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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. 

Media Release: Safeguarding the Kruger

Date: 2012-04-13

April 13 2012 at 09:00am - The idea of change rarely sits easy with nature parks. Their very purpose is to keep important pockets of the natural environment the way they are, as free as possible of human interference.

Media Release: Latest update on Kruger National Park flood notice

Date: 2012-04-10

Kruger National Park flood update as at 17:00 p.m. on 5 April 2012.

Media Release: Kruger National Park gate quotas during Easter weekend

Date: 2012-04-03

Day Visitors to the Kruger National Park are requested to take note of gate quotas when planning their visit, as these will strictly be enforced during this coming Easter weekend which starts on Thursday, 5 to Monday, 9 April 2012. 

Media Release: R536 to Kruger and Phabeni gates open

Date: 2012-03-29

The latest developments regarding service delivery protests between Hazyview and the Paul Kruger and Phabeni gates.

Media Release: Latest update on Kruger National Park flood notice

Date: 2012-03-27

Kruger National Park flood update as at 09:00 a.m. on 27 March 2012.

Media Release: Vehicle accident in the KNP

Date: 2012-03-23

A vehicle, believed to be of a tourist burnt beyond recognition in the Kruger National Park today, 23 March 2012 on the H1/4 road 3km north of Satara Camp.

Media Release: R536 to Kruger and Phabeni gates reopened

Date: 2012-03-19

The latest developments regarding service delivery protests between Hazyview and the Paul Kruger and Phabeni gates.

Media Release: Update on Kruger National Park Flood Notice

Date: 2012-03-16

Kruger National Park flood update as at 11:00 a.m. on 16 March 2012

Media Release: World scientists assemble in KNP

Date: 2012-03-05

The Kruger National Park (KNP) will once again have an opportunity to host a myriad scientists and researchers from around the world at the 10th annual Savanna Science Network Meeting which will take place from 5-9 March 2012 at the Nombolo Mdhluli Conference Centre in Skukuza. The meeting will host 230 delegates representing 75 different institutions from 10 countries.

Media Release: Latest on rhino poaching in South Africa

Date: 2012-02-29

Pretoria: South African National Parks (SANParks) has announced in a statement today that during the afternoon of Tuesday the 28th February, 2012 four SANParks officials were arrested in connection with rhino poaching activities.

Media Release: SANParks to meet with the Union and strike representatives

Date: 2012-02-28

A joint meeting between South African National Parks (SANParks), one of the main unions, Health and Other Service Personnel Trade Union of South Africa (HOSPERSA) and representatives of the strikers will take place on Thursday, 1 March 2012 in Skukuza in order to find a solution to the current strike.

Media Release: Two Rhino killed in the KNP

Date: 2012-02-28

Two fresh white adult rhino carcasses with horns removed were discovered this morning, 28 February 2012 at Napi Boulders Loop, in the Pretoriuskop Ranger Section of the Kruger National Park (KNP).

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: 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: 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.

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: 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: 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.

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. 

Media Release: Suspected rhino poacher arrested

Date: 2011-12-12

During the afternoon of 11 December 2011, a joint operational team consisting of South African National Parks (SANParks) Rangers and the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) arrested a suspected rhino poacher in the N’wanetsi Ranger Section of the Kruger National Park (KNP).

Media Release: KNP gate quotas in force during the 2011 festive season

Date: 2011-12-09

Day Visitors to the Kruger National Park (KNP) are reminded to be aware of gate quotas when planning their visit this coming festive season.

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