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Is there a socially and ecologically just way forward at the MMSEZ?

The proposed Musina-Makhado Special Economic Zone (MMSEZ) in Northern Limpopo, hailed by some as the answer to boosting economic development in South Africa and the broader Southern Africa, has come under fire for the negative social and environmental impact that its development would have on the area.

Communities suffering from air pollution demand action

According to Earthlife’s Thabo Sibeko, the World Bank should hold Eskom accountable according to its loan agreement.

Why South Africa’s new coal-fired power station IPPs will never be built

One of the key objectives of the Life After Coal Campaign is to discourage the development of any new coal-fired power stations.
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Eskom’s latest bid to continue pollution contested

Environmental justice organisations strongly contest Eskom’s further round of multiple applications to postpone compliance with air pollution standards.

Life After Coal, Greenpeace Africa slam inclusion of coal in electricity plan

The inclusion of new coal in the updated draft IRP for electricity will cost South Africa close to R20 billion more than it needs to spend.
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Water costs, impacts of coal-fired power grossly underestimated

Mining coal and burning it in power stations uses large amounts of water, and pollutes even more of the precious resource.
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Report shows two coal IPPs would cost an additional R20 billion

A report released by the University of Cape Town’s Energy Research Centre shows that government’s planned independent power producer coal plants – Thabametsi and Khanyisa – would cost South Africa an additional R19.68 billion compared to a least-cost energy system.
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Irrational IRP can expect legal challenges

The Life After Coal Campaign and Greenpeace Africa say that the Department of Energy will face a legal challenge from them if the IRP for electricity ignores constitutional obligations.