Mining technology gets boost from new Wits-Sibanye partnership

Mining technology is being given a Fourth Industrial Revolution boost through the new partnership struck between precious metals mining company Sibanye-Stillwater and the Wits Mining Institute. Wits Mining Institute director Professor Fred Cawood outlined in a news release on Thursday that Sibanye-Stillwater’s R15-million investment had resulted in the creation of the Sibanye-Stillwater digital mining laboratory, which would host the institute’s chair in digital mining and mine automation.