Environmental advocacy group, The Green Connection has welcomed the news that the seismic surveys, along the West Coast, have temporarily been halted.

The Australian-owned, Searcher Geodata, started the 2D and 3D seismic surveys on 24 January already.

The Western Cape High Court on Monday ordered the suspension of the surveys pending a court hearing on 7 March.

Strategic Lead at the Green Connection, Liziwe McDaid.

McDaid says the required processes, like conducting Environmental Impact Studies, have not been done before the company was awarded its operating licenses.

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