Karoo Basin

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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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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Hofmeyr

Fracking: Groundwater Threats to Karoo Towns

Fracking threatens Karoo towns and hundreds of thousands of residents who rely on underground aquifers for drinking water.

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Frack pad

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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Fracking Karoo

Lowdown on Fracking in the Karoo

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

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Karoo fracking

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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