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Giyani announces maiden indicated mineral resources at K.Hill
3rd September 2021 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Canadian exploration company Giyani Metals has announced an updated mineral resource estimate (MRE) for its K.Hill project, in Botswana, as part of the feasibility study for the project. Infill... 


SRK advocates for more female voices in mines’ stakeholder engagement
SRK advocates for more female voices in mines’ stakeholder engagement
27th August 2021 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Consultancy SRK Consulting says the issues facing women in the downstream mining value chain are often overlooked, despite the focus on women in mining in terms of employment and advancement. Some... 


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Dugbe gold project, Liberia
27th August 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

A preliminary economic assessment has established Dugbe as a foundation for a new gold district. 


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Kola potash project, Congo-Brazzaville – update
27th August 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

Kore Potash continues to progress with the development of its Kola project. 


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Prieska copper/zinc project, South Africa – update
27th August 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

The Prieska project has confirmed its potential a significant near-term, low-cost copper/zinc development. 


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Prominent Hill copper/gold/silver mine expansion, Australia – update
27th August 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

Oz Minerals has approved a A$600-million investment in its Prominent Hill operation. 


Water stewardship gives mines the broader view
20th August 2021

With South Africa’s growing demand for water – and the impact of climate change on rainfall variability and water supply security – the need for a systematic approach to water stewardship in mining... 


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Kamoa-Kakula copper project, Democratic Republic of Congo – update
20th August 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

Ivanhoe mines has reported that construction of Phase 2 is progressing “slightly ahead of plan”. 


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Wolfsberg lithium project, Austria – update
13th August 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

European Lithium will raise A$6.5-million in a share placement to sophisticated and professional investors to finalise the definitive feasibility study on its Wolfsberg lithium project. 


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Sustainable social transitioning at mine closure starts with paradigm shift
5th August 2021

Recognising the assets and opportunities inherent in mine communities throughout the life of mine is one of the first steps towards more sustainable social transitioning after mine closure,... 


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Kola potash project, Congo-Brazzaville – update
30th July 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

Kore Potash and the Summit Consortium have signed an enhancement agreement for the project. 


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Los Filos gold mine expansion, Mexico – update
30th July 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

Equinox Gold has reported that the union blockade at the Los Filos mine has been removed and access to the mine has been restored. 


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Kamoa-Kakula copper project, Democratic Republic of Congo – update
23rd July 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

Kamoa-Kakula has secured clean, renewable hydrogenerated electricity in its aim to produce clean, green copper. 


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Water stewardship gives mines the broader view
16th July 2021

With South Africa’s growing demand for water – and the impact of climate change on rainfall variability and water supply security – the need for a systematic approach to water stewardship in mining... 


Natasha Ramdass
Deployment of early-warning systems urged as extreme-weather risk increases in tandem with climate change
16th July 2021 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

With extreme weather conditions posing an increasing threat to lives and assets, South Africa’s disaster management capacity needs to include better early warning systems for key risks such as... 


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Xaudum Iron Formation project, Botswana – update
16th July 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

Drill and assay results for the project have confirmed that Block 2a, located 10 km south of Block 1, is a continuation of the same Block 1 magnetite-rich units. 


ANDREW VAN ZYL There is growing pressure from investors for mines to contribute to broad imperatives such as climate change
ESG implementation improves in African mining
9th July 2021 By: Darren Parker

As environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) reporting improves, so does the implementation of the resulting policies across the African mining industry,  consulting engineer and... 


DARRYLL KILIAN The timeous resolution of all substantive ESG issues is vital
Social impact underestimated
9th July 2021 By: Darren Parker

Many mines in Africa have underestimated their social impact and often struggle to manage this constructively, consulting engineer and scientist firm SRK Consulting partner and principal scientist... 


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Kamoa-Kakula copper project, Democratic Republic of Congo – update
9th July 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

The concentrator plant built as part of Phase 1 of the Kamoa-Kakula project is fully operational. 


Dugbe PEA underpins project potential
25th June 2021 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Aim-listed Hummingbird Resources says TSX-V-listed Pasofino Gold has released an independent preliminary economic assessment (PEA) for the Dugbe gold project, which shows significant production... 


HEAD ABOVE WATER 
SRK has been engaged by the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure to assist with refurbishing and upgrading the department’s wastewater treatment plants around Pretoria
Firm develops programme to mitigate industry challenges
25th June 2021 By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah

Mining and exploration consultants SRK Consulting’s active skills development programme for graduate engineers and scientists aims to mitigate one of the consulting engineering industry’s biggest... 


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SRK is able to apply a range of its mining-related disciplines in mining projects
Water is key factor in responsible mining
4th June 2021

The impact of the recent Cyclone Eloise has shown that mines in Mozambique face extreme challenges related to water, which can only be addressed through early planning and continuous management,... 


Kamoa-Kakula copper project, Democratic Republic of Congo – update
Kamoa-Kakula copper project, Democratic Republic of Congo – update
4th June 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

The Kamoa-Kakula mine has started producing copper. 


