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:: Mintek wins Technology and Human Resources for Industry Programme Award
Mintek's Project AuTEK has been presented with a Technology and Human Resources for Industry Programme (THRIP) Achievement Award in the "Advanced Hi-Technology" category. The prestigious award, which was presented to Mintek at a ceremony in Bloemfontein on 31 October 2008, was made for Project AuTEK’s work on the development of gold technology for application in catalysis, nanotechnology, and biomedical science.
One of AuTEK's greatest achievements is its success in capacity-building, particularly via collaborative projects with local and overseas universities.. Since its inception, AuTEK has seen the graduation of 11 PhD and 13 MSc candidates, and Mintek is currently supporting about 29 bursars for post-graduate studies.
Project AuTEK is a successful joint venture formed between Mintek and the three major South African gold mining companies - AngloGold Ashanti, Gold Fields and Harmony Gold - to research and develop novel industrial applications for gold and represents a remarkable THRIP partnership," explained Dr Molefi Motuku, general manager of Research and Development of Mintek.
Now in its ninth year, AuTEK has achieved several notable breakthroughs, including:
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