Karoo

 
Mantashe’s dangerous energy agenda is from the Trump playbook
Mantashe’s dangerous energy agenda is from the Trump playbook
Last Friday, climate activists from Extinction Rebellion held protests outside the department of mineral resources. They were demanding an end to...
We’re killing off life, but there is hope
We’re killing off life, but there is hope
The cheetah is the world’s fastest land mammal. It evolved for semi-arid areas and used to roam South Africa. But most of its habitat...
Gwede keeps options open despite anti-fracking ruling
Gwede keeps options open despite anti-fracking ruling
The minister of mineral resources and energy, Gwede Mantashe, has announced that his department will not be extracting gas by way of fracking, but...
Story of an African feminist
Story of an African feminist
With a long fascination for both the Karoo and storytelling, I have surprised myself by belatedly realising how little I knew of one of the...
‘Beaufort se baas’ is back, and is as controversial as ever
‘Beaufort se baas’ is back, and is as controversial as ever
There’s a familiar face in the Beaufort West mayor’s office. Above the wood-grained desk, a Vincent van Goghesque painting has been returned to...
PODCAST: The Ghost
PODCAST: The Ghost
Sometimes taking a detour can reveal an entire world you did not know existed. That is what happens to reporter Lars Overland, who drives into a...
Groundwater maps could help South Africa prepare for safer fracking
Groundwater maps could help South Africa prepare for safer fracking
The South African government has made a firm commitment to proceed with unconventional gas exploration using fracking. During...
​Heard the one about the Spaniard, Ouma and the lion?
​Heard the one about the Spaniard, Ouma and the lion?
The Man Who Cursed the Wind and Other Stories from the Karoo by José Manuel de Prada-Samper (African Sun Press).
'Give SA its own fracking agency’
'Give SA its own fracking agency’
There is a clean future without coal-fired power stations in South Africa. It is a future in which wind and solar plants feed power into the...
Letters to the editor: August 12 to 18 2016
Letters to the editor: August 12 to 18 2016
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Newcomer KDF to decide who between the ANC and DA will lead the Karoo
Newcomer KDF to decide who between the ANC and DA will lead the Karoo
The Karoo Democratic Force (KDF) hoped to be able to announce later on Wednesday who between the Democratic Alliance (DA) and the ANC it would...

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