The 21-member task team will look into technical and strategic aspects of the trade.
“It is important to emphasise that South Africa has not taken a position on the issue and will not do so until the committee has completed its work and presented its findings,” said the ministry in a statement.
The committee which includes conservationists, scientists and immigration authorities, is tasked with identifying additional measures to curb the illegal killings, including enhanced intelligence to break up syndicates.
It has to submit its report to government before year end.
Source: The Guardian / AFP