University of the Witwatersrand
Better safety on South African mines has meant fewer fatalities, but more must be done to improve livelihoods and inclusive growth on the back of mining.
The mining sector remains a critical part of the economy in South Africa contributing, in 2017, 7% to GDP, 27% to total exports and 19% to fixed investment.
Researchers from the University of Witwatersrand’s School of Geoscience have published research on South Africa’s platinum deposits in the Bushveld Complex, which posits a more likely explanation for how platinum forms.
Further to the announcement on 14 June 2018 advising the tragic loss of five employees who passed away after entering an area at its Kloof Ikamva mine that is not currently mined, on 11 June 2018, dual-listed Sibanye-Stillwater has provided an update on safety at its operations.
Diamonds & Gemstones
A multinational team of researchers, including a scientist from Wits University, have taken a deep look into a diamond to see how the atoms in its platelet defects are arranged in the hardest natural material known to man.
Health and safety
Professor Fred Cawood, director of the Wits Mining Institute at the University of the Witwatersrand, discusses how the university is embracing digitisation in mining...
The history of South Africa and its economy has been built on its rich natural treasures of a number of precious metals, stones and...
In 2015 Atlas Copco Mining and Rock Excavation Technique shared valuable practical information on the diverse field of mining with 33 final year BSc...
The Wits School of Mining Engineering awarded seven doctoral degrees in 2015 – a record achievement that surpasses previous years’ achievements. “This achievement indicates the...
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