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Why Research with Wits Mining ?

  • Highly qualified and motivated staff
    • Personnel at Wits possess specific areas of expertise and are trained in research methodology.
    • Staff understand the Southern African mining environment.
  • Cost effectiveness
    • Research bursaries cost less than salaries of engineers employed at research institutions.
    • Postgraduate students are required to complete research tasks within prescribed time limits in order to graduate.
  • Focused research
    • Staff are encouraged to develop their areas of expertise.
    • Involvement with industry ensures that staff are aware of pertinent issues.
  • Modern facilities
    • First class resources enable Wits Mining to carry out fundamental research.
    • Continual upgrading of facilities ensures that Wits Mining remains in the forefront of technology.
  • Flexibility
    • Research programmes are constructed to meet the needs, schedules and budgets of clients.


All correspondence and enquiries relating to research should be addressed to the relevant staff members or:
School of Mining Engineering
University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
Private Bag 3
2050 WITS
Tel: 27 11 717-7403
Fax: 27 11 339-8295

Recent research involvement