Mantashe says department won't review Shell decision

File: Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe.

File: Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe. GCIS

CAPE TOWN - Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe says his department won't review the decision granting Shell exploration rights on the Wild Coast.

He was responding to a Parliamentary question following the scathing court judgment against Shell last month.

READ: Court halts Shell's seismic survey off the Wild Coast 

The High Court sitting in Makhanda halted Shell's seismic survey, highlighting that the petroleum giant had failed to adequately consult affected communities.

It said there was evidence that the blasts would irreparably harm marine life.

Mantashe says his department believed Shell's survey to be legally compliant, and most potential effects significantly low.

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