Shell’s Wild Coast exploration appeal dismissed, but rights renewal still feasible

Protesters against Shell’s offshore exploration at North Beach, Durban on 11 December 2021. (Photo: Gallo Images / Darren Stewart)

Onke Ngcuka – 3 June 2024

Organisations opposing Shell’s oil and gas exploration off the Wild Coast were partly disappointed by a Supreme Court of Appeal ruling on Monday. It upheld the urgent interdict halting Shell’s operations, but a potential opportunity to continue exploration was still on the cards…