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News

  • Fri
    Mar
    20
    2015

    Marine survey reveals secret of Robben Island

    The Robben Island Museum (RIM) currently has a fleet of four ferries to transport tourists to and from Robben Island; the Sikhululekile, the Susan Kruger, the Dias and the cargo ferry Blouberg. Sikhululekile, the newest ferry, was purchased in 2008. Unfortunately, this R26 million flagship ferry has been out of service for almost a year because of repeated damage to the ferry’s hull during low tides.
  • Fri
    Feb
    27
    2015

    New Carbon Capture and Storage Project

    The capture and storage of carbon dioxide (CCS) has been identified as one of the fundamental approaches to mitigating global climate change. The Council for Geoscience has been at the forefront of CCS innovation since 2010, and has produced an atlas on the geological storage of CO2 in South Africa. This atlas identified possible onshore and offshore repositories within South Africa conforming to the prerequisites for CCS. Since the publication of this atlas, work has focused on three potential storage basins within South Africa, namely the onshore Zululand and Algoa Basins and the offshore Durban Basin. A new project is set to begin, focusing on the potential for site monitoring at the Bongwana natural CO2 gas release near Harding in KwaZulu-Natal.
  • Fri
    Feb
    27
    2015

    Address by the Deputy Minister of Mineral Resources, National Assembly, Cape Town

    Address by the Deputy Minister of Mineral Resources, Mr Godfrey Oliphant, MP, on the occasion of the Budget Vote 32: Mineral ResourcesNational Assembly, Cape Town15th July 2014
  • Fri
    Feb
    27
    2015

    Shale gas in the Karoo

    The Fossil Fuel Foundation hosted a one-day conference with 11 presentations covering various economic aspects of gas development in South Africa, gas reserves in southern and eastern Africa, coal gasification, legislative and regulatory developments for gas exploration and production, and climate change. Doug Cole of the Mapping Geology Competency gave a presentation entitled “Geology of Karoo Shale Gas and how this can influence economic gas recovery”.