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his finding could be a major boost for the economy. It is around three times the size of all South African gas findings to date. The government is keen to seize this opportunity and open up the country for more investment and exploration of the gas due to it becoming the hottest target of exploration of hydrocarbon in the world (Steyn, 2019). As oil equates to more than 15% of the imports of the country, if the country produces more of its own oil they would not have to import it. This would mean that they would not have to sell rands in order to buy dollars to pay to import oil (Naidoo, 2019). This would result in the local currency to appreciate. Increase in activity would result in a higher demand for labour force. These is because there would be more demand for welders, engineers, electricians, etc. Technological Impact Total aspires to get 3D data of the block, as this will help the company is deciding how many exploration areas they can drill and to evaluate the areas to production their rigs (Wasserman, 2019). This would influence the other companies that have plans to make investments in this block, as they would need to have the appropriate technology to be able to obtain data of the block. Social Impact The increase for demand of labour would mean that the employment levels of the country would increase and the unemployment levels would decrease. Higher levels of employment would result in overall betterment of the workforce in the country due to more availability of employment opportunities. This would also increase the buying habits of the people as they would now have more income, resulting in better quality of goods and services that they would be able to experience (Scholes, & Crompton, 2019). Political Impact President Trump has imposed oil sanctions on Venezuela as an action to punish Venezuelan president Maduro. Sanctions in the form of commercial and financial penalties are detrimental to the already deteriorating economy of Venezuela. This was done by sanctioning four companies with around 50,000 barrels of oil that is send to Cuba by Venezuela in exchange for support to Maduro from the capital city of Havana (Bronner, 2019). Maduro relies on Cuban armed and intelligence forces to retain power in the country. The U.S. has also planned to increase the levels of sanction>GET ANSWER