n Stockfarm - Fracking in the Karoo : opportunity or threat? - industry issues

Volume 7 Number 7
  • ISSN : 2221-7304



The peaceful Karoo, where everyone respects and appreciates the earth, has come in the international spotlight over the past few years. At first it was the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope in the Carnarvon district, where some farmers felt cheated by vague promises. Shortly thereafter it was the possible exploration of shale gas, which should take place in parts of the Western, Northern and Eastern Cape. Local communities have been opposed to the fracking project from the onset, as it threatens their water sources. Jonathan Deal of the Treasure Karoo Action Group (TKAG) says they have been fighting the project for seven years and last year it was announced that the project was put on ice.

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