Justice system in the crosshairs as alleged rhino poaching kingpin goes to court

Justice system in the crosshairs as alleged rhino poaching kingpin goes to court

Mar 8, 2016

By Jamie Joseph While rhino poaching in KwaZulu-Natal is in fast forward, the prosecutorial system in some areas appears to have gone into reverse. Many of the worrying poaching cases are linked to a magistrate, Deuteronomium Ngcobo, and a defense attorney, Mr Z.W. Ngwenya. This is of concern to police officers who mounted a successful […]

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 […]

Alleged rhino poaching kingpin, and magistrate that keeps him out of jail

Alleged rhino poaching kingpin, and magistrate that keeps him out of jail

Jan 28, 2016

By Jamie Joseph | #ConvictGwalaRhinoKingpin According to the special operations team that arrested Dumisani Gwala, he is the leader of KwaZulu-Natal’s biggest rhino poaching syndicate, and it is believed about 80 percent of the horns in the province go through his hands. To put this into perspective, KZN had the highest rates of poaching in […]

Sharks rugby team on a mission to save the rhino

Sharks rugby team on a mission to save the rhino

Jan 25, 2016

By Jamie Joseph South Africa’s CellC Sharks rugby team, hailing from my home province of KwaZulu-Natal, is throwing their weight behind the rhino poaching crisis and the movement to save our iconic ‪species from extinction. #2016YearOfTheRhino Photo credit: Jamie Joseph / Saving the Wild Read more on Africa Geographic.

#2016YearOfTheRhino – The Game Changers

#2016YearOfTheRhino – The Game Changers

Jan 13, 2016

By Jamie Joseph South Africa, home to the majority of the world’s remaining rhinos, is in the midst of a wildlife holocaust, with record poaching and around 20 000 wild rhinos left on the continent. Rhino horn – hocus pocus medicine and a status symbol in Vietnam and China – is fuelling the crisis, coupled […]

Saving Themba, the Amakhala rhino

Saving Themba, the Amakhala rhino

Jan 8, 2016

By Jamie Joseph “There is a high possibility she’s not going to make it,” world renowned vet Dr Will Fowlds told us at the 30 December debrief just minutes before he darted Themba, a five year old female white rhino living on Amakhala Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape, and one of the remaining 20 […]

2016: Year of the Rhino

2016: Year of the Rhino

Dec 22, 2015

By Jamie Joseph Thanks to the support of Imake a Difference, I am now planting roots back in my homeland South Africa, where the majority of the remaining 25 000 wild rhinos are tinkering on the brink of extinction. And the weakest link in this poaching crisis is the South African government as they continue […]

Best of Saving the Wild (part 2)

Best of Saving the Wild (part 2)

Dec 22, 2015

A Virgin Unite Exclusive. Read the full story here. “If she goes below five breaths a minute we’re in trouble,” The vet says calmly. The spear wound is deep, and at least twenty minutes has passed before they start sealing the wound with a type of clay that looks like war paint. “Four deep breaths […]

Best of Saving the Wild (part 1)

Best of Saving the Wild (part 1)

Dec 8, 2015

By Jamie Joseph Two weeks ago I completed a 14 week mission, ‘solving poverty saves wildlife’. My last day was spent counting the breaths of a 16 year old elephant named Jetta. She had been speared in the back and had likely crossed over from Tanzania into Kenya’s Amboseli National Park – where she knew […]

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