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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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Karoo on Show in Pretoria

Educator, artist and social motivator Katie du Toit curates a special exhibition on the Karoo at the Pretoria Art Museum.

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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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Karoo windpump, near Graaff-Reinet

Karoo Shale Gas Economics: Q & A with Saliem Fakir, Part I

Saliem Fakir of WWF-South Africa recent authored a detailed study on shale gas economics in South Africa. Here Fakir explains why and how.

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Chris Hobson, Karoo farmer

Karoo Fracking: Falcon and the Angora Farmers

Falcon Oil & Gas’ plans to explore for shale gas in the southern Karoo encountered strong fracking opposition in Jansenville.

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Philip O'Quigley, CEO Falcon

Karoo Fracking: Locked Gates and Loaded Shotguns

Falcon Oil & Gas, seeking to explore for shale gas in the Karoo Basin, met some angry Karoo people opposing fracking at a recent meeting in the town of Aberdeen.

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shepherd's tree, samara, karoo

Bundu Gas and Karoo Fracking

A country lawyer and a solitary Karoo landowner were all that stood against Bundu’s fracking attempts back in 2009. What is known now about Bundu Gas & Oil?

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Karoo Basin shale concessions

Bundu, Falcon and Karoo Shale Gas

Register and comment now on the plans of would-be frackers Bundu and Falcon to explore for shale gas in the Karoo.

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Six Reasons the Karoo Will Not be Fracked

Is electricity from Karoo shale gas a pipe dream in South Africa? Hydrogeologist Dr Stefan Cramer thinks so.

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Karoo Parliament: The Second Sitting

In Cradock, on 5 November, ordinary people from the Karoo and further afield came together to workshop ways of making this arid land a better place.

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