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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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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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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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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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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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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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