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 by finalising the data and information policy that its Board approved. 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 were 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 are available and easily accessed to showcase the country’s exploration potential and secure the government’s pledge of attaining 5% of the global share of exploration. 

Data requests can be directed to the Public Information Officer, Ms. Karabo Mphuthi on

The link to the data portal is:

For more information, please get in touch with the Head of Communication and Stakeholder Relations: Ms. Mahlatse Mononela, at

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