Under new measures, anyone using plastic bags in Tanzania can be slapped with a fine, and those caught manufacturing the items can get jail time. Environmentalists are celebrating the move. A ban on plastic bags came into force in Tanzania on Saturday as part of an effort to tackle pollution in the East African country. It [...]
Climate change and global warming have long been debated, but what is certain is that consumers are going to pay a great deal more in taxes dedicated to creating a more friendly environment. In South Africa, the motorist in particular has been targeted. On June 1, a new carbon tax will have an immediate impact [...]
The environmental affairs department (DEA) has welcomed the Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein's judgment this week upholding, with costs, the appeal by the Gauteng agriculture and rural development department (GDARD) against the findings of the High Court in Pretoria with respect to the validity of a Compliance Notice issued by an environmental management inspector [...]
Download a summary of the Carbon Tax Act, 2019.
Download a copy of the Carbon Tax Act which will take effect on 1 June 2019.
The controversial decision to grant environmental authorisation for the Watson family’s massive wind farm project on the summit of the Groot Winterhoek mountains near Uitenhage has been overturned – at least temporarily. By John Yeld for GROUNDUP. On Monday Acting Environmental Affairs Minister Lindiwe Zulu upheld five appeals against the 187.2MW, 47-turbine Inyanda-Roodeplaat wind farm. [...]
Earth's glaciers are melting much faster than scientists thought. A new study shows they are losing 369 billion tons of snow and ice each year, more than half of that in North America. The most comprehensive measurement of glaciers worldwide found that thousands of inland masses of snow compressed into ice are shrinking 18 percent [...]
Cape Town would need between R8bn and R12bn over the next five years for water and sanitation infrastructure to deal with its water crisis properly and avoid future water supply crises.
A tax on carbon dioxide emissions could provide the South African government with enough money to deliver clean running water to every citizen.