Small Scale Mining & Beneficiation

Mintek supports the SMME sector through research and development of appropriate technologies, and by providing training and support so that development can be as sustainable as possible even though based on limited resources.


Current Projects

Ceramics and Pottery Projects

  • Thumbs Up Pottery Project
  • Mapuve, Giyani, Limpopo
  • Memokgadi, Giyani, Limpopo
  • Pella, Swartruggens, North West Province
  • Siga, Madikwe, North West Province
  • Ikageng, Potchefstroom, North West Province
  • Dithakwaneng, Vryburg, North West Province
  • Braklaagte, Zeerust, North West Province
  • Morokweng, Vryburg, North West Province
  • Kanana, Orkney, North West Province
  • Boitekong, Rustenburg, North West Province
  • Ndwedwe, KZN
  • Port St Johns, Eastern Cape
  • Masotsheni Pottery, KZN

Jewellery Projects

  • Bethanie Jewellery Project
  • Steelpoort Jewellery Project
  • Witbank Jewellery Project
  • Prieska Jewellery Project
  • Ogies Jewellery Project
  • Ekurhuleni Jewellery Project (EJP)

Concrete bricks

  • Masotsheni concrete brick, Dundee, KZN

Previous Projects

Jewellery Projects

  • China project
  • India project
  • Gugulethu project
  • Rural Development Programme – Jewellery manufacturing SMEs in nine provinces (more than 20 manufacturing sites)

Bead Making Projects

  • Taung Bead Project
  • Potchestroom Bead Project
  • Rustenburg Bead Project
  • Mafikeng Bead Project

Pottery Projects

  • Kubonakele Pottery, Bronkhorstspruit, Mpumalanga


  • Phalaborwene, Polokwane, Limpopo