Carol Paton Editor at large

Environmental activists are challenging the renewal of Sasol’s atmospheric emissions licence for its Secunda synfuels plant, which they say was granted without proper consideration of alternatives that would result in cleaner air.

The challenge to the licence for the synfuels plant, which is the biggest single point emitter of greenhouse gases in the world, is the second legal action by activists on the Mpumalanga Highveld in a week and is an indication that SA companies can expect to face much tougher environmental opposition in the future...

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