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The role of universities in implementing digital solutions

"There is a lack of digital density across the value chain, which limits our ability to adopt technology without additional R&D."

Winner: Excellence in Safety – Sibanye-Stillwater

In 2018, Sibanye-Stillwater saw its safety performance for the year deteriorate relative to its previous five-year history.

Wits – Gold Fields research collaboration goes deep

Students at Wits, with the support of Gold Fields, are building capacity to apply mechanised mining methods and technologies in deep-level gold mines.
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Wits Sibanye-Stillwater Digimine Seminar returns

The growing contribution that digital technology is making will be under the spotlight at the Wits Sibanye-Stillwater Digital Mining Laboratory Seminar.

South Africa cautioned about China’s demand fluctuations

South Africa and other mineral-rich developing countries with close economic links to China must reassess their trade policies to provide a buffer against fluctuating commodity demand – especially given the negative impact of China’s...

Wits PhD pins down mine planning software usage

There are few fields of product development in the mining sector that have evolved quite as fast as mine planning software, a fact that led Wits University School of Mining Engineering lecturer Dr Bekir...