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Tunicia Phillips

Children increasingly at risk from climate crisis

Children are more vulnerable than adults for a number of reasons including an increased risk of death

MPs condemn mandatory vaccinations for employees

President Cyril Ramaphosa told parliament that nobody should be forced to have the vaccine, but constitutional rights were not absolute

Satellites launched to determine source of methane, carbon dioxide emissions

A project by Carbon Matter will map the concentration of methane and carbon dioxide worldwide. This will help to detect leaks so they can be repaired

Nuke hearings: Eskom safety plans ‘f lawed’

Environmental groups have warned that a green light from the national energy regulator for a new nuclear power plant will be challenged in court

Marikana community fear murder accused and former police chief who now heads mine security

Murder accused and former provincial police deputy commissioner Wiliam Mpembe rules mine security with impunity - say people in Marikana

Industries that emit carbon to pay more tax

The treasury said it will be better for South Africa’s domestic carbon pricing to increase significantly because this will open the door for negotiations with the European Union when the new carbon border adjusted mechanism takes effect in 2026

‘The future is closer than expected’

Restoring ecosystems — wetlands, savannahs and grasslands — will mitigate the effects of global warming

Inflation eating into savings after last year’s slew of interest rate cuts

Food inflation was unchanged at 6.7% in July, but remained elevated on continued upward pressure from prices for meat and the oils and fats category.

Time in Marikana has stood still

In Nkaneng the memory of the 44 people murdered will not leave the community

Medupi fails two tests already

The new plant can’t meet World Bank’s loan conditions or sulphur emissions limits

Green shoots for energy security, bad news for Eskom’s revenue

Additional energy will take demand pressure off Eskom’s strained supply, but the downside will be a reduction in revenue for the power utility

Is listing, privatisation the answer for debt-ridden Eskom?

The chief executive believes climate change is an opportunity for the utility to pivot from coal

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