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Sep 12, 2014
Steve Bluen We teach business leaders to be critical thinkers and how to anticipate future events
The TopMBA Global 200 Business Schools Report 2013/2014 ranks the University of the Witwatersrand’s (Wits’) Business School (WBS) at number two in the Africa and Middle East region. School head professor Steve Bluen says one of the reasons why the business school...
Sep 05, 2014
Education and training are integral to South Africa’s mining sector and contribute to the industry’s objective to be safer and more profitable, which is why mining majors continue to invest millions of rands in education and skills training. However, the investment...
Jul 11, 2014
The Namibia-based High Energy Stereoscopic System (HESS) recently measured pulsed gamma rays in the southern sky from ground level for the first time, strengthening the country’s bid to host the world’s largest gamma ray telescope, the Cherenkov Telescope Array...
Jun 02, 2014
Environmental risk analyst Dr Anthony Turton has vehemently denied claims by independent environmental organisation the Federation for a Sustainable Environment (FSE) that tailings extractor Mintails has not complied with the terms of its water-use licence (WUL) and...
May 23, 2014
Despite the implementation of several multimillion-rand education investment programmes by mining majors in the platinum belt, the results of a 2013 research study released on Friday have revealed that there is a strong negative correlation between the proximity of a...
Mar 28, 2014
Mintails' 1L8 mine dump on the West Rand of Johannesburg
South Africa-focused tailings extractor Mintails has, to date, invested R1.5-billion into its mine closure operations and expects to spend an additional R85-million on closure costs by the time it ceases its planned operation in the next 20 years. Addressing the...
Mar 28, 2014
South Africa could be at increased risk of being directly impacted by topical cyclones within the next 40 years, report researchers from the University of the Witswatersrand (Wits). PhD candidate at the university’s school of geography, archaeology and environmental...
Jan 17, 2014
Andile Sangqu
JSE-listed Impala Platinum (Implats) on Friday announced the appointment of former Xstrata South Africa executive director Andile Sangqu as sustainability and risk group executive, with effect from March 1.
Dec 11, 2013
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Oct 18, 2013
Sep 18, 2013
JSE- and TSX-listed gold explorer turning producer Witwatersrand Consolidated Gold Resources (Wits Gold) is confident of being able to begin gold production at the Burnstone mine in the next 18 months. The company is also confident of attracting a cornerstone...
Sep 13, 2013
The National Aerospace Centre (NAC) reports that it is planning to expand its skills development programmes by deploying them at more universities throughout South Africa to ensure the growth of skills development in the industry.  NAC acting director Philip Haupt...
Jul 01, 2013
Dec 13, 2012
xplorer and developer Witwatersrand Consolidated Gold (Wits Gold) has successfully completed an initial three-borehole geotechnical drilling programme for the positioning of shafts at its De Bron-Merriespruit (DBM) project, in the Free State. As part of the DBM final...
Oct 25, 2012
South Africa’s National Union of Mineworkers, Solidarity and UASA on Thursday agreed to a new pay structure for the gold mining sector, which was hit hard by wildcat strike action. The unions and the Chamber of Mines (CoM), representing gold producers AngloGold...
Oct 24, 2012
Gold producer AngloGold Ashanti on Wednesday reported a third-quarter production loss of between 40 000 oz and 70 000 oz of gold owing to the wildcat strikes by 35 000 workers countrywide. Gold production during the three months to September reached 1.03-million...
Sep 21, 2012
The University of the Witwatersrand’s (Wits’) Engineers Without Borders – Wits student society started construction of a small-scale biodiesel plant this month. Wits third year chemical engineering student Robert Louw and numerous other engineering students have been...
Sep 14, 2012
The International Institute of Welding (IIW) Regional Congress, organised by the Southern African Institute of Welding (SAIW), will be held on November 7 and 8 at Emperors Palace, in Johannesburg. The theme of the congress is ‘Advancing science and technology of...
Sep 13, 2012
Airbus and the National Aerospace Centre (NAC) on Thursday said that a joint bursary programme has been extended to include 12 new students in 2012. The programme, which aimed to support human capital development, awarded the bursaries, valued at R1-million, to...
