The SAMERDI Successful Application of Technologies Centred Around People (SATCAP) programme aims to understand how both specific and general challenges relating to people in the mining modernisation process can be understood from all stakeholders’ perspectives. As systems, technologies and processes modernise, these will have an impact on the people in mining. The SATCAP Programme seeks to gain an understanding into the challenges, effects and impacts of mining modernisation on people in the minerals sector. This frames the SATCAP research agenda.
The SATCAP research agenda addresses modernisation and the impact on jobs (creation and displacement) and skills requirement (both reskilling and upskilling) with the aim of developing the framework for a modern workforce for a modern mine.