DST-NRF CIMERA HAS HAD A SUCCESSFUL RESEARCH YEAR IN 2017

on Thursday, 07 June 2018. Posted in CIMERA - Latest News

DST-NRF CIMERA has made significant research progress in 2017 thanks mainly to the efforts of all our collaborating researchers and their Post-graduate students and Post-doctoral Fellows. Our Annual Progress Report for 2017 was presented  to our Steering Committee, and the feedback has been highly positive. We thank all our researchers once again, and look forward to them continuing their good work. For a  copy of the report, please click here

Prof Nic Beukes invited to present a talk on the KARIN drilling project at the Discussion Forum on “Sustainable Energy for All in South Africa” hosted by the National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF)

on Monday, 07 May 2018. Posted in CIMERA - Latest News

THE NSTF organized and hosted a discussion forum about this important topic for our country on the 16-17 April 2018. The objective was “to use the NSTF collaborative neutral platform to discuss and respond to issues around environmentally and economically sustainable energy and well as access of energy for all. For more information, click here. http://www.nstf.org.za/discussion-forum/sustainable-energy-for-all-in-south-africa-2/

 

Prof Nic Beukes, Director of DST-NRF CIMERA, was invited to speak about some of the results of the KARIN drilling project and their implications for shale gas exploration in South Africa. His talk is entitled “Questioning the existence of an economic producible shale gas resource in the southern Main Karoo Basin based on results of the CIMERA-Karin drilling project”. The presentation can be downloaded from the link. The other presentations are also of interest to the South African public.

 

Professor Rais Latypov (Wits), DST-NRF CIMERA-supported researcher, reveals the secret of magmas that produce South Africa’s national treasures

on Monday, 05 March 2018. Posted in CIMERA - Latest News

Professor Rais Latypov (Wits), DST-NRF CIMERA-supported researcher, reveals the secret of magmas that produce South Africa’s national treasures

South Africa’s history and economy has been built on its rich natural treasures of a number of precious metals, stones and minerals.

 

The country’s mineral deposits have been created over hundreds of millions of years through processes that are still not completely understood.

 

One of these processes, that has troubled scientists and geologists for years, is the origin of chromitite layers hosted by layered intrusions – a major source of chromium on our planet. This process has been a mystery for decades, as scientists tried to work out how layers of pure chromite form from magmas that are coming from Earth’s mantle. These are supposed to be rich in a mineral called olivine – not chromite. 

 

Prof Nic Beukes wins the prestigious National Science and Technology Forum Lifetime Achievement Award

on Wednesday, 02 August 2017. Posted in CIMERA - Latest News

Prof Nic Beukes wins the prestigious National Science and Technology Forum Lifetime Achievement Award

Prof Nic Beukes, the Director of DSY-NRF CIMERA, received the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award of the NSTF from the Honourable Minister of Science and Technology, Mrs Naledi Pandor, at a Gala Dinner on the 29th June, 2017.  For more information, click here.

 

https://www.uj.ac.za/newandevents/Pages/UJ’s-Prof-Nic-Beukes-wins-lifetime-achievement-award-at-National-Science-and-Technology-Forum.aspx

New classroom built for the Matjiesrivier NGK Primary School as a contribution from the DST-NRF CIMERA KARIN Project

on Friday, 23 June 2017. Posted in CIMERA - Latest News

New classroom built for the Matjiesrivier NGK Primary School as a contribution from the DST-NRF CIMERA KARIN Project

The DST-NRF CIMERA KARIN Project involved the drilling of a research hole in the Tankwa Karoo near the town of Ceres in the Western Cape Province in 2015. The drilling of Hole KZF-01 was conducted on the farm Zandfontein and the farming community nearby was fully consulted before work begun. 

Prof Nic Beukes finalist in NSTF-SOUTH 32 Lifetime Achievement Awards.

on Monday, 19 June 2017. Posted in CIMERA - Latest News

Prof Nic Beukes finalist in NSTF-SOUTH 32 Lifetime Achievement Awards.

