Wits hosting MC 2014

MC 2014 is the global forum for exchanging views and developing capacity, to ensure that new mines are designed with closure in mind, and old sites are closed economically, whilst minimising environmental and societal impacts. This year’s theme is “Transforming Wastes to Resources in order to Re-value Mining Liabilities in a Changing World.” This year the conference is being hosted by the University of the Witwatersrand with input from theWits Ecological Engineering and Phytotechnology Programme within the university’s School of Animal, Plant and Environmental Sciences (AP&ES). And the university is further represented in one of the main sponsors, Wits Enterprise, a private company, wholly owned by the University of the Witwatersrand, focused on the marketing and commercialisation of the University's intellectual capital through short course management, research support, intellectual property management and technology transfer.

Other sponsors include Cranfield University, The Australian Centre for Geomechanics (ACG), the South African DTI’s THRIP programme, the National Research Foundation and another Wits department, the School of Animal, Plant and Environmental Sciences, whose studies focus on living things and their interaction with the environment.