Kruger Park zone approved
THE controversial peripheral development zone for Kruger National Park has been approved, Water Affairs Minister Edna Molewa said
The development is aimed at creating a conservation corridor between the park and Mozambique's Greater Lebombo Conservancy.
Molewa said the corridor would strengthen attempts to curb rhino poaching through the establishment of a joint task force.
The approval of the development comes after sharp criticism from conservationists, who believe the park should not be commercialised.
In a written reply to a parliamentary question, Molewa said she had consulted key stakeholders in Mozambique and South Africa.