a) How much geological mapping has the Council for Geoscience conducted in each of the past three years,
20/21: 15 maps published to attain off-shore coverage of 8.9%, 21/22: 35 maps published, reaching 10.75% coverage, and 22/23 (Q2) 7 maps published to achieve 11.12% coverage.
b) What are the details of the:
precise area and maps published in each province since 20/21:
Limpopo: 6, Mpumalanga: 0, North West: 0, Gauteng: 0, Northern Cape: 23, KZN: 12, Free State: 0, Eastern Cape: 10, Western Cape: 6
Type of mapping that was completed
integrated geological mapping, meaning a combination of geology, geophysics, hydrogeological and geotechnical
c) (i) Where is the data published?
All data are on the CGS data portal, i.e., maps.geoscience.org.za
(ii) On what dates were the results of each type of mapping published
The bulk of CGS data, maps and publications were released via the portal in June 2021.
Thereafter the 1:50 000 data and maps will only be released a year after the publication
d) On what terms have the results been made available?
Most of the data are free to download and some are available at cost