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arnot coal power station, middelburg, south africa

South Africa’s Ramaphosa signs carbon tax into law

Ramaphosa’s African National Congress party was returned to office with a reduced majority in an election earlier this month. While climate change was barely mentioned in the campaign, the result allows the government to finally implement a tax that has been under discussion since 2010.

a disused coal-fired power plant in soweto, south africa

South Africa set to introduce long-awaited carbon tax in June

The levy will make polluters report and pay for their emissions, but experts say the starting rate is too low to spur a rapid shift to clean energy — South Africa is on course to put a price on carbon pollution, after the National Assembly passed a long-awaited Carbon Tax Bill on Tuesday. The tax …

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