Corporate Profile

Mintek is South Africa’s national mineral research organisation and it 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, Mintek provides service testwork, process development and optimisation, consulting and innovative products to clients worldwide.

Information & Communication

The Information and Communications Division provides strategic information and communication services to Mintek. The division comprises of the Library and Information Services, Conferencing and Events, and Communications.

The Library and Information Unit is responsible for providing Mintek’s researchers with critical scientific and technical information in support of Mintek’s business requirements. This includes the collection, organisation, retrieval and dissemination of information that ultimately adds value by meeting Mintek’s high-level objectives of knowledge production and dissemination, innovation of new products/services and improved business process and procedures.
The Conferencing and Events unit enhances Mintek’s competitive position some of the specific functions carried out by this unit includes organising site visits, exhibitions and trade fairs, corporate social investment events, colloquiums, workshops, open days, and consumer education programmes for Mintek and various external clients.

The Communications unit offers a wide range of strategic corporate, marketing and media communications and technical support services to the business-oriented divisions. In so doing, the unit contributes to the successful delivery of Mintek’s mandate by guaranteeing that the correct communication and messages are delivered to various audiences as required.