Central Karoo


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Central Karoo

(kəˈruː) or

Central Karroo

n
(Placename) an arid plateau of S central South Africa, in Cape Province, separated from the Little Karoo to the southwest by the Swartberg range. Average height: 750 m (2500 ft)
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Many farmers benefitted from this support programme and - R170 million was allocated to the Western Cape where in the Central Karoo District and parts of the Garden Route, West Coast and Overberg District, farmers received fodder.
Tourism authorities in the central Karoo town of Beaufort West said the lion had been at large for several days, adding that new tracks had been found about 7km from the park boundary.SANParks, which oversees all of SA's national parks and game reserves, called for people in and around the town or near the park boundaries "to be careful because often when people spot a lion they stop to take pictures".
Northern Tygerberg had the highest number of BZD prescriptions (n=400, 28.7%) while Central Karoo had the lowest (n=19, 1.4%).
"We can tell from the properties of the sedimentary rock layers in which the bone fossils are preserved that 200 million years ago most of South Africa looked a lot more like the current region around Musina in the Limpopo Province of South Africa, or South Africa's central Karoo," says Dr Emese Bordy.
[4] Most major incidents occurred in the City of Cape Town (57.8%, n=449), but the Central Karoo district (long, boring road) had the highest incidence (11.97/10 000 population).
South African petrochemicals group Sasol is keen to invest in a domestic shale industry once it gets off the ground, its chief executive said, in a potential challenge to oil major Royal Dutch Shell.South Africa's cabinet proposed new regulations to govern exploration for shale gas late last year after it lifted a 2012 moratorium on the activity in the central Karoo region.Fracking in the region might tap what is believed to be some of the world's biggest reserves of the energy source and the government wants to develop an industry that it sees as a potential game-changer in Africa's largest economy."I am very excited because of the technologies we can bring to the table.
This more or less matched the given outlooks until the trough stagnated as it moved inland to the central Karoo. Here the stagnation created its own circulation and a cut-off low formed extending its inflowing circulation high into the upper atmosphere.
Shell applied in December to explore 90,000 square kilometres - twice the size of Denmark - for gas deposits in the clay-like shale rock of the arid central Karoo.
[5] The province is divided into six district municipalities, five rural districts (Cape Winelands, Central Karoo, Eden, Overberg, West Coast), and one metropolitan district (City of Cape Town).

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