Ditend specialises in Froth Flotation and Process Mineralogy

In his current, project “Differential Separation of Pyrite in the Processing of Refractory Gold Ores”, he studies the separation of high grade gold-bearing pyrite from the low grade gold-bearing pyrites, with the intention to upgrade the Au:S ratio in the final concentrate.

Ditend is a PhD Scholar in Mineral Engineering at the Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre (SMI-JKMRC). He obtained his Bachelor Degree in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Lubumbashi in the DR Congo, his B-Phil in Sustainable Development, Planning and Management from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa and his MSc in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cape Town in South Africa. Before joining SMI, Ditend worked as a Lecturer for 5 years at the Namibia University of Science and Technology, where he participated actively in the inception of the Metallurgy programme.

Researcher biography

Musiyarira, H.; Magombedze, C; Tesh, D. and Dzinomwa, G. (2017). The use of a factorial experimental design to predict the flotation performance of fluorite ore. Flotation 17 Conference, Vineyard Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa 13 – 16 November.

Musiyarira, H., Tesh, D., & Dzinomwa, G. (2017). Sustainable Water Management: Implications for Mining in Environmentally Sensitive Areas. Geo-Resources Environment and Engineering (GREE), 2, 130-135.

Musiyarira, H. K., Tesh, D., & Dzinomwa, G. (2017). An Analysis of Water Management Practices in Uranium Mines in Namibia. International Journal of Georesources and Environment-IJGE (formerly Int'l J of Geohazards and Environment), 3(4), 103-110.

Ralston, J.; Musiyarira, H.; Tesh; D., Do Cabo, V and Donegan, S. (2015). Mineral Processing in Namibia – Scientific, Engineering and Environmental Challenges. Africa Australia Technical Mining Conference. 11–12 June, Adelaide, Australia.

Tesh, D., Musiyarira, H., Dzinomwa, G., & Mischo, H. Interventions for ensuring sustainability of the minerals education programmes at the Polytechnic of Namibia. Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy Journal (2014) (114) (12), 1055-1058.