• Matchmaker businesses

    Multisided platforms can create huge value for society and fortunes for entrepreneurs, says Ian Mann.

  • Future imperfect

    A lack of compassion with ordinary people is crucial to SA’s failures, says Mandi Smallhorne.

  • Will Gordhan be fired?

    An economist ponders the top question concerning those who control international capital flows.

All data is delayed
See More

Fracking decision imminent

Aug 22 2012 14:36

Cape Town - An announcement on whether or not exploratory hydraulic fracturing for Karoo shale gas will be allowed could be made in a fortnight, after the next Cabinet meeting, government spokesperson Jimmy Manyi said on Wednesday.

Briefing journalists in Pretoria following Cabinet's latest meeting, he said the matter of hydraulic fracturing was now before it "and receiving full attention".

Once this was completed, all interested parties, including the media, would be informed.

Pushed to put a date on this, he responded: "A more accurate picture will emerge at the next Cabinet briefing... (which) will provide a bit more detail."

* Follow Fin24 on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.

karoo  |  fracking


Read Fin24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Company Snapshot

Money Clinic

Money Clinic
Do you have a question about your finances? We'll get an expert opinion.
Click here...

Voting Booth

Do you use all your downloaded apps on your smartphone?

Previous results · Suggest a vote