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Technology

Sibanye-Stillwater continues to drive technology and innovation as a strategic imperative.

Sibanye-Stillwater supports projects and programmes that contribute to the sustainability of the organisation through measurable improvement of the following:

  • Safety
  • Environmental performance
  • Organisational and operational efficiencies, yielding maximum return on capital employed
  • Operational transparency, creating greater insight and enabling more proactive management
  • Education, training and skills
  • Our ability to support secondary industries with sectoral transfer of skills, equipment and technology

Key technology and innovation partnerships and initiatives

Mandela Mining Precinct

The Mandela Mining Precinct, formally opened on 14 September 2018, creates a space for researchers from various institutions and organisations to collaborate and work together, enabling greater access to researchers and mining staff. The function of the precinct is to co-ordinate research activities towards the revitalisation of South Africa’s mining operations through the development of next-generation mining systems.

DigiMine

The Sibanye-Stillwater and the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) Mining Institute’s (WMI) Digital Mining Laboratory (DigiMine), the result of a long-term commitment by Sibanye-Stillwater to relevant research institutions in South Africa, was officially launched in 2018. The WMI and DigiMine have demonstrated their ability to add value from a fundamental and applied research perspective and Sibanye-Stillwater has elected to provide an additional R10 million annually for the next three years.

Digital transformation

The vision of Sibanye-Stillwater’s digital transformation initiative is to enhance value creation through digitalisation to create a prescriptive data-driven organisation, effective in the safe, sustainable and responsible extraction and beneficiation of our resources.

Advanced transport and machinery programme

This programme aims to detect processing and transport inefficiencies and investigate the potential new technologies to improve recovery capacity.

For more information on how we performed in 2018, please refer to the section, Delivering value from operations, projects and technology, from the 2018 Annual Integrated Report.