oa South African Journal of Science - Critical questions (and some answers) in debates on shale gas - Hydraulic fracturing in the Karoo: Critical legal and environmental perspectives, Jan Glazewski and Surina Esterhuyse (Eds.) - book review

Volume 113 Number 11-12
  • ISSN : 0038-2353
  • E-ISSN: 1996-7489



The level of dialogue and readiness in terms of regulatory and governance systems in South Africa has come a long way since 2011, when applications for shale gas exploration were first submitted for large parts of the Karoo Basin. Various statutory and administrative measures have been instituted since then; in addition, a Strategic Environmental Assessment for shale gas development in the Karoo and a Technical Readiness Study were completed to support policy reform. While more information has become available over the years, many answers are still to be provided. This book assists by posing critical questions and factors that must be taken into account.

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