A decision on whether South Africa will go ahead with a once-off sale of its massive rhino horn stockpile will be taken in April next year, Environment Minister Edna Molewa said on Tuesday.
Briefing the media at Parliament, she said government had not yet taken a position on the international proposal.
"We shall not do so until the committee has completed its work and presented its findings," she told reporters.
The committee referred to is a 22-member commission of inquiry, appointed to make recommendations to government on a range of rhino-related matters.
To get a view from both sides of the debate, John spoke to Allison Thomson from OSCAP, who is against the sale, and Pelham Jones, from the Private Rhino Owners Association, who is in favour of the sale.
Listen to both sides here: