Re: Mahlobo’s rhino poacher ‘mate’

Tue Nov 15, 2016 6:43 pm

Just another fat cat defending his supposed
disposition in life!~!!,, and the cookie crumbling
even more.

Re: Mahlobo’s rhino poacher ‘mate’

Tue Nov 15, 2016 7:06 pm

The overweight, just about to make the shirt buttons fly around, is the minister? He does not need a SPA, but a gym and lots of exercise O**

Re: Mahlobo’s rhino poacher ‘mate’

Tue Nov 15, 2016 7:28 pm

Agh, you know Lis,...head of state security!!!
0*\ 0*\ 0*\ 0*\
The terminology "security" to my mind meaning
too establish a aura of peaceful existence within
a framework,..oh goodness here we go again, "fox
in charge of the hen pen"!!!

Re: Mahlobo’s rhino poacher ‘mate’

Wed Nov 16, 2016 9:23 am

Deny Deny Deny

Eventually those in denial start to believe that they have nothing to deny. Then it all becomes he said, she said, I am denying until nobody can sort fact from fiction and yet another huge denial grows like topsy and then just fades away!

Re: Happy Birthday to You!

Wed Nov 16, 2016 9:36 am

No denial about the wife having dealings? :-?

Re: Mahlobo’s rhino poacher ‘mate’

Wed Nov 16, 2016 11:31 am

SA's Minister of Environmental Affairs lauds filmmakers for rhino poaching exposé
2016-11-16 09:36 - Louzel Lombard Steyn

South Africa's minister of Environmental Affairs Edna Molewa has lauded the filmmakers of the recent Al Jazeera rhino poaching documentary ‘The Poacher’s Pipeline’, for their investigative work.

The minister released an official statement on the matter on Tuesday, 14 November, saying the expose "draws attention to the links between rhino poaching in general and organised crime, a fact the department has always maintained.

Molewa says the department also notes the seriousness of the allegations contained in the documentary – particularly as this relates to transnational criminal syndicates involved in the illicit wildlife trade operating from South Africa.

She says, "As the department tasked with conserving, amongst others, our iconic rhino populations, and coordinating the actions taken with the security departments to combat rhino poaching, the department of environmental affairs will continue to use all means at our disposal to end rhino poaching."

'Caution against rushing to cast aspersions'

In the same breath, however, Molewa "cautions rushing to cast aspersions based on photographs of the State Security Minister David Mahlobo, simply [because he was] photographed in certain company".

Mahlobo described the documentary linking him to the syndicate as “gutter journalism” with far-reaching consequences for South Africa’s international relations.

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South Africa's minister of Environmental Affairs Edna Molewa has lauded the filmmakers of the recent Al Jazeera rhino poaching documentary ‘The Poacher’s Pipeline’, for their investigative work.

The minister released an official statement on the matter on Tuesday, 14 November, saying the expose "draws attention to the links between rhino poaching in general and organised crime, a fact the department has always maintained.

Molewa says the department also notes the seriousness of the allegations contained in the documentary – particularly as this relates to transnational criminal syndicates involved in the illicit wildlife trade operating from South Africa.

She says, "As the department tasked with conserving, amongst others, our iconic rhino populations, and coordinating the actions taken with the security departments to combat rhino poaching, the department of environmental affairs will continue to use all means at our disposal to end rhino poaching."

'Caution against rushing to cast aspersions'

In the same breath, however, Molewa "cautions rushing to cast aspersions based on photographs of the State Security Minister David Mahlobo, simply [because he was] photographed in certain company".

Mahlobo described the documentary linking him to the syndicate as “gutter journalism” with far-reaching consequences for South Africa’s international relations.

"They are basically linking the fact that I used to visit a spa in Mpumalanga solely for the services that they render, to the illegal poaching of rhino horns by its owner – which I have also just been made aware of now through the aired broadcast."

On Sunday, 13 November, City Press reported that a self-confessed criminal and spa owner named Guan Jiang Guang openly bragged about bribing South African justice and immigration officials in the Al Jazeera documentary.

Guang said he knew Mahlobo well and that the minister had been a guest at his house. Although Mahlobo confirmed their relations and interaction, he said it did not mean that they are friends.

Confusion over Kruger service provider's termination

Minister Molewa says that Al Jazeera's findings that Mahlobo was involved in terminating the services of a private service provider contracted to SANParks to perform certain services in the Kruger National Park, is untested and concerning.

