Carbon Tax

Carbon tax works if it is drafted well

Levies have reduced emissions and, with a few tweaks, their economic effects will be manageable.

Carbon tax shoots itself in the foot

The treasury is thinking of enforcing the levy to reduce our emissions, but this won’t work.

Carbon tax: Don’t throw the baby out with the bath water

Killing the carbon tax will destroy a great idea, writes the WWF's Saliem Fakir and Manisha Gulati.

Carbon tax can address poverty and inequality

South Africa's proposed carbon tax of R120 a tonne can reduce poverty and inequality, write Oxfam's Thembinkosi Dlamini and Rashmi Mistry.

Is carbon tax the key?

South African companies are facing heavy taxes for their carbon emissions, but will this mean less tax for individuals?

Climate change: Short-term thinking costs us the future

Short-termism is pushing the world towards a 2C temperature increase by 2050. Humans will have to adapt on the go, constantly repairing damage.

Carbon tax will power SA’s drive to clean up its act

The new carbon tax will drive the growing renewable energy sector and change South Africa's energy mix.

Carbon tax will motivate change

The carbon tax is unique in that it encourages companies to lower their carbon intensity, and create a resource efficient economy, says experts.

We’ll all pay the price for dirty power

Heavy carbon emitters will pass costs of new tax on to consumers.

Budget 2013 extends funding on environmental issues

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's budget has been generous to the environment, with extended funding and clarity on the carbon tax.

Point for Pravin: Carbon tax critical in budget speech

Wednesday's budget should include some finality on the mooted carbon tax and hopefully a change in the business sector's attitude will come with it.

Vision of the future takes shape

South Africa's national development plan and the ANC's proposals have people talking, although the proposal is still a draft document.


Slice of life: Recycling for our lives

This lockdown will hurt my family in the stomach. We will suffer for this whole period. I don’t even know what I will do when my wife gives birth in the next two weeks

Mbalula defends changing taxi operating times

Regulations for taxis have been relaxed over the last few days of the lockdown prompting criticism. Transport minister Fikile Mbalula however, has defended the decision

A week in lockdown: SA Covid-19 cases at 1 505

The health department says it is awaiting confirmation on whether two deaths in Kwazulu-Natal are related to the coronavirus disease

Press Releases

New energy mix on the cards

REI4P already has and will continue to yield thousands of employment opportunities

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders