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Aerial view of the Kamoa-Kakula copper project
Kamoa-Kakula Copper Complex, Democratic Republic of Congo – update
17th March 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Since entering Phase 1 commercial production in July 2021, the Kamoa-Kakula joint venture has generated $1.2-billion in net cash from operating activities, which has funded the Phase 2 and Phase 3... 


Ore samples from the La India gold project
La India gold project, Nicaragua – update
17th March 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Condor Gold has received interest from parties to buy its assets, which include the La India openpit project. 


Image of Platreef mine construction
Platreef palladium/rhodium/nickel/platinum/copper/gold project, South Africa – update
17th March 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Ivanhoe Mines has started with an optimisation study at the project to potentially accelerate production from the Phase 2 expansion. 


Image of lithium ore
Wolfsberg lithium project, Austria
10th March 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

An updated definitive feasibility study has determined that the proposed mine could produce 8 800 t/y in the base case. 


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Consultancy offers holistic solutions for decarbonisation
3rd March 2023

Decarbonisation on mines featured high on the agenda at a recent global partners meeting in Johannesburg, Gauteng, says international mining consultancy firm SRK Consulting, which hosted a special... 


Image of Kamoa-Kakula mining licence
Kamoa-Kakula Copper Complex, Democratic Republic of Congo – update
3rd March 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The debottlenecking of the Kamoa-Kakula Copper Complex’s Phase 1 and 2 concentrators has been completed ahead of schedule. 


Climate action mainstreamed at SRK workshop
24th February 2023

As the consideration of climate change factors becomes part and parcel of doing business, SRK Consulting recently held a global climate action workshop to further mainstream this issue into its... 


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Consultants equipped to support industry’s sustainability drive
24th February 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

With a growing range of operational risks and pressures – from climate change vulnerability to cost inflation – South African mining companies are taking an increasingly integrated approach to... 


Image of manganese ore from the K.Hill project
K.Hill battery-grade manganese project, Botswana
24th February 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

K.Hill will be one of the biggest high-purity manganese sulphate monohydrate projects in the world. 


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Chaketma phosphate project, Tunisia
24th February 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

A scoping study has proposed the development of a potential large-scale, world-class mining operation at the Chaketma project. 


Aerial image of the Hermosa project
Hermosa zinc/lead/silver project, US – update
24th February 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

South32’s has reported that it remains confident that costs at its Hermosa project will not increase. 


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DRC mining on the up, but with hills to climb
17th February 2023

The positive climate for mined commodities – and battery minerals in particular – is giving the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) great opportunities to leverage its resource wealth. However,... 


African mining can make the most of energy transition
10th February 2023

By  SRK Consulting MD Andrew van Zyl With the global energy transition gathering pace, it is imperative that African mining keeps up with the rapidly growing demand for commodities – both to... 


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Prieska copper/zinc project, South Africa – update
10th February 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Orion Minerals has signed a definitive agreement for a R250-million convertible loan to advance the development of its Prieska project. 


Aerial view of the Platreef project
Platreef palladium/rhodium/nickel/platinum/copper/gold project, South Africa – update
10th February 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Capital expenditure guidance for Platreef has been set at $490-million – $390-million for Phase 1 and $100-million for Phase 2 – for 2023/24. 


Image of DRC map/flag
Kipushi zinc/copper/silver/germanium mine, Democratic Republic of Congo – update
10th February 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Ivanhoe has announced initial capital for Kipushi of $380-million in 2023/24.  


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SRK Consulting focusing on clients' success, not just own growth
6th February 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

With several African countries currently the source of key minerals, and potentially hosting other minerals, engineering consultancy SRK Consulting newly appointed MD Andrew van Zyl expects the... 


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Consultants offer energy efficiency planning, implementation
3rd February 2023

Making a mine energy efficient requires plenty of planning, which ideally means proactively designing for efficiency from an early stage in a project, says consulting engineers and scientists SRK... 


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Youanmi gold project, Australia
3rd February 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Rox Resources plans to build a mine with a plant throughput of 480 000 t/y. 


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Prieska copper/zinc project, South Africa – update
3rd February 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Preparations are on schedule to allow for dewatering to start at the project. 


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Mining demands multifaceted teams
27th January 2023

As the mining sector gathers again for the 2023 Investing in African Mining Indaba, there is likely to be both excitement and apprehension in the air, mining and engineering consultants SRK... 