Could this be used to build a road, rather than covering a mountain
Rethinking mine waste will bring unexpected benefits
3rd June 2021

By James Lake, partner and principal environmental scientist, SRK Consulting As one of the largest contributors of the country’s waste, South African mines should be re-thinking their usual linear... 


Xaudum Iron Formation project, Botswana
Xaudum Iron Formation project, Botswana
28th May 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

The project has the potential to be the first iron deposit to be considered for development in Botswana.   


Andrew van Zyl
SRK Consulting is facilitating input of AFrican and Asian stakeholder
EU project focuses on responsible sourcing
14th May 2021 By: Nadine Ramdass

Technical consulting engineers and science expertise provider SRK Consulting has extensive experience and a long working history in the mining sector, and is using its expertise to assist the... 


More upfront work now needed before water use licence applications may be lodged
14th May 2021 By: Natasha Odendaal

More early-stage upfront work to generate detailed engineering specifications will be needed before project developers can submit their water-use licence applications (WULA) to the Department of... 


Coburn mineral sands project, Australia – update
Coburn mineral sands project, Australia – update
7th May 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

NRW Holdings Group’s subsidiary, Primero, has been appointed to build the processing facilities at the project. 


Kamoa-Kakula copper project, Democratic Republic of Congo – update
Kamoa-Kakula copper project, Democratic Republic of Congo – update
7th May 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

The target date for first copper concentrate production from the Kamoa-Kakula copper mine has been brought forward by several months. 


GERT NEL
When putting together a business model for a multi-million rand business development, a key factor will now be the reliability of water supply
Water stress can jeopardise business models
30th April 2021

South Africa’s recent droughts are teaching businesses a life-changing lesson that businesses can no longer simply assume that clean water will always be available to keep operations running smoothly. 


Kola potash project, Congo-Brazzaville – update
Kola potash project, Congo-Brazzaville – update
30th April 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

Kore Potash has signed a nonbinding memorandum of understanding with Summit Consortium to arrange the total financing required for the construction of the project. 


HANDS ON
Being able to test machinery and technologies in the test mine offers more accurate testing conditions and results
Industry test mine piques interest
23rd April 2021 By: Halima Frost

Of the initiatives and programmes implemented by the Mandela Mining Precinct, its industry test mine has garnered the most interest and positive sentiment from mining companies, universities and... 


Kamoa-Kakula copper project, Democratic Republic of Congo – update
Kamoa-Kakula copper project, Democratic Republic of Congo – update
23rd April 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

base and precious metals developer Ivanhoe Mines is considering accelerating the Phase 3 concentrator expansion at its Kamoa-Kakula project. 


SRK Consulting incoming CEO Tim McGurk
SRK appoints new CEO
21st April 2021 By: Donna Slater

Following its mid-April global executive meeting, independent consultancy SRK Consulting has appointed Tim McGurk group CEO. He succeeds Andy Barrett who has served the company for 16 years and... 


Tim McGurk
SRK Consulting announces new CEO
21st April 2021

SRK Consulting has announced that Tim McGurk has taken over as group CEO, following the company’s global executive meeting in mid-April. Given his three decades of resource industry experience,... 


A third of Africa’s population has no access to clean water
A third of Africa’s population has no access to clean water
16th April 2021 By: Natasha Odendaal

With sub-Saharan Africa achieving an implementation level of just 46% in integrated water resources management, there is considerable scope for the region to improve its performance in meeting... 


Los Filos gold mine expansion, Mexico – update
Los Filos gold mine expansion, Mexico – update
16th April 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

The Bermejal underground mine – one of three planned expansion projects at the Los Filos mine – is under way. 


Kola potash project, Congo-Brazzaville – update
Kola potash project, Congo-Brazzaville – update
9th April 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

Kore Potash and African strategic advisory, corporate finance and alternative investment group Summit Africa have signed a nonbinding memorandum of understanding to arrange the total financing... 


EXPLORING NEW OPPORTUNITIES 
SRK Ghana is at the phase where young engineers will be drawn into multidisciplinary projects
Industry changes support trend towards sustainable mining
2nd April 2021 By: Mc'Kyla Nortje

There have been several changes globally as well as in West Africa’s mining industry, with the industry steadily embracing a more sustainable approach to mining, highlights SRK associate partner... 


Donlin gold project, US – update
Donlin gold project, US – update
2nd April 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

Donlin Gold has confirmed a follow-up drill programme for the project. 


Kamoa-Kakula copper project, Democratic Republic of Congo – update
Kamoa-Kakula copper project, Democratic Republic of Congo – update
2nd April 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

Ivanhoe Mines is considering accelerating the Phase 3 concentrator expansion at its Kamoa-Kakula project. 


Andrew van Zyl, director and principal consultant, SRK Consulting
Green future, price volatility demand optimised time to production
1st April 2021

The evaluation and planning of new mining projects is being complicated by increased volatility in commodity prices. Much of this volatility is linked to fast-moving research and development in... 


Premier gold project, Canada
Premier gold project, Canada
26th March 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

Gold and silver explorer Ascot Resources has progressed the basic and preconstruction engineering studies. 


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