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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. The knowledge so obtained ensures optimum and sustainable extraction and utilization of the natural resources. This is aligned with one of the South African Government’s national strategies, recognizing that mineral and fossil energy resources represent cornerstones of the country’s economy. DSI-NRF CIMERA places much emphasis on funding postgraduate student bursaries and running costs for student research projects in economic geology in order to ensure the supply of properly qualified human resources for the future of the mineral and energy resource industries on the continent and abroad.

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