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The Future of Shale Gas in South Africa

The ANC is dead keen on fracking for gas in the Karoo. But Saliem Fakir doubts the US shale boom is replicable in South Africa.

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Dolerite

Dolerite, the Karoo’s Fracking Game-Changer

South Africa’s Karoo Basin is one of the few shale gas plays in the world intruded by dolerite – an ancient, slow-cooled magma known locally as ironstone. What does it mean for frackers and fracking?

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