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The CMR very proudly congratulates Resoketswe Manenzhe on being awarded 2nd place for Cape Town's very first Falling Walls Lab held at UCT on 17 May 2019.
The CMR very proudly congratulates Resoketswe Manenzhe on being Shortlisted for the 2019 Writivism Unbreakable Bonds Short Story Prize.
CMR flew it's banner high at the UCT Open Day, entertaining the next generation of Engineers
Professor Cyril O’Connor and Dr Belinda McFadzean visited Central South University in Changsha, China, from 9-12 April 2019 to present a short course entitled “Current Progress in Minerals Processing”.
The CMR proudly congratulates Dr Margreth Tadie on being awarded a FLAIR (Future Leaders – African Independent Research) research fellowship. Dr Tadie is a CMR graduate, now a lecturer at Stellenbosch University.
A/Prof Megan Becker was fortunate enough to attend the official Inauguration Ceremony of Vedanta Zinc International’s new Gamsberg Zinc Mine on 28th February 2019.
The 2018 Annual CMR Student Research Day was held on Monday, 3 December. Organised and presented by CMR Post Graduate students, with special invited guests.
For the first time in its history, the University of Cape Town (UCT) has gathered together its entire community to acknowledge the outstanding contributions of professional, administrative support and service (PASS) and academic staff. The inaugural UCT Annual Awards took place on Monday, 19 November and saw the Memorial Hall transformed into a glittering venue for the gala occasion. The Centre for Minerals Research congratulates Heather Sundstrom on her Long Service Award for 15 years within the CMR and Kirsten Corin for being promoted from Senior Research Officer to Associate Professor. Read the full story on UCT News.
The University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Associate Professor Megan Becker is the only academic named among chief executives, directors and vice presidents of global companies in the 2018 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining publication. The edition contains a tribute to Dee Bradshaw, who died on 7 June 2018. Read the full story on UCT News
The University of Cape Town will be holding a 3 day course in Particle Characterisation, coordinated by the Continuing Professional Development Programme. The course will run 28-30 November 2018 in the Department of Chemical Engineering.
This short course will outline the principles and methods for characterising the chemical, physical and mechanical properties of particles at length scales ranging from single particles to bulk levels. Sample preparation and the state-of-the-art techniques for particle characterisation will be detailed.
The University of Cape Town will be holding a 4 day course in Process Mineralogy, coordinated by the Continuing Professional Development Programme. The course will run 21-24 November 2017 in the Department of Chemical Engineering.
The inaugural SAIMM Minerals Research Showcase was held 3 and 4 August at Philippi Village in Cape Town. Special guest speakers included Prof Neville Plint, Mr Sello Kekana, Mr Francis Barram and UCT DVC Prof Mamokgethi Phakeng.