: 2012-08-21

The Kruger National Park (KNP) together with Scarce Skills Development and Training (SSDT), P.D Naidoo and Associates (PDNA), Automobile Training Academy (ATA); Nkangala Further Education & Training College and Eskom, launched an artisan training programme on Friday, 17 August 2012. The programme is aimed at training engineering students to become artisans.

Media Release: SANParks step up the fight against poaching in KNP

Date: 2012-07-31

Skukuza: As the country continues to see an onslaught on its rhino population at an alarming rate, South African National Parks (SANParks) has today(31 July 2012) inaugurated the first group of the 150 new Field rangers as announced by the Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Ms. Edna Molewa at the beginning of the year as part of its International Ranger Day celebrations.

Media Release: KNP on a mission to Keep Kruger Clean

Date: 2012-07-25

Kruger National Park’s (KNP) HOD: Tourism and Marketing, Ms Lucy Nhlapo has officially launched the “Vukani the Vulture” mascot today, Wednesday (25 July 2012) during the Keep Kruger Clean Campaign. The mascot will assist in keeping Kruger clean by influencing people to change their behaviour about littering in the park.


Media Release: Fatal drowning in Kruger National Park

Date: 2012-07-17

South African National Parks (SANParks) regrets to announce the fatal drowning of a 4 year old girl at the Lower Sabie Camp swimming pool in Kruger National Park this afternoon (17 July 2012). Doctors were called to the scene and tried everything in their power to save her but they were unable to. The South African Police Services are investigating the incident. SANParks would like to send their condolences to the family and wish them strength in their hour of darkness. 

Revised Zoning System - Kruger National Park

Date: 2012-07-09

In the last approved management plan South African National Parks reflected on the need to re-think the zonation system for the Kruger National Park (Kruger NP) to reflect the complexity of managing a National Park in the 21st century. As a result, the revised zonation is based on the imperatives for the conservation of biodiversity, socio-economic upliftment, land restitution, proposed Greater Lebombo Conservancy (GLC) buffer zone in Mozambique  and opportunities for tourism development as a vehicle for economic growth in the regions where the park is situated. 

Media Release: KNP to get an answer on Bovine Tuberculosis

Date: 2012-07-02

The Kruger National Park’s Veterinary Wildlife Service Department will from tomorrow (3 July 2012) begin with the final process of a Bovine Tuberculosis (BTB) research project, which started in 2008 in the park in order to determine the effect of the disease on free ranging buffalos.

Media Release: Facts about new peripheral development zone for KNP

Date: 2012-06-25

The South African National Parks (SANParks) management has today in a press briefing held in Pretoria given facts about the new Peripheral Development Zone Plan (PDZ) for Kruger National Park (KNP). 

Media Release: SANParks refutes claims that new Zoning Plan for KNP is controversial

Date: 2012-06-25

Following publicity on the new Kruger National Park (KNP) Zoning Plan, South African National Parks (SANParks) would like to put on record that the approved KNP Zoning Plan is sufficiently comprehensive and covers all aspects of managing a national park in the 21st Century, and that there is nothing controversial about this plan.

An interactive holiday programme in the KNP at the Tigers Eye Shops!

Date: 2012-06-21

The Tigers Eye shops in various camps in the Kruger National Park are hosts to a variety of exciting activities during the upcoming school holidays from the 22nd of June to the 15th of July 2012.  Interactive activities include book launches and signings, kids crafting competitions, photographic talks and kids story time.  Come see what is wild and happening at the Tiger's Eye park shops this holiday!

Latest update on the KNP flood notice

Date: 2012-08-02

The latest Kruger National Park flood notice as at 15:00 p.m. on 02/08/2012.

Media Release: KNP rangers will fly to stop the slaughter

Date: 2012-06-05

The patrolling of the two million hectare Kruger National Park (KNP) will from today ease a bit as the KNP’s Managing Executive, Mr Abe Sibiya handed over an Ultra-Light Bantam Aircraft to enhance rangers’ ability to deal with rhino poaching as well as accepted R1 374 327 rand worth of donated equipment on behalf of the park’s Ranger Corps from the SANParks Honorary Rangers.

Media Release: KNP warns against false representation

Date: 2012-05-18

The Managing Executive of the Kruger National Park (KNP), Mr Abe Sibiya would like to warn members of the public, business community and staff members to be on the lookout for people who falsely and publicly claim to represent the KNP on various aspects of its business. 

Media Release: One suspected rhino poacher dead and two arrested

Date: 2012-05-10

In a joint operation between South African National Parks (SANParks) Environmental Crime Investigators and rangers, the South African Police Services (SAPS) and South African National Defence Force (SANDF) this morning three suspected rhino poachers were thwarted while trying to escape in the Crocodile Bridge Ranger Section of the Kruger National Park (KNP). 

Media Release: KNP impala killer banned for five years

Date: 2012-05-08

Following on the highly publicised impala accident of the 2nd of May 2012 and the R2500 fine imposed on the responsible driver for the charge of reckless driving, KNP Management today further considered the recommendations of a final report into the incident.

Latest update on the KNP flood notice

Date: 2012-05-08

Kruger National Park flood update as at 17:00 p.m. on 7 May 2012

Media Release: Driver gets penalty for impala deaths

Date: 2012-05-07

A driver of a delivery truck (with trailer attached) belonging to one of the contractors currently working in the Park, Shivers Contracting Company who collided with a herd of impala last week on the Kruger Gate - Skukuza road; which resulted in the deaths of at least seven impala was slapped with a fine of R2500.

Latest update on the KNP flood notice

Date: 2012-05-03

Kruger National Park flood update as at 17:00 p.m. on 2 May 2012.

Media Release: KNP Field Rangers' strike called-off

Date: 2012-04-30

The South African National Parks (SANParks) field rangers’ strike which commenced on the 3rd February 2012 has been called-off, effective as from today, 30th April 2012.

Media Release: Shooting in the Kruger National Park

Date: 2012-04-30

Pretoria, 29 April 2012 – Yesterday, a member of the South African Police Service and a Game Ranger were shot and killed in the Kruger National Park.

Latest update on the KNP flood notice

Date: 2012-04-26

Kruger National Park flood update as at 15:00 p.m. on 25 April 2012.

Media Release: KNP awards its achievers for excellence

Date: 2012-04-23

The 12th KNP Achievement Awards took place on Friday, April 20 2012 in Skukuza and the award winners displayed great pleasure and pride as the entire venue buzzed with excitement when they walked away with top honours at this special event. 

Media Release: Community stands up against rhino poaching

Date: 2012-04-18

The Matsulu community on the Western boundary of the Kruger National Park (KNP) actively helped South African National Parks (SANParks) apprehend a suspected rhino poacher recently. SANParks would like to thank the community for their assistance and asks other communities bordering KNP to follow suit. 

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