South African Farmers Win fracking Challenge

A South African farming lobby group, including the Graaff-Reinet, Cradock, Jansenville and Buffelshoek Agricultural unions,  has mounted a successful legal challenge to government legislation paving the way for fracking in the Eastern Cape.

Mirroring the UK, a scientific study published last month suggested its Karoo Basin probably has a fraction of estimated deposits, deflating expectations of an energy bonanza. More details at