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BME’s global growth boosted with Alaskan coal mine contract

[JOHANNESBURG – 2 April 2019] Blasting specialist BME USA has been awarded a contract by Usibelli Coal Mine (UCM) in Alaska to supply explosive products and accessories. Part of the South Africa-based explosives leader BME, the USA business was established in Denver, Colorado last year. According to Glenn Watt, BME’s senior director for sales and …

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SRK solution will help energy roll-out in southern Africa

19 March 2019 – Johannesburg: An Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF) developed by SRK Consulting (South Africa) for the Southern African Power Pool (SAPP) is being rolled out among Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries states to help accelerate priority electricity projects. The framework, commissioned by the SAPP in 2016, will facilitate the screening …

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Wits Sibanye-Stillwater Digimine Seminar is back, charting 21st century mining

15 March 2019 – Johannesburg: The growing contribution that digital technology is making to mining’s future will once again be under the spotlight at the Second Annual Wits Sibanye-Stillwater Digital Mining Laboratory (DigiMine) Seminar on 8 and 9 April 2019, hosted by the Wits Mining Institute at the University of the Witwatersrand. According to Prof …

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New southern Africa head for SRK Exploration Services

07 March 2019 – Johannesburg: SRK Exploration Services has appointed John Paul Hunt as their local manager, representing the Cardiff-based company in close collaboration with the SRK Consulting (SA) office in Johannesburg. John Paul has joined SRK Exploration Services from the Council for Geoscience as a Senior Exploration Geologist. He is an economic and exploration …

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President’s clarion call gets all ears at Indaba

06 February 2019 – Cape Town, South Africa: Delegates at the Investing in African Mining Indaba received a much-needed lift yesterday – as much from the physical presence of State President Cyril Ramaphosa as from the words he spoke during his address. According to SRK partner and principal consultant Andrew van Zyl, it was significant …

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Ensuring quality in local housing and infrastructure

Working closely with local and provincial government, and with project implementation contractors, SRK Consulting has contributed its scientific and engineering expertise to numerous housing projects in KwaZulu-Natal since 2010. According to SRK civil engineering technologist Denzel van de Weg, the company’s work in the province has been instrumental in the successful completion of about 3,400 …

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SRK – 25 years of engineering innovation in Pietermaritzburg

13 December 2018– Pietermaritzburg, South Africa: Starting small as a “one-man show” in 1993, the world-class Pietermaritzburg office of engineers and scientists SRK Consulting has served its region and beyond with projects as diverse as drought relief, water reticulation, stormwater infrastructure, tailings dams, waste management and cemetery planning and developments. It was Rob McNeill – …

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Independence underpins SRK’s lead in reports ranking

6 December 2018 – Johannesburg: As the world’s leading author of mineral resource and reserve estimation reports, SRK Consulting will again join project champions and dealmakers at the 2019 Investing in African Mining Indaba in Cape Town to promote sustainable growth in mining. With a global network of over 40 offices staffed by experienced engineers …

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New Wits professor brings career of rock mechanics experience

7 November 2018 – Johannesburg: With a long career in rock mechanics research, operations, consulting and academia, Professor Bryan Watson has been appointed associate professor in the School of Mining Engineering at the University of the Witwatersrand. Professor Watson has been an adjunct professor at the School since July 2016, and brings extensive experience in …

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SA’s energy economy must look ahead to replace coal jobs

1 November 2018 – Johannesburg: As South Africa’s largest mining contributor to gross domestic product, the coal sector may be facing considerable job losses as the country’s latest energy plan looks to cleaner power generation options. Coal generated R129 billion in sales in 2017 – about 28% of South Africa’s total mineral sales – and …

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