Webber Wentzel

20 May 2022

Will SA’s new environmental bill lure mining investors?

Will SA’s new environmental bill lure mining investors? Once the South African president signs NEMLAA4, it will introduce greater certainty on environmental requirements, helping to improve the country’s attractiveness for […]
5 Apr 2022

SA Treasury defines green activities

SA Treasury defines green activities South Africa’s National Treasury has launched the country’s first Green Finance Taxonomy, which will help investors and financial institutions make more informed decisions about “green” […]
1 Apr 2022

ESG in the mining industry: what’s missing?

ESG in the mining industry: what’s missing? By Nomsa Mbere, Partner & Sebastian Steenkamp, Associate at Webber Wentzel A recent analysis of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) reports by nine […]
23 Dec 2021

Tighten ESG focus or face litigation

Tighten ESG focus or face litigation Litigation on Environmental, Social and Governance matters is rising in volume, both globally and domestically, but there are various steps that companies can take […]
21 Dec 2021

How to finance biodiversity

How to finance biodiversity South Africa was the first country in the world to grant the tax concession in Section 37D of the Income Tax Act to protect biodiversity, which […]
15 Nov 2021

Private sector key to sustainable cities and towns

Private sector key to sustainable cities and towns Creating sustainable and environmentally friendly cities is a central feature of climate change adaptation, embracing themes such as AI, IP law and […]
2 Nov 2021

Climate change goals drive SA’s energy evolution

Climate change goals drive SA’s energy evolution Legislative reforms are making South Africa’s energy sector greener and more competitive, which will encourage economic growth and help the country meet its […]
27 Oct 2021

New chapter for funding sustainable projects

New chapter for funding sustainable projects A new chapter has opened for commercial funding of sustainability projects, writes Khurshid Fazel and Karen Couzyn from Webber Wentzel Innovative funding for sustainability […]
28 Jul 2021

Why mines in Africa should invest in renewable energy

By Leon Louw, founder and editor at WhyAfrica 19 July 2021 – Mining companies have been grappling with the question of fossil fuels versus renewables for more than a decade. […]
19 Jul 2021

South Africa to publish a climate change guideline for environmental applications

By Paula-Ann Novotny and Lerato Molefi from Webber Wentzel  19 July 2021 – ​​​A Climate Change guideline will shortly be published to assist with incorporating climate change considerations in various applications […]
10 Mar 2021

SA energy: one step closer, or two steps back?

By Kirsty Kilner and Gillian Niven from Webber Wentzel 10 March 2021 – Recent moves to incentivise renewable energy development in designated areas in South Africa are welcome, but a […]