Browsing the archives for the Dawie Groenewald tag

A Tale of Two (Suspected) Rhino Horn Syndicates

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Two (suspected) rhino horn syndicates, both alike in indignity, in fair South Africa, where we lay our scene. Sarah PappinI am a writer for Saving Rhinos, as well as for her sister blog, Project Pangolin. You may know me from my previous role at Bush Warriors. I am a biologist-turned-writer, with a BSc in wildlife […]

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South Africa: Assets of ‘Groenewald Gang’ Rhino Horn Syndicate Suspects Seized in Raid

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Assets totaling approximately R55 million (US $6.8 million) belonging to rhino horn syndicate suspects Dawie Groenewald, Karel Toet and Manie du Plessis have been seized in a raid conducted by a joint team of the Hawks, SAPS, SANDF, the NPA, the Asset Forfieture Unit, and Department of Environmental affairs.

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South Africa: ‘Groenewald Gang’ Case Postponed for Fourth Time

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Nearly two and a half years after their arrest, South Africa’s notorious ‘Groenewald Gang’ has managed to delay justice for the fourth time.

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Concern Grows Around Permits Issued to Alleged Rhino Horn Syndicate Suspect

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International outrage was sparked last year when the public learned that permits to hunt, convey, import, and export white rhino had continued to be issued to alleged crime syndicate kingpin, Dawie Groenewald, after his arrest for suspected rhino crimes almost a year earlier.

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South Africa: ‘Groenewald Gang’ Expected Back in Court

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Safari operator, Dawie Groenewald, and his ten suspected accomplices are due to reappear in court in less than two weeks for charges stemming from their alleged operating of a large-scale rhino horn syndicate. More than a year and a half after their arrests, the fourth court appearance is fast approaching for a notorious South African […]

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Business as Usual for Game Industry Insiders Suspected of Rhino Crimes

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Perhaps one of the most disturbing elements of the South Africa’s rhino crisis has been the apparent involvement of people from the wildlife industry, including veterinarians, professional hunters, safari operators, and game capturers.

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Rhino Crimes: Are the Right People Going to Jail?

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Alarming trends suggest that continued leniency towards unscrupulous ‘game-industry white guys’ is contributing to South Africa’s rhino crisis.

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South African ‘Groenewald Gang’ Expected in Court Tomorrow

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The high-profile South African rhino horn syndicate case involving game farmer Dawie Groenewald, and veterinarians Karel Toet and Manie du Plessis is expected to resume on September 30.

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South African Hunting Safari Operator Linked to Illegal Rhino Horn Trade and Thai Strippers

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It was revealed today by a South African media investigation that safari operator Marnus Steyl is believed to be a major player in the rhino horn trading racket involving Thai national Chumlong Lemtongthai. As part of the scam, young women from Thailand were reportedly trafficked into South Africa to pose as “rhino hunters” and to work in “brothels and strip clubs”.

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Concern Grows Around South Africa’s Legal Trade in Live Rhinos

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As the rhino death toll continues to rise in South Africa, disconcerting information regarding the country’s legal rhino trade continues to emerge.

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