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.