SRK Consulting Stories


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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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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SRK shares mineral valuation insights with China

30 October 2018 – Johannesburg: An important Chinese mining sector delegation visiting South Africa was this week able to gain valuable insights from specialist engineers and scientists from SRK Consulting (SA), focusing on the range of factors that affect mineral resource and mineral reserve reporting and valuation. The delegation comprised members of the Mineral Resources […]


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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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Rehabilitation for closure, and the value of knowing what can be achieved

07 August 2018 – Cape Town: Despite South Africa’s mine closure laws comparing well internationally, the country can boast very few examples of successfully implemented mine closure; instead, over 6,000 mines have been abandoned without adequate rehabilitation. According to Matthew Law, senior environmental management consultant and economist at SRK Consulting, this situation is unlikely to […]


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News announcement: On the move at SRK

13 July 2018 – Johannesburg: Leading global firm of engineers and scientists SRK Consulting has made a number of directorship and partnership appointments to its Global Board and its South African leadership. At global level, South African partner Marcin Wertz has been appointed as a Director on the SRK Global Board. A mining engineer with […]


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OBITUARY: Dr Oskar Steffen 1940-2018

11 July 2018 – Johannesburg: SRK Consulting announces with great sadness the passing of Dr Oskar Steffen – one of the three founders of the global firm of consulting engineers and scientists – on Wednesday 27 June in Johannesburg; he was 77 years old. Oskar was born in Swaziland, where he spent his youth and […]


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Building impact assessment on human values – SRK

26 June 2018: While the assessment of environmental and social impacts of economic activity is a duty based mainly on government regulations, it is apparent that human rights and justice are increasingly powerful drivers that are taking this discipline onto new ground. According to Tim Hart, corporate social and development consultant at leading engineers and […]


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