Tunicia Phillips

South Africa’s planned harmful gas limits ‘off target’

South Africa’s latest proposed reduction targets on greenhouse gas emissions, while an improvement on before, do not go far enough to avert a disastrous rise in global temperatures this century.

South Africa’s potential to expand tree cover as a climate mitigation tool

Should Africa’s largest emitter rely on tree planting initiatives to mitigate?

IMF launches interactive climate dashboard

South Africa’s climate change transition risk is 5.6 on a scale of one to 10, with 10 being the highest

The battle for 2050 energy dominance: Nuclear industry makes its pitch

Nuclear sector says it should be poised to take up more than 50% of the 24GW left vacant by coal

Debt crisis may be good for Africa

The IMF and World Bank should use the crisis to divert cash to Global South countries to ease the effects of climate change

Are our initiation rituals getting too hot to handle?

Global warming may force changes in some South African outdoor initiation ceremonies, as record heat poses risks for the summer season

South Africa tops G20 coal-reliance list in 2020, report finds

In 2020, 86% of South Africa’s electricity came from coal, compared to the global average of 34%, Global Electricity Review research shows

Big banks under pressure to end fossil-fuel finance

Shareholder engagement on climate-crisis risks is an proving effective tactic to bring about change

Retire power stations rather than trying for ‘clean’ coal

Research suggests retiring old coal-fired power is more cost-effective and climate positive

Carbon tax to curb big polluters

Other steps to fight climate change include improved reporting, monitoring and laws

Torture and murder in Eldos, but cops couldn’t be stopped for help

When screams of torture woke residents of Eldorado Park on Friday morning, calls to police remained unanswered as two bodies were found inside a house of horrors

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