Posts tagged as Wits

Leadership needed to guide mining industry through Industry 4.0

New opportunities accompany job losses as the mining industry continues its Industry 4.0 trajectory, shifting away from a labour intensive industry to one which requires new digital and cognitive skills. This calls for new leadership, vision and mitigation strategies such as reskilling large swathes of the workforce – all issues which the Wits Mining Institute […]

Quantum computing is important for Africa

Launching a partnership with the University of the Witwatersrand, Dr Solomon Assefa at IBM Research Africa said that classical computing has served society incredibly well but many of the world’s biggest mysteries and greatest opportunities remain beyond the grasp of today’s classical machines.  “To continue the pace of progress we need to augment the classical […]

Software licence donation advances geosciences

Petroleum Experts has donated an academic software licence worth R25-million to the Wits School of Geosciences. The company’s MOVE software is the global standard in the minerals exploration, mining, and environmental geosciences for analysis of structural geological data collection, analysis, 3D visualisation and modelling. The donation by Petroleum Experts of 10 academic licences for use […]

Large-scale South African solar water-heating projects save money and the environment

Industry uses more energy in the form of heat than as electricity, giving South African companies the perfect opportunity to exploit the country’s abundant solar and wind resources to produce power and heat for the re-industrialisation of the country. Speaking at the launch of two of Southern African Solar Thermal Training and Demonstration Initiative’s (Soltrain’s) […]

Lessons from a digital mine

The Wits Mining Institute’s (WMI) annual DigiMine Seminar this year shared with delegates from the mining industry digital mining developments and lessons the institute has learnt from its own digital mining laboratory. The WMI is one of Wits University’s six interdisciplinary 21st Century Research Institutes tasked with developing professionals for careers in the fourth industrial […]

Boost for entrepreneurial innovations

ABB has signed an agreement with the University of the Witwatersrand technology centre, the Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct. The memorandum of understanding signed at a stakeholder event on 11 April 2018 stipulates donations and support mechanisms which the company will offer to Tshimologong. ABB Southern Africa MD Leon Viljoen said Industry 4.0 opens the way […]

Promoting digital innovation through collaboration

Apart from well-established innovations in robotics, drives, control systems and energy solutions at the recent ABB Customer World Africa 2018, a new drive for local innovation bloomed as ABB signed an agreement with the University of the Witwatersrand technology centre, known as the Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct. The memorandum of understanding (MoU), which was signed […]

SAUPEC2018: The sky’s the limit for power engineers

The 26th South African Universities Power Engineering Conference (SAUPEC) was hosted by the School of Electrical and Information Engineering of the University of the Witwatersrand, in conjunction with the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE), recently. The event provided a forum for post-graduate students and faculty from the region to present their research work […]