Council for Geoscience


Council for Geoscience: pioneering environmental sustainability

Research on the adaptation of mining to climate change has encouraged the move towards sustainability through energy and water saving mining methods.
South Africa

Mantashe sings from the hymn sheet at ADU 2019

In 2018, South Africa’s mining sector received over US $3.2 billion in investments which resulted in the creation of about 5000 jobs.
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Council for Geoscience researches water in depth

Mining plays an important role in the country’s economy - it is also a consumer and polluter of water resources and at times rendering them unfit.

Mantashe says coal is the future at Junior Indaba

South Africa’s Mineral Resources and Energy Minister, Gwede Mantashe, stated at the Junior Indaba that he favours coal-fired power over other resources.

Gold in Harding not economically viable for market

The community of KwaMachi, near Harding in the South Coast of KwaZulu Natal (South Africa) has in recent times claimed to have found gold in the area. 

Platinum Group Metals: Waterberg to be critical supplier

Platinum Group Metals is advancing its palladium-dominant Waterberg project through DFS stage at a time when palladium supply is in deficit.
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Illegal miners cause ground instability

The DMR has initiated a ground stability study to be undertaken in the Johannesburg area with immediate effect due to illegal miners wreaking havoc.
Orion minerals

Junior miners still struggle against system in South Africa

Despite South Africa’s stated intention of nurturing a junior mining sector as a key strategy in revitalising and transforming the mining sector, voices at the recent Junior Mining Indaba in Johannesburg, South Africa, were clear that this was not happening.

Draft Mining Charter: potential controversial targets for BEE ownership

“Following the recently launched draft Mining Charter, a stability clause has also been proposed and this is exactly what our country needs right now, to allay investor fears and encourage much-needed investment in a struggling sector,” says Bert Lopes, Natural Resources Head at audit firm, BDO.
South Africa

DMR launches junior miners programme

The DMR has launched a” junior miners’ programme” to provide opportunities for new entrants identified throughout the mining value chain, as well as assist with issues of access to funding, compliance and access to markets.

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