shale gas

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

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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Jeanie le Roux of Treasure Karoo Action Group

Ground Zero for Karoo Fracking?

The Karoo needs baseline testing of its groundwater before shale gas exploration and fracking begins. The first official sample has just been taken…

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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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Fracking

A Shell Game Falters: Fracking Update November 2013

Shell’s quest to win over the hearts and minds of Karoo people foundered recently at a meeting that joined anti-fracking activists, farmers and South Africa’s First People.

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Fracking

Anti-fracking Party in Nieu-Bethesda

The Eastern Cape Karoo village of Nieu-Bethesda knows how to put the fun into fracktivism.

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Jonathan Deal

Jonathan Deal – Karoo Anti-Fracking Leader

Jonathan Deal and the anti-fracking group he started, Treasure the Karoo Action Group, are famous. But where did Jonathan start? What drives him and what has he sacrificed?

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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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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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