Financial and policy advisory company Krutham, formerly Intellidex, has recommended that the Presidential Climate Commission, with the support of the National Treasury and the Auditor-General of South Africa, undertake a detailed study on municipalities –particularly in Mpumalanga – to establish what support is required to improve their financial position and how to incorporate the just energy transition (JET) into their long-term financial planning processes.

The Mpumalanga provincial government, with support from the Mpumalanga Green Cluster Agency, could also work with municipalities to develop coherent JET strategies, the company states.