Short Courses and Lecture Series
A short CPD course on the Prediction of Acid Rock Drainage was convened by MtM on 21 November 2014. It was attended by 21 academics and students from three different South African universities, and was presented by a team of international experts, comprising Professor Lottermoser from the University of Exeter in the UK and Drs Anita Parbhakar-Fox and Julie Hunt from the University of Tasmania in Australia.
This course exposed participants to an integrated application of analytical tools and protocols for better ARD risk assessments and highlighted the importance of pursuing integrated analyses of processed ore and wastes so that they can be effectively managed throughout the mine life and beyond.
Associate Professor Jenny Broadhurst also participated in the International Alliance of Research Universities’ Global Summer School 2016 on Sustainable Water Management in Africa, convened by UCT’s new inter-disciplinary institute on Future Water. Lecture sessions focused on mine water in the context of socio-cultural relations, treatment approaches, the circular economy and wicked problems.
Professor Markus Reuter (Helmholtz Institute Freiberg) delivered a short course on Circular Economy Engineering and demonstrated the capacity and versatility of the HSC Chemistry software for modelling different circuits.
Part of the strategy of MtM is to develop and deliver additional CPD courses to further develop human capacity within the context of the sustainable development of Africa’s mineral resources.