Better understanding of linkages, opportunities and constraints in a complex systems perspective to socio-economic challenges.
Linking land rehabilitation and re-purposing to job creation in mining areas, prior to mine closure.
Critical analysis of existing regulatory frameworks applicable to explore the rehabilitation of mines.
Analyse the extent to which the legal framework enhances or hinders the adoption of innovative technology insofar as mine rehabilitation is concerned.
Processing routes for recovering metals, products from plant biomass.
Feasibility and consequences of processing alternatives for the conversion of fibre-producing plant into valuable outputs.
The basis for the development of extended material value chains and socio-economic linkages.
Shaping the higher level vision of developing a ‘Resilient Future’ for society through minerals and metals.
Can plant biomass be used to remediate degraded land and wastelands in a way that is economically feasible, leading to outputs which aid job creation?
Can bioremediation and restorative agriculture advance downstream activities that produce a diversity of processed agricultural and manufactured products?