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More tough questions for climate rogue Sasol at its AGM on Friday

September 24, 2016. Secunda. Coal mining and powers stations in Mpumalanga. Picture: JAMES OATWAY for CER

20 November 2020 - On Friday, 20 November 2020, activists and lawyers from the Life After Coal campaign will participate in the virtual Annual General Meeting of Sasol Limited. They will be joining community and civil society organisations and activists from South Africa and Mozambique, all of whom have acquired shares in Sasol and therefore attend as shareholders, to ask pertinent questions of Sasol’s board and management.

The Life After Coal campaign consists of environmental justice groups groundWork and Earthlife Africa and law centre the Centre for Environmental Rights.

Sasol is South Africa’s second highest emitter of greenhouse gases,and its Synfuels plant in Secunda is reportedly the largest single-source point of emissions on the planet. Sasol is listed as one of the so-called Carbon Majors, the 100 companies estimated to be responsible for 71% of global greenhouse gas emissions.

Sasol’s mega-facilities in Sasolburg and Secunda have been causing significant pollution impacts affecting communities living in Secunda, Zamdela and surrounds for decades. A recent expert modelling report found that air pollution from Sasol’s Secunda Synfuels plant alone is responsible for at least 33 additional deaths per year. Accordingly, between 2020 and 2025, at least 160 people may die from illnesses attributed to Sasol’s air pollution in Secunda.

Sasol is preparing for fossil fuels expansion including LNG with more offshore and onshore prospecting in Mozambique covering over 8000km2 and the construction of pipelines linking the north to existing pipelines in the south

Sasol must be accountable for its contribution to climate change, pollution and harm to people’s health.

Some of the questions that will be posedto Sasol at the AGM will touch on:

Sasol drastically needs to reduce its emissions, scale up its climate change strategies, and take responsibility for the additional 33 deaths per year and harm caused by its operations to surrounding communities.

How to participate: Guests will connect to the Online AGM throughhttps://www.web.lumiagm.com
The Online AGM ID is 142-952-100.
To login you must have your Username and password which you would have requested from sasol@linkmarketservices.co.za