The chapter seeks to understand how South Africa’s just transition vision has been adopted into key policies, namely industrial, employment and climate policies. Mohamed and Montmasson-Clair develop a normative framework that outlines the various dimensions of a just transition. They then use the framework to assess the alignment of key policies in a just transition in South Africa aimed at a transformative transition. The chapter highlights importance of stakeholder (particularly civil society) processes to ensure a people-centred just transition in South Africa.
This working paper forms part of MISTRA’s priority research project on A just transition to a low carbon future in South Africa that aims to broaden the discourse on the low-carbon transition in South Africa, and explore the opportunities and impediments in making the transition fair, affordable and socioeconomically viable.