David Kramer – Fracking is not an Option

David Kramer is the much-loved son of the Karoo – he has shaped his musical career around the rich stories of the unique Karoo landscapes and characters, and presents for the first time on film his new anti-fracking song. David believes that the cultural fabric of the Karoo is at threat if mining goes ahead. Click Read More to see the other episodes.

Produced by Green Renaissance for the Treasure the Karoo Action Group.

Website: Treasure the Karoo Action Group
Website: Green Renaissance


Tampering with the Earth’s Breath

Oom Johannes is the “Shaman” of the Karoo. He believes that the healing spirit of the Karoo will be damaged by mining, and that South Africa will then loose a great natural healing power.

 

I will Die for Water

Oom Johannes and Antoinette Pienaar are the “Shamans” of the Karoo – they live in total isolation, hunting and gathering as their ancestors once did. They are respected traditional healers, using rare herbs they find in the mountains to treat people from far and wide. The believe that the healing spirit of the Karoo will be damaged by mining, and that South Africa will then loose a great natural healing power.

 

Water is our Lifeblood – Fox Lederboer

Fox Lederboer is the unofficial “water bailiff” of the Gamkapoort Dam in the Karoo. He understands intimately the healing power of the Karoo and how critical water is to life, especially in the desert. Fox worries that fracking related pollution in the ancient aquifers will have a devastating impact on life in the desert and beyond.¬†Fracking is not an option.

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