Below are a few photos which remain in our archives.
|Visiting the Crowns engine houses at Botallack|
|Dinner at Land's End|
"Having completed my PhD, I had been travelling for a year and was located in a somewhat penniless state in London. I determined to write up my work for your journal [Minerals Engineering] and attend your conference to present it. I took on a menial job and Frances and I scraped together every last pound we had to attend the conference. While there I got the first serious airing of my PhD work, and made some crucial contacts. I met Walter Valery, of the JKMRC, and through him I was offered the JKTech agency for when I got back to South Africa. I also met Prof Cyril O'Connor of the University of Cape Town, the institute through which I had studied for my PhD. He encouraged me to come and start a comminution research group at UCT, to supplement the growing flotation group. These two contacts lead directly to the position I have held for the past 7 years, as Southern African Agent for JKTech, and leader of the comminution research group at UCT. Both facets of my work have developed into a wonderful career."
Malcolm later developed the comminution group at UCT into a world renowned leader in the field, now headed by Prof. Aubrey Mainza, and he is now Chair in Sustainable Comminution, JKMRC, University of Queensland, Australia. A great testimony to the value of attending conferences- you never know who you will meet or what will transpire!