The SAMERDI Successful Application of Technologies Centred Around People (SATCAP) programme.

Aimed at understanding the challenges relating to people in the mining modernisation process and how these can be better understood from all stakeholders’ perspectives.
The goal of the project is to develop a set of guidelines that will assist with new technology implementation at mines.

A further goal is to identify skills requirements and gaps for mechanised mine environments, to be used as guidance to skills development providers and national skills development initiatives.

Through the SATCAP programme, members have actively participated in training-exposure sessions on VR and AR skills development solutions; their application to modern Drill Rig Operator and Miner training for safer mining, VR and AR training methodologies to support a modern workforce at the University of Johannesburg’s Mock Mine and the Sibanye-Stillwater Digital Mining Laboratory (DigiMine) at the University of Witwatersrand and Virtual Reality Centre and at the University of Pretoria (UP) respectively.