On the 15th of November 2019, following a successful MEI Flotation 19 conference, UCT hosted the third UQ-UCT-CSU Flotation Forum. 16 researchers from the three universities presented high quality research. For the first time, an award was given to the most Innovative project and this was awarded to UCT PhD student Resoketswe Manenzhe.
The Western Cape branch of the Southern African Institute for Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM Western), recently held its Minerals Research Showcase. It’s a student-organised conference where postgraduates from the University of Cape Town, Stellenbosch University, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, and the University of Western Cape get to showcase their research. This year marked the 37th time the conference has been held, although only the second time in its current student-led biannual format.
The CMR very proudly congratulates Resoketswe Manenzhe on being awarded 1st place in the 2019 Writivism Unbreakable Bonds Short Story Competition.
The University of Cape Town will be holding a 2 day course in the Introducing Sustainability Thinking into Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy course takes place on 18-19 November 2019 in the Department of Chemical Engineering.
This course covers different operations in mineral processing and extractive metallurgy with a focus on running sustainable mineral processing and extractive metallurgy operations. The course will run accompanied with a narrative on how achieving processes embedded in sustainability principles could see the mining and mineral processing industry which is often perceived to be linear, being run to advance principles of a circular economy.