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28 April 2017
04 May 2016
DA: Thomas Hadebe: Address by DA Shadow Minister of Environmental Affairs, during the Environmental Affairs Budget Vote, Parliament (03/05/2016)
Honourable Chairperson, allow me to touch on some issues of public importance, which have a direct bearing on the performance and integrity of the Department of Environment Affairs.
17 Mar 2016
DEA: Minister Edna Molewa on rhino horn trade claims
The Minister of Environmental Affairs, Mrs B E E  Molewa, has noted claims that the government has decided to submit a proposal to 17th Conference of Parties to the Convention on the International...
10 Nov 2015
DEA: DEA's Working on Fire Programme continues to empower marginalised communities
The Department of Environmental Affairs’ Working on Fire programme has created a total of 13 660 jobs in the past three years, across all race groups within the programme.  
21 Oct 2015
SA: Nhlanhla Nene: Address by Minister of Finance, during the 2015 Medium Term Budget Policy Statement, National Assembly (21/10/2015)
It is my privilege to present the 2015 Medium Term Budget Policy Statement, together with the Adjustments Appropriation Bill and the Division of Revenue Amendment Bill for 2015/16.
07 Jul 2015
DA: Terri Stander says Mozambique rhino horn burn a loss for bilateral cooperation
The DA is disappointed that Mozambique burned rhino horn without sending DNA samples to SA. Minister Molewa has confirmed South Africa did not know about the 53 rhino horns burned in Mozambique as...
06 Jun 2015
DEA: Minister Molewa and Northern Cape Premier lead the World Environment Day celebration in Kimberly
The Minister of Environmental Affairs, Mrs B E E Molewa, today, June 6 2015, called on all South Africans to embrace the environment if the nation wanted an economically stable and sustainable...
15 May 2015
DA: Thomas Hadebe: Assress by DA’s Shadow Minister of Environmental Affairs, during the budget vote debate on Environmental Affairs, Parliament (14/05/2015)
Minister, your department has made a positive effort to draft policies and legislation to conserve and protect the environment. However, significant challenges still remain. This is largely due to...
27 Jan 2014
DA: Statement by Marti Wenger, DA Shadow Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, DA requests Public Protector audit of water access in South Africa (27/01/2014)
The DA will today request that the Public Protector, Advocate Thuli Madonsela, launch a nation-wide investigatory audit into the state of water infrastructure and access in South Africa. Reports...
22 Jan 2014
WIVP: Statement by the Workers International Vanguard Party, on the crisis in Mothotlung, ANC hitsquad and empty promises (22/01/2014)
The hype around the ANC manifesto launch on the Sat 11th January had hardly died down when a mere 2 days later 3 protestors lay dead in the streets of Mothotlung. Mike Tshele and Osia Rahube were...
21 Nov 2013
SA: Statement by the Department of Water and Environmental Affairs, Minister Molewa signs water cooperation agreement with the Kingdom of the Netherlands (21/11/2013)
Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs Mrs Edna Molewa has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on behalf of the South African Government with the Government of the Kingdom of The...
24 Jun 2013
SA: Kgalema Motlanthe: Address by the Deputy President of South Africa, at the South African Green Energy Youth Summit, Cape Town (24/06/2013)
It is an honour to address the opening of the Green Energy Summit. I also appreciate this opportunity for interaction on developmental issues with the youth and the delegates to this summit in the...
11 Jun 2013
SA: Rejoice Mabudafhasi: Address by the Deputy Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, on the occasion of the Budget Speech Vote, Parliament, Cape Town (11/06/2013)
Allow me to take you on a journey of how we, as the sector leaders of water and the environment are geared to bring forth a better life for all, even beyond the second decade of democracy. War on...
21 May 2013
SA: Rejoice Mabudafhasi: Address by the Deputy Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, during the Department of Water Affairs Budget Vote, Parliament, Cape Town (21/05/2013)
We remain committed and focused on ensuring that water availability is not constraint to economic development that our country desperately needs. The National Development Plan reiterates the...
16 May 2013
Ministers to visit Marikana
Cabinet will send a delegation of Ministers to Marikana in the North West to calm renewed unrest, acting Minister in the Presidency Edna Molewa said on Thursday. Government was extremely concerned...
07 May 2013
SA: Ebrahim Patel: Address by the Minister of Economic Development, on the occasion of the delivery of the Economic Development Department Budget Vote 2013/14, National Assembly, Cape Town (07/05/2013)
I have the honour to present the 4th budget of the Economic Development Department, known as EDD. Given our responsibility to integrate efforts on economic development across government, the...

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