Council for Geoscience

orion minerals

Buoyant take on Northern Cape’s mining potential

As prospects for South Africa’s minerals sector start to brighten, there has been considerable mention of the Northern Cape’s potential.
renewable energy

Council for Geoscience supports renewable energy technologies

Countries including South Africa have committed to efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to mitigate the adverse effects of climate change.
COVID-19

Mantashe calls for more exploration at Mining Indaba

The latest data released by Statistics SA show that mining production decreased by 3.1 percent year-on-year in November 2019.
geoscience

Access to information key to sustainable geoscientific contributions

The CGS recognises the importance of information in addressing the challenges facing the mining industry as it embraces the 4IR.
The discovery of gases released from deep beneath the earth’s crust could help to explain Southern Africa’s unusual landscape, a study suggests.

Rare gas find solves puzzle of Southern Africa’s soaring landscape

The discovery of gases released from deep beneath the earth’s crust could help to explain Southern Africa’s unusual landscape, a study suggests.
sustainability

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.
water Council for Geosciences

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

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.
Volt 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. 

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