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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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BME supports Zambia’s success in copper and more

As Zambia’s copper mining focus shifts west from Kitwe, Ndola and Chingola to the growing operations at Solwezi and Kalumbila, blasting leader BME supplies some of the largest minerals operations in the country – with further potential for growth across the border in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). According to BME regional manager SADC, […]


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Electra visitors can experience BME’s new blasting system ‘first-hand’

Blasting and explosives leader BME will be launching its new AXXIS central blasting system (CBS) at the international Electra Mining exhibition at Nasrec near Johannesburg in September. Alongside a range of BME products that will be featured on its stand at the show will be an interactive display allowing visitors to experience the ease of […]


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Emeritus status for high-flying Wits mining professor

20 August 2018 – Johannesburg: Wits University’s School of Mining Engineering recently celebrated the award of an Emeritus Professorship to its long-serving and distinguished JCI Professor of Mineral Resources and Reserves, Richard (Dick) Minnitt. Speaking at the event at Wits University in July, head of school Professor Cuthbert Musingwini praised Professor Minnitt’s scholarly contribution over […]


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Industry champs at climate change bit

  20 August 2018 – Johannesburg: While industry and environmental practitioners have welcomed the first draft of the Climate Change Bill, there is mounting impatience at the absence of the regulatory detail that organisations need to guide their preparations to comply. The bill has been presented over recent weeks by the Department of Environmental Affairs […]


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SRK models sustainable solutions for brine from tailings

15 August – Cape Town: Working with SRK Consulting colleagues in Vancouver, Canada, SRK Consulting’s office in Cape Town has recently conducted preliminary groundwater modelling to assist a mining client in South America to find an environmentally sustainable solution for managing brine emanating from mine tailings. According to Sheila Imrie, SRK principal hydrogeologist and specialist […]


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Upbeat mood at DRC Mining Week – SRK

14 August 2018 – Lubumbashi, DRC: Engineers and scientists from SRK Consulting’s offices in the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Africa were part of the DRC Mining Week in Lubumbashi recently, sharing information on trends and opportunities in one of Africa’s most important mining hubs. Susa Maleba, SRK’s DRC country manager noted the upbeat […]


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Tower Lights key to expanding mining operation

Thanks to swift reaction by Pilot Crushtec International, a coal mine in Mpumalanga was able to significantly increase its output by adding an extra shift to its opencast operation. The catalyst which made this possible was the ability of Pilot Crushtec International to provide a number of its Generac TowerLight systems to equipment hiring specialist […]


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