Prof Nic Beukes, Director of DST-NRF CIMERA, has been chosen as a finalist for the NST-South 32 Lifetime Achievement Award for 2017. Read here for more..

DST-NRF CIMERA Annual Scientific Progress Seminar 17th November 2016

on Tuesday, 15 November 2016. Posted in CIMERA - Latest News

You are cordially invited to attend the DST-NRF Annual Scientific Progress Seminar on the 17th November 2016 at the University of the Witwatersrand.

Please RSVP to Danielle (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for catering purposes by Monday morning 14th November, 10h00 if you wish to attend.

You can download the programme here.

DST-NRF CIMERA KARIN PROJECT RESEARCHERS INTERVIEWED BY CNBC AFRICA

on Monday, 18 July 2016. Posted in CIMERA - Latest News

DST-NRF CIMERA KARIN PROJECT RESEARCHERS INTERVIEWED BY CNBC AFRICA

Professors Nic Beukes (UJ) and Wlady Altermann (UP) were interviewed by CNBC Africa about the preliminary results of the KARIN Project. To see the video clip, please click here.

http://www.cnbcafrica.com/video/?bctid=5022826318001http://www.cnbcafrica.com/video/?bctid=5022826318001

DST-NRF CIMERA KARIN PROJECT ARTICLE IN FORBES AFRICA MAGAZINE

on Thursday, 07 July 2016. Posted in CIMERA - Latest News

Preliminary results from the DST NRF CIMERA KARIN Project has attracted much media interest. To continue reading, click here for the PDF

Launch of new DST-NRF CIMERA-supported LA-MC-ICPMS Laboratory at UJ

on Thursday, 02 June 2016. Posted in CIMERA - Latest News

Launch of new DST-NRF CIMERA-supported LA-MC-ICPMS Laboratory at UJ

On the 1st June 2016, the laser ablation multi-collector ICPMS laboratory at the University of Johannesburg was officially opened, in the presence of representatives of various universities, government institutions and companies. The NRF-NEP-funded Nu Plasma MC-ICPMS with ASI Resonetics ArF Excimer laser is already proving to be a powerful tool for a range of analyses.

FIRST GRADUATES STUDYING UNDER THE DST-NRF CIMERA UMBRELLA

on Monday, 16 May 2016. Posted in CIMERA - Latest News

DST-NRF CIMERA is proud to announce its first crop of graduates who have studied under our umbrella in 2015. We extend our heartiest congratulations to them all, and wish them all the best in their future endeavours. One of the key performance areas for Centres of Excellence is education and training, and we look forward to maintaining our good start in the coming years. 

DST-NRF CIMERA CELEBRATES 2ND BIRTHDAY!

on Monday, 16 May 2016. Posted in CIMERA - Latest News

DST-NRF CIMERA CELEBRATES 2ND BIRTHDAY!

On Friday the 22nd April 2016, DST-NRF CIMERA celebrated the second anniversary of its launch (on the 24th April 2014) in the Tea Room of the Department of Geology at the University of Johannesburg.

KARIN DRILLING IN THE MINING PRESS

on Thursday, 24 March 2016. Posted in CIMERA - Latest News

KARIN DRILLING IN THE MINING PRESS

The Council for Geoscience (CGS) held a Conference on 4-5 February 2016 in Pretoria. Dr Doug Cole of the CGS gave a presentation on the stratigraphy of the Karoo Sequence in the two KARIN Project drill holes. To continue reading, click here

FURTHER EXCITING NEWS ABOUT THE KARIN PROJECT

on Monday, 07 September 2015. Posted in CIMERA - Latest News

It has been more than two weeks since the last update, and there is lots of exciting news to report regarding the progress made with drilling near Ceres and in preparations to start drilling near Willowvale..

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