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Green economy

Path to a net-zero carbon emission South Africa requires commitment

In order for South Africa to be close to net-zero emissions by 2028, business in general will be required to take full responsibility for their impact on the environment.
fossil fuel emissions

Sasol buys first carbon credits to meet SA’s carbon tax regulations

Sasol has secured over 100,000 carbon offset credits from Bethlehem Hydro, in fulfilment of its obligations under the new South African carbon tax regulations.
climate change pollution

South Africa’s latest pollution prevention plans and carbon tax

The Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries has given notice to companies to advise them on what to do when the existing Pollution Prevention Plan ceases.

FirstRand secures $225m to finance green projects in South Africa

FirstRand will use the IFC funds to finance green projects for its South African corporate and SME clients, helping to meet emissions targets.
solar panels at Montego Pet Nutrition Factory in Graaff-Reinet

Solar investment is paying off with emissions reduction for Montego

Montego Pet Nutrition has reported a 300-tonne reduction in carbon emissions after installing solar panels. This is the equivalent to planting 9,000 trees.
Eskom plans to mitigate carbon emissions from existing plants

Op-Ed: Carbon tax vs carbon trading – two sides of the...

Weighing up carbon tax vs carbon trading, two frameworks intended to compel enterprises to acknowledge their effect on the environment and encourage change.
DEFF environmental assessments

Op-ed: South Africa must comply with carbon tariffs to trade globally

As part of a global shift toward climate change action, carbon tariffs on imported goods are in the pipeline for regions such as Japan, Europe and the US.
supply chain

Op-Ed: The manufacturing industry cannot ignore looming carbon tax

Implementation of South Africa's Carbon Tax Act is going to put a strain on pollution-heavy industries' bottom line, such as the manufacturing industry.
freight industry

Op-Ed: Time for freight industry to hit the road and lower...

The majority of South Africa's CO2 emissions result from over-reliance on coal; however, the road freight industry has a lot to answer for.
decarbonising large industry

Mining industry coming to terms with the Carbon Tax Act

Mining is one industry that needs to gear itself for phase 2 of South Africa’s Carbon Tax Act which will commence in mid-2022.

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