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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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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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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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Graaff-Reinet

Fracking, Shell and Bob’s Swimming Pool

In the Karoo, whether you’re the Dwarsvlei knitting circle, a church group or a book club, you may have the privilege of meeting high-up corporates who want to frack the shale gas out from under your feet. You may also learn more than you expected about a certain swimming pool.

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Fracking, public participation meeting

Karoo Fracking – The People say No

This article from our archives was written after one of Shell’s first public participation meetings in the Karoo. It makes for fascinating background reading.

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