Sustainable Growth

Wednesday, 22 March 2023

A tale of life and death: The coal value chain's impacts on local communities in South Africa

  • Year: 2022
  • Organisation: TIPS
  • Author(s): Lerato Monaisa Gaylor Montmasson-Clair (TIPS)

This working paper unpacks the impacts of a transition away from coal on affected communities in South Africa. It takes a multi-layered approach highlighting the economic, social, and environmental impacts coal has had to date and the implications of a transition on communities. Sections 2, 3 and 4 discuss the economic, socio-economic and environmental impacts of coal-related activities and their closure on communities. Section 5 concludes with policy implications.