Rhino horn: Vietnamese man in court

Sun May 20, 2012 9:15 am

2012-05-04 14:20

Johannesburg - A Vietnamese man allegedly found with three rhino horns appeared in the Kempton Park Magistrate's Court on Friday, the SA Revenue Service (Sars) said.

"The case was postponed to May 14," said spokesperson Adrian Lackay.

The 25-year-old, That Thai Dung, was arrested at OR Tambo International Airport on April 22 when the horns were found in his luggage.

The man was leaving South Africa when his bags were searched by the Hawks, Airports Company SA officials and Sars.

"The man has travelled to South Africa before and he was being closely monitored when he was arrested," Lackay said earlier.

He said Dung faced various charges, including contravening the Customs and Excise Act.


- SAPA

Re: Rhino horn: Vietnamese man in court

Sun May 20, 2012 9:16 am

2012-05-14 07:50

Johannesburg - A Vietnamese man allegedly found with three rhino horns will appear in the Kempton Park Magistrate's Court on Monday.

That Thai Dung, 25, was arrested at OR Tambo International Airport on April 22, when the horns were found in his luggage.

Dung was leaving South Africa when his bags were searched by the Hawks, Airports Company SA officials and the SA Revenue Service (Sars).

"The man has travelled to South Africa before and he was being closely monitored when he was arrested," Sars spokesperson Adrian Lackay said earlier.

He said Dung faced various charges, including contravening the Customs and Excise Act.


- SAPA

Groenewald Gang

Sun May 20, 2012 10:07 am

Posted by Twigga on Wed May 09, 2012 8:30 am

Dawie Groenewald's property raided
09 May 2012 - 08:26
By Karin Labuschagne
Hawks raiding Dawie Groenewald's property in Polokwane and Musina


In September 2010, Dawie Groenewald and 11 associates were arrested for the illegal trade in rhino horns.

Amongst the accused were two wildlife veterinary surgeons of Modimolle, Dr. Karel Toet and Manie Du Plessis.

They were officially charged with 1872 counts including racketeering which makes it one of the biggest wildlife cases in South Africa.

The matter was postponed to 19 October 2012 for the defence counsel to file their request for further detail as they had not yet submitted such requests on the previous appearance.

"Today an Uncapped Asset Forfeiture order was served on all of the accused in the matter.

The order is to the value of R55 million profits or benefit made by the enterprise.

Groenewald and the two vets' movable and immovable property will be seized and placed under curatorship.

The accused will be asked to "explain their income and disclose income," according to Hawks spokesman, Vish Naidoo.
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Rhino Poaching: Arrests, Prosecutions & Sentencing

Sun May 20, 2012 10:10 am

Media Release: R55 million assets seized from poachers

Date: 9th May 2012

The joint security forces including the Endangered Species of the Hawks, the NPA, the Asset Forfieture Unit, Department of Environmental affairs and the curators made a huge stride in our undying effort to thwart rhino poaching in South Africa. This team has seized assets in the region of R55 million, believed to have been acquired through criminal activities, particularly rhino poaching from Dawie Groenewald, two veterinary surgeons, Drs Karel Toet and Manie Du Plessis.

In September 2010 the aforementioned accused were officially charged with 1872 counts of racketeering which makes it one of the biggest wildlife cases in South Africa. While this matter is still pending in court, the provisions of the Proceeds of Crime Act allows the Asset Forfeiture Unit to seize and preserve the assets of an accused until the case is finalized. On conviction of an accused, the seizure is realized and these proceeds are then used to continue with the combating of crime.

The joint security forces which also includes the SAPS, SANDF and SANPARKS have worked tirelessly over the years to bring rhino poachers to book. Since January this year 99 people were arrested for rhino related matters country wide. It is imperative to mention these cases to indicate the extent of the the problem of rhino poaching.

January 2012

A Zimbabwean citizen Rogers Mukwene was arrested for the illegal possession of three rhino horns in Kameeldrift, Pretoria. During the investigation it became known that he is a convicted rhino poacher in Zimbabwe. The rhino horns were later traced to a poaching incident at Dinaka Game Reserve in the Mookgopane district two weeks prior to his arrest.

Rogers Mukwene’s brother was arrested for bribery. This happened after he offered to pay the investigation officer R10 000-00 for the release of Rogers Mukwene on bail.

