The Minerals to Metals initiative was established in May 2007 as one of five Signature Themes created by the University Research Committee (URC) at the University of Cape Town (UCT), with the aim of integrating and expanding capacity in minerals beneficiation research.
Minerals and metals fundamentally underpin every aspect of modern society. However, the global mining industry is facing increasingly complex, multi-faceted internal and external challenges which require innovative, integrated and interdisciplinary approaches to address them. The Minerals to Metals (MtM) Initiative aims to do just that.
The MtM Initiative is able to harness deep technical expertise through its position in the Department of Chemical Engineering at UCT. While maintaining an ability to apply knowledge across contexts through its wide network of partnerships and interdisciplinary collaboration, both nationally and internationally. Thus, MtM is well positioned to create a platform to build capability and develop future leaders and so contribute to Africa’s sustainable development.
Our vision is to play a leading role in the global Minerals Industry, by creating a multi-disciplinary and premier research organisation in the area of minerals beneficiation.
Our mission is to integrate, enhance and expand existing capacity within minerals and related research groupings at UCT, with a view to facilitating sustainable development and utilisation of natural resources within the minerals industry.