In Focus: Building Integrated Mineral Industries in Africa

In Focus: Building Integrated Mineral Industries in Africa

Guest: Dr. Paul Jourdan

In this episode of In Focus, we interview Dr. Paul Jourdan, former President of the Council for Mineral Technology (MINTEK), the South African mining, processing and minerals beneficiation science council, to get his take on how Africa can build integrated mineral industries and ensure that the industries reap optimal benefits for the people.

Dr. Paul Jourdan

former President of the Council for Mineral Technology (MINTEK)

Dr. Paul Jourdan is a former President of the Council for Mineral Technology (MINTEK), the South African mining, processing and minerals beneficiation science council. He joined MINTEK in 2000 from the Department of Trade & Industry where he was the Deputy Director General in charge of Special Projects, which included the Spatial Development Initiatives, or Development Corridors, and the general configuration and facilitation of investment. In 1993, he was deployed to the ANC’s Department of Economic Policy to coordinate of minerals & energy policy where he was responsible for compiling the ANCs first draft “Minerals & Energy Policy” document.

Dr. Jourdan has a BSc. in Geology and a BA in African Government from University of Cape Town, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Exploration Geophysics from the ITC in Delft, a PhD in Politics from Leeds and an MSc. in Mineral Economics from University of Witwatersrand. His doctoral dissertation was on regional strategies for the minerals sector of southern Africa.