Thabazimbi, Limpopo Lucas Malema and Lucas Novela were arrested for attempting to poach rhino on a game farm. They were found in possession of a 375 hunting rifle as well as a 9mm pistol.

Assen, (North West): Manual Simango, Lucky Baloyi, Andries Mhlanga, Mr Ratshivhombelia, Deon Nkozi were arrested for the illegal possession of a 5,57 firearm and 2 x vehicles recovered while they were attempting to poach rhino on a game farm.

Upington, Northern Cape : Than Dolwetu Nicolas Mduduma was arrested for the illegal possession of rhino horn.

Vaalwater, (Limpopo): Bandam Manyaradzi (Zimbabwean), Goodman Molambo (Zimbabwean) and Oupa Jan Majadibodu were arrested for conspiracy to illegally hunt rhinos, theft of a firearm, theft of a 2-way police radio, unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition as well as unlawful possession of dangerous weapons.

February 2012

In Beestekraal, North West Province, Lucky Selepe, Manhique Eliasse Themba @ Manyeka a Mozambique citizen, Mathussi Alberto John (a Mozambican citizen) were arrested for attempting to hunt rhino on a game farm. A .3006 rifle and 4 rounds plus an axe were recovered.

Masoyi, (Mpumalanga): William Lakote, William Shabone and Isaac Fakude and Ciswe Ngobe were arrested for attempting to hunt rhino in the Kruger National Park. One firearm was recovered.

Mhala, (Mpumalanga): Jeffrey Hlabana was arrested and one firearm recovered when he attempted to hunt rhino in the Kruger National Park.

Kabokwene, (Mpumalanga): Elvis Tulani Nonyani and Tholi Jordaan Ndlovu were arrested with a LM5 (223) rifle and 25 rounds in an attempt to hunt rhino in the Kruger National Park.

Klaserie, (Limpopo): Happy Solomon Nyathi, Dlaweleni Joseph Nyalungu and Mafanyani Mario Helton Sibia were arrested with a 375 firearm while attempting to hunt rhino on a game farm.

Manyaleti, (Limpopo): Abraham Given Nyathi, Dennis Oros Makhubela and Jimmy Mkansi were arrested with a .303 rifle, bow saw and butchers knife while attempting to hunt rhino on a game farm.

Assen, (North West): Alex Nyatlo, Karaboe Phetoe, Zola Ngijima, Nduduzi Khanile and Lebitia Japie Sedie were arrested while attempting to hunt rhino on a game farm.

Pretoriuskop, (Mpumalanga): Abrey Mnisi and Pride Nkuna were arrested with a .3006 rifle while attempting to hunt rhino in the Kruger National Park.

Sabie Sands, (Mpumalanga): Moosa Hlanane, Proby Nyathi, Devine Nyathi and Sam Mlotshwa were arrested while attempting to hunt rhino on the game reserve.

Pretoriuskop, (Mpumalanga): Duncan Solomon Mnisi, Doctor Mbuso Ngwenyama, Charles Heartered Mabunda and Tiyani Mabunda were arrested for the illegal hunting of rhino in the Kruger National Park. All four were SANParks employees. After a lengthy bail application hearing bail was eventually denied to all four.

In Kempton Park, (Gauteng): Hui Chen was arrested for the illegal possession of rhino horn, elephant ivory curios and hippo tusk to the value of R 30 000.

Kempton Park, (Gauteng) : QiFeng Chen and Han Ji Gui were arrested for dealing in rhino horns in Kempton Park.

March 2012

One on the most prominent and notorious syndicates led by JosephNyalunga and 8 others were arrested on the 2 March 2012 outside Hazyview. During the operation over R 5 million rand in cash was seized from his house in Mhulu, hidden in a trunk in his garage. Several firearms, knifes and vehicles were seized from the suspects.

A Chinese syndicate responsible for the buying of rhino horns in Bruma Lake was disrupted by the Hawks. Four Chinese nationals were arrested and charges of racketeering are being brought against them. The value of their operation is estimated at R 3 Million. The accused are still in custody.

