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‘To Hell With Shell’

The multinational company Royal Dutch Shell is at it again! Despite the clear and urgent need to transition to renewable energy sources, Shell is still set on supporting a dying energy model.

They intended to start exploring for oil and gas in the Wild Coast on December 1st. The exploration consists of seismic blasts firing loud shock wave emissions that penetrate through 3km of water and 40km into the Earth’s crust below the seabed. The seismic blasts are so loud that they can be incredibly harmful to marine life in the exploration area. The impacts range from temporary or permanent hearing loss, to beach strandings and even death.

Earlier this month, alongside 3 other environmental and human rights organisations, Greenpeace Africa filed an urgent interim interdict against Shell to prevent them from commencing seismic blasting along the ecologically diverse and sensitive marine environment of South Africa’s Wild Coast. Despite the denial of the interdict, we have continued to rally against the exploration and will continue until it is stopped. Stay tuned for more updates on this soon!


Mzukona Mantshontsho is the founder of Nyakaza Media Solutions. Nyakaza Media Solutions is an organisation that was established to help community organisations, business entities, and schools to research, write, document, report, analyse, edit, publish newsletters or bulletins in hard-copy, on-line and maintain websites with the relevant content as per the editorial policy of that organisation, school or entity. Nyakaza Media Solutions has a vision to promote and bring dialogue to communities, businesses and schools about issues that affect them. Nyakaza Media Solutions is on a mission to develop and encourage communities, businesses and learners to celebrate the good, applaud excellence, welcome growth, strive to be better individuals, businesses and communities, want more knowledge, discourage bad and counter-productive behaviour as well as communities, businesses and learners that want to be great SOUTH AFRICANS. Nyakaza Media Solutions is making use of Yo School Magazine as a platform that learners in all schools to make use of to write their stories.

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