When Sasol published its climate change report on Monday last week, the 34-page document slipped by almost unnoticed.

The petrochemical giant's two joint CEOs, Bongani Nqwababa and Stephen Cornell, resigned that same morning, casualties of the Lake Charles project - a multibillion-dollar US investment troubled by delays and substantial cost overruns - and no announcement about greenhouse gases is likely to trump the departure of top management.

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