# The Western Cape High Court has temporarily halted a seismic survey off the West Coast, pending a hearing on the 7th of March. Founder of the We are South Africans social justice group, Gilbert Martin, welcomed yesterday’s court decision. Martin says this is the beginning of a long road still ahead but they are prepared for the fight to save the livelihoods of communities and the environment. Searcher Seismic now has to file its answering affidavits. The survey commenced last month.