- Created: Thursday, 29 March 2018 12:37
Wits DigiMine life size mining stope panel
Neal Froneman executive director and CEO Sibanye-Stillwater
|Prof Fred Cawood -Director of the Wits Mining Institute and Coordinator of the Wits DigiMine Project|
Johannesburg - 28 March 2018: 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).
DigiMine is a simulated mining environment in the Chamber of Mines building on the West Campus of Wits University, whose facilities now include a vertical shaft in a stairwell, a tunnel and stope in the basement, and a range of communication and digital systems to enable research that will create the mine of the future.