He is one of six defendants who this week an reached out-of-court settlement with an Australian mining company in a long-running defamation battle
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
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
Durban and the eThekwini region was in decline – fuelled by corruption and political killings – before the deadly floods sank it
ESG performance presents an opportunity for involving communities in the decision-making process and reducing costs that might emerge down the line from litigation and fines
The case isn’t only about environmental lawyers and activists being slapped by ‘rapacious’ miners with a series of defamation lawsuits, but about the rule of law
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
As the just transition gathers momentum and renewable energy becomes more affordable, countries around the world taking climate action. South Africa must follow suit
The president needs to report back to South Africa on what his government has – and hasn’t – achieved since 2018
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
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’
Environmental group says the government is continuing to push the country towards a climate change disaster
Communities along the Wild Coast have approached the high court in Makhanda for an urgent interdict to stop Shell from initiating seismic survey operations
Shell says commencing now is the “most appropriate step to take”
Shell’s 3D seismic survey is set to begin on Wednesday. But a high court application brought by rights groups to block it will be heard as an urgent matter on Tuesday
Shell SA chair surprised by the scale of opposition to its planned 3D seismic survey
Shell has appointed Shearwater GeoServices to conduct a three-dimensional offshore seismic survey from Morgan Bay to Port St Johns
But the oil and gas giant says it follows international best practice
It’s not only stunning: There’s so much for tourists to do!
Road trip starting in Jo’burg and going through Sani Pass, Coffee Bay, Hogsback, Jeffrey’s Bay, Plettenberg Bay, Knysna, Sedgefield and Graaf-Reinet
Victims were either crushed to death by mudslides or drowned in flood waters according to search and rescue units
Coffee Bay’s pristine seaside land is home to some of SA’s most popular holiday resorts and remains in the hands of the Bomvana and Pondo tribes