Fracking involves creating huge explosions many kilometers underground to get at difficult to access oil and natural gas. But it destroys aquifers, ground water and will destroy our beautiful Karoo, which will have thousands of oil rigs across its pristine landscape, plus thousands of trucks per well, pipelines, etc, across the Veld.
There are already cheaper and more environmentally friendly alternatives. The taxpayer and voter pays for these things. Government needs to listen to us. Please be at this demonstration and show that we live in a true democracy where government listens to the people.
In Germany, after Fukushima, 100,000 people marched against Nuclear Power in Germany. This caused the German government to change policy and they are closing all nuclear by 2023. All existing nuclear build has been stopped. In the meantime massive economic benefits have been created in Germany with their engineers and scientists forced to find better, more environmentally sound solutions, rather than mining and burning.
Let's get 100,000 South Africans to vote with their feet and vote against Fracking and huge centralised, expensive, and time consuming electricity, coal and oil build.