A survey released this week shows that less than a quarter of urban South Africans are in favour of ‘fracking’ in the Karoo.
Conducted by TNS South Africa, the survey found that "While only 23 percent of metro adults in South Africa are in favour of Shell [oil company] being allowed to conduct fracking in the Karoo, only 31 percent are against it.
In the same vein, Shell South Africa argues South Africa could become ‘energy self-sufficient’ within a decade if commercially viable gas volumes are discovered in the Karoo. The company states that this would drive foreign investments, reduce carbon emissions, and create thousands of jobs.
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