Wits School of Mining Engineering

New Wits professor brings career of rock mechanics experience

Professor Watson has been an adjunct professor at the School since July 2016, and brings extensive experience in mining research and development, mining operations, numerical modelling, instrumentation and laboratory testing. Among his qualifications is a PhD from Wits University, a work which was voted the world’s second best doctoral thesis of rock engineering in 2011.

Young mining lions on the hunt for strategies to reinvent mining

Two graduates from the highly-ranked Wits School of Mining Engineering in Johannesburg – Tabotabo Talane and Levine Mnisi – began their tenure in the coveted Anglo American Building Leaders and Shaping Talent (BLAST) programme this year, and are embracing the opportunity to seek out long-term solutions for the mining sector.

Gold Fields, Wits R6m boost for mechanised mining in South Africa

Gold Fields Limited (Gold Fields) (JSE, NYSE: GFI) is pleased to announce a R6-million, three-year partnership with the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits University) to further the academic knowledge of mechanised mining and rock engineering in South Africa.

Sampling award for Wits Mining School stalwart

Professor Dick Minnitt, JCI Professor of Mineral Resources and Reserves at Wits University’s School of Mining Engineering, received the Pierre M Gy Sampling Gold Medal at the Eighth World Conference on Sampling and Blending 2017 in Perth, Australia.

Hi-tech steps towards ‘mine of the future’ – Holland

Gold mining can withstand the current headwinds and look forward to many decades of profitability.

Another high-flying year for Wits Mining doctorates

Building on its focus on high-level research and innovation for the mining sector, the University of the Witwatersrand’s School of Mining Engineering has seen another productive year with the graduation of five doctoral students.

SA’s mining school heads form collaborative body

To allow more cooperation and information-sharing, the heads of South Africa’s four university mining schools have launched Mining Engineering Education South Africa (MEESA).

New approach needed to optimise underground mines – Musingwini

Professor Musingwini delivered his presidential address on developments and opportunities in the optimisation of underground mine planning.

Wits School of Mining Engineering Annual Review 2015

An overview of strategic initiatives.

Be not afraid of greatness – Wits unveils Danie Krige display cabinet of memorabilia

This week, the Wits School of Mining Engineering hosted the official unveiling of the Danie Krige Display Cabinet in one of its state-of-the- art lecture rooms in the Chamber of Mines Building on the Wits campus.

Handover of model stope to Wits School of Mining Engineering

A life-size mining stope panel was handed over by New Concept Mining (NCM) to the Wits School of Mining Engineering on 6 March 2015, to help students learn about stoping activities through a better visualisation of how a real mine looks.