Game farmer wants charges dropped

Game farmer Marnus Steyl claims that the hunt featured in this eNCA report was legal and that he had no idea that an international syndicate was using the hunts to obtain rhino horn for black market medicine. Karyn Maughan reports… Tweet

Update: Steyl granted bail in “pseudo-hunt” case

5 December 2012 – Free State game farmer Marnus Steyl – who stands accused of assisting wildlife traffickers to obtain a steady supply of rhino horn for black market trade – has been granted R100 000 bail after a brief appearance in the Vryburg Regional Court. He faces provisional charges that include 23 counts of […]

Marnus Steyl to face new charges over alleged rhino “pseudo-hunts”

BREAKING NEWS: 4 December, 2012 – Arrest warrants have been issued for game farmer Marnus Steyl and Thai national Punpitak Chunchom in connection with alleged pseudo-hunts of white rhino. Steyl is expected to appear in a Vryburg court on 5 December 2012  to face new charges in connection with alleged “pseudo hunts” of white rhino. […]

FMR Book Choice: A “heartbreakingly brilliant” book

Gorry Bowes Taylor of Fine Music Radio’s Book Choice programme interviews Julian Rademeyer about Killing for Profit… Tweet

Killing for Profit is a “cracking tale…meticulously researched”

In the latest installment of her Backstory series for Journalism.co.za – entitled “You go nutty sitting in a room every day with a laptop and a bored cat” – Gill Moodie talks to Julian Rademeyer about the writing of Killing for Profit. “For my money,” she writes, “I think Julian Rademeyer’s Killing for Profit  about rhino poaching…has […]

The Justice Factor interview

Julian Rademeyer in conversation with Justice Malala about rhino poaching, organised crime and the shadowy world of wildlife trafficking. (First broadcast on the eNews Channel Africa on 25 November, 2012) Tweet

Was 40 year jail sentence for rhino horn smuggler justified?

Julian Rademeyer in conversation with EWN reporter Alex Eliseev about the conviction and 40-year jail sentence meted out to rhino horn trafficker Chumlong Lemtongthai, one of the central characters in Killing for Profit. Tweet