DSI-NRF CIMERA is a Centre of Excellence hosted by the University of Johannesburg and co-hosted by the University of the Witwatersrand, in partnership with thirteen South African and one international university. It serves as a central hub for research and human resource development in mineral and energy resource analysis in Africa. South Africa hosts one of the most valuable mineral real estates in the world. The focus of DSI-NRF CIMERA is to perform high quality, world-leading, basic and applied research on the vast mineral and fossil fuel resources of, not only South Africa, but Africa as a whole, and to develop human capital. Read More


DSI-NRF CIMERA Student Competition

Translate your research: Science communication for the general public 

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Agate Project Grant Scheme

The aim of the Agate Research Grant scheme is to provide partial support to students who wish to study a Masters degree or PhD in the Earth and Planetary Sciences. Click here

Annual Colloquium 18 -19 November 2021. The Annual DSI-NRF CIMERA Research Colloquium will take place on the 18th and 19th of November 2021, at the University of the Witwatersrand. Click here to view the registration form

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