Mintek has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Nigeria’s Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC) to collaborate in technical research in the field of mineral processing and beneficiation to boosting capacity in Nigeria and South Africa.
The MoU commits the two institutions to identify areas of research, collaborate in projects through knowledge sharing and expertise in mineral processing for the furtherance of their respective activities and capacity building in the mineral sector.
The collaboration forms part of a MoU signed in 2013 by South Africa and Nigeria. The MoU outlines a partnership between South Africa and Nigeria in the field of mining, geology, metallurgy and minerals processing.
Mintek Acting CEO, David Msiza said “Mintek is well vested to play a collaborative role in the African continent and for the furtherance of Mineral processing and beneficiation programmes in the Nigerian mining sector”.
RMRDC Director General, Dr. Ibrahim Hussaini Doko, said “we are delighted to partner with Mintek, this collaboration will help our country with mineral processing, latest technologies, research and innovation. This partnership will also help with commercialisation and diversification of the Nigerian economy”.
Mintek Acting CEO, David Msiza and RMRDC Director General/CEO, Dr. Ibrahim Hussaini Doko during the the MoU.
Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC) is an agency of the Federal Government of Nigeria (under the supervision of Federal Ministry of Science and Technology) vested with the mandate to promote the development and utilization of Nigeria’s industrial raw materials. Learn more here: http://rmrdc.gov.ng/
Mintek is South Africa’s national mineral research organisation established in 1934. It is one of the world’s leading technology organisations specialising in minerals processing, extractive metallurgy and related areas. Our commitment to innovation and our world-class research and development expertise is supported by a physical infrastructure of modern laboratories, pilot plants and workshops. We believe it is our extensive intellectual capital – engineers, scientists and technologists, all of the highest calibre – that forms the most valuable part of our proposition to our customers. Learn more here: http://www.mintek.co.za/ and follow us on twitter: @Mintek_RSA
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