Apartheid’s Secret

The latest archive document…In January 1996, Judge Mark Kumleben – the chairman of a commission of inquiry into the illegal trade in ivory and rhino horn in South Africa – released his report. It ran to more than 200 pages and, despite the dry legalese, read like a thriller. It found that the South African […]

Review: Lifting the veil on rhino poaching’s dastardly cast

Julian Rademeyer is fresh from another wildlife sting operation in west Africa when we meet for coffee in Parkhurst, writes Yolandi Groenewald. Since the release of his book about rhino poaching, Killing for Profit, he is now very much in the thick of exposing wildlife trafficking’s sordid underbelly. “Joburg is pretty much the wildlife-trafficking capital […]

South Africa’s Rhino War

More than 80 rhinos have been killed by poachers in the first six weeks of 2013. At the current rate, poaching levels – which have doubled since 2010 –  could easily exceed the 800 mark by the end of the year. Julian Rademeyer talks to eNCA’s Eleni Giokos about the poaching crisis and the seemingly […]

Morning Live discusses Killing for Profit

Julian Rademeyer discusses  Killing for Profit, with Leane Manas on SABC 2’s Morning Live programme… Tweet

Operation Lock’s Secret

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 to combat rhino poaching and assassinate rhino horn dealers in Southern Africa. The strange tale is the subject of two chapters in Killing for Profit. Crooke, a decorated  SAS veteran led […]

Al Jazeera: Discussing the wildlife trafficking underworld

Julian Rademeyer joins Quyen Vu from Education for Nature Vietnam, Teresa Telecky from Humane Society International and Lisa Fletcher, host of Al Jazeera’s The Stream, for a discussion on wildlife trafficking, armed conflict and the ruthless criminal syndicates that are driving a lucrative and deadly trade in rhino horn, ivory and animal parts. Visit the show’s […]

Verpligte leesstof tref tussen die oë

Maak jou gereed vir ’n riller oor wildstropers, wapensmokkelaars, moordenaars, korrupte politici, diplomate, wildboere, jagters, prostitute en ’n klomp uitvaagsels sonder wie die wêreld ’n beter plek sou wees, skryf Magda Swart in Beeld. Was dit maar ’n storie deur een of ander slim skrywer, sou ’n mens wonder waar hy aan sy ryke verbeelding […]