South Africa introduces new carbon tax to fight climate change

Industry experts warn, in a country with a high unemployment rate, carbon taxes are anti-growth, anti-jobs and anti-investment.

Coal mining is partly to blame for making South Africa one of the African continent’s worst polluters.

Now, as South Africa tries to fight climate change, businesses have begun paying a carbon tax.

Al Jazeera’s Haru Mutasa reports from Emalahleni in Mpumalanga province.