Carbon Tax update

February 12, 2018Carbon Tax

As part of South Africa’s ongoing efforts to move towards a low carbon economy and to meet South Africa’s INDC targets, National Treasury has proposed a tax on local carbon emissions. On 14 December 2017, the South African National Treasury published a second Draft Carbon Tax Bill for public comment. The new draft mostly retains … Read More

Good news: 2017 wasn’t all bad for the environment

February 12, 2018News

On Thursday, 1st June 2017, the world was rocked by US president Donald Trump’s announcement of his intention to withdraw the from the Paris Agreement. In the wake of this, individuals – from scientists to politicians – have assured that the United States’ pulling out from the Agreement would not mean an all-consuming end to the … Read More

Accommodation for visitors to Cape Town – are changes being driven by environmentally conscious travellers?

February 12, 2018News

Every year thousands of tourists flock to South Africa, a country which offers magnificent scenery – from mountaintops to ocean floors and cultural diversity. Dr Jennifer Fitchett, lecturer in Physical Geography at the University of the Witwatersrand, notes that the tourism sector represents one of the strongest and arguably most resilient contributors to South Africa’s GDP. … Read More