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Education and training

Our training programme comprises a range of short courses we offer at two levels – for the practitioner and at Masters level. We keep the training alive, constantly adapting and strengthening the content through feedback from participants and informed by our research in the workplace.


Course calendar 2017

Course date

8 – 12 May

Sustainable Development in Mining and Industry

22 – 26 May

Community Relations Practice: Managing community benefits & partnerships

4 – 8 September

Community Relations Practice: Managing community impacts

For more information:

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Post Graduate Supervision

The centre guides and provides supervision for postgraduate students working in areas of common focus – in what we regard as an important and fruitful investment of CSMI time. Recent examples of student research the centre has supervised include:

  • Assessing whether rehabilitation programmes from South African mining companies have considered the impacts of climate change.
  • A review and evaluation of mine closure planning in Namibia.
  • The effectiveness of the public participation process in Environmental Assessments (EA): A South African Perspective.
  • Food diamonds? An evaluation of the impact of alluvial diamond mining activities on the agricultural potential of land.
  • The extent to which an adaptive management approach had been incorporated into the mitigation strategies for acid mine decant in the Witwatersrand basin.
  • Review of the South African derelict and ownerless mines rehabilitation programme and development of remotely sensed indicators for monitoring rehabilitation success.

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