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  • 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,...

  • Final-year Mining Engineering students benefit from industry visits

    Posted on March 30, 2020

    The Department of Mining Engineering at the University of Pretoria believes in the value of exposing its students to the mining industry in order to prepare them for the world of work. Due to its close links with various companies in the mining and minerals industry, its students are regularly...

  • Specialists in mining engineering train De Beers staff in London

    Posted on March 30, 2020

    Mining engineering specialists representing the University of Pretoria (UP) shared their expertise with staff from the De Beers Group in London, United Kingdom, by presenting an in-house short course on open-pit mining and design from 24 to 28 February 2020.

  • Don’t miss this online lecture for rock mechanics on 30 March 2020

    Posted on March 26, 2020

    This is the ideal time for members of the rock mechanics community to take advantage of the opportunity presented by the South African Institute of Rock Engineering (SANIRE) on 30 March 2020 to watch Prof Francois Malan deliver the 29th Online Lecture of the International Society for Rock...

  • Department of Mining Engineering launches new postgraduate bursary initiative

    Posted on March 26, 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.

  • University of Pretoria launches Course for Managers in Risk Management

    Posted on March 04, 2020

    While South Africa is known for its diverse wealth of minerals, coupled with a well-regulated mining industry, a primary concern for the industry as a whole is to keep mining-related casualties to a minimum. In an endeavor to support the industry to achieve its objective of zero-harm, the...

  • Mining Indaba 2020

    Posted on February 14, 2020

    The annual Investing in African Mining Indaba, the world’s largest mining investment event, took place in Cape Town from 3 to 6 February 2020. The final day of the event included a Young Leaders Programme, which featured, among other topics, a discussion forum on the future of careers in...

  • Top international award for Mining Engineering research paper

    Posted on January 29, 2020

    The Society of Mining Professors (SOMP), an international society that represents mining academics all over the world, has selected the research paper of Prof Ronny Webber-Youngman (Head of the Department of Mining Engineering at the University of Pretoria) and Dr Johann Uys (senior lecturer in...

  • Murray & Roberts Chair in Industry Leadership 4.0 launched in Department of Mining Engineering

    Posted on January 20, 2020

    The Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology at the University of Pretoria launched its 19th industry chair, which is also the third research chair in the Department of Mining Engineering, on 25 November 2019, the Murray and Roberts Chair in Industry Leadership 4.0.

  • The Enaex / Tuks, ‘Blaster in Training’ Gong

    Posted on December 09, 2019

    “The gong, an East and Southeast Asian musical percussion instrument with its roots from the Bronze Age around 3500 BC. Used to indicate a patrolling officer, wedding ceremonies, threaten wind animals and to attract public attentions. Today, it is used to warn and evacuate workers and...

  • Prof Ronny Webber-Youngman reappointed as Head of Department

    Posted on December 09, 2019

    The Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology is pleased to announce the reappointment of its Head of Department of Mining Engineering, Prof Ronny Webber-Youngman, for a fourth term of office. His contract extends until the end of 2023.

  • Mining Education Matters

    Posted on October 23, 2019

    In recent months, there has been a renewed interest in the South African mining industry. This notion was particularly prevalent in the 2018 investing in Africa Mining Indaba, where discussions considered how the mining industry reaching its full potential could help restore the South African...

  • Anti-Discrimination and Social Justice Week 30 September - 4 October 2019

    Posted on October 04, 2019

    Undergraduate students in the Department of Mining Engineering at the University of Pretoria are participating in the institution’s Anti-Discrimination and Social Justice Week, which takes place from 30 September to 4 October.

  • The Fourth Industrial Revolution will not be possible without mining

    Posted on September 25, 2019

    Considering the challenges in mining for the Fourth Industrial Revolution at a public seminar hosted by the Graduate School of Technology Management (GSTM), in collaboration with the Department of Mining Engineering, on 18 September 2019.

  • Napier Award launched at first annual SANIRE Banquet

    Posted on September 15, 2019

    The South African National Institute of Rock Engineering (SANIRE) hosted its first annual banquet at the Birchwood Conference Centre in Boksburg on 6 September 2019. The Department of Mining Engineering at the University of Pretoria (UP) has a long association with this industry association,...

  • Top Mining Engineering researchers awarded SAIMM Silver Medal

    Posted on September 06, 2019

    Receiving the Silver Medal of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM) at the Institute’s Annual General Meeting held in Johannesburg on 15 August 2019.

  • MINING IS NO LONGER EXCLUSIVELY A MAN’S WORLD

    Posted on August 28, 2019

    The perception that women have no place in the male-dominated world of mining is slowly being disproven, and no more explicitly than by the female alumni of the Department of Mining Engineering at the University of Pretoria (UP).

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