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South Africa Launches a Carbon Tax on Energy Producers
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South Africa Launches a Carbon Tax on Energy Producers

After years of deliberation, South Africa introduced a carbon pricing system in June 2019. Climate change is one of the leading challenges facing human kind and the primary objective of the carbon tax is to minimize greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in a sustainable, cost effective and affordable manner. Consequently, the President Cyril Ramaphosa signed into...

Constitutional Court Rules Against Coal Mining in Mpumalanga Protected Area of South Africa
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Constitutional Court Rules Against Coal Mining in Mpumalanga Protected Area of South Africa

Earlier in the month of November 2019, the Constitutional Court refused a mining company’s final challenge of a 2018 High Court decision to set aside Ministerial approvals for a proposed coal mine in South Africa. The Constitutional Court had the final say on the approvals for a coal mine inside an Mpumalanga Protected Area and...

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