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To celebrate the launch of the Digital Mining Laboratory sponsored by Sibanye-Stillwater at the University of the Witwatersrand later this month, the Wits Mining Institute will host a seminar on 26 and 27 March 2018 showcasing its high-tech DigiMine and research.

According to Wits Mining Institute (WMI) director Professor Fred Cawood, the seminar is part of a week-long celebration by the partners in the Digital Mining Laboratory (DigiMine) project, which will be formally unveiled on 28 March by Neal Froneman, CEO of Sibanye-Stillwater.

“The seminar is for anyone interested in digital mining in the underground environment,” comments Cawood.

“We will be showcasing our laboratory, which comprises a 24/7, digitally monitored, realistic underground mining environment, as well as our research agenda to develop digital technologies for mining applications.

"Delegates will also witness some of our research outcomes that have been developed in recent years by the WMI and its partners," he continues.

Keynotes at the event will come from two of DigiMine’s key partners: the National University of Sciences and Technology in Pakistan and Sibanye-Stillwater who will give their view of mine digitisation in the 21st century.

Presentations will also be made by selected postgraduate research students and partner organisations.

The event will be held on the lower ground floor of the Chamber of Mines building at the University of the Witwatersrand, at a charge of R3 000 per delegate per day or R5 000 per delegate for both days.