Emissions

Germans vent VW fury in mass ‘dieselgate’ suit

Consumers accuse the 12-brand group of deliberately harming clients by installing software to make cars appear less polluting than they really were

Three Japanese automakers admit false emissions data

The companies came forward after the ministry last month ordered 23 auto and motorbike companies to conduct in-house probes

​Three million electric cars by 2050 – if government doesn’t trip itself up

Vehicles powered by wind and sun underpin the green transport strategy, but legislation and departmental silos stand in the way .

​VW fights to survive after emissions scandal, but it’s business as usual in SA

South Africans are interested in low fuel consumption and remain loyal to VW, whose cars top the best-seller list as its market share increases.

Big polluters buy time on emissions

SA’s major polluters are going ahead with plans to offset their emissions, lowering pollution in one place to save money and continue polluting.

India can cut carbon output – with help

Success at COP21 in Paris requires that all countries recognise the merit to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s argument for "climate justice".

Big business stalls crucial carbon tax

Industry and even some state bodies have been putting pressure on the treasury to change its approach.

How Eskom’s coal kills

More than 600 people could perish every year from illnesses related to air pollution when all Eskom's power plants come on stream.

Eskom spurns air quality controls

Emissions obligations weigh as heavily on the state-owned power firm's bottom line as its customers' health and safety.

Air quality below standard in almost all Chinese cities

Air quality was below China's new national standards in all but three of 74 major cities last year, despite Premier Li Keqiang's war on pollution.

Carbon report puts SA in the hot seat

A report on greenhouse gas emissions says just 90 carbon emitters, some of which are South African, are reponsible for two-thirds of global emissions.

New Eskom power plant defies carbon cut pledge

Plans for a new coal-fired power station are baffling in light of South Africa's agreement to decrease its emissions by 34% by 2020.

Latest

Eastern Cape MEC orders graft investigation after two workers killed at troubled district municipality

The killing of two council workers at the Amathole district municipality appears to be linked to tender fraud and corruption

South Africans stuck in China are desperate to escape coronavirus ‘prison’

But the department of international relations and co-operation claims they are comfortable and taken care of 

SA’s quarantine plan for coronavirus

A small Free State dorp and 14 days of isolation — this is the plan for citizens returning from China, to prevent a potential outbreak of the disease

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it