Minister’s response to alleged rhino poaching kingpin

Minister’s response to alleged rhino poaching kingpin

Nov 23, 2016

By Jamie Joseph IFP’s Chief Whip in Parliament, Mr Narend Singh, delivered this written question to Edna Molewa, Minister of Environmental Affairs: With regards to the trial of the alleged rhino poaching kingpin Dumisani Gwala, why has the syndicate of the specified person never been acknowledged at any of the department’s quarterly rhino poaching briefings […]

Rhino crisis: What we need is a revolution

Rhino crisis: What we need is a revolution

Oct 7, 2016

By Jamie Joseph Smart people are starting to notice that I am writing a lot less these days, and yet there is a lot more rhino poaching stories in mainstream news. I really don’t care for having my name attached to stories, especially since I am such a target now. My focus is really just […]

World Elephant Day – Saving Giants

World Elephant Day – Saving Giants

Aug 13, 2016

Jamie Joseph on assignment with Big Life Foundation, Kenya We race over to Jetta in our vehicles and Dr Njoroge and his team swiftly get to work. They turn her over so that she is lying on her side, and then start scooping their fingers into the wound. Blood comes gushing out. “The biggest problem […]

Blood rhino blacklist – Magistrate no. 2

Blood rhino blacklist – Magistrate no. 2

Jun 23, 2016

By Jamie Joseph In January I began the process of exposing an apparently corrupt network of magistrates, lawyers and police in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) that has allowed accused rhino poachers and rhino horn traffickers to evade conviction and jail time despite thorough, detailed evidence being presented against them. On 10 April of this year, the revered […]

If South Africa does not tackle corruption we will lose the war on poaching

If South Africa does not tackle corruption we will lose the war on poaching

Jun 17, 2016

In April this year the revered Public Protector of South Africa, Thuli Madonsela, accepted the case Jamie Joseph put forward to her and opened up a preliminary investigation into corruption enabling rhino poaching. It was a resurgence of hope for a conservation community suffering from fatigue.    Watch New Zealand 6’O Clock News / Samantha Hayes […]

Alleged rhino kingpin trial set to be a showdown

Alleged rhino kingpin trial set to be a showdown

Jun 7, 2016

By Jamie Joseph Contrary to recent media reports, South Africa is not turning the tide on rhino poaching – the war has just shifted geographically. Whilst ‘ground zero’ Kruger is showing signs of improvement thanks to vast resources and the incredible efforts of certain individuals, other provinces are not showing a downward trend. KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), […]

Activist journalism can save the wild

Activist journalism can save the wild

May 11, 2016

By Jamie Joseph Fear is like fire; it can burn you or it can fuel you. As an activist I fear bearing witness to the extinction of an iconic species far more than I fear taking on a poaching syndicate. I do not have the luxury of simple morality. Right now I’m in my homeland […]

South Africa rejects rhino horn legalization

South Africa rejects rhino horn legalization

Apr 22, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media contact: Andrew Harmon, WildAid Communications Director SOUTH AFRICA REJECTS RHINO HORN LEGALIZATION CAPE TOWN (April 21, 2016) – Ending months of speculation, South African officials said Thursday that they will not submit a proposal to legalize trade in rhinoceros horn to the 17th Conference of the UN Convention on International Trade […]

#ConvictGwalaRhinoKingpin – Next court appearance 23 May

#ConvictGwalaRhinoKingpin – Next court appearance 23 May

Apr 19, 2016

Alleged KwaZulu-Natal rhino poaching kingpin, Dumisani Gwala, appeared in Ngwelezane Magistrates Court on Friday just outside of Empangeni. It was expected that trial dates would be announced, but once again his defense attorney, Mr M. Ntshangase, stalled this decision by requesting further time from the state in preparation for the trial. The next court appearance […]

Thuli Madonsela opens a preliminary investigation into corruption enabling rhino poaching

Thuli Madonsela opens a preliminary investigation into corruption enabling rhino poaching

Apr 10, 2016

Please share this breaking news. #ConvictGwalaRhinoKingpin #2016YearOfTheRhino #ThuliMadonsela By Jamie Joseph The Public Protector of South Africa, Thuli Madonsela, has decided to conduct a preliminary investigation into my case regarding corruption enabling rhino poaching. I have a lot more to say, but right now I am just very grateful that we made it this far. […]

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