In middle March an operation was conducted by all Interpol countries with the aim to curb rhino horn smuggling. In South Africa a combined effort from The Hawks, Interpol, National Wildlife Crime Reaction Unit, Department of Environmental Affairs, NPA, NATJOINTS and SARS was conducted. Inspections were done at taxidermists, freight agencies, airports, borders, game farms and road blocks were held at key areas and searches were conducted. This resulted in the arrest of Kevin Cooper for the illegal possession of 15 rhino horns and 6 elephant tusks. 15 homesteads in the Mkuze, Ulundi, Mahlabatini, Melmoth, Ubombo that were linked to rhino poachers were searched. R500 000-00 worth of wildlife products 8 firearms were seized and 8 suspects arrested.

In Bethlehem, (Free State) Nicolaas Erasmus, Benjamin Coetzee and Stephanus Fourie were arrested for the illegal dealing in two rhino horns. The matter was postponed for to a later date in May 2012.

In Hoopstad (Free State) Christoffel Jacobus Lombard, Eugine Petrus van der Merwe and William Theuns Jooste were arrested and charged with possession of M99; Illegal entry upon land with a weapon; conspiracy to commit a restricted activity and fraud. The case has been postponed to 25 May 2012 for further investigation.

These cases depict the widespread challenge of rhino poaching. On the other hand, the efforts of the joint security forces should be acknowledged because several accused were caught as they were attempting to poach rhino. It is against this backdrop that we welcome the seizure of assets and call for assets of every person arrested to be scrutinized and where possible, seized. The seizure of the assets of rhino poaching accused is what we believe will hurt the most. Generally, those that commit such crimes will serve their sentences but still come back to a life of luxury by by seizing assets, criminals have no worldly possessions to enjoy and this certainly helps send out a clear message that crime does not pay.

Thus far the Endangered Species Unit within the HAWKS have secured a total of 10 convictions amounting to a consolidated total of 111 years imprisonment in respect of these 10 accused.

The above convictions highlight successes during 2012. However for the period February 2011 to March 2012 convictions followed in 8 cases for the illegal possession of rhino horns, convictions were obtained in 4 cases for the illegal dealing in rhino horns and convictions for the illegal hunting of rhinos were obtained in 6 cases. In only 8 of these cases the accused sentenced to a fine. However in 12 of these cases the accused were sentenced to direct imprisonment without an option of a fine.

Only 7 accused had been acquitted during this period.

Court roll status

Currently 57 cases are on the court roll in which 161 accused are charged. 65 of these accused are held in custody while 96 accused have been released on bail.


Issued by:
The National Joint Operational Centre

Vishnu Naidoo - Colonel
Spokeperson
National Media Centre
Corporate Communication
South African Police Service
Office:+2712-400 6573
Cell: 082 567 4153
Fax: +2712-400 7018
E-mail: mediacentre@saps.org.za

ONE SUSPECTED RHINO POACHER DEAD AND TWO ARRESTED

Sun May 20, 2012 10:15 am

In a joint operation between South African National Parks (SANParks) Environmental Crime Investigators and rangers, the South African Police Services (SAPS) and South African National Defence Force (SANDF) this morning three suspected rhino poachers were thwarted while trying to escape in the Crocodile Bridge Ranger Section of the Kruger National Park (KNP).

The team initially spotted two rhino carcasses already dehorned (cow and calf); and upon follow-up investigations came into contact with the three armed suspected rhino poachers. A shoot-out ensued, which led to one suspect being fatally wounded and the other two arrested. The team also recovered four fresh rhino horns, a hunting rifle and an axe from the poachers.

“It is unfortunate that we could not save the rhino cow and calf in time but we are convinced that with the increased measures we have in place; the poachers are feeling the pressure and our concerted efforts are not in vain as the number of poaching arrests continues to rise”, said SANParks’ Acting Head of Communications, Paul Daphne.

Since January this year, 130 rhino have been killed in the KNP and a total of 31 suspected poachers have been arrested in the KNP.

Daphne made a further request to members of the public to continue assisting authorities by reporting any suspicious behaviour. “We will continue to intensify the anti-poaching efforts and this latest developments represents a success in our combined efforts with the various law enforcement agencies.

The investigations are continuing.

