The Midlands State University’s Faculty of Mining and Mineral Processing Engineering in partnership with the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAE), recently held a five-day short course on Structural Geology at the MSU Zvishavane Campus.

The short course, facilitated by a renowned geologist Professor Tom Blenkinsop, from Cardiff University (United Kingdom) ran from the 1st to the 5th of March 2019 and drew participants from Mimosa, Unki, Zimplats, RioZim and Aryshire Mine among others.

The short course was part of ongoing efforts by the Royal Academy of Engineering to support engineering professionals, academics and students, with knowledge transfer partnerships, over and above, fostering public engagement in the engineering fraternity.

The MSU Department of Geology Coordinator, Dr T. Dzvinamurungu, said ‘the course sought to unpack topical issues around primary and tectonic structures … while at the same time exploring and teaching how we can use the latest technology to enhance mining engineering processes.’

In his remarks the Executive Dean of Mining and Mineral Processing Engineering, Dr Antony Mamuse said, ‘As a University, we are driven by the vision to empower and create wealth in communities through collaborations with various local and international stakeholders. The short course is one of our many efforts to speak to this vision as we look forward to a continued working relationship with the Royal Academy of Engineering.’

The short course program was capped with the awarding of certificates to participants by the Zvishavane Campus Director, Professor A. Viriri, on the 5th of March 2019. Speaking during the ceremony, Prof. Viriri congratulated and commended participants for choosing to study with MSU to enhance their knowledge at a time the University is bringing education closer to communities through its multi-campus approach.

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