Mandela Mining Precinct
The Mandela Mining Precinct is a public-private collaboration between the Department of Higher Education, Science and Innovation (DHESI); and the Minerals Council of South Africa (MCSA), managed by the CSIR. The facility is working towards the revitalization of mining research, development and innovation in South Africa, to ensure the sustainability of the industry.
The Mandela Mining Precinct is an outcome of the 2015 Presidential Operation Phakisa: Mining programme. During the programme, the Department of Mineral Resources tasked the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) with consolidating the mining strategies housed by three different government departments. This resulted in the development of the South African Mining Extraction, Research, Development and Innovation (SAMERDI) strategy.
The Mandela Mining Precinct was established to implement the SAMERDI strategy, under the management of the CSIR. The Mandela Mining Precinct was officially launched by the Minister of Mineral Resources, Gwede Mantashe; and the former Minister of Science and Innovation, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, on 16 September 2018.
The Mandela Mining Precinct provides the opportunity to have a community of researchers working together in the same space on related subjects both from an inter- and intra- organisational perspective.
Our vision is to maximise the returns of South Africa’s mineral wealth through collaborative, sustainable research, development, innovation and implementation of mining technologies in a socially, environmentally and financially responsible manner that is rooted in the wellbeing of local communities and the national economy.
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Contact us for more information:
Mandela Mining Precinc
c/o Carlow and Rustenburg road
Tel:+21 (0)11 358 0000
Johan Le Rouxjlroux@csir.co.za
+27 (0)12 841 4127