Seismic surveys: What constitutes meaningful consultation?

Recently, there was debate about whether seismic surveys should take place off the Wild Coast in the Eastern Cape of South Africa, and an important form of communication, called consultation, was highlighted.

Article prepared by Jerome Amir Singh who is the Director of the Scientific Advisory Group on Emergencies (SAGE) associated with the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf); an Honorary Research Fellow at the Howard College School of Law, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa; and an Adjunct Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.

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