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2 vital tools for carbon tax compliance
2 vital tools for carbon tax complianceArticle

While businesses only need to calculate their liability and submit their carbon tax return once a year, compliance with the Carbon Tax Act itself is not a once-off accomplishment, nor is it as difficult to achieve as some organisations think...

Eckart Zollner 7 Apr 2021

Proposed process to manage carbon budgets
Proposed process to manage carbon budgetsArticle

The Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries recently issued a notice governing the submission of "Subsequent Pollution Prevention Plans" and the Proposed process to manage carbon budgets for the period 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2022...

Gillian Niven and Paula-Ann Novotny 3 Nov 2020

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Latest tender creates unease as the race to improve power supply in SA continuesArticle

The South African Department of Mineral Resources and Energy's (DMRE's) Independent Power Producers Programme Office (IPPPO) aims to procure 2,000MW of electricity in its latest request for proposal (RFP)...

Janine Espin 29 Oct 2020

Carbon tax title released just as filing season opens
Carbon tax title released just as filing season opensArticle

The first period for filing of carbon tax returns opened on 1 October 2020, and will close on 29 October, at 3pm. During that limited timeframe, carbon taxpayers are required to file their initial tax returns, using SARS eFiling, and pay carbon tax liability for operating emissions of greenhouse gas between 1 June and 31 December 2019...

Issued by LexisNexis 5 Oct 2020

Further developments to the carbon tax framework
Further developments to the carbon tax frameworkArticle

On 19 June 2020, Minister of Finance, Tito Mboweni, finalised the next set of regulatory mechanisms applicable to the Carbon Tax Act, 2019 (the Act)...

Paula-Ann Novotny and Gillian Niven 26 Jun 2020

Time for freight industry to hit the road and lower its carbon emissions, carbon tax
Time for freight industry to hit the road and lower its carbon emissions, carbon taxArticle

The nationwide lockdown in South Africa and its associated road travel bans have shown that massive reductions in emissions are possible, which can be continued post-lockdown if the industry...

Eckart Zollner 18 May 2020

Mines can't ignore the carbon tax. But they can take control of it
Mines can't ignore the carbon tax. But they can take control of itArticle

Mining is one industry that needs to gear itself for phase 2 of South Africa's Carbon Tax Act which will commence in mid-2022...

Francois du Plessis 28 Apr 2020

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Global emissions are way off target: what needs to happenArticle

At the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris, countries set goals that require halving carbon emissions by 2030. In a new piece in Nature, Professor Harald Winkler, as part of an international team, delivers the bad news that the emissions gap...

16 Mar 2020

Carbon tax is unavoidable, time to turn to analytics tools
Carbon tax is unavoidable, time to turn to analytics toolsArticle

As the 14th largest emitter of carbon dioxide in the world, South Africa has a pressing responsibility to drive a positive response to climate change...

5 Feb 2020

Public comment sought on carbon tax regulations
Public comment sought on carbon tax regulationsArticle

Following the coming into effect of the Carbon Tax Act, National Treasury is seeking public comment into the Draft Regulations for Trade Exposure Allowance and the Draft Regulations for the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Intensity Benchmarks...

3 Dec 2019

IRP 2019 and the slow transition to a low-carbon economy
IRP 2019 and the slow transition to a low-carbon economyArticle

The Integrated Resource Plan 2019 (IRP2019) is the latest addition to the array of legal instruments South Africa has adopted to transition to a low-carbon economy and as part of its commitment to adapt to and mitigate against climate change under the international climate change framework...

Gillian Niven, Paula-Ann Novotny and Jeanique Pretorius 12 Nov 2019

Partnership to develop solution to complex Carbon Tax calculations
Partnership to develop solution to complex Carbon Tax calculationsArticle

Cova Advisory and Xnovos have announced a new partnership to produce a software system to help companies to cope with the demanding requirements of the new Carbon Tax...

12 Sep 2019

The Carbon Tax Act makes SA's position clear
The Carbon Tax Act makes SA's position clearArticle

The Carbon Tax Act, which came into effect on 1 June 2019, aims to impose a carbon tax on emitters of greenhouse gases, and is illustrative of South Africa's view on global issues such as climate change and global warming...

Athi Jara 6 Sep 2019

Smarter mobility may be the answer to curbing SA's carbon emissions
Smarter mobility may be the answer to curbing SA's carbon emissionsArticle

The Carbon Tax Act has recently come into effect in South Africa with the aim to penalise large emitters of greenhouse gases to minimise the climate risks that hydrocarbon fuels present...

Ben Pullen 17 Jul 2019

Changes to the regulatory landscape pave the way beyond elections
Changes to the regulatory landscape pave the way beyond electionsArticle

Legal professionals will need access to up-to-date legislation and case law to continue to serve the needs of their client base in 2019...

Issued by LexisNexis 25 Jun 2019

Ripple effect of carbon tax on Customs and Excise Laws
Ripple effect of carbon tax on Customs and Excise LawsArticle

The Carbon Tax Act and Customs and Excise Amendment Act were approved by the President in May, with the purpose of the latter to provide for the administration and collection of Carbon Tax revenue...

Virusha Subban and Matthew Tout 7 Jun 2019

Civil society concerned over South Africa's weak carbon tax
Civil society concerned over South Africa's weak carbon taxArticle

The African Climate Reality Project (ACRP) welcomes the implementation of a carbon tax in South Africa as of 1 June 2019...

Noelle Garcin 3 Jun 2019

Carbon tax revenues could be harnessed to help South Africa's poor
Carbon tax revenues could be harnessed to help South Africa's poorArticle

Climate change needs urgent action by all countries, and by all means...

Harald Winkler and Andrew Marquard 31 May 2019

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What carbon tax means to energy-intensive businessesArticle

President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed the Carbon Tax Act into law and it will come into effect on 1 June 2019 to reduce the impact of climate change following the polluter-must-pay-principle, taxing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions...

28 May 2019

How will the Carbon Tax affect mobility in South Africa?
How will the Carbon Tax affect mobility in South Africa?Article

It is a new year filled with promise and new opportunities to address our increasing climate challenges...

Songo Didiza 18 Jan 2019

No place to hide: Miners need to be proactive on green laws
No place to hide: Miners need to be proactive on green lawsArticle

There are currently several pieces of environmental legislation being updated or coming into force, with which the mining industry will be obliged to comply...

14 Sep 2018

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