According to the DEA, SANParks' Board terminated the Professional Services Agreement with the company in question, in full compliance with the law, following consultation with Molewa.

The State Security Agency (SSA) has issued a statement responding to the allegations contained in the documentary, and the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (the Hawks) are further investigating this matter.

Rhinos the real victims

South Africa's dwindling rhino population remains the real victim of the current poaching epidemic in southern Africa, regardless of the allegations and who is involved. Although rhino poaching figures has relatively stabilized over the past two years, conservationist Scott Ramsay still describes 2015 as the worst year in decades for rhino poaching.

Despite South Africa's rhino poaching figures dropping for the first time in six years in 2015, Africa’s rhinos are still in dire straits.

More than 1 300 rhinos were killed across the continent in 2015, according to TRAFFIC, a wildlife monitoring group.

"Both Zimbabwe and Namibia has seen a rise in rhino poaching, which more than offsets the decrease in South Africa," Ramsay writes. "Zimbabwe lost 50 rhinos (up from 20 in 2014, and more than were born in the whole country) and Namibia lost 80, compared to 24 in 2014.

“For Africa as a whole, this is the worst year in decades for rhino poaching,” TRAFFIC’s Tom Milliken says.

Re: Mahlobo’s rhino poacher ‘mate’

Wed Nov 16, 2016 5:06 pm

This is all too similar to Brian Molefe saying he visited a shebeen in Saxonwold and not the Guptas!! :O^

Re: Mahlobo’s rhino poacher ‘mate’

Wed Nov 16, 2016 5:32 pm

Al Jazeera has received prestigious awards from organisations across the globe. The network has been honoured for overall excellence in achieving its mission, in addition to praise for Al Jazeera's individual reporters and their work.

Below are some highlights of the awards won by Al Jazeera English:
2016

Shorty Award for Best Facebook Presence: AJ+

New York Festivals: Gold Awards for 101 East - Afghanistan’s Billion Dollar Drug War, Myanmar’s Jade Curse and Malaysia’s Unwanted

New York Festivals:Gold Award for Steve Chao as Best News Reporter/Correspondent

New York Festivals: Gold Award for Life on Hold for Best Online News Programme

New York Festivals: Special UNDPI Award to Life on Hold

New York Festivals: Gold Award for Al Jazeera Investigation Unit - Broken Dream: The Boeing 787

New York Festivals: Gold Awards for Faultlines - Mexico’s Disappeared and Death of Aging

New York Festivals: Silver for Al Jazeera English coverage of Desperate Journeys

New York Festivals: Silver for 101 East - Murder in Malaysia, Myanmar’s Jade Curse and Becoming Pacquiao

New York Festivals: Silver for Al Jazeera Investigation Unit - Broken Dream: The Boeing 787

New York Film Festivals: Silver for Faultlines - Ferguson: Race and Justice in US

New York Festivals: Bronze for My Nigeria - Basketmouth: Trash Talking

New York Festivals: Bronze for Faultlines - Forgotten Youth: Inside America’s Prisons

Gabriel Awards Competition: One Woman’s Strength is Helping Refugees in Macedonia

Webbys People Voice Award News and Politics: AJ+

Webbys People Voice Award News and Information: AJ+

Online News Association - General Excellence in Online Journalism AJ+

Native American Journalism Awards: Shihab Rattansi, Mike Labella, Goran Maric, Steve Harper, Omar Quinonez, and Anar Virji: Al Jazeera English - A Toxic Spill in the Colorado River

Native American Journalism Awards: Shihab Rattansi, Mike Labella, Goran Maric, Steve Harper, Omar Quinonez, and Anar Virji: Al Jazeera English- Oil Exploration and Land Loss in Louisianan

Native American Journalism Awards: Shihab Rattansi, Mike Labella, Goran Maric, Steve Harper, Omar Quinonez, and Anar Virji: Al Jazeera English- Food Sovereignty in the Passamaquoddy Tribe in Maine

Frontline Club Awards: Al Jazeera Investigations Unit - Genocide Agenda

2015

World Media Summit Award: New Media Reporting for Mandela - The Father of the Rainbow Nation

International Emmys: Best Documentary: Witness “Miners Shot Down”

UN Correspondents Association Awards Gold Prize: Andrew Thomas - Prince Albert II of Monaco and UNCA Global Prize for coverage of Climate Change

Native American Journalists Association: Best Feature Story for Hazasupai water story, Best News Story for Tar Creek