Issued by:
Public Relations Division, Kruger National Park

Media enquiries:

Reynold Thakhuli – GM: Media Liaison & Stakeholder Relations, SANParks, Tel: (012) 426 5170, Cell: 073 373 4999, e-mail: rey.thakhuli@sanparks.org
William Mabasa – HOD Public Relations, Kruger National Park, Tel: 013 735 4363, Cell 082 807 3919 e-mail: william.mabasa@sanparks.org

Albi Modise – Chief Director Communications, Department of Environmental Affairs on 083 490 2871 or amodise@environment.gov.za
Colonel Vish Naidoo – National Spokesperson, SAPS, Tel: 012 400 6573, Cell: 082 567 4153 e-mail: naidoov@saps.org.za

Authorities step up the fight against poaching

Sun May 20, 2012 10:21 am

From: wildlifeextra.com

R55 million assets seized from poachers

May 2012. The latest rhino death count for 2012 shows that 210 rhinos have been poached so far this year, more than at the same stage as any year on record. Even if the South African authorities are not succeeding in their fight against poaching, they are stepping up their PR campaign, and have just released the following information about arrests made and cases in court.

In September 2010 Groenwald, Toet & Du Plessis were officially charged with 1872 counts of racketeering which makes it one of the biggest wildlife cases in South Africa. While this matter is still pending in court, the provisions of the Proceeds of Crime Act allows the Asset Forfeiture Unit to seize and preserve the assets of an accused until the case is finalized. On conviction of an accused, the seizure is realized and these proceeds are then used to continue with the combating of crime.

South Africa's security forces, including the specialist wildlife police, the Hawks, the NPA, the Asset Forfieture Unit & Department of Environmental affairs have made a huge effort to thwart rhino poaching in South Africa. This team has seized assets in the region of R55 million, believed to have been acquired through criminal activities - particularly rhino poaching - from Dawie Groenewald and two veterinary surgeons, Drs Karel Toet and Manie Du Plessis.

The joint security forces which also includes the SAPS, SANDF and SANPARKS have worked tirelessly over the years to bring rhino poachers to book. Since January this year 99 people were arrested for rhino related matters country wide.

SOME OF THE CASES FROM 2012.

January 2012
A Zimbabwean citizen Rogers Mukwene was arrested for the illegal possession of three rhino horns in Kameeldrift, Pretoria. During the investigation it became known that he is a convicted rhino poacher in Zimbabwe. The rhino horns were later traced to a poaching incident at Dinaka Game Reserve in the Mookgopane district two weeks prior to his arrest.
Rogers Mukwene's brother was arrested for bribery. This happened after he offered to pay the investigation officer R10 000-00 for the release of Rogers Mukwene on bail.
Thabazimbi, Limpopo Lucas Malema and Lucas Novela were arrested for attempting to poach rhino on a game farm. They were found in possession of a 375 hunting rifle as well as a 9mm pistol.
Assen, (North West): Manual Simango, Lucky Baloyi, Andries Mhlanga, Mr Ratshivhombelia, Deon Nkozi were arrested for the illegal possession of a 5,57 firearm and 2 x vehicles recovered while they were attempting to poach rhino on a game farm.
Upington, Northern Cape : Than Dolwetu Nicolas Mduduma was arrested for the illegal possession of rhino horn.
Vaalwater, (Limpopo): Bandam Manyaradzi (Zimbabwean), Goodman Molambo (Zimbabwean) and Oupa Jan Majadibodu were arrested for conspiracy to illegally hunt rhinos, theft of a firearm, theft of a 2-way police radio, unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition as well as unlawful possession of dangerous weapons.

