IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare – www.ifaw.org
), WWF-South Africa and BirdLife
South Africa, have applauded the decision by Government to sign onto
international conventions that allow multi-billion Rand claims for clean up
costs in the event of an oil spill.
The 1992 International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage
(CLC) and its associated Fund Convention provides for claims of R2-billion and,
in special circumstances, up to R3-billion.
“South Africa lies on one of the world’s