University Of Pretoria’s Department of Mining Engineering celebrates its diamond jubilee
Posted on November 04, 2021
In celebration of the diamond jubilee of UP's Department of Mining Engineering, the Department has launched a commemorative publication of its development and achievements over the past 60 years.
Mining Engineering HOD appointed to Council of global mining body
Posted on October 19, 2021
Prof Ronny Webber-Youngman, Head of the University of Pretoria’s Department of Mining Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology, has been appointed to the Council of the international Society of Mining Professors (SOMP).
Exxaro partners with UP in cutting-edge technology programme to drive safer, more sustainable mining
Posted on September 03, 2021
Exxaro Resources and UP’s Mining Engineering Department have established the Exxaro Chair in Extended Reality Technology to address challenges in the mining industry and to identify the best available technologies for solutions.
Mining alumni in conversation with UP Vice-Chancellor
Posted on July 20, 2021
Alumni from the University of Pretoria’s Department of Mining Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology, together with Head of Department, Prof Ronny Webber-Youngman, took part in an online discussion with the University’s Vice-Chancellor...
Research in rock engineering paves the way for sustainability in the mining sector
Posted on July 07, 2021
The Department of Mining Engineering in the University of Pretoria’s Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology congratulates Prof Francois Malan on his promotion to full professor. In his inaugural address, delivered virtually on 29 July 2021, Prof Malan discussed...
The Mining Alumni Society of the University of Pretoria (MASUP) presented its AGM in a hybrid format, which entailed both an in-person representation and live-streaming to members across the globe.
Posted on June 07, 2021
The Mining Alumni Society of the University of Pretoria (MASUP) held its annual general meeting (AGM) for 2021 in a slightly different format than in the past, due to the restrictions posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Department of Mining Engineering hosts AMMSA Council
Posted on May 19, 2021
In support of the 60th anniversary of the University of Pretoria’s Department of Mining Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology, the Association of Mine Managers of South Africa (AMMSA) held its annual Council meeting at the facilities of the...
Department’s industry footprint runs deep
Posted on May 10, 2021
The Department of Mining Engineering in the University’s Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology, which is celebrating its diamond jubilee in 2021, has played a significant role in developing the mining industry in South Africa through the delivery of...
Alumnus believes the future of mining depends on ethical leadership
Posted on May 03, 2021
The Department of Mining Engineering at the University of Pretoria prides itself in supplying industry with qualified graduates who will change the face of mining engineering. This is evident in the high quality of its Mining Engineering alumni, many of whom occupy prominent positions in local...
The Department of Information Science, Department of Mining Engineering, and Exxaro have come together to establish the Exxaro chair in XR Technology.
Posted on April 20, 2021
Thanks to Exxaro, one of the top five coal producers in South Africa and a constituent of the JSE’s Top 40 index, and the initiative and hard work of Prof. Ronny Webber-Youngman and Mr Jannie Maritz from the Department of Mining Engineering, as well as Mr Koos de Beer from the Department of...
Department of Mining Engineering celebrates its diamond jubilee
Posted on April 15, 2021
The Department of Mining Engineering is proud to celebrate its diamond anniversary in 2021. With its history of 60 years of excellence in mining engineering education, the Department plays a significant role in mining teaching and learning, and research at UP, as well as industry reskilling, and...
‘How we did it’ – UP EBIT and Theology Deans on how they cracked the QS World University Rankings’ global top 100
Posted on April 15, 2021
In the latest QS World University Rankings, the University of Pretoria’s (UP) Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology (EBIT) has been named one of the top 50 places in the world to study minerals and mining engineering, while its Faculty of Theology and Religion...
Mineral and Mining Engineering at UP ranked in top 50 worldwide
Posted on March 15, 2021
The latest edition of the QS World University Rankings by Subject for 2021, which ranks science, mathematics and technology courses from seven local universities, compared to the best in the world, has placed mineral and mining engineering at the University of Pretoria in 48th position.
GRADUATE SUCCESS STORY: Hard work pays off says newly qualified mining engineer
Posted on December 14, 2020
Njabulo Matshiane graduated with a Bachelor in Engineering degree in Mining Engineering (BEng Mining) in 2020.
GRADUATE SUCCESS STORY: Overcoming obstacles to graduate as a mining engineer
Posted on December 14, 2020
Pholoso Sehlelane graduated with a Bachelor in Engineering degree in Mining Engineering (BEng Mining) in 2020.
Congratulations to mining engineering graduate Nozipho Dlamini, UP’s newest advisory board member!
Posted on August 19, 2020
The University of Pretoria (UP) is proud to welcome on board alumna Nozipho Dlamini, technical services manager at Anglo American’s Greenside colliery, who has accepted two high-profile advisory positions at the University.
Mining Engineering congratulates SOMP on its 30th anniversary
Posted on June 15, 2020
The Department of Mining Engineering has a long association with the international Society of Mining Professors (SOMP), and is a member of this global academic community. Head of Department, Prof Ronny Webber-Youngman, previously served as the Society’s African representative (2009 to 2019)...
No challenge is too great for this mining alumna
Posted on May 28, 2020
Graduates of the Department of Mining Engineering at the University of Pretoria (UP) have become leaders in industry, not just in the field of mining, but in various fields that are responsible for developing the economy as a whole. In this regard, Charmaine Mafa is no exception.
Department of Mining Engineering launches new postgraduate bursary initiative
Posted on April 03, 2020
The Department of Mining Engineering at the University of Pretoria, in partnership with African Rainbow Minerals (ARM), launched the African Rainbow Minerals Postgraduate Bursary Initiative on 3 March 2020.
Student delivers one of the winning presentations during Sasol Mining’s student vacation programme
Posted on March 30, 2020
Third-year Mining Engineering student Buhle Skosana was granted the opportunity to spend six weeks over December 2019 and January 2020 at Sasol Mining’s Syferfontein Secunda site. She was one of a number of students from different universities in South Africa and from different disciplines,...