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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.

Mines need collaboration for survival, growth

Gone are the days when mines in Africa could afford to ‘go it alone’ by building their own infrastructure, according to global engineers and scientists SRK Consulting; survival and growth now needs a foundation of […]

People on the move at SRK

05 February 2016 – Johannesburg: SRK Consulting (SA) has announced a number of new appointments within the firm, including a new chairman, board member and heads of business units. Taking on the chairmanship from January […]

Do groundwork now, while there’s time – SRK

5 February 2016 – Johannesburg: The last years of the commodity boom were littered with mining projects doomed to failure by their champions’ headlong rush to fast-track them into production; but as the slump drags […]

Waiting for upturn will be too late – SRK

As the next Investing in African Mining Indaba in Cape Town looms in February, miners have been urged to look beyond the gloom of the current commodities slump and to start planning their next projects without delay.

Creating platforms for development partnership

How, as a mining company, do you form development partnerships with communities?

Election of Graham Howell as Fellow of SAAE

Graham Howell, Partner and Principal Structural and Geotechnical Consultant at SRK Consulting (SA), has been elected as a Fellow of the South African Academy of Engineering (SAAE).

SRK holds 40th anniversary book

“The metaphor of jumping into the deep end is therefore a fitting theme for the book’s cover and narrative.”

SRK Consulting (SA) – New head for SRK in Africa

SRK Consulting (SA), the Africa arm of the global consulting engineering firm, has appointed principal scientist Vis Reddy as managing director, based in the Johannesburg office.

‘Q&A’ – A Strategic Approach to Early Stakeholder Engagement

Thumbs up for practical junior miners guide

Daniel Avutia to represent Africa in Dublin in October

Daniel Avutia, a geotechnical engineer with SRK Consulting in Johannesburg, has won the National Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM³) Young Persons’ Lecture Competition.

Mining expertise will enhance environmental audits – SRK

Its depth of in-house expertise in both environmental and mining disciplines allows SRK Consulting (SA) to deliver optimal value when auditing mining clients’ compliance with their Environmental Management Programme Reports (EMPRs) and Environmental Authorisations.

Call to make tailings dams safer

Monitoring of tailings storage facilities could provide better levels of confidence that the facility is performing as was intended if regular monitoring data measurements were compared to expected values rather than just being checked for changes, according to two young engineers at SRK Consulting (SA).

Inroads for SRK Cape Town in Suriname

Starting a mining operation in a country covered mainly by pristine rainforest is bound to be a challenging task, but SRK Consulting’s Cape Town office has for over a decade been successfully applying its environmental and social impact expertise in just such a place.

SRK Consulting (SA): New appointments

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Wits-SRK link boosts rock engineering skills

Collaboration between Wits University’s School of Mining Engineering and consulting engineers SRK Consulting is nurturing scarce rock engineering expertise, benefiting the mining and other sectors in Africa and beyond.