Coal country: South Africa introduces carbon tax

by Agence France-Presse (AFP). South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed into law a carbon tax to cut emissions in the continent’s worst polluter, the treasury said Monday, drawing cautious praise from environmentalists. South Africa’s reliance on coal The tax, a rare step for an emerging economy, will be levied[…]

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Gupta connection cloud over Eskom coal supplier

State-owned Eskom is buying coal for its Arnot power plant from a mine that’s being bought by a company controlled by the Gupta family, friends of President Jacob Zuma, after a contract with Exxaro Resources was cancelled, according to three people with knowledge of the situation. Eskom didn’t renew Exxaro’s[…]

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No power cuts on Monday: Eskom

There will not be power cuts as a result of the Majuba power station crisis anywhere in the country on Monday, Eskom said. “There will be no load shedding today [Monday]. We managed to restore coal supplies to two of the six units at the [Majuba] power station. This means[…]

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