THE COUNCIL FOR GEOSCIENCE’S DATA PORTAL GOES LIVE

The Council for Geoscience (CGS) has today announced that its data management portal has gone live. The announcement comes after its CEO, Mr Mosa Mabuza participated in the Annual Junior Indaba conference which was held virtually. The CGS has been hard at work to ensure that it makes quality geoscience data and information accessible and available to all stakeholders. The organisation began the process with the finalisation of the data and information policy which was approved by its Board. The policy was drafted to provide guidelines on the modalities of releasing the data. Following this, there was a review of the pricing guidelines for data and information. Through the guidelines, the cost of data and information was updated to ensure that the prices are not only current but affordable to the various categories of stakeholders and the public. The Pricing guidelines then necessitated the development of a Data and Information Catalogue which outlines the different categories of maps and databases available at either a cost or no cost. 
The data portal has been developed to ensure that access to geoscience data and information records published by the CGS in the form of maps, documents and databases are made available to stakeholders and clients from the comfort of their homes. All data requests are streamlined through the Public Information Officer and a dedicated email address has been established to manage all data requests and dissemination. This forms part of the CGS’s commitment to ensure that data and information is available and easily accessed to showcase the exploration potential of the country and secure the pledge by Government of attaining 5% of the global share of exploration. 
 
Data requests can be directed to the Public Information Officer; Ms Karabo Mphuthi on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The link to the data portal is: 
https://maps.geoscience.org.za

For more information please contact the Head of Communication and Stakeholder Relations: Ms Mahlatse Mononela on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.