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By Jaco Maritz, Chief Executive Officer, SYSPRO Ever-evolving customer demands, and increasingly challenging market conditions have kept many manufacturers and distributors on their toes. Navigating this landscape requires business leaders to take a step back, reassess the bigger picture with...
Investing in African Mining Indaba , the world's largest gathering of the most influential stakeholders in the African mining industry, is gearing up to again deliver a record-breaking event that will facilitate greater investment into African mining. “Mining Indaba has...
By Vassie Maharaj and Dr Vidette Bester, SRK Consulting After more than a decade since the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights was ratified, the impact of mining and other industrial projects on human rights has become...
In its first gathering of global practices since the start of COVID-19 lockdowns, over 200 of SRK Consulting’s decision-makers and experts met in South Africa for a week in September for an intensive programme of workshops and strategic meetings. Held...
By:Jean-François St-Laurent Following recent failures of tailings dams, dramatic change in the global mining industry has been initiated. Numerous technical publications or guidelines for safer management of TSFs have been released. A key objective of these publications is to ensure...
Facing down myriad local challenges and considerable global uncertainty, South Africa’s mining leaders sent out a relatively positive combined message at the recent Joburg Mining Indaba. Attending the event was SRK Consulting principal mining engineer Joseph Mainama who said: “While...
By Pepe Moreno Tailings storage facilities (TSFs) represent one of the most critical liabilities associated with the mining industry. With the spotlight focused on ESG, investors and communities perceive the risk posed by TSFs as less tolerable than ever before....
Silica in suspension is a chemical component generated in various processes such as mining, metallurgy, and construction. Silica in suspension can travel long distances and impact the health of surrounding communities with chronic and degenerative pulmonary and cardiovascular diseases. Workers...
Digitisation and business continuity have become the critical business drivers of sustainability, growth and long-term success. They are the foundations of business resilience, as McKinsey points out, it is resilience that has become a ‘critical prerequisite for corporate performance’...
A recent global safety report for mining indicates a gradual but steady improvement in mine safety, with a total recordable injury (TRI) frequency rate at a low 2,90 – down from 5,07 just a decade ago. The Safety Performance Report...