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Customs seizes abalone worth R1.6 million at Lebombo border

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The South African Revenue Service’s Customs has seized dried abalone worth R1.6 million, which was hidden in a trailer of a taxi at the...

SANDF fighting abalone poaching in the Overstrand

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The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has deployed to the Overstrand region of the Western Cape to combat poaching and related crime in...

Confiscated abalone numbers drop as COVID-19 lockdown restrictions bite

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The amount of poached abalone confiscated by South African authorities dropped from 66 tons in 2018 to 13 tons in 2020 as COVID-19 restrictions...

SANDF, law enforcement confiscate R5 million worth of abalone in combined...

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A multi-disciplinary task team consisting of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF), SA Police Service and other law enforcement players last weekend carried...

Secret Chinese criminal societies make millions poaching abalone

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A net full of abalone isn’t much to behold. Their gray shells are covered with algae, and when cracked open they reveal a sea...

SANDF enforcing maritime security, combating poaching in the Overstrand

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The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has from the middle of January deployed to the Overstrand region of the Western Cape to deter...

Police strike in battle against wildlife crime

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The forces of law and order have come out tops in two recent skirmishes with the wildlife poaching fraternity as the battle against those...

Law enforcement lays down a marker against maritime poaching

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The fight against poaching of maritime resources, including abalone, focussed on Western Cape's Overberg region last month with the arrest of 20 suspects and...

ISS: Can the illegal abalone trade be stopped?

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Corruption is one of the primary enablers of wildlife crime as it prevents the problem from being effectively tackled. This was revealed...

Abalone poaching at epidemic levels

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Over the past 18 years, poachers have stripped South African coastal waters of at least 96 million individual abalone. Efforts to curb the...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...