One World Media: Women’s Rights in Africa Award for Witness: Casablanca Calling

One World Media:Best Digital Media for Pirate Fishing

The Drum Online Media Awards: Best Technical Innovation and Outstanding Digital Team for Palestine Remix, Best Use of Photography for Portrait of a Yogi

FCC: Broadcast Grand Prize for 101 East’s A War On Witches

Mohammed Amin Africa Media Awards: Best Documentary Africa Investigates - Liberia: Living with Ebola

New York Festivals: Gold for 101 East’s The Return of the Lizard King, The Dolphin Hunters and Stray Bullets

New York Festivals: Gold Award for Steve Chao as Best News Reporter/Correspondent

Amnesty Australia: Best Film in Television Category: 101 East - “Afghanistan: No Country for Old Women"

AIB: Best Current Affairs Documentary: Al Jazeera Investigative Unit ‘Broken Dreams: 787’
2014

Women's Empowerment Journalism Awards: Broadcast Story Of The Year for 101 East, Nepal's Slave Girls
The George Foster Peabody Award: Fault Lines, Haiti in a Time of Cholera
The George Foster Peabody Award: Fault Lines, Made in Bangladesh
Webbys People Voice Award: Best Online Film in the News and Politics category for The Stream, Meme-ifying Black Interviewees
Hong Kong Human Rights Awards: Al Jazeera English took home the highest number of awards this year, with four for 101 East programmes, and for Witness’s Wukan, Flame of Democracy
ChopShots Documentary Film Festival: Best International Documentary for Wukan
Monte Carlo TV Festival: Golden Nymph for Best News Documentary, Identity and Exile
Online Media Awards: Simon Hooper, Best Freelance Journalist
Online Media Awards: Outstanding Digital Team Commendation, AJE Interactives
Peabody Awards:Fault Lines, Haiti in a Time of Cholera, and Made In Bangladesh
International Emmys: Fault Lines, Haiti in a Time of Cholera
World Media Summit award: 101 East for Exemplary News Team in Developing Countries
2014 New York Festivals: Gold for 101 East’s It’s a Man’s World, Murder in a God’s Name, and Everest 60th Anniversary

2013

CINE Golden Eagle Award: What Killed Arafat for Best Investigative Journalism
CINE Golden Eagle Award: Syria, Songs of Defiance for Best Investigative Journalism
CINE Golden Eagle Award: So Close So Far Away for Best Television Documentary
Gracie Award for Outstanding News Talk Show: The Stream
EMMY Award for Outstanding Investigation: Fault Lines, Haiti In a Time of Cholera
Peabody Award: Fault Lines, Haiti In a Time of Cholera
Peabody Award: Fault Lines, Made In Bangladesh
Webbys People Voice Award: for Best News (Tablet), in the Mobile Apps category, Al Jazeera English Online Magazine
Grierson – Best Documentary on a Contemporary Theme: Law of the Jungle
The George Foster Peabody Award: Sheikh Jarrah, My Neighbourhood
AIBD TV AWARD 2013: The Best TV Programme on Cross-Cultural Exchange, Camels In the Outback
Online Media Awards: Best Technical Innovation: Syria Defector Tracker
Online Media Awards: Outstanding Digital Team Commendation, The Stream
Online Media Awards: Best World News Website Commendation, Al Jazeera English Online
Online Media Awards: Best Crowd Sourcing Commendation, Al Jazeera English Online Kenyan election coverage
Online Media Awards: Best Twitter Feed Commendation, The Stream
New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards: Bronze Prize for 101 East, Australia's Lost Generation
New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards: Silver Prize for Lockerbie: Case Closed
Human Rights Press Awards: 101 East, Nowhere To Go
Human Rights Press Awards: 101 East, Battered and Bruised
Foreign Press Association Award: The Cure, Doctors on Everest best science story
Foreign Press Association Award: Earthrise, Urban Oil Men best environment
Asia TV Awards: 101 East, Best Current Affairs Programme

