South Africa

Laws

  • Carbon Tax Act 15
    Legislative
    2019
    The Carbon Tax Act (Act No. 15 of 2019) aims to provide for the imposition of a tax on the carbon dioxide equivalent of greenhouse gas emissions. It defines the calculation of the tax and its application to different activities. The Act includes three annexes containing the fuel combustion emiss...
  • Taxation Laws Amendment Act, 2009 - Sections 12K and 12L inserted in Act 58
    Legislative
    2009
    Last change in November, 2013
    Amends the 1962 Income Tax Act. Section 12K - 'Exemption of certified emission reductions' - grants income tax exemption to the sale of certified emission reductions derived from Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects in the context of the Kyoto Protocol. The measure has been applied since Fe...
  • National Energy Act 2008
    Legislative
    2008
    Last change in April, 2012
    The bill seeks to ensure the availability of diverse energy resources to the economy while supporting economic growth and poverty alleviation. To this end, it intends to provide for energy planning, increased generation and consumption of renewable energies, contingency energy supply, energy feed...
  • Carbon Emissions Motor Vehicles tax (within 2009-2010 budget)
    Legislative
    2010
    The 2009 Budget introduced an ad valorem CO2 emissions tax on new passenger motor vehicles. However, it was later recommended that the original tax proposal be converted into a flat rate CO2 emissions tax, effective from 1 September 2010. The emissions tax has initially been applied to passenger ...
  • Integrated Coastal Management Act (No. 24 of 2008)
    Legislative
    2009
    The primary purposes of this law are 1) to determine South Africa's coastal zones, 2) to provide for the co-ordinated and integrated coastal zone management by all spheres of government, 3) to preserve, protect, extend, and enhance the status of coastal public property as being held in trust by S...
  • Integrated Coastal Management Act (No. 24 of 2008)
    Legislative
    2009
    This Act establishes a system of integrated coastal and estuarine management in South Africa. The Act provides, within the framework of the National Environmental Management Act, for the coordinated and integrated management of the coastal zone by all spheres of government (national, provincial a...
  • Disaster Management Act (No. 57)
    Legislative
    2003
    This Act provides a framework for response to natural or human-caused disasters as defined in Section 1. It aims to provide a coherent, transparent and inclusive policy on disaster management appropriate for South Africa. The Framework presents the intergovernmental structures and policy framewor...
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