The absolute pain I feel right down into my soul when I read about the catastrophe of fracking and the damage it causes to the Earth, the environment, the people who live in proximity to this rape is almost unbearable. Erin Brokovitch has taken up the cause in the USA; we here in south Africa are at this point at the mercy of the ANC who will use fracking and the “alleged 700,000 jobs creation” of this travesty to once again cement their insane rule, with no thought of the consequences of their actions, the bought and paid for “professionals” – “scientists” who insist that fracking is safe, DESPITE the wealth of proof to the contrary et al, and of course the oil barons who have for more than 50 years brazenly robbed in the name of profit worldwide – the same maniacs who are strongly opposed to alternative energy sources, simply because it would impact on their profits, with absolute ZERO regard for the protection of our planet. There is irrefutable proof that fracking destroys the land, poisons the drinking water and causes earthquakes; the chemicals used in this process has also been proven to cause many illnesses and ailments. It is utter MADNESS to continue with this destructive path of obtaining “energy resources”. There are safe alternative methods; there are countries who have achieved nearly 100% alternative energy production, yet we are told that it is too expensive. If we are to save our country we need to urgently stand together.