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Unpacking the Issues of Fracking in South Africa

The possibility of fracking in the Karoo has provoked heated debate. Scientists Robert Scholes and Greg Schreiner unpack the issues.

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Radioactive

Uranium Mining Threatens the Karoo

Uranium mining and radioactive dust in the Karoo could be a far greater and much more immediate threat than fracking for shale gas.

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Antoinette Pienaar, Johannes Willemse

Karoo Herbs, Karoo Wisdom

In the middle of the Karoo is the farm Theefontein where Oom Johannes Willemse is teaching the art of healing to singer Antoinette Pienaar.

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The Karoo is a Palaeontological Wonderland

To palaeontologists, the Karoo Supergroup’s rocks and fossils hold the key to understanding the early evolutionary history of many land vertebrates.

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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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Karoo Modern Exhibits in Nieu-Bethesda

An exciting December art exhibition in Nieu-Bethesda, Eastern Cape Karoo.

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Strategic Environmental Assessment, Karoo Shale Gas Fracking

Massive Karoo Shale Gas Study Begins

The public consultation part of the Strategic Environmental Assessment for Shale Gas Development in the Karoo starts on Monday 9 November in Graaff-Reinet.

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