Cost-Effective Communication System For Underground Mines

Minds for Mines

The Mandela Mining Precinct is looking for cost effective innovative solutions for underground mining communications.

Application Deadline
August 17th, 2022
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The Mandela Mining Precinct is a public-private collaboration between the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) and the Minerals Council of South Africa. It is an initiative aimed at revitalising mining research, development, and innovation in South Africa to ensure the sustainability of the industry.


The Mandela Mining Precinct is looking for a cost-effective under-ground mine communication system which include the following features:

  • Seamless
  • User friendly
  • Mobile/ portable
  • Self-Powered
  • Easily deployed (self-configuration)
  • Caters for voice, data & visual requirements
  • Ruggedised (hard-wearing & shock resistant)

What's in it for you?

A successful collaboration could mean, for individuals, becoming part of the wider Mandela Mining Precinct, while for organisations, forming a partnership/joint venture to co-develop and co-launch the idea to market.