JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – The Chamber of Mines has launched its Mining for Schools initiative, an online platform to provide resources for teachers and learners to reinforce, enhance and extend learning about the South African mining industry.
The first module of the website focuses on gold, as that is the current focus in the national school’s curriculum.
There have been frequent requests for information by teachers and learners alike, and the website will be expanded and augmented over time.
Further modules will focus on coal, platinum, diamonds, base metals and aggregates.
In 2016, the mining industry contributed R304.4-billion to South Africa’s gross domestic product, paid R3.7-billion in royalties, employed around 460 000 people, paid employees R120-billion in earnings and spent R211.8-billion on goods and services.
The website can be accessed at http://www.miningforschools.co.za/.