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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.
The recently released ShanghaiRanking’s Global Rankings of Academic Subjects(GRAS) 2017 has placed UCT in the top 50 in two academic subjects: mining and mineral engineering (8th) and public health (40th). A further two were in the top 100: geography and ecology. Read More on UCT News
The Department of Chemical Engineering was the proud host of the Western Cape provincial round of Minquiz 2017. The Western Cape Provincial organizer Dr Kirsten Corin was ably assisted by an eager team of post-grad volunteers to create a very enjoyable event. The National competition took place 18-19 July 2017 at Mintek Head Office in Randburg. The Western Cape team comprised of learners from SACS, Somerset College, Monument Park and Protea Heights Academy, accompanied by the provincial organizer, Dr Kirsten Corin.
PhD student Malibongwe Manono was awarded 2nd place for his presentation at IMWA 2017. His paper involving the potential for recycling of water within minerals processing was very well received and sparked some good conversation from colleagues across the globe.
Last week saw the Cape Town celebrations of the launch of Process Mineralogy - the latest in the JKMRC Monograph Series in Mining and Mineral Processing. Dr Megan Becker of the CMR, and Drs Elaine Wightman and Cathy Evans of the SMI-JKMRC are the Editors of this seminal text. Process Mineralogy is the culmination of many months of work, by a team of over 50 contributors. The Monograph covers the various tools and techniques used in process mineralogy studies, and their application illustrated in a series of case studies spanning different commodities, unit processes and locations around the world.
Congratulations to Nanji Sheni, Engineer-in-Training in MPD and Tshiamo Legoale, Scientist in SSMB who both progressed to the finals of the FameLab South Africa competition after competing at the semi-finals which was held at Wits University on 24 March. The 10 finalists were selected from 20 young science communicators across the country. The finals will take place on 19 April 2017 in Johannesburg.