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Mining research institution launched

Sep 28 2012 08:39
Sapa

Johannesburg - The launch of the Wits Mining Research Institution (WMRI) is an historic day for the development of skills within the mining industry, Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu said on Thursday.

Speaking at the launch of the WMIR at the University in Johannesburg, Shabangu said the institution would bring meaningful transformation and sustainable development in the industry.

"This initiative by Wits and others like it will be the difference between lip service and meaningful transformation and sustainable development."

Shabangu said a vibrant and dynamic research and development sector and a culture of innovation and skills development were the centre of achieving the vision of transformation. Interim Director at WMIR, Professor Nielen van der Merwe, said the institute aimed to advance the sustainability of the mining sector as well as affected societies by conducting research in key areas including methods of mining, exploration and health and safety.

"It will expand mining research from geology and technical studies to include the social impact of mining, community participation and labour issues," said Van der Merwe.


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