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
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.
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.
SRK Consulting (Canada) Inc. is releasing the following in response to Orezone Gold Corporation’s (“Orezone”) news release of August 22, 2016.
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).
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.
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
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.
SRK engineers took time out to enthuse Limpopo learners at the recent Kodumela Bokamosa Youth Development Maths and Science Career Expo.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
How, as a mining company, do you form development partnerships with communities?
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).
“The metaphor of jumping into the deep end is therefore a fitting theme for the book’s cover and narrative.”
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.
Thumbs up for practical junior miners guide
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.
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.
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).
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.
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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.