Portrait – Jonathan Deal, Karoo Activist against fracking

Portrait – Jonathan Deal, Karoo Activist against Fracking

Jonathan is one of the loudest voices standing out against fracking in South Africa. CEO of the Treasure Karoo Action Group (TKAG) and a writer, Joanthan lives on his eco-farm in the Montagu region of the Karoo. The photo was taken in his backyard which speaks volumes of the stark beauty of this bone dry landscape. He was awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize in 2013, for his efforts on protecting the Karoo region, leading a team of scientists to bring forward environmental impacts of planned exploitation of possible shale gas in the region.

Photography – Jay Caboz
Location – The Karoo, Montagu, with Jonathan Deal
Publication – see the articles here Forbes Africa Magazine October Issue, CNBC Africa Special

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