SA Moratorium on shale gas exploration in Karoo lifted

Pretoria – Cabinet has approved the report on shale gas exploration submitted by the Mineral Resources Minister, which was compiled by the technical task team convened last year. This comes after the department imposed a moratorium on applications for the exploration for shale gas in the Karoo. “Cabinet endorsed the recommendations of the report on the lifting of the moratorium. “Cabinet further mandated the Minister of Mineral Resources to hold a series of public consultation …

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Mining communities lose out on riches

Source: http://www.fin24.com/Economy/Mining-communities-lose-out-on-riches-20120814 Other articles: http://www.timeslive.co.za/thetimes/2012/08/16/mine-war-sa-bleeds http://www.iol.co.za/business/business-news/tense-stand-off-at-lonmin-as-all-work-stops-1.1363339#.UCyXRURhPTU Johannesburg – People living near mines are not benefiting from the profits, the Bench Marks Foundation said on Tuesday. “(The) concern is that private corporations, often with the support of government leaders, make very large profits while communities suffer high levels of inequality and poverty,” chairperson Jo Seoka said in Johannesburg. “The situation in Marikana testifies to this.” Violence flared up at the Lonmin mine, the country’s third biggest …

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New sediba bones found at Cradle of Humankind

Duncan Alfreds Source: http://www.news24.com/SciTech/News/New-sediba-bones-found-20120712 Cape Town – Scientists will share their discoveries of more remains of an early type of human in a rock at the Cradle of Humankind online. In 2008, Professor Lee Berger caused sensation among palaeontologists and anthropologists when he announced that his son, 9-year-old Matthew discovered an early type of hominin at the Malapa site. The Australopithecus sediba fossil was later dubbed Karabo (“Answer” in Setswana). On Thursday, scientists will share …

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Prof Phillip Tobias – Paleoscientist for Cradle of Humankind Passes Away

  Professor emeritus was best known for his work with hominid fossils and was considered an international authority on human evolution. During his life palaeo-anthropologist Phillip Tobias changed humans’ understanding of our ancient ancestry. One of his most famous palaeo-anthropological finds was “Little Foot” -four 4.17-million year-old foot bones unearthed at Sterkfontein by Dr Ron Clarke. Later more of the skeleton was unearthed making Little Foot our oldest, most complete skeleton of a direct ancestor, …

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Min. Edna Molewa – Creation of 300 000 Green Jobs

Source: http://www.news24.com/SciTech/News/Govt-to-create-300-000-green-jobs-Molewa-20120605 Bloemfontein – The government is looking for partnerships to create 300 000 new jobs in the green economy , Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa said on Tuesday. “Our environment sector green economy implementation plan has this year received a boost of R800m for the Green Fund over the next two financial years,” Molewa said at World Environment Day celebrations. The department would use the funding to attract new and additional investments, …

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Agriculture Minister says Boost Small Scale Farming to drive Economies

By Nthambeleni Gabara Source: Buanews Pretoria – Small-scale farmers need to be encouraged to produce and drive economies in their respective communities, says Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson. Speaking after receiving signed copies of Delivery Agreements for Outcomes Seven and Ten from her department’s stakeholders in Pretoria on Monday, the minister said the industry had become central to job creation and the economic growth of the country . “To drive this further, we …

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Mountain Dew “African Train” Commercial Filmed in Koesterfontein, Magaliesburg

Magaliesburger’s may remember in July 2010 when film crews took over the train crossing into Koesterfontein, Magaliesburg for about 4 days to shoot a Mountain Dew TV Commercial. We eventually found this video on youtube and felt it appropriate to share it with the community of Magaliesburg. The commercial is called African Train and having spent 2 days on and off watching production it is great to see the final product.  The entire production was …

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New Magaliesburg Resource Web Site

Welcome to the new resource web site for the Magaliesburg. We’ll be keeping people up to date on latest happenings, important news, events, things to do and a whole lot more including a directory for the Magaliesburg and surrounding areas. We’re hard at work getting things together so visit again soon. Rate this post