Government, parliamentary and legislative information on Mineral Resources and Energy.
Department of Mineral Resources
The search for shale gas in the Karoo could commence around the middle of 2016.
The mineral resource department revealed this during a briefing to the select committee on land and mineral resources.
The country’s position on two environmental issues, to be discussed at international conferences in the following weeks, were approved by cabinet on Wednesday.
According to a statement issued after the session, South Africa’s negotiators at the meeting on the conservation of migratory species of wild animals, to be held in Quito, Ecuador from 4 to 9 November and at the conferences of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) as well as the Kyoto Protocol, which will take place from 1 to 12 December in Lima, Peru, were given their mandates.
Department of Energy
An intergovernmental framework agreement on nuclear cooperation will be signed with China in the first week of November 2014.
The energy department, in a statement, added that this would be followed by an agreement with Japan in the near future.
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