Briefing reporters in Cape Town on Thursday, following Cabinet's fortnightly meeting the day before, Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa said her department had held bilateral discussions with Mozambique on poaching and steps to stop it. More were planned.
"We are working on an MOU [memorandum of understanding] with my Mozambican counterpart, among other things to look at how we can co-operate on this issue [poaching].
"They are losing elephants in Mozambique; we are losing rhinos here. The trans-frontier park that was agreed to, how do we deal with that? Do we keep the fence lowered, or... do we put [it] back up?"
The fence was dropped with much fanfare in 2002, following a ceremony to establish an international reserve, the Great Limpopo Trans-Frontier Park. It is understood that about 40 kilometres of the fence is currently down.....