Small-Scale Fishers From Around The Country Head To Saldanha Bay To Stand-Off Against Offshore Oil and Gas: “Our Ocean, Our Heritage! “

On 26 September 2022, small-scale fishers held a picket demonstration at Pepper Bay Saldanha. The group of about 50 fishers and supporting eco-justice and community-based organisations are opposing the (imminent) arrival of the Azinam oil rig, which is set to start offshore oil and gas exploration activities in the next days.  READ MORE 

The Green Connection Concerned That AZINAM’S Rig May Start Drilling Before The Oil Spill Contingency Plan Is Available To The Public

Following a meeting with Petroleum Agency SA (PASA) on Thursday 29 September 2022, The Green Connection says it anticipates that it will receive the project-specific oil spill contingency plan (OSCP) by Wednesday 5 October 2022. The eco-justice organisation says, “In our view, such a plan should be in the hands of all interested and affected persons before the drilling starts.”

On 5 October 2022, The Green Connection received Azinam’s oil spill contingency plan and it is currently under review by experts.