Virtual launch of the Exxaro Chair in Extended Reality (XR) Technology

Virtual launch event: Exxaro Chair in Extended Reality (XR)Technology


A dream became a reality on the 1 September 2021 at the virtual launch event of the Exxaro Chair in Extended Reality (XR) Technology.


Exxaro Resources has partnered with the Department of Information Science and the Department of Mining Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology (EBIT) at the University of Pretoria to make this possible.


Prof Ina Fourie's vision

During the launch Prof Ina Fourie, head of the department (HoD) of Information Science said:

"My vision for the Exxaro Chair can be captured as follows:

Using external funding to meet the development needs of the funder, but above all to secure an international scholarly reputation for development, research, theory and curriculum development, interdisciplinary collaboration and exemplary dissemination of research and products.

The Exxaro Chair in XR technology should enable the funder and the receivers of funds to be recognised as leaders in addressing social inclusion, equity and diversity."

Prof Maharaj, Prof Fourie, Prof Kupe, Mr Mgojo, Prof Webber-Youngman

YouTube video of the launch



Exxoro Chair Launch Gallery

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Links to media news reports and announcements

African Mining Market news report

Bizcommunity Mining News news report

Eminetra news report

Engineering News news report

IM International Mining news report

IT-Online news report

ITWeb news report

Mining weekly news report

My Pretoria news report

Exxaro's announcement

EBIT Faculty's announcement


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