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
At the Frack Free Fest held in Matatiele in October, Cheryllyn Dudley, MP for the ACDP, representing ten political parties accepted the Matatiele Manifesto, promising to raise our concerns in Parliament. She kept her word. A debate took place in the
Statement of the participants from a dialogue on fracking and the expansion of fossil fuels to build unity, solidarity and learning held in the Eastern Cape town of Matatiele on the 3rd and 4th of October 2016. Matatiele Manifesto –
While it seems to most reasonable people that fracking absolutely should not take place in South Africa, the juggernaut keeps rolling. First the Karoo, then the Eastern Cape and KZN, now in the Free State, Mpumalanga and Berg foothills too!
We have been intrigued by the name Sungu Sungu ever since we spotted their exploration concession on the PASA map a year or so ago. They don’t seem to answer their phone and we once tried to track them down
In the Eastern Cape, there is much opposition to the proposed exploration by Rhino Oil & Gas of the uMzimvubu Catchment. These are a few of the comments submitted to SLR Consulting recently on the Scoping Report. Response to Scoping
Last week many of us submitted comments to SLR Consulting on the Rhino Oil & Gas Applications for Exploration Rights in KZN and the Eastern Cape. Even if you missed the deadline, it is worth sending your thoughts to SLR.
Response to Rhino Oil & Gas Application for Exploration Rights in KZN According to an environmental consultant involved in Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) for the oil and gas industry, once a right to explore is granted you can be pretty
President of the Concerned Young People of South Africa (CYPSA), Stella Hlongwane has written this open letter to Parliament: Who can hear our call for help? Our inheritance from our fathers is in grave danger and we seem to be knocking at closed
Last week the Rhino Oil & Gas Roadshow rolled around Northern KZN and Zululand. They met with angry people wherever they went. Three of the meetings are reported on here. Bronwyn Howard was in Dundee on 3 March: The Dundee meeting