Overview of Organisation

Mintek is South Africa’s national mineral research organisation and is one of the world’s leading technology organisations specialising in mineral processing, extractive metallurgy and related areas. Mintek works closely with industry and other R&D institutions and provides service testwork, process development and optimisation, consulting and innovative products to clients worldwide. Mintek is a state-owned science council that reports to the Minister of Mineral Resources. Mintek’s mandate is 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. The technical programmes at Mintek are aimed at generating high economic returns for the national and regional economies while social programmes focus on skills development and educational initiatives. An important target is the nurturing of self-sustaining local economies in areas of South Africa where smaller minerals extraction and beneficiation enterprises have the capability to generate broad-based employment and wealth. 

Technical Divisions

  • Advanced Materials 
  • Analytical Chemistry 
  • Biometallurgy 
  • Hydrometallurgy 
  • Measurement and Control
  • Mineral Processing 
  • Mineralogy 
  •  Pryrometallugy 
Assistance Areas Offered
Regulatory Support
Specialization Sector/s
​Mining and quarrying
Country/s of interest
South Africa