Thuli Madonsela opens a preliminary investigation into corruption enabling rhino poaching

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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. And so I am going to step away from the drama and enjoy the day at Phinda, my most precious wild wonderland. A huge heartfelt thanks to everyone out there that shared the stories and fought for justice against all odds. This is only the beginning. Let us be relentless.
Jamie_Joseph__Thuli_Madonsela_Phinda_10.4.16Jamie Joseph and Public Protector Thuli Madonsela @ Phinda Private Game Reserve / 10 April 2016   ©

Below is a small collection of ‘saving the wild’ interviews and frontline assignments; a journey through what it is we’re all fighting for.
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July 2014 / Jane Goodall: Support the rangers on the frontline

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July 2014 / UN Helen Clark: The poverty link to the poaching crisis

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October 2014 / AWF: Poachers, trophy hunters, and the battle for the horn

NairobiPhoto: Nairobi / Global March for Elephants and Rhinos
October 2014 / World unites for the Global March for Elephants and Rhinos

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November 2014 / IAPF Green Army – Eco warriors don’t count on hope

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February 2015 / EIA – China, Tanzania and the blood ivory blacklist

July 2015 / Jamie Joseph launches mission: Solving Poverty Saves Wildlife   #SolvingPovertySavesWildlife

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September 2015 / COMACO: Poachers surrender guns for peanut butter and honey

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October 2015: WildAid: Sir Richard Branson leads the charge in race to save rhinos

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November 2015: Big Life: Rhino tracking with the poacher that became the protector

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January 2016 / #2016YearOfTheRhino: The Game Changers

04_rhino_endoscopy_jamiePhoto: Dr Will Fowlds and Jamie Joseph
January 2016 / Saving Themba, the Amakhala rhino

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January 2016 / Sharks rugby team determined to make 2016 Year of the Rhino

fb_cover_GwalaOn 28 January 2016 Jamie Joseph publishes her expose: Rhino poaching kingpin and the magistrate that keeps him out of jail

fb_cover_jamie_joseph_government_step_upOn 8 March 2016 Jamie Joseph publishes the follow up story to #ConvictGwalaRhinoKingpin on Huffington Post

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March 2016 / Toya Delazy on mission to save the rhino, one human at a time

jamie joseph - return to the wildPhoto: Jamie Joseph assists in rhino relocation at Phinda (March 2016) ©

Phinda Assistant Reserve Manager Musa Mbatha with his daughter Nomfundo proudly wearing her tshirt 'community can end rhino poaching'Phinda Assistant Reserve Manager Musa Mbatha with his daughter Nomfundo proudly wearing her tshirt ‘community can end rhino poaching’
April 2016 / Phinda: Rural communities are saving rhinos


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