SA considers legalising the sale of rhino horn

A committee of inquiry has been set up to investigate the feasibility of the proposal.

More than 1,200 rhino were killed for their horns in 2014. Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - South Africa may be one step closer to legalising the sale of rhino horn.

Environmental Affairs has today announced a committee of inquiry has been tasked to investigate the feasibility of a proposal.

Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa says even though South Africa is considering the possibility of selling rhino horn legally, she adds it's not a done deal.

"It's not a concluded matter just yet."

She has set up a 22-member committee of inquiry which has until October next year to conclude its work.

More than 1,200 rhino were killed for their horns in 2014.