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Media Release: Shock as SANParks discovers first poached elephant in ten years

Date: 2014-05-15

The South African National Parks (SANParks) has today announced the first confirmed elephant poaching incident in the Kruger National Park (KNP) in well over ten years. The incident occurred in the Pafuri region, in the northern part of the KNP. 

Media Release: Rhino poaching update

Date: 2014-05-15

South Africa and Mozambique have identified a number of projects to assist with the implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the field of Biodiversity Conservation and Management signed on 17 April 2014. 

Media Release: Marked increase in service levels for SANParks Restaurant

Date: 2014-05-09

South African National Parks (SANParks) is proud to announce that two months after the opening of Mugg & Bean restaurant at Lower Sabie in the Kruger National Park (KNP) there has been a 127.67% increase in this facilities turnover.

40% discount at Tankwa Karoo National Park - Book now!

Date: 2014-05-09

All new public reservations made from 9 May 2014 onwards will automatically receive a 40% discount when booking any accommodation or campsite at Tankwa Karoo National Park.

Media Release: Marakele National Park welcomes two new lions

Date: 2014-05-06

Monday, 5 May 2014, saw two lions released into the Marakele National Park to complement the pride already in the park. They were trans-located from Pilanesberg Nature Reserve in the North West Province to form new coalitions amongst the lions already in the park and to diversify the gene pool for lions.

Media Release: SANParks contributes towards the future scientists

Date: 2014-04-29

On Friday, 25 April 2014 South African National Parks (SANParks) handed over a science laboratory to Setsoto Intermediate School in QwaQwa, in the eastern Free State. The school is one of the beneficiaries of SANParks’ CSI initiatives that aim to benefit those communities that live adjacent to the park and was chosen because of its proximity to Golden Gate Highlands National Park.

Media Release: Breaching of the Touw River

Date: 2014-04-24

The Touw River was breached on Wednesday, 23 April 2014, at 2,18 meters to prevent flooding.

Media Release: Free entry to celebrate Table Mountain National Park's 16th birthday

Date: 2014-04-24

Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) turns 16 on 1 May 2014. As part of the celebrations we’re inviting all South African citizens to make the most of this Worker’s Day at Oudekraal, Perdekloof, Silvermine and Newlands Forest picnic and braai sites with our offer of FREE ENTRY. However, please note that the offer excludes free entry into the Cape of Good Hope (Cape Point), Boulders Penguin Colony and Tokai Forest picnic site.  

Sendelingsdrift Pontoon reopened

Date: 2014-04-22

Please note that the Sendelingsdrift Pontoon in the |Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park has been reopended. The pontoon was closed as from the end of March due to very high water levels and dangerous objects in the Orange River. 

Media Release: Industry collaboration raises R3 million for SANParks' rhino conservation

Date: 2014-04-22

Bavaria Breweries and South Africa’s Big 5 retailers have stepped up to the plate and delivered on their commitment to support SANParks’ rhino conservation strategy through the Adopt So Our Rhino Don’t Die fundraising campaign. A cheque for over R3 million was handed over to South African National Parks (SANParks) and will be held in a ring-fenced account for strict utilisation by SANParks' rhino anti-poaching programmes and interventions.

Media Release: SA & Mozambique sign MoU in the field of Biodiversity, Conservation & Management

Date: 2014-04-22

17 April 2014 - The Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Mrs B E E Molewa, and the Mozambican Minister of Tourism, Mr Carvalho Muária, signed a Memorandum of Understanding in the field of Biodiversity Conservation and Management at Skukuza in the Kruger National Park on 17 April 2014. 

The latest update on the KNP restaurant refurbishment plan

Date: 2014-04-17

South African National Parks (SANParks), in an effort to improve customer service in the Kruger National Park, is in the process of setting up new restaurant operations at various camps. Herewith the latest update on the refurbishment plan:

Media Release: KNP gate quotas in force during the Easter weekend

Date: 2014-04-15

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, 17 to Monday, 21 April 2014. 

Media Release: Hectic week for anti-poaching units in KNP

Date: 2014-04-14

South African National Parks (SANParks) said in a statement that the past week proved to be one of the busiest weeks for anti-poaching units in the Kruger National Park (KNP) with as many as three heavily armed groups of suspected poachers detected by Rangers in the iconic park. 

Media Release: Tsitsikamma receives R17 million boost

Date: 2014-04-14

The Tsitsikamma Section of the Garden Route National Park (GRNP) has received a R17 million boost from the Expanded Public Infrastructure Programme (EPIP) to upgrade existing infrastructure.  

