Fracking in South Africa Will Be Halted If It Harms Water, SKA
The exploration of shale gas will be stopped if it is found that hydraulic fracturing posed a risk to the water table and to the multi-billion rand Square Kilometre Array telescope, the government says.
Western Cape province: Karoo landscape.
South Africa: Karoo Open for Fracking Business. Wide, Wide Open.
Daily Maverick, 12 September 2012
Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu was tasked on Tuesday with explaining the government's decision to lift the 17-month moratorium against exploring shale gas reserves in... read more »
SAnews.gov.za, 11 September 2012
Government would stop the exploration of shale gas if it is found that hydraulic fracturing posed a risk to the water table and to the multi-billion rand SKA telescope, the... read more »
South Africa: Fracking Plans 'Flawed' - Lobby Group
South African Press Association, 10 September 2012
Plans by energy companies to prospect for shale gas in the Karoo are flawed, anti-fracking lobbyists Treasure Karoo Action Group (TKAG) said on Monday.read more »
South Africa: News In Brief - Fracking Moratorium Lifted
Daily Maverick, 10 September 2012
A round-up of the day's news from South Africa.read more »
South Africa: Moratorium On Shale Gas Exploration Lifted
SAnews.gov.za, 7 September 2012
Cabinet has approved the report on shale gas exploration submitted by the Mineral Resources Minister, which was compiled by the technical task team convened last year.read more »
Greenpeace International, 7 September 2012
Today SA's cabinet lifted the moratorium on fracking in the Karoo, based on report findings that have yet to be made public.read more »
Democratic Alliance, 7 September 2012
The DA has taken note of the government's announcement today that the moratorium on exploring for shale gas has been lifted. The issue of shale gas hydraulic fracturing, otherwise... read more »