Karoo Issues

What’s really going on in the Karoo? Talking points and insider views.
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Connecting the Karoo

Networking systems in the Karoo, South Africa

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Rise of the Freelancers

Making the move – from wage slaves to freelancers.

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cape lion

The Great Karoo Lion Hunt Is Over!

Breaking story about the escaped lion roaming the Karoo.

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Jan-Willem Eggink

Shell Spinning its Wheels

Shell held a public meeting in Cradock on Monday 8 June 2015, but no one could quite figure out why.

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Karoo and Shepherd's Tree

The End of Karoo Fracking?

Shell has just pulled back from Karoo shale gas. Why on earth would a multinational oil and gas company do that? Dr Stefan Cramer has a theory.

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Blue cranes, Karoo

Karoo Blue Crane Poison Update

A large number of Blue Cranes were apparently deliberate poisoned close to Richmond in the Northern Cape Karoo in 2012. This is the March 2015 update.

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Karoo Life I – The Quiver Trees of Kenhardt

Kenhardt’s quiver trees (kokerbome) are the living – and dying – witnesses to climate change in southern Africa’s arid areas.

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Jackals, Sheep Farmers and Biodiversity in the Karoo

One of the largest camera trap surveys ever undertaken in the world is starting in the Karoo, focusing on predators, farming and biodiversity.

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Acacia karroo thorn

Acacia karroo: A Sweetly Thorny Matter

The Karoo Thorn is by far the most common tree in South Africa. It is fast-growing and fast spreading, and many say it is invading the Karoo. But is that such a bad thing?
By Julienne du Toit and Andrew McNaughton

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Princess Jean Burgess, First People, Karoo

Karoo Fracking: A Perfect Storm over Pearston

Bundu Gas & Oil, owned by Australian Challenger Energy, had a stormy public meeting with Karoo people about shale gas exploration on Friday the Thirteenth.

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