Graphic of 9th Annual Minerals to Metals 2016 Research Symposium
9th Annual Minerals to Metals 2016 Research Symposium
A graphic compiled on the basis of the proceedings of the MtM Research Symposium, held at the V&A Waterfront on the 25th and 26th November 2016.
Largest underground platinum mine under development
African Development Bank grant to make mining work for sustainable development
The African Development Bank, headquartered in Abidjan, has made a R 4,2 million grant from its Middle Income Country Technical Assistant fund to the South African government, for a UCT-led operation to develop skills and knowledge on the tricky...
Grant Ballantyne and UCT’s Edson Chairilkinya, the new technical champion for CEEC in South Africa
Dr Grant Ballantyne, visiting scholar at Centre for Mineral Research
Visiting scholar at Centre for Mineral Research, University of Cape Town (UCT) during inaugural Minerals to Metals week 4- 8th April, 2016.
The Education for Sustainable Development in Africa (ESDA) consortium of eight African universities
UCT’s postgrad degrees tackle the complexities of sustainable development
The United Nations’ 17 sustainable development goals for 2030 include the eradication of poverty and containing the dangerous effects of climate change. But the work that lies ahead requires many knowledgeable individuals capable of working in...
Unearthed hackathon first Cape Town event
South Africa’s first ‘Unearthed Hackathon’ for the Mining Industry
The first Unearthed Hackathon in Cape Town offered five Challenges, ranging from practical operation challenges like particle segmentation, to more open challenges like 'nano mining'. These were set by De Beers and Anglo American and 17 teams worked...

  'Working together to promote premier, multi-disciplinary research and development in the
                                                           area of minerals beneficiation'


The Minerals to Metals initiative was established as one of five signature research themes at the University of Cape Town in 2006. Our aim is to integrate and expand capacity in minerals beneficiation research by drawing together the skills of world-renowned academic and research staff within four existing research groupings in the Department of Chemical Engineering, and extending these collaborative activities to other research groupings within and beyond the university.