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Education and training

Our training programme comprises a range of short courses. Students receive a certificate of attendance or a certificate of competence. These courses are of interest to practitioners, researchers, consultants, managers and regulators working in the field of environmental management, health and safety and mining.

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:

  • Food diamonds? An evaluation of the impact of alluvial diamond mining activities on the agricultural potential of land
  • Reconstructing the History of Urban Development in the Mining Town of Virginia, Free State between 1940 and 2015
  • An analysis of actual cost data for surface mine rehabilitation projects in South Africa and comparison with guideline values published by the Department of Mineral Resources
  • Evaluation of the adoption of the circular economy in South African mining, with specific focus on mine affected water
  • The use of GIS and remote sensing to study gold mining development around Virginia and their possible impacts on the environment
  • Mine closure in small scale mining in South Africa: a review of policies and practices
  • The effectiveness of mine closure: a case study of closure certificates issued in Mpumalanga and Gauteng province
  • The impact of mine acquisitions/sale and transfer on social and labour plan commitments: Rustenburg Platinum and Black Mountain Zinc Mining as a case study
  • Developing a corporate social responsibility framework for the mining industry of Mozambique
  • Conducting a capacity assessment of the Alchemy community development trusts to achieve trust deed tasks within the foundation phase
  • Contribution of artisanal small-scale gold mining to household livelihoods in Roodepoort, South Africa: Towards an appropriate regulatory framework
  • Identifying factors contained in the Anglo American Safety Way that would have the greatest influence on the effectiveness of Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems.