Fracking in the Karoo is not a done deal

2017-04-05 08:39

For the minister to make commitments to develop shale gas in South Africa without exploration to determine the extent of potential gas resources (if any) is misguided, writes Jonathan Deal.

Uranium in Karoo may be tenfold more than thought

2016-02-15 07:39

A uranium explorer says deposits of the nuclear fuel buried in the semi-arid Karoo region may be 10 times greater than the 25 854 tonne resource it has already found.

SA to move ahead with shale gas exploration

2014-02-05 09:56

South Africa's minerals minister said that the country will move ahead 'decisively' with the exploration of shale gas.

250 million-year-old fossil couple found in Karoo

2013-06-24 08:28

Scientists have discovered an amphibian and mammal forerunner sharing a 250 million year old burrow in the Karoo Basin.

Polka Bakery

2013-02-20 12:42

A bakery, café and deli in the quaint Karoo town of Graaf-Reinet.

Shale gas’ silver lining

2012-03-04 10:23

The extraction of shale gas in the Karoo could create 293 000 to 704 000 jobs, according to a model that economist Tony Twine developed at Shell’s request.

Sasol gives up on fracking in the Karoo

2011-12-01 14:26

Petrochemicals giant Sasol has decided not to use hydraulic fracturing for gas exploration in the Karoo, according to media reports.

Karoo Kombuis

2006-12-05 15:30

A quiant restaurant in Prince Albert serving hearty Karoo Kombuis food to make you feel like an old friend.


Knus Restaurant in Paarl

2016-03-10 10:32

A coffee shop and gift shop inspired by The Karoo.

Fracking may be as bad for our health as tobacco and asbestos

2014-12-05 09:51

An influential UK government report has compared the potential risks of fracking to other infamously harmful agents that were used before their health effects were studied.


2013-07-10 11:39

South African dishes at Transkaroo restaurant in Great Brak River


2013-06-13 14:46

Arrive as a stranger and leave as a friend, touched by true Karoo hospitality.

SKA makes Karoo town starry-eyed

2012-07-22 16:00

The biggest part of the SKA telescope is being built 80km outside the town of Carnarvon, which is having a ripple effect on its economy.

SA should explore fracking - economist

2012-03-02 11:46

Economist Tony Twine has told an event sponsored by Shell that SA should examine the potential of hydraulic fracturing to meet future energy needs.

The perils of fracking

2011-04-25 18:50

Kader Asmal on fracking's potential to destroy the 'real Africa'.

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