'Hundreds' were notified of seismic survey, Shell says

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Shell swears that it gave notice to relevant parties about its planned seismic survey off the coast of the Eastern Cape.

Shell country chairperson, Hloniphizwe Mtolo, deposed a supplementary affidavit on Thursday, responding to arguments raised during a hearing this week that it had not notified all interested and affected parties about the exploration activity.

The Eastern Cape Division of the Makhanda High Court on Wednesday heard the case which was brought before it by four environmental and human rights organisations -  Greenpeace Africa, Natural Justice, the Border Deep Sea Angling Association and the Kei Mouth Ski Boat Club. They are seeking an interim interdict of a seismic survey - pending a judicial review of Shell's environmental authorisation.

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