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Fracking

Fracking Control Proposal from Water Affairs

Edna Molewa, South Africa’s Minister of Water Affairs, intends declaring fracking a ‘controlled activity’.

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Karoo Fracking Update – August 2013

The South African Government believes shale gas exploration might frack it out of the current economic downturn, but does not take any timescale into account.

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Karoo – The Beginner’s Guide

Welcome to the liveliest desert in the world in the world, hosting a million people, seven million sheep and a startling number of plant species.

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Fracking Karoo

Lowdown on Fracking in the Karoo

This is the Idiot’s Guide to Fracking for Shale Gas in the Karoo.

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Karoo food

Memories of a Cradock Kitchen

Ray Hattingh has fond childhood memories of the fabulous food, warmth and life in his grandmother’s Cradock kitchen.

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Karoo backroad

Zen Dust

A heart-warming extract from Antony Osler’s latest book, Zen Dust.

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Karoo, fracking

Threat of Fracking Unites Karoo Communities

On Global Anti-Fracking Day (28 July 2012), there were protests and rallies around the world, but one of the quirkiest and most heart-warming was held in the Karoo village of Nieu-Bethesda.

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Karoo fracking

Fracking in the Karoo – Update July 2013

The current state of play in the quest to explore for shale gas under the Karoo.

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Agri Eastern Cape

Fracking Court Action Threatened

Agri Eastern Cape has threatened court action if the Government tries to speed up the process for possible shale gas fracking in the province.

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Rose Willis, Legendary Karoo Storyteller

Rose’s Round-up is a popular newsletter written by one who knows and loves the Karoo.

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