Digital mining: students urged to utilise technology

  Gaeemelwe Lekula giving a keynote address PIC :Lesedi Mkhutshwa
Gaeemelwe Lekula giving a keynote address PIC :Lesedi Mkhutshwa

FRANCISTOWN: Cummins Botswana technician, Gaeemelwe Lekula popularly known as CRU in the music industry has advised students to utilise technology as it has paved way for new jobs through its increased use in the mining sector.

He was giving a keynote address at the Mmei Junior Secondary School (JSS) prize-giving ceremony held under the theme ‘ICT Integration: A prerequisite for child-friendly and safe school post-COVID-19.’ Lekula, who is one of Mmei JSS' alumni, said as the world is going digital, there will be a greater need for professionals who are skilled in information and communications technology (ICT) in the mining sector.

He added that some mines have started utilising digital mining which will put mining at the cutting edge of industrial innovation and transformation. Integration of technology in the mining sector also includes data processing and analysis as well as software designs.

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