2012

Webby People's Choice Award: for News and Politics in the online film and video category, The Stream
Royal Television Society: News Channel for the Year
Royal Television Society: Most Innovative Programme, The Stream
George Polk Award for Television Documentary: Bahrain: Shouting in the Dark
The Franklin D Roosevelt Four Freedoms Awards: Freedom of Speech and Expression Medal
Alfred I DuPont Award, Best Documentary: Haiti: Six Months On
Foreign Press Association Awards (FPA): Best Environmental Story of the Year for Bee Fence: Earthrise episode 1 (series 2)
CINE Golden Eagle Award: Burma Boy for History Programming, Profession Telecast Non-fiction Category
CINE Golden Eagle Award: Bahrain: Shouting in the Dark for Investigative Programming, Profession Telecast News Division
CINE Golden Eagle Award: The Crying Forest for Investigative Programming, Professional Telecast News Division
CINE Golden Eagle Award: Witness: Dream on Hold for Informational Programming, Professional Telecast News Division
Monte Carlo TV Festival: Golden Nymph for Best News Documentary Bahrain: Shouting in the Dark
Amnesty International Media Award: Bahrain: Shouting in the Dark for International TV and Radio
Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award: Bahrain: Shouting in the Dark for International Television
Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award: Grand Prize, Bahrain: Shouting in the Dark
One World Media Award: Tanzania: Spell of the Albino for Children’s Rights
The George Foster Peabody Award: Al Jazeera’s Coverage of the Arab Awakening
Scripps Howard Award for Television/Cable In-Depth Reporting: Bahrain: Shouting in the Dark
International Gold Panda Award: Best Short Documentary for 101 East: Bangladesh - Too Young to Work
New York Festival: Silver Medal for 101 East: Nepal – Children for Sale

2011

Rory Peck Award: Best Feature, Libya: Through the Fire
Foreign Press Association: Documentary of the Year, Bahrain: Shouting in the Dark
Huffington Post Ultimate Media Gamechanger Award
Freesat Award: Best News Channel of the Year
Freesat Award: Coverage of a Single News Event, Al Jazeera’s Arab Awakening coverage
Arab British Culture and Society Award
Wincott Award: Best Television Coverage of a Business Issue, Nablus: The Business of Occupation
Columbia University Journalism Award
Promax Arabia Awards: Gold for Best in House Station Image
Promax Arabia Awards: Gold for Best Promo Campaign
Promax Arabia Awards: Gold for Counting the Cost
TIME magazine: Top 100 most influential people, Ayman Mohyeldin
Fast Company magazine: Most creative thinker of the year, Wadah Khanfar

2010

Association of International Broadcasters: Clearest Coverage of a Single News Event
Freesat Award: Best News Channel of the Year
Monte-Carlo TV Festival: Best Television News Item, Mexico in the Crossfire
Amnesty International Award: International Television and Radio Award, People and Power
CONCENTRA Award: for Breaking News, Casey Kauffman’s "Baby Feras"

2009

International Emmy Awards Nomination: Finalist in Documentary Category, Shooting the Messenger
International Emmy Awards Nomination: Finalist in News and Current Affairs, "Russia-Georgia War" and Witness’s "Return to Nablus"
Concentra Award: for Breaking News, "Up the Irrawaddy Delta"
International Digital Emmy Award: nominee non-fiction ,2008 US election special

2008

Foreign Press Association: News Story of the Year by a full member, Jonah Hull's "Russia-Georgia War"
Association of International Broadcasters Editors Award: Sami Al Haj, suffering endured and courage shown
Amnesty International Media Awards Best International TV Documentary: Tony Birtley's "The Lost Tribe - Secret Army of the CIA"
YouTube European Partners Awards: Community Champion Award, Al Jazeera Network
Monte-Carlo TV Festival: Golden Nymph Award - Best 24 Hour News Programme, on Gaza siege
CONCENTRA Award (2008): Breaking News, Tony Birtley’s "Inside Myanmar - The Crackdown"
Royal Television Society Journalism Awards: Young Journalist of the Year, Hamish Macdonald
Asian Television Awards: Best Current Affairs Programme, Tony Birtley’s "Inside Myanmar - The Crackdown"

2007

Asian Television Awards: Best News Report, Kylie Grey’s "Agent Orange"
Association of International Broadcasters: Editors Award, "Everywoman"

2006

Association of International Broadcasters: Best Magazine or Documentary Programme, Abdallah el-Binni's "Prisoner 345"


http://pr.aljazeera.com/awards

Re: Mahlobo’s rhino poacher ‘mate’

Wed Nov 16, 2016 5:34 pm

I don't think they do gutter journalism much... O**

Re: Mahlobo’s rhino poacher ‘mate’

Wed Nov 16, 2016 5:56 pm

Quite a list :shock:

No smoke without fire O**