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The Farce of Fracking Consultation

Friday 10 October 2014 saw the first ‘consultation’ process on fracking between Karoo people and government. Was it all just a show?

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Popular Fracking Opposition in the Karoo

Back in 2011, resistance to fracking and shale gas exploration came mostly from white landowners. But things have changed in the Karoo.

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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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Fracking vs Farming in the Karoo

All this fuss about fracking in the Karoo, yet farming completely outclasses it in proven jobs, food security, and wealth distribution.

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Fracking U-Turn Professor Gerrit van Tonder Dies

Prof Gerrit van Tonder, who died on 22 April, left an indelible mark on the fight against fracking in the Karoo.

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Are the Frackers Fracked?

Oil and gas exploration in South Africa was knocked sideways by the South African Government in 2014. How does this affect Karoo fracking proposals?

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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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Karoo Fracking Update – August 2013

The South African Government believes shale gas exploration might frack it out of the current economic downturn, but does not take any timescale into account.

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Lowdown on Fracking in the Karoo

This is the Idiot’s Guide to Fracking for Shale Gas in the Karoo.

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Fracking in the Karoo – Update July 2013

The current state of play in the quest to explore for shale gas under the Karoo.

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