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

R80-million: The cost of evacuating South Africans from Wuhan in China

The government is expected to evacuate citizens from Wuhan, where the coronavirus outbreak originated

Primedia CEO Essack leaves following internal battles

Omar Essack leaves the 702 and 94.7 owners after a protracted standoff with the board

LIVE BLOG: Fin Min Tito Mboweni presents the 2020 budget

The budget is usually scheduled for the second-last Wednesday in February, and the ratings agencies deliver their decisions after assessing the country’s plans for the fiscal year ahead

Press Releases

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income

SAB Zenzele Kabili B-BBEE share scheme

New scheme to be launched following the biggest B-BBEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history

Digging deep

Automation is unstoppable, but if we're strategic about its implementation, it presents major opportunities

TFSAs are the gymnasts of the retirement savings world

The idea is to get South Africans to save, but it's best to do your research first to find out if a TFSA is really suited to your needs

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences