On 11 September 2020, the High Court passed a judgement which clarified that local communities on and around the land … Continue Reading A win for Interested and Affected Parties
In true-to-form style, on the 28 November 2019, the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, published draft amendments to the Regulations under section 107 of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act 28 of 2002. This is true-to-form because comments … Continue Reading Gazetting changes to the Mining Regulations just before Christmas…AGAIN!
A petition has been created for those who want to say NO to Offshore Oil and Gas exploration drilling off KZN’s coast. An Environmental Authorisation was granted to Sasol and ENI to begin exploration drilling on 9 September. The law … Continue Reading Petition: Stop the Offshore Oil and Gas in KZN.
Today our Campaign had a setback. The Environmental Authorisation which allows mining companies to drill for oil and gas off … Continue Reading Offshore Drilling due to go-ahead in KZN – unless you take a stand today!
A fantastic representation by Rep. Joe Cunningham during a House Natural Resources subcommittee hearing in which a debate ensued after the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration gave five companies permission to conduct seismic tests that could harm the whales last year in … Continue Reading Blasted Seismics!
The South Durban Community Environmental Alliance (SDCEA) are hosting a March in Durban to create awareness of the irreparable damage which could be caused by offshore oil & gas exploration and drilling in KZN. Date: 5 December 2018 (Wednesday) Time: … Continue Reading Join us: March against Offshore Oil and Gas Exploration in KZN!
In June 2018, South African Minister of Mineral Resources, Gwede Mantashe, published a notice stating a restriction on the granting of new applications for technical co-operation permits, exploration rights and production rights for all of South Africa’s onshore and offshore petroleum … Continue Reading Moratorium on new offshore mining applications lifted
Do you want to object to the Sasol/ENI offshore drilling off KZN, but are unsure how to, or what needs to be in the objection? Use this template to help structure your objection. TEMPLATE_Sasol EIA Application_Oct 2018 The template provides … Continue Reading Help! Place your Public Objection before 8 November
The South Durban Community Environmental Alliance (SDCEA) together with the community of KZN will be hosting Petroleum Agency South Africa (PASA) to engage on the up-and-coming offshore oil and gas exploration. Show your support and voice your concerns as a resident, … Continue Reading Say no to Offshore Oil and Gas exploration in KZN – 26 October 2018 – Durban
An enormous victory within South African conservation and environmental quarters where cabinet has approved declaration of 20 of the proposed Marine Protected Areas. An extract from the Cabinet Meeting Statement reads: B. Cabinet decisions 9. Cabinet has approved the declaration of … Continue Reading Cabinet Approves 20 new Marine Protected Areas for South Africa!
Apart from an accident occurring during the exploration for oil and gas off the KZN coastline, the actual operation itself … Continue Reading What are the environmental impacts of the offshore exploration drilling in KZN expected to be?
The Daily News published an article today making reference to Oceans Not Oil. Unfortunately the article did not articulate that Oceans Not Oil acknowledges the value and importance of the Marine Spatial Planning Bill. The full presentation can be found … Continue Reading Press release – Marine Spatial Planning Bill.
Khalid Mather, Durban based marine biologist and conservationist, confronts the KZN Environmental Portfolio Committee during the Marine Spatial Planning Bill public hearing.
Janet Solomon posed pertinent questions and comments to the Portfolio Committee on the Marine Spatial Planning Bill. It is clear that the Bill is of value and importance to the blue economy of South Africa, but the Bill requires a … Continue Reading Oceans Not Oil tackles Marine Spatial Planning Bill
27 July 2018 Post by: WaveWarrior Whale populations around the world have been spouting their thanks to the dedication of … Continue Reading Where do whales go? (Seismic Surveys)
June 2018 The Minister of Environmental Affairs recently responded to a Parliamentary Question related to reconnaissance permits/seismic surveys without environmental authorisation. It seems that DEA has committed to ensuring that seismic surveys are a included as a listed activity, requiring … Continue Reading Seismic Surveys reaches the Parliament agenda