Karoo Fracking. The People say No!
“Do you know what fracking the Karoo is like?” demanded Esme Senekal of Somerset East. The people from Royal Dutch Shell and their consultants didn’t reply, their faces impassive. “It’s like you coming and drilling holes in our mother, and then leaving us to look after her and take her to hospital. Leave the Karoo alone! Recently, many people were aghast to hear that government has given the green light for shale gas fracking in the Karoo. Department of Mineral Resources in South Africa stated “Based on the balance of scientific evidence, government took a decision to proceed with the development of shale gas in the Karoo.” 30 March 2017.