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Media Release: SA National Parks mourns the passing of Tata Madiba

Date: 2013-12-06

South African National Parks (SANParks) joins the world in mourning the death of world iconic former statesman, Dr Nelson Mandela.

What to do this Holiday around TMNP

Date: 2013-12-05

Summer holidays are around the corner and with the sun rays heating up the Mother City – here are some helpful tips and special promotions to help you enjoy Table Mountain National Park (TMNP)

Media Release: Possible solutions to Rhino horn scourge debated by Parliamentary committee

Date: 2013-12-05

The Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Water and Environmental Affairs met this week to get a better understanding of the current situation relating to the illegal killing and conservation of rhinoceros in South Africa and to debate and seek possible solutions to the rhino poaching challenges in South Africa.

KNP Gate quotas in force during the 2013 festive season

Date: 2013-12-05

With the festive season around the corner, The Kruger National Park (KNP) would like to remind Day Visitors about the gate quotas when planning their holiday.

New activity introduced at Storms River Mouth, Tsitsikamma

Date: 2013-12-04

Storms River Mouth, in the Tsitsikamma Section of the Garden Route National Park has introduced a new activity - Stand Up Paddlingboard.

Statement on the outcomes of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

Date: 2013-12-04

3 December 2013 - Statement on the outcomes of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change - COP19/CMP9 in Warsaw, Poland.
Statement delivered by Ms Judy Beaumont, Deputy Director General, Climate Change and Air Quality on behalf of Mrs Edna Molewa, Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs.

Keynote address by the Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs

Date: 2013-12-04

3 December 2013 - Keynote address by the Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Mrs Edna Molewa, at the launch of the Environmental Performance Review of South Africa, presented by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development in Pretoria, South Africa.

A wonderful forum fundraiser

Date: 2013-12-03

Established in February 2010, the Virtual Honorary Rangers (VHRs) operate on the SANParks online forums, implementing and driving projects that contribute to SANParks through fundraising and support of Environmental Education programmes.  Please note that forum fundraising events such as the one described below, are all done within the framework and facilitation of the VHRs. The account below is of a forum member (who wishes to stay anonymous) and the wonderful fundraising event they hosted on their farm in aid of the War against Poaching.

Speech by the Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs at Portfolio Committee

Date: 2013-12-02

2 December 2013, Skukuza, Kruger National Park.

Hotel system implementation at Golden Gate Hotel and Chalets

Date: 2013-12-02

We would hereby like to inform our SANParks Clients and Wild Card Members of a system change for Golden Gate Hotel and Chalets.

Media Release: Battle for SA's rhino takes to the air at 310km per hour

Date: 2013-11-28

The South African National Parks (SANParks) today unveiled the GAZELLE – a military spec helicopter – that will bolster their current fleet involved in Anti-Poaching. The  event was held at the Letaba shooting range. 

Happy 9th birthday to the sanparks.org website and online forums!

Date: 2013-11-26

Today marks the day we celebrate our beloved website www.sanparks.org and online forums’ ninth birthday. 

Media Release: NPA, Police & SANParks commended for work in addressing poaching

Date: 2013-11-24

The Department of Environmental Affairs welcomes the sentencing of two rhino poachers to 10 years imprisonment each by the Vryheid Magistrate’s Court in KwaZulu-Natal for poaching a black rhino and possession of two rhino horn. 

SANParks rangers neutralise more suspected poachers

Date: 2013-11-24

The South African National Parks (SANParks) Rangers emerged on top this week in the Kruger National Park (KNP). The year-end spike in poaching activities kept the rangers SAPS and their Mozambican counterparts busy from Sunday the 17 November 2013.

Kruger National Park arrests

Date: 2013-11-20

The South African National Parks (SANParks) announced the arrest of three suspected poachers in the world-famous Kruger National Park, on Tuesday the 19 November 2013.

Latest update on the Kruger National Park flood damage

Date: 2013-11-19

The latest update on the Kruger National Park flood damage as at 21:00 on 18 November 2013.

