Mintek announced as a 2018 Oliver Top Empowerment Finalist

Mintek has been confirmed as a Finalist in the 17th annual Oliver Top Empowerment Awards, in the Category Top Empowered: Public Sector Leader Award. Mintek will compete for the Winner’s Trophy on 12 April, at Emperors Palace. View the first round of Award Finalists here.

This is the second time in last few month that Mintek has been recognised at such a high level. See last year’s award here.

In its 17th year, the Oliver Top Empowerment Awards recognises companies and individuals for their contribution and commitment to empowerment in South Africa; acknowledging the efforts of businesses, civil society, the public sector and outstanding individuals.

Mintek’s Chief Executive Officer, David Msiza, said, “The nomination is an affirmation of our commitment to the development of skills in our respective areas of research and technology development. We believe that this nomination will cultivate the development of innovative ideas and contribution towards the development of South Africa.”

According to Top Media and Communication Marketing and Events Director, Karla Fletcher said, “Our judges were seriously impressed by the calibre of entries received this year. Dividing winners from finalists will not be easy for them.

Every leading business has a core priority that it pursues, whether that is to be a sustainability leader, an innovator or an employer of choice. The marketplace should know that all of our finalists have been astutely researched and shown to be the best at what they do.”

Through their recognition on the national stage, past Oliver Top Empowerment Finalists and Winners have ignited the ambition of peers in their sector, to pursue a similar high water-mark and Company aims to do the same.


About Mintek

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: and follow us on twitter: @Mintek_RSA.

For more information on Mintek’s Oliver Top Empowerment Awards journey, please contact: Nosiphiwo Nyamane at:

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