Parliamentary Question:

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Mr G R Morgan (DA) to ask the Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs:

With reference to her reply to question 2822 on 1 December 2010, (a) how many (i) white and (ii) black rhinos have been sold by SANParks to private entities or persons (aa) in 2010 and (bb) during the period 1 January 2011 up to the latest specified date for which information is available,

(b) who bought the rhinos in each case, (c) what amount was paid with regard to each specified sale and (d) how many rhinos were included in each specified transaction?
2039. THE MINISTER OF WATER AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS ANSWERS:

White rhinoceros sold by SANParks in 2010 and in 2011 up to 8 August:
a)(i)(aa) White Rhinos sold in 2010 were 137
(ii)(bb) White Rhinos sold from April 2011 up to August are 46



SANParks sold no Black Rhinos to private entities during this period
(b) The question on the names of buyers is confidential and therefore cannot be disclosed due to the possible poaching risks and to protect privacy of buyers.
(c) The total amounts paid is R39 229 120.56
(d) The matter is confidential as mentioned in b above.