Minerals in Africa: Opportunities for the Continent’s Industrialisation, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Minerals in Africa

Opportunities for the Continent’s Industrialisation, 1st Edition

By Francis Gudyanga

CRC Press

450 pages | 14 B/W Illus.

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pub: 2019-11-22
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Africa’s dire need to industrialize is universally acknowledged and it is evident that the continent’s vast mineral resources can catalyze that industrialization. This requires the promotion of local beneficiation and value addition of minerals to yield materials on which modern Africa’s industry and society can rely. This book is, therefore, about transforming Africa’s comparative advantages in minerals into the continent’s competitive edge regarding materials. Mineral beneficiation and value addition form the basis and provide opportunities for mineral-driven Africa’s industrialization. The scope of the book is three-fold with inter-connected relationships: Information, Technical, and Policy oriented.

It will be a useful reference material for mining undergraduate students on beneficiation and value addition of each of the minerals found in Africa. The book, while presenting a broad overview of beneficiation and value addition of Africa’s minerals, provides crucial starting material for postgraduate research students and R&D institutions who wish to delve into more advanced methods of extraction and utilization of mineral-derived materials that are in Africa for the purpose of industrialization of the continent.

Table of Contents

1. Africa’s Mineral Resources; 2. Precious Metals; 3. Base Metals; 4. Precious Stones; 5. Semi-precious Stone; 6. Industrial Minerals; 7. Dimension Stones; 8. Energy Minerals; 9. Radio-active Materials; 10. Mineral-driven Africa’s Industrialization; 11. Science and Technology and Human Resources; 12. Mineral Economics Considerations; References

About the Author

Professor Francis Gudyanga has a BSc (Hons) degree in Applied Chemistry from the University of Hertfordshire (UK), MSc in Analytical Chemistry from Chelsea College, University of London, MPhil in Metallurgy from Brunel University, Uxbridge (UK), a PhD in Mineral Technology from the Royal School of Mines, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of London, and a DIC in Electrochemical Engineering from Imperial College London. He is a metallurgist and applied chemist with over 30 years’ experience in the minerals industry covering plant operations, management, R&D at institutions in UK, South Africa and Zimbabwe, teaching university undergraduates and supervision of doctoral research students. His research interests are in extractive metallurgy, materials technology, and S&T policy. He has been serving on several national, regional and international Committees and Boards. He held senior positions in the Government of Zimbabwe for 10 years serving as Permanent Secretary in 3 ministries, namely: Science and Technology Development, Mines and Mining Development, and Higher and Tertiary Education Science & Technology Development. Professor Gudyanga is currently the President of the Zimbabwe Academy of Sciences.

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