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?
Frustration levels were running high – no chairs; a packed, hot room; mere post-its for sticking comments on six offshore … Continue Reading A Day in one of the Strongest Currents in the World
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
Trail Magazine July/August/September issue 2018
Sunday Tribune 27 May 2018 Oceans Not Oil commends WildOceans for its ‘Only This Much’ campaign, which will highlight the fact that scientists are recommending a 30% Marine Protection to buffer against manmade biosphere damage including climate change, DEA committed … Continue Reading Oceans Not Oil commends WildOceans
SAfm radio news May 17, 2018 ONO’s Janet Solomon posed the following questions to Jon Harris, Sasol’s Executive Vice President:Upstream : I am here representing the coalition Oceans Not Oil and will be speaking for our ocean today especially in … Continue Reading Oceans Not Oil takes on Sasol
Unknown to many living in South Africa, the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) has signed away the soul of the East Coast.
Newspaper Article: Sunday Tribune March 18, 2018 By Khalid Mather Despite 2013 being a painful year for many South Africans as we laid Madiba to rest, the background machinations of the DMR would only be unearthed years later as residents … Continue Reading Unknown to many living in South Africa, the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) has signed away the soul of the East Coast.
The Mercury, October 6 2017, pg7 Phakisa is a regressive step against Climate Change Policy gains in South Africa by Samuel Chademana and Charley Joseph The South African government’s state of policy contradictions as exhibited between its international climate change … Continue Reading Opinion piece on Operation Phakisa
Newspaper Article: Daily News – 17 May 2018 Article by: Mphathi Nxumalo Desmond D’Sa from the South Durban Community Environmental Alliance pulled no punches during a community meeting with Sasol on Thursday, railing against plans to explore for oil and … Continue Reading Sasol’s plans to drill KZN coast gets flak
Newspaper Article: The Mercury – 18 May 2018 Article by: Lyse Comins KWAZULU-Natal residents and environmental groups have united in vehement opposition against plans to explore and drill for oil and gas off the province’s coast, highlighting devastating environmental disasters during … Continue Reading ‘Not off our coast’