Recent Issues 2016
"35th International Geological Congress"
Issue date: 26th August 2016
South African Post issued a sheet of 10 International Small Letter rate stamps to coincide with the 35th International Geological Congress at the Cape Town International Conference Centre. The stamps offer an artistic interpretation of ten different geological superlatives of great economic value and major scientific importance in South Africa. Cross-sectional keys are printed on the back of the stamps. The concept designs for these stamps were researched and drawn by South African geologist, Pieter Bosch of the Council for Geoscience and the artwork was illustrated by artist, Rachel-Mari Ackermann of Philatelic Services (selling price at the post office R84.00). The stamps will have two First Day Covers.
(source: South Africa Post)
The following geological superlatives are featured on the stamps:
- Karoo Supergroup
- Barberton Greenstone Supergroup, early life
- The Table Mountain World Heritage Site
- Griqualand West Supergroup
- Witwatersrand Supergroup
- Vredeford Dome meteor impact site (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
- Bushveld Igneous Complex
- Kimberlite volcanic pipe
- Phalaborwa Carbonatite
- Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site