Gwede Mantashe defends Shell’s seismic survey

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Gwede Mantashe. File Photo.
Gwede Mantashe. File Photo.
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Minister Gwede Mantashe rubbed environmental organisations up the wrong way after saying protests against Shell’s seismic survey are examples of apartheid and colonialism of a special type.

Mantashe also said South Africa’s economic development is being suppressed in the name of environmental protection.

The minister of the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy said this last week while briefing the media on the sustained campaign by environmental organisations, after petroleum company, Shell, announced that it would start a seismic survey in search of oil or gas deposits from Morgan Bay to Port St Johns.

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