shale gas

Karoo vs Fracking and Uranium

The middle of October 2017 was a bad week for uranium miners and fracking supporters. But a very fine one for the Karoo.

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Unpacking the Issues of Fracking in South Africa

The possibility of fracking in the Karoo has provoked heated debate. Scientists Robert Scholes and Greg Schreiner unpack the issues.

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Radioactive

Uranium Mining Threatens the Karoo

Uranium mining and radioactive dust in the Karoo could be a far greater and much more immediate threat than fracking for shale gas.

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Shale Gas Briefing, Graaff-Reinet

When Frack Meetings Go Pear-Shaped

An expert team recently visited the Karoo to inform and seek input around shale gas and fracking. But why did things go awry at two of the towns?

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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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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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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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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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