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.
CMR Staff and PG students were recently invited to attend a 5 day Advanced Concentrator Training course facilitated by MPTech of the CMR. The course, which covered Mineralogy, Comminution & Classification, Flotation, Sampling and Surveys, is aimed at the advancement of the specialist skills of technical professionals on concentrator operations for process streamlining and optimisation.
The CMR would like to congratulate Nanji Sheni, who graduated with an MSc in Flotation Chemistry in 2016 and now works at Mintek as an Engineer-in-Training for winning the Mintek Heat of FameLab held today. She will be competing in the semi-finals to be held at Wits University on Friday, 24 March 2017. Good Luck Nanji!
Recently CMR, CEBER and the Minerals to Metals Initiative (MtM) got together for a virtual seminar with Zeiss in the UK.
The BRICS Multilateral Pilot Call is a joint proposal developed under the theme of Water Management. ICEMR-RAS (Russia), IISc (India), BGRIMM (China) and CMR-UCT (South Africa) have partnered in an attempt to understand the effect of water quality on flotation outcomes. Members of the RICSHAW project team met at the IMPC 2016 to wish each other success with the proposal and begin what are sure to be a fruitful collaborations.
The Centre for Minerals Research hosted a booth at the XXVIII International Minerals Processing Congress Expo in Quebec City, Canada, 11-13 September 2016.
Jestos Taguta, a PhD candidate in the Centre for Minerals Research, was awarded one of ten young author awards at the recent XXVIII International Mineral Processing Congress.
Through funding gained from the National Research Foundation of South Africa (NRF) / Academy of Finland (AF) Science and Technology Research Collaboration, the “Bridging North to South” project will be performed as a collaboration between the Department of Material Science and Engineering at Aalto University, Finland, and the Centre for Minerals Research at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. The project aims to outline research protocols for evaluation and implementation of closed water circuits in mineral concentrators, to achieve zero emission plants.
Fresh from graduation with her MSc, Tamzon Jacobs chatted with UCT Daily news about herself, her family and her journey to her MSc. Read her story
Tim Napier-Munn presents Comparative Statistics and Experimental Design, 9-11 May, Protea Hotel Hunters’ Rest, Rustenburg.