News and updates from the continent


Treasury publishes Draft Carbon Tax Bill for public comment

Treasury publishes Draft Carbon Tax Bill for public comment

Nov 11, 2015

Investments in green technologies & growth of some sectors will benefit, especially the renewable energy sector which will be able to compete on a more level playing field in comparison to fossil fuels.

24 Hours of Reality webcast event broadcast from Paris

24 Hours of Reality webcast event broadcast from Paris

Oct 29, 2015

Together with former US Vice President and Climate Reality Chairman Al Gore, South Africans will add their voices to the global chorus demanding climate action.

Minister Edna Molewa publishes NEMLA Bill 2015

Minister Edna Molewa publishes NEMLA Bill 2015

Oct 20, 2015

South Africa’s Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) says the amendment of these laws is to provide for textual amendments and clarity on certain matters pertaining to these laws.

Climate change regulations’ impact on business in SA

Climate change regulations’ impact on business in SA

Sep 9, 2015

Trading off climate change against other developmental objectives is complex and challenging and its implications are significant to companies and the economy. Companies should be aware of the process and prepare.

SA’s blue chips hiding an inconvenient truth?

SA’s blue chips hiding an inconvenient truth?

Sep 7, 2015

The Centre for Environmental Rights names several blue chip companies that it says are “in violation of their permits and licences, or have regularly violated environmental laws”.

Sustainable farming critical to food security in South Africa

Sustainable farming critical to food security in South Africa

Aug 24, 2015

“Sustainable agriculture in South Africa is going to require significant collaboration between various stakeholders, including government, industry players, the farming community and environmentalists.” ~ Mark Beaumont, GFIA