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Statement on the passing of Mr Smunda Mokoena

The Council for Geoscience (CGS) mourns the sudden passing of its board member Mr Smunda Mokoena who sadly passed away on Thursday, 17 March 2022. Mr Mokoena who was appointed to the CGS board on 1 May 2020, also served on its Technical and Finance Committees until his passing. He was also the Board Chairperson of the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA). Mokoena’s passing is a grave loss to the public sector, mining and energy industries.

Prof.M ViljoenHe will be remembered for his robust and invaluable contribution to the CGS board and the broader energy industry. The CGS joins NERSA in expressing its heartfelt condolences to the Mokoena family.

May his soul rest in eternal peace.

For media enquiries please contact Ms Mahlatse Mononela, Manager: Communication & Stakeholder Relations on email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Mobile: 067 426 1417.

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