Land, Race and the Environment: Fracking in South Africa 02 / 2017

The campaign against hydraulic fracturing (fracking) for shale gas in South Africa is a political campaign that will have to address unemployment, development, land transformation and racial divisions. Neither legal nor purely technical interventions are sufficient for success. Solid and credible research now exists in South Africa which shows that the risks of fracking to the environment and human welfare are high, while the benefits are low.

Dr Tristen Taylor