University of the Witwatersrand

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WMI endorses best practice report for health and safety

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.
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Effective leadership in mining more important now than ever

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.

How South Africa’s platinum deposits may have actually been formed

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.

Froneman: Safety of employees is Sibanye-Stillwater’s primary concern

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.

Scientists peep deep into a diamond crystal to study platelets

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.

VIDEO: Top ranking university embraces mining digitisation

Professor Fred Cawood, director of the Wits Mining Institute at the University of the Witwatersrand, discusses how the university is embracing digitisation in mining...
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Sibanye-Stillwater launches DigiMine at Wits

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...
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Study in South Africa reveals magmas that produce national treasures

The history of South Africa and its economy has been built on its rich natural treasures of a number of precious metals, stones and...

Atlas Copco shares technology expertise with Wits Mining Engineering students

In 2015 Atlas Copco Mining and Rock Excavation Technique shared valuable practical information on the diverse field of mining with 33 final year BSc...

Wits School of Mining Engineering awards seven doctorates in 2015

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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