Wrapping up - 25 March 2014

Time to wrap this puppy up. End-March was always going to be D-Day for close-of-project. I guess it’s fair to say that the various departments have been co-operative in terms of giving us the information we asked for.

But without some experts to help analyse the information, it’s easy to be dazzled and confused.

The DG’s office at the Department of Mineral Resources was not the most efficient They batted things back to the Department of Water Affairs, even though they’re the department responsible for handling the regulations governing the process of drilling fracking wells down into the Karoo.

The DWA ended up giving me information about aspects of fracking that fall in the DMR’s domain. As the PA said, once the final regs are published, they’ll be ready to comment. Let’s hold them to that.