February 2012
In Beestekraal, North West Province, Lucky Selepe, Manhique Eliasse Themba @ Manyeka a Mozambique citizen, Mathussi Alberto John (a Mozambican citizen) were arrested for attempting to hunt rhino on a game farm. A .3006 rifle and 4 rounds plus an axe were recovered.
Masoyi, (Mpumalanga): William Lakote, William Shabone and Isaac Fakude and Ciswe Ngobe were arrested for attempting to hunt rhino in the Kruger National Park. One firearm was recovered.
Mhala, (Mpumalanga): Jeffrey Hlabana was arrested and one firearm recovered when he attempted to hunt rhino in the Kruger National Park.
Kabokwene, (Mpumalanga): Elvis Tulani Nonyani and Tholi Jordaan Ndlovu were arrested with a LM5 (223) rifle and 25 rounds in an attempt to hunt rhino in the Kruger National Park.
Klaserie, (Limpopo): Happy Solomon Nyathi, Dlaweleni Joseph Nyalungu and Mafanyani Mario Helton Sibia were arrested with a 375 firearm while attempting to hunt rhino on a game farm.
Manyaleti, (Limpopo): Abraham Given Nyathi, Dennis Oros Makhubela and Jimmy Mkansi were arrested with a .303 rifle, bow saw and butchers knife while attempting to hunt rhino on a game farm.
Assen, (North West): Alex Nyatlo, Karaboe Phetoe, Zola Ngijima, Nduduzi Khanile and Lebitia Japie Sedie were arrested while attempting to hunt rhino on a game farm.
Pretoriuskop, (Mpumalanga): Abrey Mnisi and Pride Nkuna were arrested with a .3006 rifle while attempting to hunt rhino in the Kruger National Park.
Sabie Sands, (Mpumalanga): Moosa Hlanane, Proby Nyathi, Devine Nyathi and Sam Mlotshwa were arrested while attempting to hunt rhino on the game reserve.
Pretoriuskop, (Mpumalanga): Duncan Solomon Mnisi, Doctor Mbuso Ngwenyama, Charles Heartered Mabunda and Tiyani Mabunda were arrested for the illegal hunting of rhino in the Kruger National Park. All four were SANParks employees. After a lengthy bail application hearing bail was eventually denied to all four.
In Kempton Park, (Gauteng): Hui Chen was arrested for the illegal possession of rhino horn, elephant ivory curios and hippo tusk to the value of R 30 000.
Kempton Park, (Gauteng) : QiFeng Chen and Han Ji Gui were arrested for dealing in rhino horns in Kempton Park.

March 2012
One on the most prominent and notorious syndicates led by Joseph Nyalunga and 8 others were arrested on the 2 March 2012 outside Hazyview. During the operation over R 5 million rand in cash was seized from his house in Mhulu, hidden in a trunk in his garage. Several firearms, knifes and vehicles were seized from the suspects.
A Chinese syndicate responsible for the buying of rhino horns in Bruma Lake was disrupted by the Police. Four Chinese nationals were arrested and charges of racketeering are being brought against them. The value of their operation is estimated at R 3 Million. The accused are still in custody.
In middle March an operation was conducted by all Interpol countries with the aim to curb rhino horn smuggling. In South Africa a combined effort from The Hawks, Interpol, National Wildlife Crime Reaction Unit, Department of Environmental Affairs, NPA, NATJOINTS and SARS was conducted. Inspections were done at taxidermists, freight agencies, airports, borders, game farms and road blocks were held at key areas and searches were conducted. This resulted in the arrest of Kevin Cooper for the illegal possession of 15 rhino horns and 6 elephant tusks. 15 homesteads in the Mkuze, Ulundi, Mahlabatini, Melmoth, Ubombo that were linked to rhino poachers were searched. R500 000-00 worth of wildlife products 8 firearms were seized and 8 suspects arrested.
In Bethlehem, (Free State) Nicolaas Erasmus, Benjamin Coetzee and Stephanus Fourie were arrested for the illegal dealing in two rhino horns. The matter was postponed for to a later date in May 2012.
In Hoopstad (Free State) Christoffel Jacobus Lombard, Eugine Petrus van der Merwe and William Theuns Jooste were arrested and charged with possession of M99; Illegal entry upon land with a weapon; conspiracy to commit a restricted activity and fraud. The case has been postponed to 25 May 2012 for further investigation.
These cases depict the widespread challenge of rhino poaching. On the other hand, the efforts of the joint security forces should be acknowledged because several accused were caught as they were attempting to poach rhino. It is against this backdrop that we welcome the seizure of assets and call for assets of every person arrested to be scrutinized and where possible, seized. The seizure of the assets of rhino poaching accused is what we believe will hurt the most. Generally, those that commit such crimes will serve their sentences but still come back to a life of luxury by by seizing assets, criminals have no worldly possessions to enjoy and this certainly helps send out a clear message that crime does not pay.
Thus far the Endangered Species Unit within the HAWKS have secured a total of 10 convictions amounting to a consolidated total of 111 years imprisonment in respect of these 10 accused.

