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MEETI serves mining and energy sectors

“Recent increases in mine accidents, and more so fatalities associated with illegal mining, have put into sharp focus the need to widen the scope of mining education in South Africa,” says Cynthia Reynders, CEO of the Minerals and Energy Education and Training Institute (MEETI).

“This situation has created a platform to advance our sector education that speaks to the realities of mining in South Africa, as well as the rest of the African continent,” she adds.

MEETI aims to contribute to improving the implementation process of public policies in the minerals and energy sectors by enhancing stakeholder knowledge of the management of the industry, potential risk factors, and compliance requirements with new legislation.

Reynders explains that MEETI is a training institute which provides training accredited by the University of Witswatersrand and recorded with SAQA; delivers courses that are compatible with the National Qualifications Framework; offers customised, focused events of concern to leadership in the mining industry, government and labour; and promotes access to courses for historically disadvantaged South Africans.

“Since its inception ten years ago, MEETI has provided much needed education in policy, legislation and industrial management,” she adds. “Through focused training programmes aimed at the new generation of policy makers and managers, it has contributed to better appreciation and understanding of the complexities of the energy and mineral sectors in South Africa and the SADC region,” Reynders concludes.