Karoo


Watch: The quietest town in America — where cellphones are forbidden

2018-08-22 10:38

The area is home to the largest steerable telescope in the world.

The bell tolls for uranium mining - activists

2017-10-29 15:39

A bleak market outlook most likely forced Karoo Uranium mining hopefuls Peninsula Energy to withdraw from South Africa, activists believe.

Govt still on track for Karoo fracking - Zwane

2017-05-17 15:00

Government intends to pursue the exploration of shale gas, but will consult widely with communities and stakeholders when doing so, says Mines Minister Mosebenzi Zwane.

Anti-uranium mining lobby celebrates victory in the Karoo

2016-07-07 09:21

Anti-uranium mining lobbyists have celebrated the announcement by an Australian firm that it is downsizing its mining application by almost 90%.

Fear rare fever outbreak in the Western Cape may spread

2015-07-16 15:10

There is concern that Brucellosis, that left two people ill on the Boeteka Game Farm and Wedding Venue in the Karoo, could affect more farms.

Oil dive puts paid to Shell's fracking plans

2015-03-16 09:03

Shell says it is pulling back from its shale projects in SA due to lower energy prices, although it is still seeking an exploration licence for the Karoo basin.

Scientist call to test Karoo drinking water before fracking starts

2015-01-22 10:41

Health experts and anti-fracking advocates have issued an urgent call to test drinking water quality in the Karoo before proposed shale gas mining, which carries potential cancer risks, commences.

Fracking likely to start in 2017

2014-12-05 22:35

Government says shale gas exploration will be guided by licence conditions, while Shell says drilling will likely start in 2017 if licences are awarded next year.

Fracking pollutes drinking water: TKAG

2014-09-01 13:35

Government must stop the legislative process underway to regulate shale gas exploration until it has considered all the evidence, the Treasure Karoo Action Group says.

Shell: Fracking may not make us money

2014-03-12 12:21

Multinational Shell says that fracking in the Karoo for shale gas may not be financially viable and would like to explore the option by placing 24 exploration wells in the Karoo.

 

South African scientists have discovered more than a dozen new species in the Karoo

2018-06-20 12:53

The new species include two new scorpions, a reptile, two wandering spiders, and a plant.

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WATCH: 'Boere boys' get down to Brenda Fassie

Three unlikely Brenda Fassie fans have gone viral after uploading a video of themselves getting down to the hit Vulindlela. Watch.

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Karoo telescope project attracts $9.5m investment

2016-10-03 18:56

Increased interest in the Square Kilometre Array SKA telescope project in the Karoo has led to an investment of $9.5m by the University of California.

Report shows how SA can boost shale gas development

2016-02-16 07:17

Even though South Africa has significant potential for shale gas development, little progress has been made in exploiting these resources, a report has revealed.

Rare fever: Western Cape keeping a close watch

2015-07-09 05:30

A suspected outbreak of a bacterial infection, usually spread by drinking unpasteurised milk, is being closely monitored after one person fell ill.

Zuma hints at tapping into Karoo shale gas

2015-02-13 07:47

South Africa is looking to source gas from neighbouring countries as part of its energy mix, President Jacob Zuma has said in his State of the Nation address.

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SA fracking documentary wins international awards

Unearthed, an independent South African feature documentary, investigates fracking in the United States – the technology’s place of origin – in order to understand what this new method of gas extraction could mean for the semi-arid Karoo and other countries who are considering its implementation.

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New natural wonder: Giant living SA flag

2014-10-28 12:31

A huge South African flag, made up of millions of coloured desert plants and solar panels, will soon be visible in the Karoo – and from space.

AfriForum looks into fracking corruption

2014-04-04 15:22

AfriForum has expressed deep concerns over the fact that an Australian company has been given certain rights in the Karoo, rights that were possibly obtained underhandedly.

Fracks of life

2014-02-10 07:16

Destroying the Karoo may not yield the envisaged rewards, says Mandi Smallhorne.

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