Fossile energy giant Shell plans to conduct underwater explosions to locate deep-sea oil and
gas reserves, with vessels at sea for five months starting 1 December. They will travel between Morgan Bay in the south and Port St Johns - an area known as the Wildcoast of East South Africa. An important mating,
breeding, and foraging area for the humpback and other whale species. Premier Oscar Mabyane of the East Cape Province is in a difficult position in the court ruling in Makhanda,
having released permissions earlier and arguing that East Cape is a country with a poor population, in need of enduring economic developments. And confronted with protests from Happy Khambule of Greenpeace Africa calling Shell a Climate Crook only interested
in profit and not in its consequences for humanity and the planet.