Speakers Gavin Selfe and Roger Ellis will discuss the exploration, which involves the Drotsky’s (Gcwihaba) and Koanaka cave areas. The talk is co-hosted by the Geological Society of South Africa (GSSA).
The cave project, at the behest of the Botswana government, aims to develop a new national park in the remote north of the country in which the caves will play a major role. Currently known as the Gcwihaba Caves Project, the park has been cited for World Heritage status and is intended to add to Botswana’s diverse list of tourist attractions.
The method by which the new caves have been located, accessed and explored is what makes the project so unique. By applying scientific, engineering and caving skills, the mystery of Botswana’s underground heritage is now being revealed, and the presenters will take audience members on a journey of adventure and discovery deep within the Kalahari.
Gavin Selfe is a consulting geophysicist for various mineral exploration companies.
Roger Ellis, a retired engineer, has been involved in the discovery and exploration of many of Southern Africa’s premier wild caves.
Date: Tuesday 17 April 2012
Venue: Origins Centre
Time: 18h00 for 18h30
Cost: R45/R35 Wits students and staff and GSSA members
Bookings essential: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web site: http://www.origins.org.za