Vice Chancellor, Professor David Norris and his delegation from the University of Botswana main campus and Okavango Research Institute (ORI) on September 23, 2022 visited Khoemacau mine at Toteng to explore possible areas of collaboration and partnership.
The delegation comprised ORI Director, Professor Joseph Mbaiwa, Deputy Director Professor, Olekae Thakadu, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Professor Edward Dintwa and Senior Executive in Vice Chancellor’s office, Mr Moeng Segaetsho.
At the mine, the university delegation was met by khoemacau Managing Director, Mr Kevin Moxham and his senior staff. The objective of the visit was to explore possibilities for partnership and collaboration with the mine.
Mr Moxham noted that there were several areas the mine and the university could work together on especially in areas of research. The two parties explored some areas which included student internship at the mine, monitoring of socio-economic and environmental issues, academic research and publications from the mine.
The two parties will be working on the development of an Memorandum of Uderstanding to facilitate the partnership and collaboration.
The Vice Chancellor and his delegation had the opportunity to visit the mining area including the underground area which goes to a depth of 225 meters. The delegation expressed excitement and noted that opportunities existed for partnership and collaboration for the University of Botswana