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On Tuesday, the 17 July 2018, the Directorate of Research and Innovation in pursuit of University of Venda’s (UNIVEN’s) Strategic Objective 3: Research and Innovation Mandate met with a representative from one of its identified high-level stakeholders the Mine Health and Safety Council (MHSC).

Staff of the Directorate of Research and Innovation and representative from the School of Environmental Sciences posing with Mr. Koena Motloi.

The MHSC recently established the Centre of Excellence (CoE) to focus on strengthening domestic research collaboration by developing beneficial relationships with international and local research institutions amongst others. The meeting with the representative Mr. Koena Motloi the Technology Transfer and Commercialization Specialist from the MHSC-CoE is part of the realization of this mandate. On behalf of the CoE, Mr. K Motloi expressed interest in building partnerships with UNIVEN researchers on three research thrust areas:

Safety: rockfalls, rock burst, explosions & fires, Machinery and transport.
Occupational Health: airborne pollutants, physical hazards, occupational diseases.
Human Factors: behavioral safety, including special projects.

From right Director of Research and innovation (Senior Prof G.E Ekosse)and MHSC-CoE Technology Transfer and Commercialization Specialist (Mr. K Motloi).

Several schools will be engaged through the Directorate of Research and Innovation in developing research proposals that will be submitted to MHSC-CoE. It was agreed that the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the two institutions be established.

Issued by: Department of Communications & Marketing
University of Venda
Tel: (015) 962 8525
Date: 23 July 2018

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