Aug 29, 2012
Explorer and developer Witwatersrand Consolidated Gold (Wits Gold) on Wednesday said that it would require additional financing to complete further feasibility studies at its De Bron-Merriespruit (DBM) project. The company would raise between R100-million and...
Aug 24, 2012
The University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) School of Physics has already taken steps to make it possible for students to enter a career in the South African nuclear new build programme, envisaged by government through the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), by means of a...
May 25, 2012
May 04, 2012
South Africa’s renowned University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) is celebrating its nintieth year of existence this year and is using the milestone event to plan for the future – a future that builds on the institution’s academic and research heritage in a way that...
May 04, 2012
South Africa's renowned University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) is celebrating its 90th year of existence this year and is using the milestone event to plan for the future – a future that builds on the institution's academic and research heritage in a way that enables...
Apr 12, 2012
Jan 20, 2012
As of 2012, the Wits School of Law is introducing a new suite of specialised postgrauate diplomas to compliment the existing Master of Laws (LLM) degree. Concurrently a revised Bachelor of Law (LLB) degree, which is based on theory and skills development, is also...
Nov 17, 2011
After two intensive days of judging the panel of judges concluded and agreed that Stellenbosch University’s Sunnyside Packer was the winning entry.
Oct 21, 2011
The the projects will lay the foundations for the University of the Witwatersrand's aspirations to be a top-100 international university by 2022, its centenary year.
Sep 30, 2011
Aug 26, 2011
The Wits Business School (WBS) is introducing a new Masters programme in Strategic Marketing next year, for which applications are now open.
Aug 12, 2011
University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) vice-chancellor professor Loyiso Nongxa is optimistic that the R1.2-billion infrastructure programme under way across its 430-ha, 250-building property portfolio in the Braamfontein and Parktown areas of Johannesburg are laying...
Jul 28, 2011
Explorer and developer Wits Gold’s current exploration programme at its De Bron/Merriespruit (DBM) project is nearing completion, CEO Marc Watchorn said this week, as the company mulls over options to take the development forward. Wits Gold completed a scoping study...
Jun 24, 2011
North-West University (NWU) and the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) are jointly going to launch a programme of short courses directed at providing professionals with further and specialised training in the field of nuclear energy. “We have signed a Memorandum...
Jun 10, 2011
North West University (NWU) and the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) are jointly going to launch a programme of short courses directed at providing professionals with further and specialised training in the field of nuclear energy. “We have signed a Memorandum...
Feb 25, 2011
The Corporate Strategy and Industrial Development Research Programme (CSID) - the University of the Witwatersrand's (Wits') economics policy research unit of which I am director – hosted a launch of the Department of Trade and Industry’s (DTI's) capacity building...
Feb 18, 2011
Collaboration between the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) has led to the introduction of a new capacity building programme to tackle the skills shortage in the field of development economics and industrial policy.
Feb 07, 2011
Nov 19, 2010
Gold explorer and developer Witwatersrand Consolidated Gold Resources (Wits Gold) expects to report a further widening in its interim losses. The company on Friday said that it was likely to report a basic and headline loss a share of between 26c a share and 31,8c a...
Nov 15, 2010
Gold exploration company Wits Gold on Monday said that it had raised just over R120-million to fund the Merriespruit South acquisition and planned exploration activities at the De Bron-Merriespruit (DBM) South area in the Free State. The JSE- and TSX-listed junior...
Jun 14, 2010
Jun 04, 2010
Highlighting the historical importance of the mining sector in South Africa, Minister of Mineral Resources Susan Shabangu emphasised that the sector must also play a role in the country’s socioeconomic development in the future, and reiterated the need for the mining...
Mar 19, 2010
Position: MD of Nalco Main Activity of the Company: Speciality water treatment chemicals
Mar 18, 2010
Attached please find a press release on: Engineering project house TWP Projects, as part of its Enterprise Development initiatives, is sponsoring 39 historically disadvantaged South African female entrepreneurs for the Certificate Programme in Entrepreneurship and...
Feb 19, 2010
Africa has been pegged as one of the key hubs for development in the future and the availability of engineering skills will be critical in the implementation of much-needed new infrastructure on the continent. South Africa, in particular, is experiencing a period of...
Feb 19, 2010
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