Upcoming event. Decolonizing Engineering

Prof Mike Muller will present this lecture at 17h30 for 18h00 on Wednesday 14 March in the Donald Gordon Auditorium, Wits School of Governance, 2 St David's...

Challenges facing the South African Mining Industry

Prof Cyril O’Connor

Decolonising Engineering

Prof Mike Muller

Transitioning to a Lower Carbon Economy

Technological and Engineering Considerations for the Building and Transportation Sectors .
Prof Philip LLoyd

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