Business Feature

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The South African Cities Network has identified transport as a critical development area for South African cities. It believes the future of our transport systems will hinge on the ability of local governments to respond effectively to the increased responsibility they have in this regard.
In November 2014, Clement Manyungwana, acting deputy director general: Integrated Transport Planning at the Department of Transport, noted in a speech that “road transport is the fastest-growing source of greenhouse gas emissions, accounting for around 19% of global energy consumption, and is said to be responsible for around 23% of fossil fuel-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, equivalent to 13% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions”.

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