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Wildlife in Crisis seminars: The search for solutions and the big trade debate. Speakers were:
Loretta Feris, Director of Research and Professor of Environmental Law: Faculty of Law, UCT (Chair);
Alejandro Nadal, Professor of Economics: Centre for Economic Studies, El Colegio de Mexico; 
Jo Shaw, Rhino Programme Manager at WWF-SA;
John Hanks, Independent environmental consultant;
Will Travers, CEO: Born-Free Foundation;
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And check out the KillingforProfit.com document archive for documents detailing the illicit trade in rhino horn: http://killingforprofit.com/document-archive/
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" In effect what [they] argue is that it is racially discriminatory not to accept their racially discriminatory point of view.”

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It has been nearly four years since game farmer Dawie Groenewald and other members of the so-called “Groenewald gang” were arrested in Limpopo province. Tomorrow they are expected to go on trial in the Gauteng North High Court in Pretoria, charged with thousands of counts of illegal hunting, dealing in rhino horn, racketeering, money-laundering and fraud.

I spent several hours over a number of days in 2011 interviewing Groenewald as part of my research for Killing for Profit. It is the only time that he has ever publicly broken his silence about the accusations levelled against him.

This post includes an edited extract from the book and several key documents setting out the State's case against Groenewald. A number of them have never been made public before now.
By Julian Rademeyer Dawie Groenewald, a notorious South African game farmer and alleged "rhino horn syndicate kingpin", is finally set to go on trial in the Gauteng North High Court in Pretoria tom...
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Killing for Profit has been out for more than a year, so chuffed to see that it is still doing quite well overseas and is currently at the number 1 spot on Amazon.co.uk's list of bestsellers on extinction and number 6 on its list of wildlife conservation bestsellers:
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The Wildlife in Crisis seminars organised by the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organised Crime brought together leading conservationists, anti-poaching and law enforcement officials, researchers and activists for three evenings of debate on some of the most critical, challenging and thorny issues in conservation today. Speakers in this seminar - which looked at current anti-poaching strategies and the role of communities and conservation - were: 
Mark Shaw, SARChI Chair of Justice and Security, Centre of Criminology, UCT and Director, Global Initiative against Transnational Organised Crime;
Maano Ramutsindela, Professor, Environmental and Geographic Science, UCT (Chair); 
Johan Jooste, Major General, Officer Commanding: Special Projects, SANParks; 
Moshakge Molokwane, National Secretary: People and Parks; 
Tess Rayner, TRAFFIC – East/Southern Africa;
Judith MacGregor, British High Commissioner to South Africa.
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A new article on China's links to the global trade in rhino horn...
By Julian Rademeyer Li Zhifei was the unlikely leader of an international crime ring. According to his business card, Li owned a small antique business in Jinan, the capital of China’s Shandong pro...
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Has the South African government redistributed 9.4-million hectares of land, or 7.3-million hectares, since 1994? President Jacob Zuma has laid claim to both figures in two separate speeches. And government officials appear unable to explain the discrepancy.
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South Africa's parliament is gearing up to debate President Jacob Zuma's 2014 State of the Nation address. Read our mammoth fact-check report on key claims that he made: 
South Africa's president, Jacob Zuma, celebrated his government's achievements in his fifth State of the Nation address. How did he fare?
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International concern is growing around South African game industry insiders who are dabbling in illicit rhino horn and lion bone trade.

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This is one of the operational reports compiled in June 1989 by Colonel Ian Crooke, the leader of Operation Lock, an ill-fated covert plan t

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Gill Moodie spoke to Julian Rademeyer and Tim Cohen as part of her Backstories series on Journalism.co.za. Moodie discussed the transition t

South Africa Rhino Poaching Hit Record High This Year
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By Jon Herskovitz and Ed Stoddard JOHANNESBURG, Dec 27 (Reuters) - Africa's biggest animals were poached in near record numbers in 2012, wit

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