South Africa
Focal Point
Thembela Ngculu

Mr. Tlou Ramaru
Senior Policy Advisor: International Sustainable Development and Trade Cooperation
Department of Environmental Affairs
Contact details: +27 12 310 3331
Fax: +27 12 322 1003
Cell: +27 72 114 1504
Side Events at Rio+20

Green economy Practices/Policies/Initiatives in South Africa
  • Carbon Tax
    South Africa instituted an ad valorem CO2 emissions tax on new passenger vehicles in 2010.
  • South Africa's New Growth Path - Green Economy Accord
    The Government and its social partners signed the Green Economy Accord on 17 November 2011 as an outcome of social dialogue on the New Growth Path.
  • The Medium Term Strategic Framework
    South Africa has set The Medium Term Strategic Framework (MTSF) for 2009-2014 to mitigate climate change .
  • The National Framework for Sustainable Development
    The purpose of the National Framework on Sustainable Development is to enunciate South Africa?s national vision for sustainable development and indicate strategic interventions to re-orientate South Africa?s development path in a more sustainable direction. It proposes a national vision, principles and areas for strategic intervention that will enable and guide the development of the national strategy and action plan.
  • Working for Water Program
    The ?Working for Water? public program created 25,000 green jobs for previously unemployed people in the removal of high water-consuming invasive vegetation.
Background papers/Position papers
  • Medium Term Strategic Framework (2009)
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