In 1934, Mintek was recognized as a minerals explorations laboratory by the South African Government. The Government still today funds it partially with the following directive “To Promote Mineral Technology and to Foster the Establishment and Expansion of Industries in the Field of Minerals and Products Derived from them”. Mintek is an independent organization that specializes in mineral processing and extractive metallurgy in gold, platinum, base metals, ferroalloys and industrial minerals.
In alliance with metal producers and also mineral producers internationally and locally Mintek develops exceptional technology and allocates it to industries for purifying, treating, developing and extracting of the mineral products with the use of laboratories and pilot plant facilities.
Mintek provides two different bursary programs for students. They have an Undergraduate bursary program and also a Postgraduate bursary program. They intend to fill their operations, development and research sectors with highly skilled South Africans. Their Undergraduate program equips students with a degree, BTech diploma or Honor’s degree. Their Postgraduate program further develops undergraduates to a Doctorate level. Once they have finished their studies students work for Mintek on a year to year basis and also partake in a rigorous training course to strengthen what they have learned and give them a perfect career. They will help you to become an exceptional scientist and you will be privileged enough to work side by side with some of the world’s top researchers.
Mintek Bursaries Available
Mintek Bursaries are very comprehensive and include the following: