Rhino syndicate trial marred by hooligan lawyers

Rhino syndicate trial marred by hooligan lawyers

May 6, 2019

Rhino poaching kingpin finally in the dock after 20 delays 24 April: Day 1 reporting by Tony Carnie of TimesLive. After more than 20 delays to his trial, alleged Zululand rhino horn kingpin Dumisani Gwala has stepped into the dock for charges related to the epidemic butchery of rhinos in KwaZulu-Natal. Gwala arrived at the […]

Blood Rhino Blacklist: R50 000 Reward

Blood Rhino Blacklist: R50 000 Reward

Apr 4, 2019

5 April, page 4, Zululand Observer By Jamie Joseph I had no idea that fateful day in January 2017 who we were picking up from a shopping mall south of Pongola. The email sent to Saving the Wild had revealed that this person was a relative of Z.W. Ngwenya, notorious for representing rhino poachers in […]

Traitors among rangers

Traitors among rangers

Mar 18, 2019

13 March 2019, Kruger National Park: I stood outside of Skukuza court observing the scene. A crowd of friends and family had gathered, waiting for the two Kruger field rangers to be released on bail. On Tuesday, 26 February, SANParks reported that “Kruger National Park (KNP) Rangers conducting anti-poaching operations in the south of the […]

Alleged rhino poaching kingpin trial, and the danger of trolls

Alleged rhino poaching kingpin trial, and the danger of trolls

Feb 21, 2019

Today, 21 February, Dumisani Gwala, the alleged rhino poaching kingpin of Zululand, attempted to change his defense attorney for the seventh time, a worn-out delay tactic that had been working since his arrest in 2014 for attempted murder of a police officer and dealing in rhino horn. Magistrate Zungu, presiding magistrate at Mtubatuba Court in […]

Blood Rhino Blacklist – Chapter 1 – Roll the Dice…

Blood Rhino Blacklist – Chapter 1 – Roll the Dice…

Jan 2, 2019

By Jamie Joseph I’ve been struggling to write a HAPPY New Year post. December is such an awful month in the poaching crisis, with the poachers Christmas shopping, and butchered elephants and rhinos decaying in the blistering heat. There is a war within wars that very few of us ever talk about..post traumatic stress, the […]

Saving the Wild End of Year Report (2018)

Saving the Wild End of Year Report (2018)

Dec 18, 2018

By Jamie Joseph Director’s Note Saving the Wild is the only environmental organization based in South Africa whose mandate is to pursue high level targets and expose the corruption enabling rhino poaching. Our intelligence driven operations are funded by just a handful of philanthropists and organizations, and we cannot thank our donors enough for believing […]

Rhino poacher who shot at Kruger helicopter sentenced to 33 years in jail

Rhino poacher who shot at Kruger helicopter sentenced to 33 years in jail

Nov 9, 2018

By Jamie Joseph #JusticeForRhinos Friday 9 November 2018: When Mozambican Patrick Nkuna entered Skukuza court today, he did so with the weight of doom on his shoulders. After a slew of tactical delays dating back to his arrest in November 2015, including his demand for better Shangaan interpreters on three previous occasions, he could no […]

Rhino wars: the worst week ever

Rhino wars: the worst week ever

Nov 3, 2018

By Jamie Joseph Up until one week ago, I was telling everyone that here in South Africa we had finally turned the tide on rhino poaching. In KwaZulu Natal, our three year gruelling battle exposing the ‘Blood Rhino Blacklist’ resulted in a historic victory with the disempowerment of the crooked justice officials syndicate when Regional […]

Will South Africa’s President Ramaphosa save the rhinos from China?

Will South Africa’s President Ramaphosa save the rhinos from China?

Oct 30, 2018

By Jamie Joseph It is no secret that the most powerful thugs in South Africa are government officials, and the blood on their hands is dripping all over limited edition bottles of Hennessey. They are drunk on power, even after the fall of Zuma, because corruption is entrenched, and what we need right now is […]

War on rhino: gambling on corruption (Victory! Nzimande suspended)

War on rhino: gambling on corruption (Victory! Nzimande suspended)

Oct 3, 2018

Victory! October 8th, 2018. ‘Nzmande has been suspended!’ “KwaZulu Natal Regional Court President Eric Nzimande was suspended on Friday, October 5th, 2018. This is a monumental victory for human rights and South Africa’s natural heritage. Saving the Wild would like to take this moment to thank the unsung heroes who put their jobs and their […]

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