29 January 2021 HUNTING INDUSTRY KEY TO ECONOMIC GROWTH AND TRANSFORMATION CYRIL RAMAPHOSA In November 2020 the activist group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) released what it claimed was an expose detailing the involvement of Phala Phala Wildlife in the trophy hunting industry. By virtue of my ownership of Phala Phala Wildlife, PETA sought to generate negative publicity for and cause embarrassment to the office of the President and to the country. A number of unsubstantiated allegations were made against Phala Phala and me personally. PETA subsequently attempted to garner greater international coverage for its alleged expose in [...]
~30 September 2020 - Minister of Home Affairs Opening of international travel will follow a Risk Adjusted Approach. Updated List: Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, France, Georgia, Greece, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Jamaica, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Luxemburg, Maldives, Malta, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Nepal , Netherlands, North Macedonia, Oman, Palestine, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Suriname, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Emirates, United Kingdom, USA, Venezuela. We need to emphasize once more that people who are not allowed from these high risk countries are leisure travellers only. Other categories of people from these countries, are allowed under special conditions, as appears in the Regulations and Directions.The list of these high risk countries will also be found on the Home Affairs website; www.dha.gov.za (and full report) The above list will be reviewed every fortnight.
As per the Department of Environmental Affairs General Notice 221 of 2020. NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT ACT, 1998 (ACT NO. 107 OF 1998) NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT: BIODIVERSITY ACT, 2004 (ACT NO. 10 OF 2004) A GENERAL NOTICE CALLING FOR SUBMISSIONS, SCIENTIFIC INFORMATION, SOCIO-ECONOMIC INFORMATION OR ANY OTHER RELEVANT INFORMATION TO THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE (HIGH-LEVEL PANEL) APPOINTED TO REVIEW EXISTING POLICIES, LEGISLATION AND PRACTICES RELATING TO THE MANAGEMENT AND HANDLING, BREEDING, HUNTING AND TRADE OF ELEPHANT, LION, LEOPARD AND RHINOCEROS Download the PHASA Submission here!
Africa does not need First World’s governments to tell it what it can and cannot do with its own wildlife
Common Sense in Conservation (I/27) In recent years there has been an ever greater onslaught by First World animal rightists (A/Rs), to thwart the application of essential science-based wildlife management practices in Africa. What is more worrying is the fact that Western governments have been complicit insofar they have used these animal rightist attacks for their own political gain; and the political elites have pledged to write into their Western-country laws A/R demands that would place control of wildlife management practices in Africa back into First World ‘white-nation’ hands. Read more Ron Thomson