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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.

Wits Mining Institute - An Innovation Hub

News & Events

Sibanye-Stillwater have launched the Sibanye-Stillwater Digital Mining Laboratory (DigiMine)

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).


WMI Short Courses 

The WMI is organizing the following short courses: