Raymond Claasen, a native San from the people who originally populated the Karoo in Barrydale. “The people that want to come and spoil are water are just after gold, nothing else”. He has farmed inthe Karoo for 23 years and fears for his indigenous nursery if the water is disturbed. The Karoo Desert takes up almost half of South Africa’s land area, and is the latest battleground between large scale industrial natural gas exploitation and local communities and NGOs. In towns from Barrydale to Prieska, these images chart the past and future of the Karoo and it’s people.