JOHANNESBURG: The Centre for Sustainability in Mining and Industry, based in the University of the Witwatersrand's School of Mining Engineering, is offering a complete range of educational short courses in 2013.
The courses will focus on the disciplines of safety, health, environment, quality management and community engagement (SHEC) within the mining industry.
"In Africa, great progress has been made in the practice of SHEC; however, there are many who have had no formal education in areas that are fundamental to sustainable development which is why we are offering practitioners the requisite specialised tertiary education," says CSMI director May Hermanus.
The short courses which form part of the Masters of Science programme, offered by the University of the Witwatersrand's School of Mining Engineering, are being presented to occasional students who wish to further their education and understanding of the SHEC fundamentals. A certificate of attendance would be received by those who attend or a certificate of competence would be received by those who are assessed (exam and assignment) and are deemed to be competent.
Short Courses (NQF Level 9) on offer in 2013 are:
Mining & the Environment
11 - 15 March
Prof May Hermanus
6 - 10 March
Socio-economic Community and Development for the Mining Industry
24 - 28 June
Occupational Health and Hygiene for Non-specialists
Dr Moreshnee Govender
8 - 12 July
Sustainable Development in Mining & Industry
19 - 23 August
OHS Leadership & Human Factors
Prof Kobus de Jager
2 - 6 September
Geographical Information Systems
Dr Daniel Limpitlaw
30 September - 3 October
Venue: Centre for Sustainability in Mining and Industry, University of Witwatersrand
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