Ogies Standoff

Structural damage, untimely blasting and black dust – coal mining is encroaching ever closer to homes in Ogies in Mpumalanga and pleas for intervention seem to be falling on deaf ears. In a desperate attempt to put an end to the coal mine blasting, fed-up residents with damaged homes and poor health, take on major mining companies. Carte Blanche returns to Ogies to investigate how the lives of those affected have deteriorated rapidly.

Producer: Anna-Maria van Niekerk and Marzanne van den Berg

Presenter: Macfarlane Moleli