Media Release: KNP launches advanced Waste Separation and Recycling System

Date: 2014-04-14

Kruger National Park (KNP) in partnership with Nampak have officially launched the waste separation and recycling system on Friday, 11 March 2014 in Skukuza. The system is aimed at centralising waste separation and recycling for KNP which will be done in Skukuza where all the camps in the southern region of the park will have their waste processed and recycled. 

Cancellation of Bid 2014

Date: 2014-04-11

SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL PARKS WISHES TO CANCEL THE ADVERTISED BID WHICH WAS PUBLISHED IN THE TENDER BULLETING DATED 11 APRIL 2014.

Put your money where your feet go

Date: 2014-04-10

In November last year the SANParks Honorary Rangers of the Table Mountain Region, in conjunction with TMNP Management and a number of passionate trail runners launched an initiative called "Running for the Mountain." The primary objective was to raise funds through trail running club events for the on-going rehabilitation and maintenance of the Park’s many jeep tacks and trails.  

Media Release: SA & Mozambique to sign MoU in the field of Biodiversity, Conservation & Management

Date: 2014-04-09

The Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Mrs Edna Molewa, and the Mozambican Minister of Tourism, Mr Carvalho Muária, will sign a Memorandum of Understanding in the field of Biodiversity, Conservation and Management at Skukuza in the Kruger National Park on 17 April 2014. 

Media Release: SANParks arrests two staff members for alleged poaching

Date: 2014-04-09

South African National Parks (SANParks) said in a statement yesterday that in a SANParks driven operation, with support from South African Police Services (SAPS), two of its staff members based in the Kruger National Park (KNP) were arrested during the late afternoon of Monday, 7 April 2014, on suspicion of poaching activity during the weekend.

Visually impaired learners explore Kruger

Date: 2014-04-08

SANParks Honorary Rangers, Pretoria Region, with help from SANParks’ head office and staff in Kruger, facilitated a visit to Kruger National Park for 14 learners from Prinshof School for the visually impaired from 20 to 23 March 2014.

Media Release: More buffalo for Marakele National Park

Date: 2014-04-07

Following the successful re-introduction of a herd of 20 buffalo which comprised of nine cows and eleven bulls in Marakele National Park in 2013, ten cows were released into the park early this morning.

Kruger National Park heavy rains update

Date: 2014-04-02

An update on the heavy rains in the Kruger National Park as on 24 March 2014 at 09:00.

A goodbye message to staff and stakeholders from Dr David Mabunda

Date: 2014-04-01

A goodbye message to staff and stakeholders from Dr David Mabunda, outgoing CEO of South African National Parks (SANParks).

A chemical analysis of the recent red tide incident in Knysna

Date: 2014-04-01

Recent water samples in the Knysna estuary suggest a bloom in nitrate and phosphate levels were higher than expected for the estuary during summer. Additional samples collected at the Thesen Island Jetty indicate a decrease in the concentration of nutrients during the first collapse of the bloom. 

Media Release: SANParks announce appointment of interim CEO

Date: 2014-03-31

The South African National Parks (SANParks) Board has appointed Mr. Abe Sibiya, the Managing Executive of Kruger National Park (KNP), as the acting Chief Executive Officer from 1 April 2014 as the current Chief Executive Officer’s term of office ends on 31 March 2014. He will have the support and assistance of the Board on all strategic matters as well as help from the Department of Environmental Affairs in terms of rhino management.

Media Release: SA and Vietnam conclude discussions on Biodiversity Conservation & Management

Date: 2014-03-28

South Africa and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam concluded fruitful discussions in Pretoria on 28 March 2014 on issues related to biodiversity conservation and management. 

Augrabies Falls National Park waterfall expected to reach record high since 2011

Date: 2014-03-28

South African National Parks (SANParks) is again expecting visitors to flock to Augrabies Falls National Park (ANP) near Upington in the Northern Cape as water levels are expected to reach a three year high. The Orange River will be in full force and with water flowing at 850 cubic metres per second. 

Media Release: Alldays High school benefits from SANParks' CSI

Date: 2014-03-28

South African National Parks (SANParks) Managing Executive: Corporate Services, Ms wanda mkutshulwa yesterday (27 March 2014) handed a computer laboratory to Alldays High School in the Alldays community, adjacent to Mapungubwe National Park & World Heritage Site.

SANParks Board thank Dr Mabunda for 15 years service

Date: 2014-03-27

Dr David Mabunda’s career as Chief Executive Officer of SANParks will come to an end on 31 March 2014, after two 5-year contractual terms.


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