Mintek argues that the mining industry needs more involvement in research.
“The mining industry must use Mintek for the benefit of the industry,” said Peter Craven, Mintek’s General Manager: Business development. “The government funded research at Mintek is paid for by taxpayers, therefore the mining industry should view themselves as shareholders in the research being done and take greater ownership of the process.”
Speaking at the Gold Day event Mintek recently hosted at its Randburg campus, Craven said that there is a need to expand interaction between industry and Mintek to ensure that Mintek’s research focuses on real industry needs and priorities.
Mintek, a minerals processing and metallurgical engineering products company, remains at the forefront of the latest developments in gold processing technology, thanks to state-funded research.