The hurried, ‘phakisa’, pursuit of oil and gas exploitation on our coast denies not only the burden of responsibility carried by South Africa in our global ecological plight, but also denies the natural limits and capacity of the environment to absorb the consequences of toxic and radioactive waste, acoustic bombardment, smothering, oiling and Green House Gases.
This is where you come in….
Hundreds of South Africans objected to this. We need thousands to appeal it. Take a stand and fight for our marine environment and the cascading effects of climate change. All appeals are required to be on this template.
Send your Appeal (using the downloadable form) before 30 September 2019.
All appeals must be submitted to the 1) Minister of Environmental Affairs, in English, and copies sent to the 2) Department of Mineral Resources, to the 3) Petroleum Agency of South Africa (PASA) and 4) Eni (the applicant) through one of the following means as per the details below.
It is imperative you (as the appellant) must provide your full contact details, i.e. postal address, telephone and cell numbers, fax number and email address on the template provided.
1. Department of Environmental Affairs
Appeals and Legal Review Directorate
Attention: The Director for Appeals and Legal Review
Post: Private Bag x 447, Pretoria, 0001
By Hand: Environment House, Corner Steve Biko and Soutpansberg Street,
Arcadia, Pretoria, 0083
2. The Petroleum Agency SA
Attention: The Chief Executive Officer
Post: Private Bag x 5111, Tygervalley, 7536
By Hand: Tygerpoort Building, 7 Mispel Road, Bellville, 7530
3. Department of Mineral Resources
Legal Services Directorate
Attention: The Director of Legal Services
Facsimile: 086 710 0877
Post: Private Bag x 59, Arcadia, 0007
By Hand: Trevenna Campus, Building 2C, Corner of Meintjies and Francis Baard Street, Sunnyside.
Attention: Ms. Nicole Lomberg
Eni South Africa B.V.
1st Floor Icon Building, Corner CubeWS
Corner Lower Long & Hans Strijdom Road
Tel: +27 (0)21 412 1582
Cordes, E.E., Jones, D.O.B, Schlacher, T.A., Amon, D.J., Bernardino A.F., Brooke, S., Carne,y R, DeLe,o D.M., Dunlop, K.M., Escobar-Brione,s E.G., Gates, A.R., Génio, L., Gobin, J., Henry, L-A., Herrera, S., Hoyt, S., Joye, M., Kark, S., Mestre, N.C., Metaxas, A., Pfeifer, S. Sink, K., Sweetman, A.K. and Witte, U. (2016) Environmental Impacts of the Deep-Water Oil and Gas Industry: A Review to Guide Management Strategies.Front. Environ. Sci. 4:58. doi:10.3389/fenvs.2016.00058
For further reading: https://rovingreporters.co.za/go-ahead-for-controversial-oil-project-off-kzn-coast/
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