After a 30-year battle, we defeated Shell, limiting environmental pollution, but our gains haven’t translated into practical benefits
It is evident that the country needs a reworked mining and environmental management regulation framework
Must we choose between short-term well-being and long-term environmental damage?
The Eastern Cape high court finds the matter requires ventilation at the supreme court of appeal
After 60 years of air pollution by oil refineries, it will take Wentworth residents at least two generations to reverse epigenetic changes.
Meaningful consultation is not the ticking of a checklist, court says
Court applicants have argued that the company should be required to conduct an environmental impact assessment, based on the best available science, which has advanced considerably since Shell’s permit to conduct seismic surveys was granted
Voluntarism is not enough to ensure that transnational companies such as Shell consult people likely to be affected by their proposed activities
Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe has slammed those opposing the survey as ‘dishonest and duplicitous’
Exploration has brought income inequality and poverty to people in Mauritius, Mozambique and Nigeria.
There’s always a risk of due diligence becoming a mere box-ticking exercise for big firms, panel discussion hears
Millennials are actively supporting businesses with sound ESG principles, and boycotting those without
The oil giant’s chief executive flagged the consequences of the West’s moves to disentangle itself from Moscow’s energy system
Minister tells African Energy Indaba country ‘wants to be island of angels in sea of poverty’
Between Africa and Europe, is it possible to talk of a win-win partnership, of complementarity and common interests?
The South African United Fishing Front wants discussions between those ‘for and against’ oil and gas exploration in South Africa’s seas
‘The government is being taught a lesson,’ says Wild Coast activist of the latest ruling against multinational oil giant Shell
They can have positive and negative effects, such as restricting small-scale fishers access to the ocean or restoring endemic fauna
The Legal Resources Centre hails court order as stunning victory for indigenous communities along the coast
As the just transition gathers momentum and renewable energy becomes more affordable, countries around the world taking climate action. South Africa must follow suit
But the department of mineral resources and energy says natural gas is clean and a key part of South Africa’s future energy mix diversification and transition to a decarbonised economy
They are worried about the effect of blasting on the snoek fishery, which is the basis of their income
The Legal Resources Centre and Richard Spoor Attorneys are heading to court for urgent interdict against Searcher Seismic, an Australian exploration outfit
We live in the Earth, not on the Earth, but continuing with an extractive mindset will be the end of us all
Even a country with citizens as fractious and fractured as South Africa is showing signs of unity to save the sea off the Wild Coast.
Shell terminates the contract for seismic testing vessel after a court ruling halts it from exploring the area off the Wild Coast
Judge Gerald Bloem sustained the argument from affected local communities that the oil giant had failed to consult and to refute their evidence that it would cause lasting harm to marine life
Despite commitments to climate resilience, many continue to ignore their social mandates and push ahead with funding for fossil fuel projects.
Ignoring the voices of the people they claim to represent, the ANC has veered far from its guiding principles in pursuit of its own financial interest
Groups opposed to multinational’s offshore search for oil and gas say that the energy minister shows his ignorance by blaming white environmentalists for wanting to ‘protect butterflies’
Shell will be the second big firm to depart for London after Unilever last year
Environmental group says the government is continuing to push the country towards a climate change disaster