The 2014 Budget has delayed the carbon tax, punted shale gas, budgeted for more independent energy, and asked that mines help fix acid mine drainage.
Parliament's committee on mineral resources says gas and oil should be treated differently to mining.
The fight is no longer about fracking but how it is going to be carried out, writes Sarah Wild.
Botswana's government has denied claims that fracking is under way in the country's top wildlife park, but says exploration drilling is taking place.
Botswana has been accused of sacrificing the Kalahari to commercial fracking while ignoring the concerns of access to scarce water.
The sparse and evocative Karoo, a place for artists and soil-tillers, may soon become a place for geologists, scientists, and fracking.
SA government has proposed that companies involved in fracking disclose the chemicals used and adhere to American Petroluem Institute standards.
To the upset of anti-fracking groups, Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu presented proposed technical regulations that will govern fracking.
A record-breaking multibillion-dollar investment will see the company cash in on the gas boom.
The rhetoric around fracking is building as Water Minister Edna Molewa issued a notice of her intention to declare fracking a "controlled activity".
Shell's Karoo fracking plans have catalysed a battle between the government and farmers as well as conservationists like billionaire Johann Rupert.
Reader, Jan Arkert responds to the Mail & Guardian's article on fracking.
A US study that links fracking to high concentrations of methane in drinking wells has sparked debate about the technique for extracting natural gas.
A new study released on Monday has shown that "fracking" can pollute drinking water, although it is uncertain the impact this has on human health.
The Democratic Alliance's Geordin Hill-Lewis seems to think that fracking is not a "simple matter".
The democratic Alliance's Geordin Hill-Lewis responds to a reader who believes the party supports fracking.
It has happened at last. The Democratic Alliance has finally lost the vote of the white Cape Town elite, writes Andrew Verrijdt.