• Let your voice be heard

    Report any unethical behaviour

    0800 16 13 17


  • Head Office

    +27 12 841 1911


Vision, Mission and Values


A prosperous and transformed society enabled by geoscience solutions.


1. The mission of the CGS is to contribute to a prosperous South Africa by:

2. Providing integrated, systematic and thematic maps and conducting research on the onshore and offshore geology of South Africa, as mandated, to:

  • Facilitate mineral, energy and agricultural development;

  • Contribute to the assessment and sustainable management of mineral, geohydrological and geo-environmental resources;

  • Support infrastructure development.

3. Acting as a national advisory authority on geo-environmental pollution.

4. Providing an information repository and delivery platform that facilitates actionable decisions and the accessibility of relevant information by relevant stakeholders.

5. Discharging the mandate in a manner that supports transformation and national developmental imperatives.

Core Values

  • Innovation: Solving problems through novel ideas that create value for the stakeholders of the CGS.

  • Diversity: Promoting an inclusive culture that respects the contributions of the diverse people of the CGS.

  • Excellence: Striving for exceptional quality in all that the CGS does.

  • Accountability: Setting SMART targets with personal ownership and commitment to the achievement of the desired outcomes.

  • Learning: Creating a learning organisation through continuous personnel development.

  • Service: Providing efficient and effective services to all, consistently.