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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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Junior miners still struggle against system in SA

22 June 2018 – Johannesburg: Despite South Africa’s stated intention of nurturing a junior mining sector as a key strategy in revitalising and transforming the sector, voices at the recent Junior Mining Indaba in Johannesburg, South Africa, were clear that this was not happening. “There is a strong sentiment among junior mining companies that they […]


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Risk-based approach to mine waste management can satisfy regulations and save costs

13 June 2018 – Cape Town: Stringent regulations published in 2015 have tightened the design standards for mining residue stockpiles and deposits, but there is still scope to apply a risk-based approach to meet legal and environmental requirements while potentially saving on capital expenditure.


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NICOLA brings together land contamination experts

29 May 2018: As management of contaminated land is a field deserving of more attention, experts from consulting firms, industry and government met recently in Cape Town and Durban under the auspices of the Network for Industrially Contaminated Land in Africa (NICOLA) to share ideas and build capacity. Hosted by SRK Consulting, these NICOLA Connect […]


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