BIG OIL VS BIG HEARTS: the battle for South Africa's Wild Coast

A giant wave of protest is cresting as South Africans unite against Shell's plans to begin seismic exploration of the Wild Coast, and other Eastern Cape areas, threatening the unique region's sea life and marine ecology.

Shell faces urgent interdict to halt Wild Coast ...

Shell faces an urgent interdict to stop it from seismic blasting on the ecologically sensitive and biodiverse Wild ...

East London schools join protest to protect Wild ...

East London schools joined the campaign to save the Wild Coast from seismic blasting on Monday. Separate clips of ...

By Anelisa Gusha and Mike Loewe

'Largest beach protest SA has ever seen' planned ...

Thousands of South Africans will gather simultaneously in four major cities on Sunday to voice their objection to ...

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter

Discovery urges Shell to put brakes on Wild Coast seismic survey

Discovery Holdings has become the first major SA corporation to urge its partner Shell to hold off with its seismic ...

By Anelisa Gusha and Mike Loewe

DELORIS | Shell’s duplicity is driving me mad

Damn you, damn you, damn you Shell! Not because: You are the coldest Megalodon (Otodus “odious” megalodon) in the ...

SA coastline gears up for mass protest over Wild Coast seismic blasting

One of the most ferocious arguments on the Eastern coast of SA reached higher decibels when lawyers for ocean lovers ...

By Mike Loewe

35 fuel stations dump Shell over Wild Coast ...

Shell has finally spoken – but only after being dumped by leading Eastern Cape supplier Express Petroleum.

By Mike Loewe

SA coastline gears up for mass protest over Wild Coast seismic blasting

One of the most ferocious arguments on the Eastern coast of SA reached higher decibels when lawyers for ocean lovers ...

By Mike Loewe

Cape business chamber washes hands of Border blast resistance

The Border Kei Chamber of Business is hoping to rally the support of the business community in the fast-growing ...

By Ted Keenan

Business chamber throws weight behind Wild Coast protests

The Border Kei Chamber of Business (BKCOB), representing over 500 businesses, has demanded that Shell and its cohorts ...

By Ted Keenan

Wild Coast ecology economy faces hellfire at the hands of Shell

The public barrage aimed at Shell as it rides in again to blast the Wild Coast oceans in its second search for gas has ...

By Milke Loewe

Daron Mann speaks to Gary Koekemoer from the Wildlife and Environmental Society of South Africa, which has called on the government to immediately halt all seismic exploration off the nation's coastline citing recent research that shows the incredible ecological devastation it could cause.

AT THE BEACH | Save the Wild Coast, stop Shell ...

Find yourself a friend with a nice aquarium and then go tap on the glass repeatedly. See if the fish are OK with ...

By Nick Pike


Cape Town residents to protest against Shell's offshore exploration plan

Cape Town residents will hit the beach on Sunday in protest against Shell's offshore exploration plan along the Wild ...

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter

Deep-sea anglers send strong anti-blasting message to Creecy

A public campaign to stop the seismic blasting ship Amazon Warrior from reaching its next work destination — the ...

By Mike Loewe

LETTER | Do the right thing and protect the Wild Coast, minister

Dear minister Barbara Creecy, Please assist. We have a responsibility to preserve the natural heritage of the Wild ...

By Dean Knox

ON TRACK | Settle in for the good fight against a climate polluter

Kim van Kets, endurance athlete, adventurer and passionate advocate for our wild oceans and coast, urged the first ...

The voices of South Africans vehemently opposed to seismic blasting surveys off the SA coastline are growing loader as citizens begin to take a stand against big oil

Government knew seismic blasting would injure ...

Scientists told the government in 2013 that up to 38 species of whales and dolphins off the Wild Coast could be injured ...

By Mandy Uys

Wave of fury grows against Wild Coast blasting

Eastern Cape fury over Shell’s November seismic blasting of the Wild Coast and off Gqeberha is ringing in ears ...

By Mike Loewe

Vocal and visual protests to Shell blasting off Wild Coast

The Wild and East Coast from Buffalo City Metro to Coffee Bay came alive at the weekend with protests against the 3D ...

By Mike Loewe

Shell silent on benefits of Wild Coast project for Eastern Cape

Mining is fast gaining a reputation for violence, exploitation, autocratic secretive politics and social ...

Go to court, environment minister Creecy tells 57,000 ‘Stop Shell’ on Wild ...

“Go to court, I am not involved.” This was the essence of the response from forestry, fisheries & environment ...

By Mike Loewe and Anelisa Gusha

Wild Coast fury awaits Shell’s seismic gunship

A groundswell of public fury awaits the arrival of Shell oil’s seismic blasting ship Amazon Warrior in Wild Coast ...

By Mike Loewe

Shell fights on profitably for fossil fuel extraction

While Shell is sailing into an environmental storm over its plans to harvest gas and oil off the pristine Wild Coast, ...

By Ted Keenan

Eastern Cape locals say no-one knows the impact Shell blasting will have

Ocean lovers in the Eastern Cape are upset and deeply opposed to Shell’s Wild Coast seismic survey. Dean Knox, ...

By Mike Loewe

The news that Shell plans to conduct a large-scale offshore seismic survey for gas and oil deposits along the Eastern Cape's Wild Coast has drawn criticism from environmental groups and animal rights activists, with one group even threatening to chain naked 'Wild Women' to the ship in protest. Daron Mann speaks to attorney Kim van Kets from Wild Women on the Run's, and Jason Simpson, a chief engineer for controversial international conservation group Sea Shepard.

LISTEN | Nuclear or natural? Experts discuss ...

While the Eastern Cape’s Wild Coast residents fight Shell’s ocean blasting oil search, spare a thought for Capetonians. ...

Shell aims boom guns at Wild Coast

Big Oil has come to the Wild Coast. Shell has announced it will start a seismic survey in search of oil or gas ...

By Mike Loewe and Andisa Bonani

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