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SRK Consulting

SRK provides expert advice and solutions for clients requiring specialised services, mainly in the fields of mining, geotechnics, water, waste and the environment.

SRK seeks to serve clients across a range of industries that are primarily natural resource based. The firm’s primary business is the provision of professional consulting services.


Ultra-high capacity bulk bag filling system

27th March 2020 A new sanitary bulk bag filling system from Flexicon features dual SWING-DOWN™ fillers fed by high capacity weigh hoppers, achieving fill rates of up to 40 bulk bags per hour. The patented filler design simultaneously lowers and pivots each fill head into a vertically-oriented position that... 

Mitsubishi unpacks movement of PGM markets amid lockdowns

By: Marleny Arnoldi     27th March 2020 Mitsubishi Corporation International (MCI) says in its latest precious metals update that it expects South Africa’s platinum supply to reduce by around 7%, or by between 200 000 oz and 300 000 oz, in light of closed operations during South Africa’s 21-day national lockdown. The announcement by... 

Mobile money accounts surpass one-billion globally

By: Natasha Odendaal     26th March 2020 The number of registered mobile money accounts worldwide has surpassed the one-billion mark, with the processing of about $2-billion in transactions undertaken every day. A new GSMA ‘State of the Industry Report on Mobile Money’ report shows that 2019 marked a major milestone for the mobile money... 

Calibre suspends Nicaraguan operations in the wake of Covid-19

By: Simone Liedtke     26th March 2020 TSX-listed Calibre Mining has started the legal process with the Nicaraguan Ministry of Labour to obtain authorisation for the temporary suspension of its El Limon and La Libertad mines. According to CEO Russell Ball, the company has implemented several mitigation measures across the business and... 

New regulations on the cards for resources sector

By: Esmarie Iannucci     24th March 2020 The Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) has welcomed the draft Productivity Commission report into resources sector regulation, saying a more robust, transparent and accountable regulatory system will strengthen the minerals industry once it emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic. The draft report... 

ScoZinc raises C$500 000 to support Scotia mine’s prefeasibility study

By: Marleny Arnoldi     23rd March 2020 TSX-V-listed ScoZinc Mining plans to raise C$500 000 in a nonbrokered private placement. The offer consists of the sale of up to 1.25-million shares at a price of C$0.40 apiece, coupled with a warrant to purchase additional shares at a price of C$0.55 apiece.  

Oil and gas producers in for tough times - Woodmac

By: Esmarie Iannucci     23rd March 2020 The upstream oil and gas sector was facing unprecedented uncertainty with the massive fall in the oil price and the uncertain market environment brought on by Covid-19, industry analyst Wood Mackenzie (Woodmac) has reported. In a research note, Woodmac noted that the upstream oil and gas sector’s... 

Stats SA announces immediate suspension of fieldwork

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     20th March 2020 In light of the spread of Covid-19 in South Africa, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) has suspended all fieldwork activities until March 31. The committee will continue to look at the prevailing environment to inform its decisions. 

Several Canadian exploration projects ramp down to help 'flatten the curve'

By: Mariaan Webb     19th March 2020 Exploration activities at several Canadian project sites are winding down, as companies respond to the global coronavirus pandemic and do their part to help “flatten the curve” of the fast-spreading virus. With efforts to completely contain Covid-19, which has infected more than 200 000 people... 

Werner Pumps upgrades facility to ramp up output 

19th March 2020 Local hydraulic pump supplier Werner South Africa Pumps & Equipment has upgraded its on-site facilities to allow for better quality control, more environment friendly manufacturing and faster assembly of its hydraulic pump trucks. Halima Frost has the details. 

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