Rhino horn accused ‘protected by bribery’

Rhino horn accused ‘protected by bribery’

Jul 23, 2017

Introduction by Jamie Joseph | Saving the Wild Gwala arrogantly rants to police officers that he will never stop killing rhinos. It is up to every one of us to make him stop. Unlike the Sunday Times, who need to walk the legal tightrope, I have no hesitation to name both the magistrate and defense […]

Thomas D. Mangelsen’s ‘art as a force for good’ is saving rhinos

Thomas D. Mangelsen’s ‘art as a force for good’ is saving rhinos

Jun 6, 2017

More than US165 000 raised in EAL / Saving the Wild photographic benefit By Jamie Joseph Rhino poaching is spirally out of control in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province, and the original home of the iconic species has become the new ground zero as Kruger stabilizes. Government organisation Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife is bleating on about ‘budget […]

Thomas D. Mangelsen: Stalking Black Rhino

Thomas D. Mangelsen: Stalking Black Rhino

Feb 21, 2017

By Jamie Joseph “No rush. I’m in the car park sitting on the roots of a giant fig tree,” wrote world-renowned nature photographer Thomas D. Mangelsen in a text message that beeped as I raced the final stretch to Richards Bay Airport; the gateway to South Africa’s Zululand wilderness. I was running late because our […]

Saving the Wild with legendary wildlife photographer Thomas Mangelsen

Saving the Wild with legendary wildlife photographer Thomas Mangelsen

Jan 17, 2017

Rhino Mission: 30 January – 10 February 2017 One of the most prolific nature photographers of our time, Thomas Mangelsen is as much an artist as he is a conservationist. Tom was named the 2011 Conservation Photographer of the Year by Nature’s Best Photography, placing his work in the permanent collection at the Smithsonian’s National […]

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), […]

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