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Lobby group the Green Connection lodged court papers for an urgent interdict to compel the court to stop an Australian geo-science data company called the Searcher, from continuing its seismic survey off the West Coast in the Western Cape. #SABCNews

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Lobby group the Green Connection lodged court papers for an urgent interdict to compel the court to stop an Australian geo-science data company called the Searcher, from continuing its seismic survey off the West Coast in the Western Cape. SABCNews

Environmental lobby group the Green Connection has lodged their court papers for an urgent interdict to compel the court to stop an Australian geo-science data company called the Searcher, from continuing its seismic survey off the West Coast in the Western Cape

This comes after the group’s December legal victory over oil giant Shell’s seismic survey in the Wild Coast in the Eastern Cape. They have accused the Department of Minerals and Energy, Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment and the Petroleum Agency SA of failing to consult with affected communities of the West Coast before conducting their seismic survey.

Green Connection’s Liziwe Mcdaid says they are fighting to protect the oceans against the greed of oil companies.“The green connection is supporting the west coast fishes in their application to stop the searcher seismic survey, the papers were launched in the High Court {today} and the Green Connection is confident that the papers are strong and the greed of the oil companies will not succeed against the livelihoods of the fishers, and their culture, we need our oceans protected,” says Mcdaid.

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.9 hours ago The group also plans to give a 15% stake to the community and employees of the company, all of whom come from the surrounding community, with Nelson saying “there will be no strings attached” such as share lock-in periods, as it is “the right thing to do”.jQuery(document).President Cyril Ramaphosa at the State Memorial Service in honour of former Deputy President FW de Klerk, in Cape Town, on Sunday.

This comes after the group’s December legal victory over oil giant Shell’s seismic survey in the Wild Coast in the Eastern Cape. They have accused the Department of Minerals and Energy, Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment and the Petroleum Agency SA of failing to consult with affected communities of the West Coast before conducting their seismic survey. “The community of Nababeep has about 5,500 people, of which about 70% are unemployed. Green Connection’s Liziwe Mcdaid says they are fighting to protect the oceans against the greed of oil companies.animate({ scrollTop: jQuery(jQuery. “The green connection is supporting the west coast fishes in their application to stop the searcher seismic survey, the papers were launched in the High Court {today} and the Green Connection is confident that the papers are strong and the greed of the oil companies will not succeed against the livelihoods of the fishers, and their culture, we need our oceans protected,” says Mcdaid. They stand there in their overalls and safety gear ready to work. VIDEO: West Coast communities fight back against seismic survey:   Meanwhile Oil giant Shell is planning to appeal the High Court ruling handed down in Makhanda last month in the Eastern Cape, which halted its seismic survey along the Wild Coast. Dirks wants the President to share information about his knowledge of the alleged misuse of public funds for political party activities.

This after four communities along with several human rights groups won their court action against the oil giant which led to Shell terminating its contract with the ship conducting their seismic, called the Amazon warrior. We have employed about 90 people in six months and will employ more.top }, 500); }); jQuery(document). “Shell is seeking permission to appeal the 28th December judgement along the wild coast survey we are continue to review the best way forward for our licence in the longer term,” Shell Country Chair, Hloniphizwe Mtolo explains. VIDEO: Oil giant Shell to appeal ruling halting its seismic survey along the Wild Coast . Jan Nelson, head of Big Tree Copper “We have employed about 90 people in six months and will employ more.