The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI), together with the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and the Council for Geoscience has been appointed by the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) to undertake the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) for shale gas development in the Karoo.
On World Environment Day, which is observed on 5 June every year, the Minister of Environmental Affairs Edna Molewa called for a healthy balance between economic growth, social development and environmental sustainability. The day was held under the theme "Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care".
The Oorlogskloof Nature Reserve Mountain Trail Run is not an ordinary run. This trail run is a serious challenge for the many athletes who come and participate in this annual event.
In July 2014, Nick Helme became the second person to knowingly see Ornithogalum halli in the wild.