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Industry and campaigners spar over South Africa’s carbon tax

Industry and campaigners spar over South Africa’s carbon tax
Wednesday 17
9:21 2019

JOHANNESBURG: South Africa’s new carbon tax has provoked a storm of criticism from environmental campaigners who say it is too weak — and from industry that predicts it will cause mass job losses. The new tax, the first of its type in Africa, was cautiously introduced last month in the first of several gradual steps and is scheduled to come into full force in three years’ time. The tax has been planned for almost a decade. But it was delayed in a country that is struggling to boost economic growth while also being the 14th largest polluter in the world, ...

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Summary: JOHANNESBURG: South Africa’s new carbon tax has provoked a storm of criticism from environmental campaigners who say it is too weak — and from industry that predicts it will cause mass job losses. The new tax, the first of its type in Africa, was cautiously introduced last month in the ...

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