Carletonville residents claim Sasol plant affecting their health

Residents earlier handed over a memorandum of demands at Sasol's headquarters in Rosebank.

FILE: Hundreds of community members from Carletonville in the West Rand have handed over a memorandum of demands at Sasol's headquarters in Rosebank on 21 November 2014. Picture: Supplied.

JOHANNESBURG - Hundreds of community members from Carletonville in the West Rand have handed over a memorandum of demands at Sasol's headquarters in Rosebank this afternoon.

Residents are unhappy about the pollution from the oil giant's plant which they say is affecting their health.

March organiser, Lerato Maragele, says Sasol must comply with environmentally friendly regulations.

"Sasol has one of the biggest and largest emissions of gasses in Africa and the whole world so we are saying they should comply with the standards set out by the Department of Environmental Affairs."