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Celebrating Our Rich Heritage in the Minerals Industry

As we bring Heritage Month to a close, it's an opportune moment to reflect on how deeply Mintek is rooted in the minerals industry and the remarkable successes that have defined our journey.

For nearly nine decades, Mintek has been at the forefront of innovation in the minerals sector.

We've been pioneers in developing cutting-edge technologies and solutions that have not only transformed the industry but have also played a vital role in the economic development of our nation and beyond.

One of the notable successes that underscores our legacy is our contribution to mineral processing that has led to the development of innovative processes and methodologies that have significantly improved the efficiency of extracting valuable minerals. Our research and development in this area have not only boosted the productivity of mines but have also had a positive environmental impact by reducing waste and energy consumption. Our commitment to excellence and quality has allowed us to export our products to over 60 countries worldwide. This international recognition is a testament to our dedication to producing world-class solutions and our ability to compete on a global scale.


As we reflect on our remarkable journey and heritage during this closing of Heritage Month, we are thrilled to announce a milestone that will not only define our future but also mark a profound celebration of our past.  In 2024, we will proudly commemorate Mintek's 90th  anniversary, an event we fondly refer to as Mintek@90.

This momentous occasion will serve as a testament to our commitment to advancing the frontiers of mineral science and technology. It will be a tribute to you and many other the countless individuals who have contributed their talent, passion, and expertise to make Mintek the globally respected institution it is today.

The centrepiece of Mintek@90 will be an industry-leading conference, an industry gathering that will bring together thought leaders, experts, and innovators from around the world. This conference will serve as a dynamic platform for the exchange of ideas, the exploration of cutting-edge advancements, and the formulation of strategies that will shape the future of the minerals industry.

But Mintek@90 is not just a one-day event; it's a journey. In the run-up to the conference, we are planning an exciting array of build-up activities. These activities will engage our staff, partners, and the community, offering opportunities to celebrate our heritage and reaffirm our commitment to sustainable practices and community development. It's a time to strengthen bonds, foster innovation, and showcase our unwavering dedication to the minerals industry.

As we approach Mintek@90, let us reflect on our rich heritage and look to the future with excitement and determination. Together, we will continue to lead the charge in mineral innovation, not just for the next 90 years, but for generations to come.

Thank you for your unwavering dedication to Mintek's mission, and we eagerly anticipate the extraordinary journey that Mintek@90 will unfold.


Warm regards,

Molefi Motuku, PhD

CEO, Mintek