The Climate Bill [B9-2022] was formally introduced to the National Assembly by the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment … Continue Reading South Africa’s Climate Bill out for public comment
The Legal Resources Centre (LRC) has thrown its weight behind the West Coast fishing communities, to suspend the Searcher Geodata UK Limited (Searcher) seismic survey which is due to begin on 15 January 2022. The west coast fishing communities have … Continue Reading Litigation imminent as LRC backs Fishing Communities of the west coast against seismic surveys.
The news published in Bloomberg (https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-10-13/eni-to-exit-south-africa-offshore-oil-block-amid-tech-challenges) yesterday has been met with jubilation and relief from the growing network of stakeholders who believe that oil and gas exploration on South Africa’s east coast is a constitutional atrocity, both for the environment, … Continue Reading ENI pull out of East Coast Drilling
SLR Consulting has released the Draft Environmental Management Plan for the Proposed 2D Speculative Seismic Survey off the West Coast … Continue Reading Cover your Ears : Orange Basin Seismic Surveys EMP released for Comment
The Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources and Energy has released the Gas Amendment Bill [B9 – 2020] for public comment due 30 July 2021. The Gas Act, 2001 (Act No. 48 of 2001), was signed into law on 21 February … Continue Reading Gas Amendment Bill – out for public comment
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?