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This portal is a repository and a gateway to information for the Wits Mining Institute.

WMI Partners

Currently, WMI has the following partners;

  • University of the Witwatersrand
  • VibraTech
  • Schauenburg
  • MineTech
  • Young Blood

For more partners, click here

Postgraduates Research Projects

Postgraduates develop concepts and conduct proof of concept tests as part of their research. The following are completed and ongoing research projects 

WMI Gallery

The gallery contains captured special moments for WMI Events.  

Undergraduate Vocational Work - Research Projects

Undergraduates undertake research to complete their BSc degrees through vocational work at the Wits Mining Institute. Their line of work is primarily testing of installed systems, checking their perfomances and efficiencies. Research already carried out include;

  • VibraTech Complete System Test
  • Mine Access Control 

WMI Projects

The following projects are currently underway,

  • Sterkfontein Project
  • VibraTech Project 
  • Schauenburg Project
  • MineTek Project 
  • China-Africa Lab Project
  • Mine Health and Safety Council Drone Project 

These projects are undertaken as postgraduate research projects

WMI Publications

The following publications are done in WMI 

  1. Kolade O., and Cheng L. (2019) Impulse Noise Mitigation Using Subcarrier Coding of OFDM-MFSK Scheme in Powerline Channel. 2019 IEEE International Conference on Communications, Control, and Computing Technologies for Smart Grids (SmartGridComm), Beijing, China, 2019, pp. 1-6. 
  2. Kolade O. and Cheng L., "Permutation-Aided Space-Time Shift Keying for Indoor Visible Light Communication," 2019 IEEE International Conference on Communications, Control, and Computing Technologies for Smart Grids (SmartGridComm), Beijing, China, 2019, pp. 1-6. 
  3. Guj, P., Martin, S., Maybee, B., Cawood, F., Bocoum, B., Gosai, N. and Huibregtse, S.  Transfer Pricing in Mining with a focus on Africa: A Reference Guide for Practitioners, World Bank, Washington, January 2017.  pp. 303. 
  4. Maqelepo, A.
    Zvarivadza, T.
    Maqelepo, A.
    Zvarivadza, T.
    Maqelepo, A.
    Zvarivadza, T.
    Maqelepo, A.1 and Zvarivadza, T  Evaluation of Real-time Ground Behaviour Monitoring Above Mining Surfaces with a View to Enhance Safety and Stability. 6 th International Conference on Computer Applications in the Minerals Industries, Istanbul, Turkey. 5-7 October 2016
  5. M.Mathey. "Modelling coal pillar stability from mine survey plans in a geographic information system" SAIMM, Feb 2018.
  6. I. Hussaind, F.T. Cawood, S. Ali "Towards safer mining: scientific measurement approaches that could be applied for imaging and locating the buried container lamp-room at Lily mine", SAIMM, Feb 2018.
  7. Conceptual Architecture of GIS-Based Ground Behaviour Monitoring and Numerical Predictive Modelling at Sterkfontein Caves with a View to Enhance Safety and Stability. PositionIT June 2017.
  8. Tetteh, M. and Cawood, F.T.  Design considerations for critical coal measurement points:  Towards accurate reconciliation for integrated mine planning.  Journal of Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy Johannesburg, South Africa. July 2017 Vol. 117 pp. 629 – 635.
  9. Feroze, T., and Genc, B. (2017). A CFD model to evaluate variables of the line brattice ventilation system in an empty heading. The Journal of South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Vol. 117. pp 97-108.
  10. Bondarenko, V., Cherniak, V., Cawood, F. and Chervatiuk, V.  Technological Safety of sustainable development of coal enterprises.  Mining of Mineral Deposits, 11(2), pp. 1-11. (2017)  
  11. Feroze, T., and Genc, B. (2016). Estimating the effects of line brattice ventilation system variables in an empty heading in room and pillar mining using CFD. The Journal of South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Vol. 116. pp 1143-1152. 
  12. Geospatial Subsidence Hazard Modelling at Sterkfontein Caves. South African Journal of Geomatics, Vol. 4, No. 3, August 2015 and Position IT Feb 2016 edition. ‚Äč
  13. Feroze, T., and Phillips, H. R. (2015). An Initial Investigation of Room and Pillar Ventilation Using CFD to Investigate the Effects of Last Through Road Velocity. 24th International Mining Congress and Exhibition of Turkey (IMCET 15). Antalya, Turkey, 14-17 April. pp. 970-977.


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