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Wits Mining Institute

South Africa needs a competitive mining industry for its sustainable economic development. The mining industry is the foundation on which the economy was built and it is imperative that the mining industry grows its contribution so that the country can achieve the objectives of the National Development Plan. Reducing poverty and inequality in South Africa require current jobs to be sustained and creation of new sustainable jobs. This is the fundamental objective of the WMI, which objective calls for a committed, collaborative mining sector with strong government support.

The Wits Mining Institute, along with several other Centres of Excellence, reside in the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment.

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Cutting-edge Wits courses in earth moving, maintenance in mining

Wits University’s Centre for Mechanised Mining Systems (CMMS) – part of the Wits Mining Institute – will be presenting its popular three-day courses in mechanised earthmoving and in maintenance management this November.

Cutting-edge Wits courses in earth moving, maintenance in mining

Wits University’s Centre for Mechanised Mining Systems (CMMS) – part of the Wits Mining Institute – will be presenting its popular three-day courses in mechanised earthmoving and in maintenance management this November.

Sibanye-Stillwater partners with Wits to create the 'mine of the future'

In a technology-focused partnership that will help make mines safer and more productive, Sibanye-Stillwater and the Wits Mining Institute (WMI) at the University of the Witwatersrand, today launched the Sibanye-Stillwater Digital Mining Laboratory (DigiMine).

Wits, Sibanye-Stillwater join hands to take mining digital

Wits Mining Institute (WMI) at the University of the Witwatersrand and leading mining company Sibanye-Stillwater have launched the Sibanye-Stillwater Digital Mining Laboratory (DigiMine).

Wits, Sibanye create R27.5m DigiMine facility

Wits Mining Institute (WMI) at the University of the Witwatersrand and mining company Sibanye-Stillwater last week launched the Sibanye-Stillwater Digital Mining Laboratory (DigiMine) at the varsity.

DigiMine will use technology to teach mine safety and efficiency

Sibanye-Stillwater and the Wits Mining Institute (WMI) have launched the Sibanye-Stillwater Digital Mining Laboratory (DigiMine), a simulated technology-driven mining environment that will help make mines safer and more productive.

Wits and Sibanye-Stillwater join hands to take mining digital

In a technology-focused partnership that will help make mines safer and more productive, the Wits Mining Institute (WMI) at the University of the Witwatersrand and major mining company Sibanye-Stillwater have launched the Sibanye-Stillwater Digital Mining Laboratory (DigiMine).

Wits, Sibanye-Stillwater join hands to take mining digital

In a technology-focused partnership that will help make mines safer and more productive, the Wits Mining Institute (WMI) at the University of the Witwatersrand and leading mining company Sibanye-Stillwater have launched the Sibanye-Stillwater Digital Mining Laboratory (DigiMine).

Wits launches DigiMine initiative

In a technology-focused partnership that will help make mines safer and more productive, Sibanye-Stillwater and the Wits Mining Institute (WMI) at the University of the Witwatersrand have launched the Sibanye-Stillwater Digital Mining Laboratory (DigiMine).

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