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Digital technology trends for 21st century mining

September 27 8:30 am October 1 4:30 pm SAST

This short course is presented by the University of the Witwatersrand’s DigiMine, in the Wits Mining Institute. It aims to equip individuals and professionals with an understanding and engagement in the various digital technologies for 21st century mining applications. The course facilitators are Ahsan Mahboob and Professor Frederick Cawood.

Course content:

  • Overview of current digital mining technologies
  • DigiMine best practice systems and DigiMine postgraduate research results on digital mining systems
  • Case studies on best practice systems

At the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Appraise relevant research and case studies on leading technological systems for the mining industry
  • Identify skills requirements for digital mining
  • Examine what digital mining is and how to prepare for it
  • Distinguish leading practical digital technologies for the underground mining environment
  • Assess fit-for-purpose functionality of digital mining installations

Contact: Eunice Sediti, WMI, eunice.sediti@wits.ac.za

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