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.



To serve the national interest through research, development and technology transfer, to promote mineral technology and to foster the establishment and expansion of industries in the field of minerals and products derived therefrom.


To be a global leader in mineral and metallurgical innovation.


To serve our stakeholders by adding value to mineral resources through technology, industrial growth and human development in a sustainable manner.

Key Objectives:

  • Develop efficient mineral processing technologies and sustainable value added products and services
  • Second economy interventions
  • Human and organisational development
  • Good governance