 Andrew van Zyl, MD of SRK Consulting South Africa and director of SRK Global
Andrew van Zyl
27th January 2023

This week we profile Andrew van Zyl, MD of SRK Consulting South Africa and director of SRK Global, a firm of consulting engineers and scientists 


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Hermosa zinc/lead/silver project, US – update
27th January 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

South32 is progressing plans to potentially produce battery-grade manganese at its Hermosa project. 


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Kola potash project, Congo-Brazzaville – update
27th January 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Kore Potash has said that the financial proposal for the full construction cost of the project will be finalised soon. 


Image of the Premier gold project site
Premier gold project, Canada – update
27th January 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Ascot Resources has finalised a financing package for the construction of the project. 


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Lake Maitland uranium/vanadium project, Australia
27th January 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

A scoping study has proposed the development of a standalone uranium operation with vanadium by-product as a potential viable alternative to the Toto’s previously proposed greater Wiluna uranium... 


SRK Consulting (SA) MD Andrew van Zyl
SRK Consulting SA appoints Andrew van Zyl MD
19th January 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Independent consulting practice multinational SRK Consulting has appointed Andrew van Zyl MD of SRK Consulting (SA), which is the South African arm of the global SRK network of consulting... 


Image of Prominent Hill mining operation
Prominent Hill copper/gold/silver mine expansion, Australia – update
13th January 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Takeover target OZ Minerals has reported an ore reserve increase at its Prominent Hill underground operation. 


Image of the Kamoa-Kakula Mining Complex
Kamoa-Kakula Mining Complex, Democratic Republic of Congo – update
13th January 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Kamoa Copper’s previously announced debottlenecking programme is more than 90% complete and is progressing ahead of schedule. 


Location map of the Madaouela project
Madaouela uranium project, Niger – update
13th January 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

GoviEx has been working with its financial adviser Endeavour Financial to develop the optimum financing solution for the mine-permitted project.  


Coburn mineral sands project, Australia – update
13th January 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Strandline is completing construction and commissioning of the mineral separation plant. 


Study shows PV plant’s value
16th December 2022

Canadian miner Giyani Metals provided results of a feasibility study (FS) conducted for its K.Hill battery-grade manganese project, located in Botswana, last month. The FS results followed... 


Image of La India rock chip sampling
La India gold project, Nicaragua – update
16th December 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Condor Gold is searching for a buyer for its La India project. 


Prieska copper mine decline
Prieska copper/zinc project, South Africa – update
16th December 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Orion Minerals has signed definitive agreements for an $87-million funding package with Triple Flag Precious Metals Corp to advance its Prieska copper/zinc mine. 


Location map of the Madaouela uranium project
Madaouela uranium project, Niger
9th December 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

GoviEx's adaouela uranium project hosts one of the biggest uranium resources in the world, with 100-million pounds of uranium in measured and indicated mineral resources, and inferred resources of... 


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Mining sector aims to reduce carbon emissions
2nd December 2022 By: Nadine Ramdass

Although the global mining sector has set ambitious targets to reduce its carbon emissions contribution, the sector needs to thoroughly evaluate how to go about meeting these targets amid various... 


Madaouela uranium project, Niger
Madaouela uranium project, Niger
2nd December 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

The project hosts one of the biggest uranium resources in the world, with 100-million pounds of uranium in measured and indicated mineral resources, and inferred resources of 20-million pounds of... 


A dry tailings dam which has been inspected by SRK Consulting
Tailings critical liability in mining – consultancy
25th November 2022

Tailings storage facilities (TSFs) represent one of the most critical liabilities associated with the mining industry, says engineering and scientific consultancy SRK Consulting tailings... 


Coburn wet concentration plant, in Australia
Coburn mineral sands project, Australia – update
25th November 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Strandline Resources has achieved commercial production of heavy mineral concentrate at the project. 


Madison gets enviro go-ahead to begin drilling programme in Namibia
14th November 2022 By: Darren Parker

Uranium developer Madison Metals has been awarded an environmental clearance certificate (ECC) by the Namibian Ministry of Environment, Fisheries and Tourism for exclusive prospecting licences 8531... 


Exploration drilling at the K.Hill project in Botswana
Study confirms $1bn cash generation potential for K.Hill manganese project
14th November 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

TSX-V-listed Giyani Metals Corporation says a feasibility study for the K.Hill project, in Botswana, has confirmed a low capital intensity for what can be one of the largest high-purity manganese... 


Growing rights focus in due diligence for lenders
9th November 2022

By Vassie Maharaj and Dr Vidette Bester, SRK Consulting After more than a decade since the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights was ratified, the impact of mining and... 


Image of Coburn wet concentration plant
Coburn mineral sands project, Australia – update
4th November 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

First ore has been processed in the wet concentrator at the project. 


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