Karoo Blog

Days in the lives of two photojournalists living in and travelling around the Karoo.

Karoo Shale Gas and Cradock’s Spirit

At a Shale Gas Imbizo in Cradock on 21 January 2016, the community showed Government the strength of its activist legacy.

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Rain

Have You Ever Seen The Rain?

Desert people see rain and water differently to the way city people see them. Is that why frackers are making so little headway in the Karoo?

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Karoo 2015 – The Year in Pictures

The Karoo Space Annual Review – 12 illustrated adventures.

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Shale Gas Briefing, Graaff-Reinet

When Frack Meetings Go Pear-Shaped

An expert team recently visited the Karoo to inform and seek input around shale gas and fracking. But why did things go awry at two of the towns?

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Chris Marais, Julienne du Toit

Riding with The Journey Man

Chris Marais has just launched The Journey Man, his book of reporter’s stories. His wife, fellow writer Julienne, says he was once a very, very naughty boy – but he’s all better now.

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Rise of the Freelancers

Making the move – from wage slaves to freelancers.

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Journey Man – One for the Open Road

Author’s foreword to The Journey Man – A South African Reporter’s Stories by Chris Marais.

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On the Road with Scope Magazine

The Journey Man, Chris Marais, recounts his days with Scope Magazine.

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Gordonia Road Trip: Into the River Pirates’ Lair

Where the hell is Gordonia? And where did the river pirates bury their treasure?

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The Journey Man – Read Before Buying!

Latest reviews of Chris Marais’ The Journey Man – A South African Reporter’s Stories.

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