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Compliance a priority as Covid-19 continues to shake up mining
Compliance a priority as Covid-19 continues to shake up miningArticle

Whether large-scale or artisanal, the need for mines to be compliant and ethical is highlighted by the implications for the environment, economy, and communities in which the mines operate...

Janine Espin 5 May 2021

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More coal-fired power or 100% renewables? For the next few decades, both paths are wrongArticle

The big question facing Australia's National Electricity Market is how to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 without disrupted energy supplies or skyrocketing prices....

22 Apr 2021

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

Bill Winters, group chief executive of Standard Chartered
Where a global carbon tax meets a just energy transitionArticle

More than half of African companies are delaying their energy transition targets, leaving them in danger of missing the Paris Agreement target of net zero carbon emissions by 2050...

1 Apr 2021

The legal imperative behind ESG compliance and decarbonisation
The legal imperative behind ESG compliance and decarbonisationArticle

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance confirmed its entrenched position at Mining Indaba Virtual 2021...

Paula-Anne Novotny, Jonathan Veeran, Gillian Niven & Kate Collier 10 Feb 2021

Tygue Theron, head of business development, Energy Partners Intelligence
#BizTrends2021: Sustainable energy evolution opens opportunities for SA businessesArticle

There were a a number of significant developments in the local energy space in 2020 and, while this sector generally tends to shift relatively slowly, 2021 is likely to bring with it some of the most progressive changes...

Tygue Theron 14 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Sustainability paving the way for future of waste management
#BizTrends2021: Sustainability paving the way for future of waste managementArticle

Waste management can no longer be looked at with a linear view as we move towards 2021. We are seeing national as well as global leaders around the world creating massive awareness around the 'throw-away culture'...

Kate Stubbs 7 Jan 2021

Path to a net-zero carbon emission SA requires visualisation, commitment
Path to a net-zero carbon emission SA requires visualisation, commitmentArticle

Reaching our goal of net-zero emissions requires urgent change and innovation across multiple industries...

Eckart Zollner 24 Dec 2020

Premal Ranchod, head of ESG research, Alexander Forbes Investments
ESG moves beyond niche into the mainstreamArticle

Socially responsible investing has long been considered niche, but as the impact of investments is being measured beyond just financial returns, environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations has shifted into the mainstream...

Premal Ranchod 1 Dec 2020

Eckart Zollner, head of business development, EDS Systems
SA's pursuit of net-zero carbon emission requires visualisation and commitmentArticle

Energy production and usage accounts for nearly three-quarters of global emission, therefore attaining net-zero emissions requires urgent change and innovation across multiple industries.

Eckart Zollner 30 Nov 2020

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

Janine Espin, managing director, EDS
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

Mitigation and the South African carbon tax
Mitigation and the South African carbon taxArticle

The very first period for filing of carbon tax returns opened on 1 October 2020, and will close on 29 October, at 3pm, after which penalties for late submissions will apply. During that limited timeframe, carbon taxpayers are required to file their initial environmental levy (carbon tax) accounts and pay carbon tax on their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions between 1 June and 31 December 2019...

Andrew Gilder 22 Oct 2020

IMF's new policy at odds with green Covid-19 recovery
IMF's new policy at odds with green Covid-19 recoveryArticle

A new review of the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) most recent economic policy advice for five countries with ongoing coal sector expansions show it is green-lighting fossil fuel expansion...

9 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

Vehicle sales improve slightly
Vehicle sales improve slightlyArticle

"The ongoing albeit slow improvement in new vehicle sales in South Africa, in line with the decreasing lockdown levels, is welcome..."

2 Oct 2020

National Assembly approves Covid-19 tax relief bills
National Assembly approves Covid-19 tax relief billsArticle

The National Assembly has passed the Disaster Management Tax Relief Bill and the Disaster Management Tax Relief Administration Bill...

26 Aug 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

Tito Mboweni, finance minister. Source: Twitter
SA has R800bn in its coffers for Covid-19 reliefArticle

South Africa's combined fiscal and monetary policy interventions amounts to "well over" R800bn to fight the socio-economic impact of Covid-19...

Nicci Botha 24 Apr 2020

Further tax measures to provide support
Further tax measures to provide supportArticle

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has provided more details on the second set of measures that are aimed at assisting individuals and businesses through the Covid-19 pandemic...

23 Apr 2020

South Africa still depends on coal for most of its electricity. Shutterstock
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

Growth of liquid cartons cannot be contained
Growth of liquid cartons cannot be containedArticle

Changing dynamics within the food and beverage industry, coupled with the growth of the retail sector and increasing awareness around sustainability, has driven new growth and innovation in the packaging industry...

