Graphic of UCT Minerals Winter School
UCT Minerals Winter School
Join us at the UCT Minerals Winter School where you can learn about basic mining and extraction processes, the complexity of mining in an evolving world and lots more. For more information contact Heidi Tait at or
Tapiwa - International Women in Engineering Day
International Women in Engineering Day initiative
PhD candidate Tapiwa Chimbganda was featured in IChemE’s International Women in Engineering Day initiative. Women Engineers were asked the question “Why do we need female engineers?” Tapiwa’s study is on the “integration of sustainability...
Green Mining: Beyond the Myth
Join us at at the Green Mining one-day Interactive Workshop where we will be exploring new frontiers and opportunities to shift the mining sector into a more sustainable paradigm. The workshop will be held on the 11th August 2017 at the New...
Kabangu - sustainable development
Mining for sustainable development
MPhil student Kabang’u Sakuwaha is a geoscientist working in mineral exploration in Zambia who has received an African Development Bank grant. Her project is dedicated to education for sustainable development in natural mineral resources management...
  'Working together to promote premier, multi-disciplinary research and development in the area of minerals


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.