Court halts Shell’s seismic survey off the Wild Coast

File: Shell logo. AFP/Shaun Curry

JOHANNESBURG - Multinational oil and gas company Shell has suffered a legal blow. 

The Grahamstown High Court sitting in Makhanda has granted an interdict against its seismic survey along the Wild Coast. 

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The application was brought by activists, including Kei Mouth communities. 

Applicants argued that Shell doesn't have the required authorisation to perform the survey. 

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They say the petroleum giant also failed to consult affected communities. 

The High Court has now ordered the company to pay the applicants' legal costs. 


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