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Council for Geoscience


Private Bag X112
South Africa

Tel: 012 841 1072
Fax: 012 841 1203
Contact: Danie Barnardo – Information Manager

The Council for Geoscience (CGS) is a modern institution, with approximately 90 geoscientists, boasting excellent facilities and expertise, ranking among the best in Africa. The main functions of the CGS address all the different subdisciplines of the geosciences, including:

  • The systematic documentation of the surface of the Earth in South Africa.
  • Geoscientific research on rocks, ores, minerals, geological formations, fossils, etc. and publication of research results.
  • Collection and conservation of all geoscientific data and information on South Africa in national databases.
  • Provision of geoscientific services and advice to Government and the public.
  • Geological and Metallogenic mapping and Geochemical surveys.
  • Geoscience database and GIS applications.
  • Seismic hazard assessments.
  • Geohydrological and Geophysical surveys.
  • Engineering Geological investigations.