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SRK assists mines with water use licence amendments

Applying for and obtaining amendments to water use licences is an ongoing and often time-consuming process for most mines, even when the adjustments are relatively low-risk, according to SRK Consulting principal environmental scientist Jacky Burke, the leader of SRK’s water use licence application (WULA) Group. Please see below media release entitled “SRK assists mines with water use licence amendments.”

SRK’s high-tech engineering chart way to better mining

The digital age holds out great opportunities for mining companies to reduce risk and improve safety and profitability; SRK Consulting (SA) chairman William Joughin gave delegates at the Investing in African Mining Indaba a taste of what is already being achieved.

Insights on investing in African Mining Indaba 2018

Stronger mineral markets underpin a more upbeat mood at the Investing in African Mining Indaba underway in Cape Town, but the really important messages from opinion leaders at the event have the sound of ushering in an age of mining differently.

New chairman for SRK (SA)

“My focus as chairman will be on leveraging SRK’s distinctive combination of experience and innovative capability, where our expertise gathered over decades is captured and applied in new technologies that generate more value for our clients.”

Mines and communities: the long road to real partnerships

While the headlines seem to suggest growing levels of mistrust between mines and communities, South Africa is home to a breakthrough where these partnerships are now practically being built. According to SRK Consulting’s corporate social and development consultant Tim Hart, the narrative of treating communities as partners rather than beneficiaries has found its way steadily into the mining sector’s approach, but the difficulty has been to put that idea into action.

Don’t avoid risk, manage it better – SRK

With Africa still low on the global mining risk rankings, explorers and developers being drawn back into the continent by the commodity price recovery would be wise to step carefully – on the strength of quality studies and plans informed by experienced local professionals.

Don’t avoid risk, manage it better

With Africa still low on the global mining risk rankings, explorers and developers being drawn back into the continent by the commodity price recovery would be wise to step carefully – on the strength of quality studies and plans informed by experienced local professionals.

Helping mines find the real source of nitrates in water

The issue of water quality has become topical in the aftermath of the contamination in the Olifants River catchment in Mpumalanga over recent decades, as well the surfacing of acid mine drainage from old and abandoned mines around Gauteng and other provinces.

New Chairman for SRK North America

SRK Consulting (North America) Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Corporate Consultant Stephen Day as its new chairman.

Junior miners talk new opportunities, and challenges

While the mood at the recent Junior Indaba mining event was sombre when it came to South Africa’s policy environment, there were some interesting opportunities being mooted for minerals like lithium.

SRK rates in consulting engineering’s big five

SRK Consulting SA has been rated in the top five companies in South Africa’s consulting engineering (mining and infrastructure) segment in the recent Top 500 Companies Awards.

Protect stock value with the right studies upfront

The recent share price collapse of a much-vaunted copper-gold project in south-west Alaska is an indication of what can happen when explorers and planners do not cover all the bases in the early stages of the project cycle, according to Marcin Wertz, partner and head of the mining unit at SRK Consulting.

Mining lessons to be learnt from SA – good and bad

Signs of hope – visible in some commodity prices and increased exploration drilling – have lent a more upbeat tone to the buzzing Investing in African Mining Indaba taking place in Cape Town this week; but South Africa has some sobering lessons for those African countries present which have yet to fully launch their mining sectors.

Only end-to-end transformation can save mining productivity

A change in attitudes – from boardroom to pit – will be the only way for mines to escape low productivity levels and find a path back to long-term sustainability

Pre-2017 Mining Indaba Comment – SRK Consulting

Plan early for profitable mines in sustainable communities

Giving investors confidence in project reporting when mineral market turns

High levels of investor trust in the resource and reserve figures and value forecasts for exploration and pre-development mining projects will underpin the mining sector’s return to health when commodity prices improve

Miners need to talk, as African projects get larger and more complex

As developers look for opportunities in larger mining projects in Africa, they face increasing levels of complexity that place new hurdles in their path – whose resolution cannot be rushed or ignored.

Mines’ future lies in brave new engineering world

Fresh management approaches, bold technological advances and firmer relationships with stakeholders are among the most vital aspects of a brighter future for mining, according to some of the industry’s most experienced consulting engineers and scientists.

Release in response to Orezone Gold Corporation’s (“Orezone”) news release

SRK Consulting (Canada) Inc. is releasing the following in response to Orezone Gold Corporation’s (“Orezone”) news release of August 22, 2016.

SA's mining leadership needs to grasp opportunities missed in the last commodity boom – SRK

Signs of resurgence in platinum, a stronger gold price and growing coal exports to India should be triggers for South Africa’s mining leadership to grasp the opportunities that it missed in the last commodity boom, according to consulting engineers and scientists SRK Consulting (South Africa).

Global lawyers launch model mining code

The World Initiative of Mining Lawyers (WIOML’s) has launched a mining code that it says could guide many countries in attracting investment while securing fair benefits from mineral exploitation within their borders.

Gold’s Brexit rally must not go to waste

As Brexit gives an extra boost to the gold price’s strong showing this year, the real question is how to use the much-needed financial respite to make South African mines more sustainable

Engineers and scientists build best practice in Sustainability Week

As engineers and scientists in the modern age work to sustain societies through development, SRK Consulting (Africa) took a keen role in this year’s Sustainability Week at the CSIR Conference Centre in the City of Tshwane recently.

Limpopo learners get enthused by young SRK engineers

SRK engineers took time out to enthuse Limpopo learners at the recent Kodumela Bokamosa Youth Development Maths and Science Career Expo.

SRK Consulting Merges with Mine Ventilation Services (MVS)

SRK is pleased to announce that it is merging MVS’s ventilation services into its US practice. MVS specializes in addressing engineering and ventilation challenges associated with mining operations and other subsurface facilities. The amalgamation aligns with both companies’ visions of expanding their reach and services within the mining and minerals industries.