Quinton Swart 9 Mar 2020

#Budget2020 highlights...
#Budget2020 highlights...Article

"Ex Africa Semper aliquid novi," winning requires hard work, focus, time, patience and resilience. Finance Minister Tito Mboweni delivered his National Budget Speech on 26 February 2020, leaving South African taxpayers pleased by the implementation of tax relief on personal income tax, but disappointing those who indulge in alcoholic beverages and heated tobacco products...

Virusha Subban, Jana Botha, and Prenisha Govender 27 Feb 2020

Major airlines say they're acting on climate change. Our research reveals how little they've achieved
Major airlines say they're acting on climate change. Our research reveals how little they've achievedArticle

We analysed what the world's top 58 airlines - such as American Airlines, British Airways and Qantas - are doing about climate change. Even the best airlines are not doing anywhere near enough...

Susanne Becken 17 Feb 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

#BizTrends2020: SA's transition to a cleaner, greener economy
#BizTrends2020: SA's transition to a cleaner, greener economyArticle

South Africa is taking strides towards transitioning to a cleaner green economy, with the country's approved 2019 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) being gazetted...

Ntombifuthi Ntuli 9 Jan 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

South Africa most coal-dependent of all G20 countries
South Africa most coal-dependent of all G20 countriesArticle

South Africa's energy sector is the most coal-dependent of all the G20 countries, according to the fifth annual Brown to Green Report...

2 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

Concrete Institute to brief parliament on potential industry crisis
Concrete Institute to brief parliament on potential industry crisisArticle

The cement industry, having to compete against cheap imports, has appealed to the Department of Trade and Industry's (DTI) International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (ITAC) for support in the form of tariffs...

15 Oct 2019

The impact of carbon tax on the mining sector
The impact of carbon tax on the mining sectorArticle

The Minerals Council recently published a video interview with CEO Roger Baxter on the impact of the carbon tax on the South African mining sector...

2 Oct 2019

The case for a net zero emissions economy
The case for a net zero emissions economyArticle

Following the Paris Agreement on Climate Change in 2015, a number of European countries have made commitments to move to a net zero emissions economy...

Brett Chrystal 2 Oct 2019

Third Environmental Guidelines for Commercial Forestry Plantations revision released
Third Environmental Guidelines for Commercial Forestry Plantations revision releasedArticle

Forestry South Africa's (FSA) 2019 edition and third revision of the Environmental Guidelines for Commercial Forestry Plantations in South Africa has been released...

30 Sep 2019

Andries Rossouw, PwC Africa energy & resources leader
SA mining industry in transitionArticle

The local mining industry finds itself in a transition as it moves from conventional deep mining to shallower, mechanised mining...

Danette Breitenbach 27 Sep 2019

Role of effective waste management in preserving SA's heritage
Role of effective waste management in preserving SA's heritageArticle

Marking Heritage Month this September, Interwaste committed to commemorating Zero Emissions Day (ZeDay), as well as National Clean-up and Recycling Day...

26 Sep 2019

Towards a greener and more sustainable business space
Towards a greener and more sustainable business spaceArticle

Societal expectation to act with greater environmental consciousness is increasing. Environmental matters are subject to rapid regulatory and legal developments and change, often becoming progressively stricter...

Issued by LexisNexis 25 Sep 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

SA cement producers apply for safeguards as imports undercut local industry
SA cement producers apply for safeguards as imports undercut local industryArticle

The Concrete Institute (TCI) has applied to the International Trade Administration Commission (ITAC) of South Africa to investigate the surge in imports of cement at low prices...

15 Aug 2019

Climate change emerging as a legal liability risk for lenders in SA
Climate change emerging as a legal liability risk for lenders in SAArticle

Legal liability for climate change is an emerging risk for lenders in South Africa - a risk that is by no means limited to projects in the fossil fuel industry...

7 Aug 2019

South Africa’s agriculture and food production industries are exempt from the carbon tax - for now. Shutterstock
South Africa's carbon tax matters - for the economy and tackling climate changeArticle

Carbon tax is likely to be an effective way of mitigating greenhouse gas emissions, which lead to climate change and have negative consequences for human life...

Mmatlou Kalaba & Heinrich Bohlmann 18 Jul 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

#WorldEnvironmentDay: How waste is impacting our air
#WorldEnvironmentDay: How waste is impacting our airArticle

Research from the World Health Organisation (WHO) indicates that seven million people die each year from air pollution, where nine out of ten people breathe in polluted air each day...

5 Jun 2019

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Miners at the top of their game, but investors aren't impressedArticle

The Top 40 mining houses continued to consolidate their stellar performance of the past several years by delivering steady growth in 2018, according to PwC's Mine 2019 report...

4 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

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US-China trade wars stifling global economic growthArticle

Over the past year, trade tensions between America and China have veered between panic and an amicable solution...

Patience Panashe 31 May 2019

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