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First fracking licences to be issued this year, Parliament told

Fracking rig. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski, File)

24 February 2016


Fracking rig. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski, File)

Fracking rig. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski, File)

By Jenni Evans

Cape Town – The first licences for hydraulic fracturing, better known as fracking, should be issued this year, an official from the department of mineral resources said in Parliament on Wednesday.

“Shale gas is still seen as a game changer,” said Setepane Mohale, chief director for promotion and international co-ordination at the department, in a briefing to the committee on mineral resources.

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