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South Africa tries gunfire location system to catch rhino poachers

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Rhino poachers in South Africa now risk giving themselves away when they shoot thanks to a high-tech, gunfire-detection system being piloted in...

First elephant poached in Kruger park in ten years

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Poachers have for the first time in a decade killed an elephant in the Kruger National Park, while 245 rhinos have been...

Kruger helicopter dead named

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Captain Jacobus "Jakes" van Rensburg was one of three 5 Special Forces Regiment members killed when a 15 Squadron Agusta A109 light...

Rhino poaching still rampant

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Rhino poaching continues unabated with the latest official figures showing South Africa is losing just over two of these animals a day. As...

Rhino poaching – the killing continues

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Eighty-two dead rhino in 37 days is the shock statistic that reveals escalating levels of poaching taking place across the country. As has...

More “militaristic” approach to Kruger poaching problem

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The rhino slaughter in the Kruger National Park shows no signs of abating even though park management is cautiously optimistic that its...

Ranger shoots cop, soldier kills ranger

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An on-duty Kruger National Park game ranger searching for rhino poachers shot dead a policeman patrolling the South Africa-Mozambique border and was...

SANDF making a difference along the border

The South African National Defence Force is making a clear difference in the Kruger National Park. Since deploying an infantry company there...

“We must be doing something right” – SANParks

Ken Maggs, the South African National Parks' (SANParks) Senior General Manager Environmental Crime Investigations and Air Services  says the current fall in...

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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...