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RPMGlobal is a global leader in the provision and development of mining software solutions, advisory services and professional development. Their global team has over 45 years of experience in the mining industry and are the largest group of independent technical experts in the world.


OPTRON supplies and supports products in most countries across sub-Saharan Africa, directly and indirectly with the assistance of a select network of re-sellers and agents. Optron is the supplier of Trimble's Open Pit Design (TOP-D) state-of-the-art mine design package.


For over 38 years, Trimble has created unique positioning products that help customers grow their business. Their portfolio includes over 1,200 patents and serves as the basis for the broadest positioning offerings in the industry. Trimble has recently launched their TOP-D mine design package that can create rapid mine designs, allowing the user to compare designs and select the perfect one.

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Since its inception in 1961 the Department of Mining Engineering at UP has contributed hugely to the mining industry by providing it with world-class mining engineering leaders. The Department has established a sound foundation for future development of its teaching, research and community service. The department is the host for the group courses.

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