The Successful Application of Technologies Centred Around People (SATCAP) programme places people at the centre of all mining-related activities. This programme serves as an integrating function across all other SAMERDI programmes and has stand-alone deliverables.
As the 4th Industrial Revolution emerges globally, the development and application of technologies are inevitable. With the other five SAMERDI programmes addressing various aspects of mechanisation and digitalisation, SATCAP seeks to understand how people relate to each other and with technology.
Currently progressing five streams of research, with operational and strategic thrusts, SATCAP is intended to create platforms for collaboration, cooperation and co-creation amongst all stakeholders in the minerals value chain. From the boardroom to the mine-face, from government entities to community members, SATCAP allows people to share their perceptions, attitudes, styles of leadership, readiness for change, and the practical aspects of how they interact with emerging technologies.
The SATCAP approach is deeply rooted in two principles: The fundamental dignity and wisdom inherent in every participant in the minerals value chain; and the understanding that nothing will be done “for us, without us”. This latter right applies to every stakeholder.