Tag Archives: South Africa

With rhino poaching on the rise, South Africans wonder if the penalty for poaching is high enough. But the latest 20 year sentencing of Mozambican man shows otherwise. Thirty-year-old Mapoyisa Mahlauli was found guilty of various crimes related to rhino poaching and will be serving twenty years in jail. Mahlauhi was arrested after he was found with rhino […]

Despite all the efforts to stop rhino poaching and curb rhino horn trade, one farmer has gone to great lengths to secure a trading license for rhino horn. John Hume, the owner of the world’s biggest private rhino herd, was handed a licence to auction the horns after winning a court case against the South African government. […]

Cyclist Wayne Bolton, 51, has decided to put power to the pedal by embarking on a 2000 km cycle to save the rhinos. What out for OLLI – the big fibreglass rhino may be coming to your town next. Wayne set off from Kragga Kamma Game Reserve in Nelson Mandela Bay on July 1 and hopes […]

Another rhino has been poached in Kwazulu-Natal, bringing the total number of fatalities in 2017 to 128. This is another number added to the ever-increasing fatalities in this province of South Africa. Just a few days ago, a rhino at Natal Lion Park was slaughtered. The 11-year-old white rhino, Maxine, came to the park as […]

Kruger National Park has opened up its gates to a new kind of safari: rhino walking. One of the private game reserves in southern Kruger s the latest tourism business to be certified by Fair Trade Tourism (FTT), injecting a boost to Africa’s most responsible tourism portfolio. At first, this may appear to be a contradiction. Surely you […]

Despite the fact that the number of rhinos killed last year was less than in 2015, the numbers are still incredibly high. Predictions for 2017 indicate the number of rhino killings will once again be over one thousand. The drop in rhino poaching from 1175 (2015) to 1054 (2016) was hailed as a ‘new dawn’ […]

Southern Africa is home to around 90% of the world’s remaining white and black rhino population. With current numbers dwindling at 19,700 rhinos in South Africa, we ask ourselves just how we got here. The history of rhino poaching is a long one. History of Rhino Horn Use The Ancient Greeks believed that rhino horns […]

Ten years after the disappearance of the black rhino species in Rwanda, they are being reintroduced back into the country. Around twenty of the rhino are being flown in from South Africa to make their new home in the African Parks in Rwanda. Many are excited to welcome back the Eastern black rhino, who used […]

Is the problem shifting somewhere else? According to media reports,  South Africa’s Minister of Environmental Affairs, Edna Molewa, briefly noted that even though, the rhino  poaching had led to a  declined in Kruger National Park,  it had increased in various other areas. The number of deceased rhinos found have increased in Hluhluwe Reserve within the […]

Forced removals, poverty within the country and corrective justice are simply a few reasons, why South Africans from various poor communities are willingly working with international rhino poaching syndicates, has said, a researcher at UCT.  According to media reports, Dr Annette Hübschle of UCT’s Centre of Criminology have made a presentation to Parliament’s portfolio committee […]