The above convictions highlight successes during 2012. However for the period February 2011 to March 2012 convictions followed in 8 cases for the illegal possession of rhino horns, convictions were obtained in 4 cases for the illegal dealing in rhino horns and convictions for the illegal hunting of rhinos were obtained in 6 cases. In only 8 of these cases the accused sentenced to a fine. However in 12 of these cases the accused were sentenced to direct imprisonment without an option of a fine.
Only 7 accused had been acquitted during this period.

Court roll status
Currently 57 cases are on the court roll in which 161 accused are charged. 65 of these accused are held in custody while 96 accused have been released on bail.

Re: Rhino Poaching

Sun May 20, 2012 10:24 am

I believe there has been a Rhino syndicate bust in Bedfordview - 10 arrested.

Posted by Amoli on Wed May 16, 2012 7:43 am

Still no published news - only heard on the radio. \O \O


SORRY - typo error - Should read 1 arrested...

'n Viëtnamese man is Dinsdagaand in Bedfordview aan die Oos-Rand tydens 'n klopjag in hegtenis geneem nadat 10 renosterhorings in sy besit gevind is.

'n Polisiewoordvoerder sê polisie- en metropolisiebeamptes, asook beamptes van binnelandse sake, het aan die klopjag deelgeneem nadat 'n wenk ontvang is.

"Ons het op 10 renosterhorings beslag gelê wat tussen R12 miljoen en R15 miljoen werd is, asook op 'n olifanttand, goue juweliersware en 'n groot bedrag kontant," het die woordvoerder gesê.

"Daar moet miljoene rand (kontant) in die woonstel wees. Van die geld is in (Amerikaanse) dollar."- Sapa

Re: Rhino Poaching

Sun May 20, 2012 10:26 am

Posted by Penga Ndlovu on Wed May 16, 2012 7:57 am

from charlie warren
16th MAY 2012
06h30
Johannesburg

A raid by SA authorities at a house in Bedfordview, led to the seizure of TEN RHINO HORNS AND 20 MILLION RAND....guess who was living in the house and refused to let the authorities in....??? Yep you guessed it..., a frikkin vietnamese national.... he has now been arrested.....
Now we need to be at court at 11am TODAY for the sentencing of Mhan Tuan ANOTHER VIETNAMESE NATIONAL FOR POSSESSION OF RHINO HORN... WHO NEEDS TO GO AWAY FOR A LONG TIME... REGARDLESS OF WHAT HIS ADVOCATE ASKS FOR....

Re: Rhino Poaching

Sun May 20, 2012 10:27 am

Posted by Penga Ndlovu on Wed May 16, 2012 7:58 am

Times Live


Millions of rands in rhino horn were seized along with hundreds of thousands of US dollars in a raid on a Johannesburg flat.


The operation, carried out by the police, home affairs officials and ekhuruleni metro police officers, saw law enforcers arresting a Vietnamese national.

Last night's arrest occurred after police received information that the suspect was storing rhino and elephant horn in his Bedfordview flat.

The raid saw police recovering 10 rhino horns along with an elephant tusk valued at over R15 million.

Police spokesman, Colonel Vish Naidoo, said that as well as the horns an tusk which was recovered, police also seized gold jewelry along with cash.

He said the cash was found in two safes.

"At this stage there are hundreds of thousands of rands worth of US dollars which we have seized along with South African currency.

"The suspect is to appear in court soon on provisional charges of contravening the endangered species act, possession of suspected stolen property and contravening foreign currency regulations," he said.

Naidoo said further charges would be formulated as the investigation progressed.

Re: Rhino Poaching

Sun May 20, 2012 10:29 am

Posted by Penga Ndlovu on Thu May 17, 2012 5:59 am

WAR - Warriors for African Rhino


Kempton Park Courts - Wednesday 16th May 2012 -
Mhan Tuan Trang and his Advocate were all ready to pay a fine so that he could be set free this afternoon... He has a flight booked for tomorrow to return to Vietnam, apparently to bury his mother who passed on 2 days ago...
During mitigation arguments, the offer was to pay R100,000 as a fine and donate a further R100,000 to 'Save Private Rhino', for a non custodial sentence...
The Prosecutor was awesome in her counter arguments which resulted in the Magistrate reserving judgement to consider both sides and will deliver sentence on Friday 18th May.
The Prosecutor has requested a 10 year jail term...