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Environment Minister’s Marine Oil & Gas Sector Plan out for comment

It is absolutely vital that all South Africans look at this document, review it and comment.

This document (below) will bind our seas to national development plans like the Gas Master Plan and Operation Phakisa Offshore Oil and Gas program, which are regressive, not sustainable and lock our seas and marine based livelihoods into further pollution, potential incidence management with widespread miscarriage of justice, and millions of tonnes of future carbon dioxide and monoxide, methane, nitrous oxide, hydrogen sulphide and other greenhouse gas emissions and carcinogens.

This is section 8 of ten (10) draft Marine Sector Plans out for public comment (MARINE SPATIAL PLANNING ACT, 2018 (ACT NO. 16 OF 2018) THE PUBLICATION OF DRAFT MARINE SECTOR PLANS FOR PUBLIC COMMENT)

All representations must be submitted in writing by the 9th of May 2023.

By email:

For telephone queries, contact Mr Moses Ramakulukusha at Tel: 021 493 7353.

By post to:

The Deputy Director-General: Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment
Attention: Mr Moses Ramakulukusha
Private Bag X4390; Cape Town; 8002

By hand at: Reception, East Pier Shed (Building 1); East Pier Road, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

Members of the public who wish to comment on the draft Marine Sector Plans may access them in the following manner:

  • Downloading the draft Marine Sector Plans from the Marine Spatial Planning webpage at:
  • Request for a copy via telephone: 021 493 7353 or via email: 
  • Obtaining hard copies at the Department’s offices at 220 East Pier Building 1, East
    Pier Road, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
    The public is invited to submit written representations on the draft Marine Sector Plans within 60 calendar days from the date of publication of this notice in the Government Gazette to any of the following addresses: 

5 thoughts on “Environment Minister’s Marine Oil & Gas Sector Plan out for comment Leave a comment

  1. as a Fisher women I say no to oil and gas …the oil and gas people didnt talk to our fishers the oceans is our income our resources must be protect we eat out of our oceans ….oil and water cant mixed the oil gonna let our die and DISAPPEAR where will we as fishers gonna get food for our families… your people want to see how gonna die our children and families I ask you people please respect our traditions….custromy rights and our culture we lives for many many years out of the ocean ….THE LORD MADE THE OCEAN AND THE FISH IN THERE FOR HIS PEOPLE TO TAKE CARE OF IT SO PLEASE DONT COME AND GRAB IT ……ITS ESPECIALLY FOR THE DISSIPLES TO LIVE FROM THE OCEANS ……LET US TAKE CARE OF IT …….I THANK YOU ….BLESSED DAY


    • Don’t destroy our beautiful marine live for oil and gas.
      When the last fish has been caught, the last game has been killed and the last tree has been felled, you will realize that money cannot be eaten! think about it carefully!!


  2. The proposal addressed here would be an atrocity against the communities, the environment and the marine life in the oceans to mention a few.
    Please do not allow this.
    Your children’s children will suffer the brunt of your greed and need for raping and pillaging this earth.


  3. It’s enough now seriously. You’ve decimated our land now you want to do it to our oceans. Stop it! How much money do you really need? You can’t take it with you


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