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Explorer announces positive PFS results

3rd December 2021 Guinea-focused developer Société des Mines de Fer de Guinée (SMFG) chairperson Guy de Selliers and SMFG CEO Mamady Youla have announced the positive findings of its prefeasibility study (PFS) for the Nimba Iron Ore Project. 

Countries attentive to enforcing compliance

By: Nadine Ramdass     26th November 2021 Consulting engineering and scientist firm SRK Consulting has noticed that more attention is being paid to enforcing regulatory compliance in mining across the African countries in which it operates. Consequently, it is expected that countries will heavily rely on independent and qualified third... 

Impact of new tailings standards highlighted

By: Cameron Mackay     19th November 2021 With the release of the Global Industry Standard on Tailings Management (GISTM) in August last year, the foundation of this field has shifted, and the stakes have been raised, argues engineering consultancy SRK Consulting. The company adds that this standard sets a new bar for corporate... 

Challenges in mining exploration in the DRC

By: Anna Moross     12th November 2021 Determining resources and reserves in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), although known for its significant mining potential and “world-class” deposits in various commodities, has its challenges, says SRK Consulting Congo chairman and geological consultant Dominique Sambwa. 

Scope grows for renewable energy in SA

4th November 2021 Nicola Rump, Principal Environmental Scientist, SRK Consulting Rob Gardiner, Partner, Principal Environmental Scientist, SRK Consulting 

Business in Africa has to deal with greater compliance demands

By: Darren Parker     29th October 2021 African governments are demanding greater levels of compliance from businesses, which has resulted in a noticeable increase in red tape and bureaucracy owing to poor execution by officials, says consulting engineering and scientist firm SRK Consulting South Africa MD Vis Reddy. Among its... 

Sustainable rare earths separation facility on horizon

By: Claire O'Reilly     29th October 2021 UK-based exploration and development company Pensana, formerly Pensana Rare Earths, is aiming to establish, subject to funding, a world-class, independent and sustainable supply chain of rare-earth metals vital for electric vehicles (EVs), wind turbines and other strategic industries, says... 

Broad view of water treatment options advised by consulting firm

15th October 2021 A broad view should be taken when considering the options for treating water, says consulting engineering firm SRK Consulting principal engineer Xanthe Adams. Complying with water quality limits set out in water use licences is imperative for mines, industrial organisations and other authorised... 

Ghana base acts as catalyst for growth

By: Cameron Mackay     8th October 2021 Much of the success of consulting engineers and scientists SRK Consulting’s office in Accra, Ghana, is based on the company’s local knowledge, represented by experienced professionals from West Africa, states SRK Consulting principal resource geologist and SRK Ghana country manager Ivan Doku.... 

Scoping study anticipates favourable project economics at Akobo’s Segele deposit

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     27th September 2021 Gold exploration company Akobo Minerals has completed a scoping study for the Segele deposit in Ethiopia and the company highlights encouraging results that exceed previous expectations. The study follows ten years of exploration work, which culminated in a Joint Ore Reserves Committee-compliant... 

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