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Karoo farming

Predator Wars: Lynx vs Jackal

A Karoo sheep farmer may have stumbled across a revolutionary way of keeping his sheep more or less safe from jackals – by using caracals.

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Graaff-Reinet

Fracking, Shell and Bob’s Swimming Pool

In the Karoo, whether you’re the Dwarsvlei knitting circle, a church group or a book club, you may have the privilege of meeting high-up corporates who want to frack the shale gas out from under your feet. You may also learn more than you expected about a certain swimming pool.

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Karoo farming

Nguni Cattle vs Sheep

In the grassy Karoo of the Eastern Cape, you’re starting to see patterned Nguni cows grazing where before it was just sheep, sheep, sheep.

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Crow

The Problem with Pied Crows

Pied crow numbers are rising in the Karoo, causing problems for conservation and agriculture.

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Karoo Parliament

The First Karoo Parliament

The Karoo Parliament, with the theme ‘Sharing our Successes’, will take place in Philipstown during October 2013.

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Karoo food

Karoo Meat of Origin

Now you can guarantee that your Karoo lamb really does come from the Karoo.

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Karoo education

A Karoo Farm School with a Difference

How do you go about breaking the bonds of poverty? A tiny Karoo farm school near Colesberg shows the way.

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The Taste of Cranemere

Of all the farms in all the Karoo, Cranemere is among the best known. It is the central character in Eve Palmer’s classic book, The Plains of Camdeboo.

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Karoo, flat-topped mountains

Layer-Cake Karoo

The unique geology and flat-topped mountains of the Karoo have their origin in ancient inland seas, giant mountains and fiery lava.

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Karoo farming

Progressive Farmers of Graaff-Reinet

Being a Karoo farmer is one of the toughest jobs in the world. Forward-thinking veld management ways have taken root here, notably around Graaff-Reinet.

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