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 to investigate rhino poaching corruption case

Thuli Madonsela to investigate rhino poaching corruption case

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. […]

Phinda: Rural communities are saving rhinos

Phinda: Rural communities are saving rhinos

Apr 6, 2016

“The power of the community is incredible. They can shut down a national road. They can block poachers until we have time to get there with the police and make an arrest. And it’s not just rhino poaching. We can shut down a community if there is an armed robbery at the tuck shop. Community […]

#ConvictGwalaRhinoKingpin – Next court appearance 15 April

#ConvictGwalaRhinoKingpin – Next court appearance 15 April

Mar 22, 2016

Alleged KwaZulu-Natal rhino poaching kingpin, Dumisani Gwala, appeared in court today. It was expected that trial dates would be announced, but once again his defense attorney, Mr M. Ntshangase, stalled this decision by requesting further information from the state in preparation for the trial. It is unknown why the defense didn’t request this information at […]

Toya Delazy on a mission to save the rhino, one human at a time

Toya Delazy on a mission to save the rhino, one human at a time

Mar 17, 2016

By Jamie Joseph In December I completed a 14 week ‘solving poverty saves wildlife’ expedition across Zimbabwe, Zambia, Kenya and South Africa, living among rural communities and shadowing farmers and anti poaching rangers that were once impoverished poachers. I’ve seen time and again that when NGOs tackled the poverty link to the poaching crisis, rhino […]

Saving the Wild Fundraiser

Saving the Wild Fundraiser

Feb 26, 2016

For the last couple years Jamie Joseph has been writing stories from the frontline of Africa’s poaching crisis. Last month on the 28th of January she published a story exposing Gwala, arguably the biggest ever kingpin identified in these rhino wars, and the allegedly corrupt magistrate that is linked to his syndicate. Jamie will be […]

#ConvictGwalaRhinoKingpin – Behind the scenes

#ConvictGwalaRhinoKingpin – Behind the scenes

Feb 1, 2016

By Jamie Joseph / #2016YearOfTheRhino #ConvictGwalaRhinoKingpin During the midnight hours on the 28th of January I was planning the final moves of my getaway, because I knew six hours later I would be publishing a story that would expose not only Gwala, the rhino poaching kingpin of KwaZulu Natal, but also a corrupt defense lawyer […]

Rhino poaching kingpin, and the magistrate that keeps him out of jail

Rhino poaching kingpin, and the magistrate that keeps him out of jail

Jan 28, 2016

By Jamie Joseph / #2016YearOfTheRhino #ConvictGwalaRhinoKingpin Dumisani Gwala is the rhino poaching kingpin you’ve never heard of. Gwala is currently awaiting trial to take place at Mtubatuba courthouse and now YOU have the power to help put him in jail. Gwala is the leader of KwaZulu Natal’s biggest rhino poaching syndicate, and it is believed […]

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