Current news page for CMR

CMR celebrates our new PhD graduates
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 - 12:00

The CMR proudly congratulates our PhD students who graduated on Friday the 12th of July. Introducing Dr Malibongwe Manono and Dr Jestos Taguta. 

Goal setting got him his PhD in record time
Thu, 20 Jun 2019 - 12:45

The CMR proudly welcomes our very own Dr Malibongwe Manono as Senior Lecturer in the Department of Chemical Engineering as of 1 July 2019. 

2nd place for CMR in Falling Walls Lab Cape Town
Fri, 24 May 2019 - 10:45

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.

2019 Writivism Unbreakable Bonds Short Story Shortlisting for CMR PhD Candidate
Fri, 24 May 2019 - 10:30

The CMR very proudly congratulates Resoketswe Manenzhe on being Shortlisted for the 2019 Writivism Unbreakable Bonds Short Story Prize.   

CMR shows off at UCT Open Day
Mon, 06 May 2019 - 15:45

CMR flew it's banner high at the UCT Open Day, entertaining the next generation of Engineers 

CMR presents short course at Central South University
Mon, 06 May 2019 - 15:00

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”. 

CMR congratulates Dr Margreth Tadie on FLAIR Fellowship
Tue, 30 Apr 2019 - 10:30

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. 

CMR represented at Gamsberg Mine Grand Opening
Tue, 05 Mar 2019 - 14:30

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.  

CMR Annual Student Research Day
Wed, 05 Dec 2018 - 14:30

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.

UCT Annual Awards
CMR represented at UCT's Inaugural Annual Awards
Thu, 22 Nov 2018 - 14:00

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.   

A/Prof Megan Becker named in 2018 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining
Thu, 22 Nov 2018 - 08:30

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

Particle Characterisation Course 2018
Wed, 03 Oct 2018 - 10:00

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.