Amid the spiralling impacts of climate change, South Africa has declared a national state of disaster as the country suffers more deadly floods.
Climate change is impacting agriculture, farmers’ livelihoods and the price of our food. Action is essential to safeguard food security.
The main greenhouse gas is carbon dioxide (CO2), produced by burning fossil fuels. South Africa is the biggest emitter of greenhouse gases on the African continent.
In August 2021, the South African government announced a steep rise in the price of petrol – an increase of 91 cents per litre. This will place pressure on consumers, said a representative from the country’s Automobile Association.