Activists in South Africa Protest Fracking, Call Boycott
Anti-fracking activists have upped the ante against the exploration for gas in the Karoo by lamenting the failure of government to regulate mining pollution, and have called for a boycott against Shell.
File photo: Capetonians march in 2011 against Shell's fracking plans in the Karoo.
South Africa: International Groups Rally Against Fracking, TKAG Claims
West Cape News, 17 September 2012
Environmental lobby group Treasure Karoo Action Group (TKAG) says several international and local groups have rallied behind their call over the weekend to oppose fracking in the... read more »
South Africa: Shabangu to Defend Fracking in Court
West Cape News, 18 September 2012
Despite the outrage and controversy sparked by Cabinet's decision to lift a moratorium on hydraulic "fracking" for shale gas in the Karoo, Mineral Resource Minister Susan Shabangu... read more »
Democratic Alliance, 19 September 2012
The Minister of Mineral Resources, Susan Shabangu, told Parliament yesterday that fracking in the Karoo should "not be allowed to degenerate into a few politically connected people... read more »
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 ... Read more »