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15 NOVEMBER 2016: FINAL SCIENTIFIC ASSESSMENT PUBLISHED

The final version of    Shale Gas Development in the Central Karoo: A Scientific Assessment of the Opportunities and Risks edited by Scholes, R., Lochner, P., Schreiner, G., Snyman-Van der Walt, L. and de Jager, M. 2016. CSIR/IU/021MH/EXP/2016/003/A, ISBN 978-0-7988-5631-7. CSIR: Pretoria   was published electronically on the Shale Gas SEA website on 15 November 2016. […]

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15 JULY 2016: COMMENT PERIOD FOR DRAFT CHAPTERS EXTENDED TO 22 JULY 15:00

The project team has extended the comment window on the draft report chapters by an additional 7 days, from close of business 15 July to 22 July by 15:00. It is important to note that comments received after the closure can not be included in the comment record which is returned to chapter author teams […]

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18 – 22 JULY 2016: ROUND 2 PUBLIC OUTREACH TO COMMUNICATE DRAFT FINDINGS OF THE PHASE 2 SCIENTIFIC ASSESSMENT

Public briefings will be held in Graaff-Reinet (18 July), Victoria West (19 July) Beaufort West (20 July). The purpose of the meetings is to communicate the draft findings of the Phase 2 Scientific Assessment and address stakeholder questions.This will serve as an opportunity for stakeholders to provide comment on the assessment chapters, which the project […]

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14 JUNE 2016 – DRAFT SCIENTIFIC ASSESSMENT FOR SHALE GAS DEVELOPMENT NOW AVAILABLE FOR STAKEHOLDER REVIEW (14 JUN – 15 JUL 2016)

The draft Scientific Assessment for shale gas development in the Central Karoo is now available for stakeholder review and comment from 14 June to 15 July 2016. The draft report chapters are available electronically on the project website http://seasgd.csir.co.za/scientific-assessment-chapters/ Hard copies of the assessment chapters and comment forms have been dispatched to the following libraries […]

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06 JUNE 2016 – REMINDER: SCIENTIFIC ASSESSMENT PLANNED FOR RELEASE FOR STAKEHOLDER REVIEW FROM 14 JUNE TO 15 JULY 2016

The scientific assessment for shale gas development in the Central Karoo is planned for release for stakeholder review from 14 June to 15 July 2016.   The report chapters will be available electronically on the project website from the dates mentioned above http://seasgd.csir.co.za/scientific-assessment-chapters/   Hard copies of the assessment chapters and comment forms will be […]

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12 MAY 2016 – SHALE GAS DEVELOPMENT SCENARIOS AND ACTIVITIES SUMMARY DOCUMENT & VIDEO RELEASE

Shale Gas Development Scenarios and Activities A summary document and video has been released that describes scenarios and activities which my be assumed for shale gas development in the Karoo region of South Africa. The purpose of the Shale Gas Development Scenarios and Activities, which forms Chapter 1 of the Scientific Assessment report, is to […]

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16 – 17 MAY 2016 – ROUND 1 a PUBLIC OUTREACH ON THE SEA FOR SHALE GAS DEVELOPMENT – – GRAAFF-REINET & BEAUFORT WEST

Round 1 a Outreach Dates The Department of Environmental Affairs has appointed a project team consisting of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, the South African National Biodiversity Institute and the Council for Geoscience to undertake a Strategic Environmental Assessment for shale gas development. As part of the outreach process, 2 additional public briefings […]

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22 OCTOBER 2015 – PROCESS CUSTODIAN GROUP MEETING 2

The Process Custodians Group (PCG), one of the SEA governance structures that are in place to ensure that the SEA process is fair and rigorous, convened for their second meeting at CSIR, Pretoria, on 22 October 2015. The purpose of the meeting was to: Provide an update on the SEA progress; Consider the comments and […]

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21 OCTOBER 2015 – ZERO ORDER DRAFT AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AND COMMENT

Following the completion of the first Multi-Author Team meeting from 27-30 September at Goudini, a Zero Order Draft (ZOD) was developed by all of the specialist teams working on the SEA strategic issues. The ZOD is an expanded table of contents for each strategic issue and generally covers, in brief: the structure of the chapters […]

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09 – 13 NOVEMBER 2015 – ROUND 1 PUBLIC OUTREACH ON THE SEA FOR SHALE GAS DEVELOPMENT

Round 1 Outreach Dates The Department of Environmental Affairs has appointed a project team consisting of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, the South African National Biodiversity Institute and the Council for Geoscience to undertake a Strategic Environmental Assessment for shale gas development. As part of the outreach process, 3 public briefings sessions and […]

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