Mintek, South Africa’s national mineral research organisation, 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 test wo... read morerk, process development and optimisation, consulting and innovative products to clients world-wide.
Mintek is an autonomous statutory organisation which reports to the Minister of Mineral Resources. About 30 per cent of the annual budget of R390 million is funded by the State Science Vote, with the balance provided by contract R&D, sales of products and services, technology licensing agreements, and joint-venture private sector companies.
Mintek has about 780 permanent staff members, over half of whom are scientists, engineers and other technical R&D specialists.
Mintek as a company operates within the complex and challenging economic and social landscape that characterises South Africa. Added to this responsibility is the task of operating effectively in the global environment, and satisfying the demands of a knowledgeable customer base.
Research in mineral processing extractive metallurgy and mineral beneficiation.