Provincial Air Pollution

October 15, 2015

We the undersigned residents of Northern Ekurhuleni (inclusive of Midstream Estates, Clayville and Olifantsfontein), North Eastern Johannesburg (inclusive of Glen Austin and Randjesfontein) and Centurion in Tshwane.

Noting that

  1. Our suburbs are experiencing high levels of air pollution particularly at night and early morning which includes smog / smoke visible from parts of these suburbs and both smoke and chemical (Sulphur or similar) smells.
  2. An increase in medical problems related to air pollution including allergies, sinusitis, asthma, coughs and other respiratory conditions.

Petition the Gauteng Provincial Legislature and the responsible Members of the Executive of the Gauteng Provincial Government to intervene on our behalf with the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality to determine the causes of the pollution and to take steps to reduce the pollution as a matter of urgency.