Eskom’s plan to temporarily bypass sulphur dioxide controls at Kusile coal power plant poses a deadly health risk to local communities.
The Pretoria High Court has granted leave to appeal the Deadly Air judgement regarding toxic air pollution in the Highveld Priority Area.
Spiralling food prices are driving inflation and squeezing household budgets. This is exacerbating poverty, hunger and debt.
Climate finance can empower South Africa to build a greener, healthier future where it costs less to keep the lights on.
Lower running and maintenance costs mean EV ownership can prove an excellent investment, particularly as more affordable models become available.
Soil erosion is a serious environmental problem in South Africa, affecting both land and water resources.
South Africa is experiencing a number of environmental issues, including global warming, pollution and species loss.
Coal is the world’s dirtiest energy. A just transition from coal mining will profoundly benefit people and the environment.
Air pollution is the world’s most critical environmental health risk. South Africa’s use of fossil fuels produces hundreds of millions of tonnes of emissions annually.
Energy is essential for the functioning of any modern economy. South Africa’s Central Energy Fund (CEF) does the vital job of maintaining that energy supply.
Since 2003, the South African government has been funding free electricity for the poorest households. This is because it recognises that poverty is a barrier to electricity access.
COP26 saw South Africa make a public commitment to greening its economy. But, can non-renewable resources be part of this transition?
Livestock farming contributes to poverty reduction in rural areas. However, industrialised livestock farming is one of the greatest threats to planetary and human health.
Agriculture is both a victim and culprit of climate change. The sector is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions and is acutely vulnerable to the effects of climate change.
This phase-down of coal will bring significant changes to South Africa. This makes the need for a just transition away from coal fundamental to ensure no one is left behind.
A drought refers to a period of time when an area experiences lower-than-average precipitation. South Africa faces an increasing risk from drought due to climate change.
South Africa is a coal-dependent country. Coal makes up 74 per cent of the country’s total electricity supply. In the first quarter of 2021, 81.8 per cent of South Africa’s electricity came from coal.
Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is the process of drilling into the earth to inject rocks deep underground with water, chemicals or sand to reach oil or natural gas deposits.