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Climate change, the judiciary steps in when governments fail to act

On 8 March, the North Gauteng High Court ruled in favour of Earthlife Africa Johannesburg, […]

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FAQ The proposed carbon tax legislation in a nutshell

What is the Carbon Tax? Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions present a negative externality (the cost […]

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Budget 2016: The carbon tax conundrum

Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan will have a tough task on his hands when he […]

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Water and drought: Getting the basics right

The drought that South Africa is currently experiencing has highlighted the fact that SA is […]

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What to look out for at Davos 2016

London – Extremist attacks, plunging markets and the break-neck pace of technological innovation. The world […]

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Connecting Corporate and Societal Value Creation

KPMG’s New Vision of Value Report has found that corporate and societal value creation are […]

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The state of agriculture in South Africa

Food security has been described as a ‘crisis’ in Africa, according to the Food and […]

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Corporate responsibility reporting: is it really worth it?

  Let us be honest, corporate responsibility (CR) reporting is not without its critics. Some […]

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Would South Africa be ready if disaster struck?

  We are living in an era of constant change and unprecedented events. No government, […]

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Investing in South Africa’s energy sector

Given South Africa’s heavy reliance on energy-intensive industries such as mining and manufacturing, it should come as no surprise that the country now boasts Africa’s most comprehensive and transparent energy policy. Ensuring a secure source of power is central to the country’s growth. South Africa currently uses some 40 percent of the total electricity consumed on the continent and outside of a few peak periods where power is imported from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) – the country is largely self-sufficient in power generation. With steadily climbing economic and demographic growth rates, it is clear that the country will require continuous capacity increases to keep pace with projected growth.

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