Miss nothing - explore the Garden Route National Park

Date: 2013-11-18

Nothing beats the beautiful Garden Route National Park with all its rivers, lakes, estuaries, beaches, thick forests and fynbos in full bloom. Visitors head to the Garden Route National Park to enjoy its picture perfect landscapes and seascapes, its sea wildlife and multiple activities.  Four areas enjoy Blue Flag Beach status and a Blue Flag Marina from Wilderness to Tsitsikamma.

Media Release: Prestigious awards for AENP and MZNP

Date: 2013-11-18

South African National Parks (SANParks) supported by First National Bank (FNB) recognised deserving Parks and staff members at their 9th annual Kudu Awards ceremony held at the CSIR Convention Centre in Pretoria on Friday, 1 November 2013.

Media Release: Prestigious awards for AENP and MZNP

Date: 2013-11-18

South African National Parks (SANParks) supported by First National Bank (FNB) recognised deserving Parks and staff members at their 9th annual Kudu Awards ceremony held at the CSIR Convention Centre in Pretoria on Friday, 1 November 2013.

Media Release: Camdeboo National Park embarks on fencing project

Date: 2013-11-18

Camdeboo National Park has started a project to replace approximately 21km of stock fencing with 2.4m high game fencing.  

Media Release: Custos Magazine rises from the ashes

Date: 2013-11-08

The nostalgia associated with Custos, the national parks and wildlife magazine, can now be recaptured after South African National Parks (SANParks) received a full set of the Custos magazines and an electronic version for the archives from the SANParks Honorary Rangers. 

Media Release: Forensics to support the fight against wildlife crime

Date: 2013-11-08

The first international rhinoceros DNA sampling training workshop was held in South Africa on 5 and 6 November 2013. 

Congratulations Virtual Honorary Rangers! Congratulations SANParks Forums!

Date: 2013-11-05

At the annual Kudu Awards, held on Friday, 1 November 2013 at the CSIR, the Virtual Honorary Rangers region was announced as the winner of the Community Contribution to Conservation (Region) Award. This is the SANParks Honorary Rangers (a volunteer organisation working in national parks) Awards. They won as a result of their efforts in nature conservation issues and contribution to SANParks through fundraising and support of Environmental Education programmes.  

Media Release: Arid region... Jou lekker ding!

Date: 2013-11-04

The South African National Parks (SANParks) supported by First National Bank (FNB) recognised deserving conservationists at their 9th annual Kudu Awards ceremony held at CSIR Convention Centre in Pretoria on Friday, 1 November 2013. 

Media Release: Kudu Awards crown conservationists

Date: 2013-11-02

The South African National Parks (SANParks) supported by First National Bank (FNB) recognised deserving conservationists at their 9th annual Kudu Awards ceremony held at CSIR Convention Centre in Pretoria this evening (1 November 2013).

SANParks responds to the branded restaurants debate

Date: 2013-11-01

SANParks has been monitoring the feedback and debate taking place in the various forms of media. There is, as in the case of such announcements, varied and differing opinion, but in general the move has been seen as positive.

An analysis of restaurants and shops in the South African National Parks

Date: 2013-11-01

South African National Parks (SANParks) has restaurants operational in the majority of camps in National Parks. However, feedback from SANParks’ customers has indicated that the dining product offered in the restaurants and at the take-away facilities is at best “average” and in many instances “poor”.

Media Release: Poachers Arrests for the month of October 2013

Date: 2013-10-31

South African National Parks (SANParks) today announced a record number of arrests related to anti-poaching in the world famous Kruger National Park. 

Media Release: Procedure regarding scattering of ashes in the KNP

Date: 2013-10-30

South African National Parks (SANParks) would like to remind the public to follow proper procedures if they wish to scatter ashes of their loved ones in the Kruger National Park (KNP).

Media Release: SANParks announces new restaurants and key Public Private Partnerships

Date: 2013-10-30

South African National Parks (SANParks) today announced the successful bidders for the provision of restaurant and retail services at various national parks under its management. The announcements were made at the organisation’s headquarters in Pretoria following weeks of adjudication which began with tender processes.


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