South Africa’s major cities in the Gauteng Province – the country’s economic heartland – are experiencing major water shortages. In Johannesburg and Tshwane taps have run dry, with numerous areas experiencing intermittent supply while some areas have n...
There’s been outrage from some quarters in South Africa about reports that the power utility Eskom and some municipalities intend to increase the connection fee for electricity users who also generate their own power.
With the first reading of a new bill in parliament today, Aotearoa New Zealand’s plan to be smoke-free by 2025 takes another tangible step forward.
Increases in the domestic price of fuel are big news in South Africa, with the price of petrol, diesel and paraffin reaching new highs. The underlying reason for the price increases is movements in the international price of crude oil.…
Concerns about rising food prices are making the headlines across the world as pressures mount in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The war has driven up prices of commodities, including wheat, which is a staple food in many…
The chief operating officer of South Africa’s electricity utility, Eskom, warned in May that the government should urgently start building new generating capacity. He was referring to a new build programme which has existed for at least a decade.
In the final days of 2021 the South African government eased its Covid regulations. On December 30th the government scrapped a curfew that had been in place since March 2020.
South Africa’s latest fuel price increase, which came into effect on 1 December, put the cost of petrol over the R20 per litre mark (about $1.25) in parts of the country for the first time.
The regulations implemented as part of Covid-19 lockdowns have presented valuable lessons for alcohol regulation more generally.
The global Covid pandemic not only heightened interest in the field of disaster risk management, but in several instances required the use and implementation of emergency laws. South Africa was no exception.