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The Geological Society Newsletter is published three times a year and is available either by e-mail or by postage to all paid up members of the Society. Please feel free to request back copies (for a fee) or send comments to our Newsletter Editor. Contributions to the newsletter on any topic related to geology are always welcome

Macgregor Memorial Lecture 2016 - Martin Prendergast

On Friday 5th August 2016,  Martin Prendergast delivered the 2016 Macgregor Memoral Lecture to 40  people including members of the Society and the public. The event was held in the Geology Department lecture hall at the University of Zimbabwe.  

The talk was titlted Nickel laterite deposits of the northern part of the Great Dyke: Geomorphology, regolith stratigraphy, geochemistry, mineralogy, distribution and genesis.   

The presentation can be downloaded below.


Passing of Prof. Jim Wilson

Dear friends and colleagues of Jim Wilson,
 Our loving father, and friend to all he met has passed away peacefully in his sleep at 4:20 this morning, Monday 2nd May at Stoke Mandeville hospital. He suffered serious bleeding around the brain and never regained consciousness. He was in no pain. Jim lived a great life and touched many with his passion and optimism. He was one week short of his 85th birthday.
We will be making the necessary arrangements for his funeral and will update you as soon as possible.

AGM 2016

The Annual General Meeting of the Geological Society of Zimbabwe was held at The Country Club, Brompton Road, Highlands, Harare on the 26th February 2016 and attended by40 members and guests. The following agenda was covered and the presentations have been uploaded to this page.AGENDA





                4.1   Consideration and approval of the minutes

                4.2   Matters arising not covered  elsewhere in the agenda

Review of the Karoo Supergroup in the Zambezi Valley - Brent Barber

On the 11th December 2015 Brent Barber presented his Review of the Karoo Supergroup in the Zambezi Valley -  this can be downloaded below.

The talk was well recived by approxmiately 30 members and followed by lively discussion.  

The Mennell Society organised a Christmas Braai after the talk.

Passing of Dr Fatima Ferraz

We have had sad news that Dr Fatima Ferraz passed away last Friday night in hospital in Johannesburg after 6 weeks in ICU, following complications that set in after a major 11 hour emergency heart operation. It has come as a great shock to all who knew her. She was instrumental in setting up the Environment and Remote Sensing Institute in Harare together with Peter Zeil of GTZ, and she was well-known in Remote Sensing and GIS circles.

Summer Symposium 2015

The Summer Symposium was held on 20th November 2015 at Caribbea Bay -  Kariba and attended by 45 members.
The Director of the Zimbabwe Geological Survey Temba Hawadi officially opened the symposium.
The program was as follows and abstracts can be uploaded from the list below:-
Welcome Ali Ait-Kaci,  Society Chairman 
Official Opening Temba Hawadi,  Director of Geological Survey
Professional Status