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Platinum status for sustainability summit

Exxaro’s Sustainability Summit received a performance score of 98.7% and achieved the prescribed standards for a Green Event (Platinum Class). The second annual Sustainability Summit was held at one of South Africa’s greenest buildings, the...

Restoring livelihoods in mine communities

Restoring the livelihoods of households in mining communities can be a challenging process. As such, it is vital that mines begin the process early and carefully monitor to see what is working and what is not. According to SRK Consulting, it is...

Tailings retreatment progress

As South Africa adjusts to increased economic activity under lockdown level 4, Pan African Resources set to reach output forecast with tailings retreatment. The gold producer operates in a reduced capacity to ensure continued output while...

80% of mine companies failing climate test

New research from the Transition Pathway Initiative (TPI) reveals that just two of the ten largest mining companies are aligned with limiting climate change to 2°C. These 10 companies have a market capitalisation of over $350bn and contribute to...

Dissecting safer tailings facilities

Safer tailings storage facilities (TSFs) – or tailings dams – can be achieved when mine owners, contractors and engineering consultants work closely together, according to SRK Consulting senior geotechnical engineer Linda Spies. Speaking after a...

Mining opportunities in the next decade

By John Lewis, MD at Aggreko Africa We all know the drill. Every year starts with experts from across the industry sharing their thoughts and predictions for the year ahead. 2020 has been no different and neither has the story with a consensus view...

Sustainable ways to resettle communities

SRK Consulting was part of various stakeholders that provided input on the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy’s (DMRE) draft for mine community resettlement guidelines which was published for comment.  The draft formed part of the...

Barrick ready for COVID-19

The World Health Organisation (WHO) recently declared the Coronavirus (COVID-19) a pandemic this after the virus spread across the world infecting more than 100 000 people. At a media briefing WHO director-general, Tedros Adhanom said that the...