Comment on oil exploration application

A draft assessment is now available on an application to explore for oil and gas reserves off Bredasdorp’s coast. The document looks at the likely impact on the environment of the exploration, through the seismic surveys and other planned activities.

The public now has until 6 March to comment on the draft Environmental Management Programme for the proposed exploration by Impact Africa. The document can be downloaded at:

Comments can be sent to Francois Kotze of the Overberg District Municipality, through the Overberg Integrated Conservation Group (OICG), who will compile the input to respond to the application. Email: Or alternatively contact Claire Alborough, tel. 021 681 5400 or email:

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