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Category: Odd Facts about South Africa

A ‘fracking’ mess – Claire Neilson

The bid by energy giant Shell to explore over 230 000 square km of the Karoo to extract natural gas through hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has been met with increasing controversy and opposition in recent weeks. Recently the Treasure the Karoo Action Group (TKAG) submitted an 85-page document in response to the draft environmental management plan prepared by environmental consulting company, Golder Associates Africa, on behalf of Shell.  The document explores the legalities and sustainable development issues of fracking.  The TKAG has established itself as an opposition organisation against companies… Read more A ‘fracking’ mess – Claire Neilson

Ghosts in the Attaquas Kloof, a Times Live Travel article by Nick Yell

Article Sourced from TIMES LIVE Mar 30, 2011 | By Nick Yell MYSTERIOUS: Beautiful rock pools abound on Bonniedale, Nico Hesterman points out some of the interesting features on one of the San rock art sites. Few people know that the original home of the Attaqua Khoi was the Hemel en Aarde Valley, just outside Hermanus. Details are sketchy, and quite why the Attaqua tribe would have moved to their last known homeland between Mossel Bay and George is also unknown. Perhaps it was simply a case of being ousted… Read more Ghosts in the Attaquas Kloof, a Times Live Travel article by Nick Yell