The Centre of Excellence for Integrated Mineral and Energy Resource Analysis (CIMERA) was launched on 24 April 2014 at the University of Johannesburg. The CoE focuses on the integration of leading academic research with strategic applications in wealth generation and human resource development in South Africa as well as the rest of Africa. This centre generates knowledge that helps in ensuring that a proper alignment of activities within the South African government’s strategic focus on mineral and fossil fuel resources. The centre also focuses on the origin, distribution and character of Earth mineral and fossil energy resource systems with the aim of ensuring their sustainable utilisation not only in South Africa but Africa as a whole. The director is Prof Nic J. Beukes.