Karoo

 
‘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...
Study paves the way for Karoo lamb to join the ranks of tequila, champagne and Kobe
Study paves the way for Karoo lamb to join the ranks of tequila, champagne and Kobe
You are what you eat – even if you’re a lamb grazing on fragrant plants in the Karoo. Stellenbosch University student Sarah Erasmus has just...
Regulator advises partial clean-up of radioactive dump in the Karoo
Regulator advises partial clean-up of radioactive dump in the Karoo
Correction: Nuke body did not advise clean-upThe Mail & Guardian reported...
Editorial: Poisoning of the Karoo
Editorial: Poisoning of the Karoo
You can walk beside exposed uranium waste in the Karoo. Your only entry requirement is a good pair of shoes. Piles of mining waste, laced with...
Karoo way of life under threat from mining company
Karoo way of life under threat from mining company
‘I am a custodian of this land. I have to hand it over to the seventh generation.” Billy Steenkamp has chosen sunset to meet on the hill that...
Walk a fine line in the Karoo
Walk a fine line in the Karoo
Since time immemorial ancient cultures have carved vast, mystifying designs on the Earth’s surface. Messages to the gods? Astronomical calendars?...

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