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The Karoo Research Initiative (KARIN) as part of the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence of Integrated Mineral and Energy Resource Analysis (CIMERA)
The mandate of the newly-launched NRF-DST Centre of Excellence for Integrated Mineral and Energy Resource Analysis (CIMERA), hosted by the University of Johannesburg with the University of the Witwatersrand as co-host, is to harness and focus the world-class applied geosciences expertise available in South African institutions towards understanding Africa’s superlative mineral and energy resources and to train the next generation of geoscientists who will be responsible for locating and managing these resources. CIMERA provides the platform for independent academic research and high-level training in projects of relevance to the nation and the minerals exploration, mining and energy industries. Researchers at Fort Hare University, Rhodes University, Stellenbosch University, University of Pretoria and the University of Venda represent collaborating partners of CIMERA.