Mintek 75
A Celebration of Technology

Conference 4-5 June 2009
Conference 4-5 June 2009

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A two-day conference was held at Mintek, from 4-5 June 2009, in celebration of the technology that has been developed by people associated with Mintek over the past 25 years.

Abe Mngomezulu

Mintek's president, Abe Mngomezulu, welcomed everyone to this prestigious event.

Mintek, South Africa's national mineral research organisation and a global leader in mineral and metallurgical innovation, celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2009.

Mintek is one of the world's leading technology organisations specialising in mineral processing, extractive metallurgy, and related areas. Working closely with industry and other R&D institutions, the organisation provides service test work, process development and optimization, consulting, and innovative products to clients worldwide.

A great number of changes have taken place in the minerals industry over the past quarter of a century since the landmark Mintek 50 conference in 1984, and developments over the past 25 years are specially worthy of attention.

A two-day metallurgical conference was held at Mintek from 4-5 June 2009, showcasing innovative technology used around the world, presented by top international speakers, including Mintekkers, past and present, who have made their mark in industry. Technical presentations were given by industry leaders and specialists in their respective fields, focusing particularly on the core technologies supported by Mintek: minerals processing, pyrometallurgy, and hydrometallurgy, as well as newer areas such as nanotechnology.

The minerals industry is confronting both significant opportunities and challenges in the current environment. This conference was a unique opportunity for everyone in the minerals and metallurgical industry to renew old contacts and networks, and to reinforce the role Mintek has played both locally and globally over the past 75 years.

We cordially invite you to join us in our Celebration of Technology, by taking a look at the proceedings and photographs that are freely available on this website.

For further details, please contact the chairman of the conference organizing committee, Dr Roger Paul at