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Theresa Bhowan-Rajah

Theresa Bhowan-Rajah

Theresa Bhowan-Rajah is a Creamer Media Reporter for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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By Theresa Bhowan-Rajah

CSIR involved in port projects

1st April 2022

The Coastal Engineering and Port Infrastructure (CEPI) research group, within the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), is involved in several projects for State-owned port utility... 


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Training provider focuses on safety

18th March 2022

Mining training solutions provider Prisma ensures that it takes a “deeper look” into the safety aspects of its training for individuals operating machines on site or those who are part of a... 


Company faces import/export challenges

18th March 2022

Mine ventilation and cooling specialists BBE Group tells Mining Weekly that the biggest challenge it currently faces in delivering projects is the global supply chain and logistics. “Delays on the... 


a plastic wash plant at a plastic recycling factory

PVC recycling on the rise

4th March 2022

With a year-on-year increase of 9.5% in polyvinyl chloride (PVC) recycling, the Southern African Vinyls Association (SAVA) tells Engineering News that additional initiatives can be implemented to... 


visitors at the Propak exhibition on the exhibition floor

More than 200 exhibitors expected at expo

4th March 2022

Despite Covid-19 placing restrictions on face-to-face events and, consequently, some international exhibitors having to reluctantly withdraw their participation, Africa’s leading packaging,... 


Plastics SA coastal clean-up initiative

Plastics initiatives to help environment

4th March 2022

With a much greater focus and emphasis on sustainability and minimising waste in the marine environment, industry representative body Plastics SA says the various clean-up projects nationally are... 


Zevoli GP executive director Mpopi Khupe

Increased demand despite pandemic’s effects

25th February 2022

Following structural changes at several client organisations that affected the available internal Enterprise and Supplier Development (ESD) implementation capacity, ESD advisory and project... 


image of the Udumo Adit mining its first coal

Udumo Adit housing relocation project 80% complete

25th February 2022

Coal mining company Kangra, a subsidiary of mining investment company Menar, is nearing the completion of its Udumo Adit housing relocation project, in Donkerhoek, Mpumalanga. Udumo shaft... 


Warehousing lighting at a Polokwane-based warehouse

Manufacturer provides tailored lighting solutions

18th February 2022

Lighting manufacturer BEKA Schréder carries out a full evaluation of a site, including lighting audits and design, to ensure that the lighting effectively performs according to the necessary... 


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CCUS not viable for S Africa yet

4th February 2022

Despite North America and the UK being the global frontrunners in carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS), with more than 40 new related projects announced last year, society body the... 


Beech Veltman CEO Warren Beech

CCUS could benefit mining’s decarbonisation

4th February 2022

With the mining industry’s commitment to reducing its carbon footprint, carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) is a potential mechanism that can significantly decrease the industry’s... 


Cartoon image of Carbon being captured in a net

S Africa’s CCS-specific legislation playing catch-up

4th February 2022

While South Africa’s environmental legislative framework is complex and robust in terms of support for the Constitutional right to a safe and non-harmful environment, the country’s legislative... 


Beech Veltman CEO Warren Beech

Promise shown despite challenges

21st January 2022

The South African mining industry continues to show promise in terms of base metal extraction and production despite challenges such as the impact of Covid-19, supply chain constraints and poor... 


Generic image of pipe line copper welds

Battery metals could attain strategic mineral status

21st January 2022

Law firm Beech Veltman states that, in terms of the developments regarding the production and beneficiation of base metals, particularly battery metals, current legislative frameworks in South... 


wind turbine at Noupoort wind farm in the Nothern cape

Renewable-energy projects create economic, power growth

10th December 2021

Renewable power generation company Lekela Power says its projects have grown from the 80 MW produced from wind farms in Noupoort, in the Northern Cape of South Africa, in 2016, to more than 1 GW.... 


ACES Renewables technical project manager Tumelo Lekalakala

Multiple energy projects meet industry demands

10th December 2021

Renewable-energy provider Africa Clean Energy Solutions (ACES) Renewables is developing multiple renewable-energy projects across South Africa. “We are developing a 10 MW biomass plant, in... 


Bulk air coolers being installed at Brazilian mine

Cooling solution provided for Brazilian mine

19th November 2021

The Pilar mine at the Caraiba mining complex in north-eastern Bahia, in Brazil, will soon own a turnkey, “high-tech, safe and efficient” underground mine cooling system, supplied by air and gas... 


Free software creates safer mine ventilation

19th November 2021

With specialist mine ventilation simulation software VUMA-network available at no cost, mining companies, particularly junior miners, can enjoy the benefits of this simulation technology. This is... 


landscape image of an Implats shaft

PGMs producer faces pandemic head-on

5th November 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic has been the foremost health concern facing employees, their families and surrounding communities, says platinum group metals (PGMs) producer Impala Platinum Holdings... 


EBS in use showing a pass alcohol breathalyser test

Breathalysers safe despite Covid

5th November 2021

With the onset of Covid-19, breathalyser specialist Alcohol Breathalysers was presented with the unique challenge of supplying alcohol breathalysers for workplaces and the mining industry that are... 


a head and shoulders shot of Prisma Training Solutions MD Jacques Farmer

Health, safety training increases productivity

5th November 2021

Mining training company Prisma Training Solutions ensures that its customers can realise a return on investment by increasing productivity and efficiency through training. The company states that... 


an empty underground tunnel

Integrated control improves safety

5th November 2021

In an underground mining environment, there is a dire need for an integrated approach to effective dust control for improve underground health conditions. Mine ventilation and cooling company BBE... 


KBC Health and safety COO Sian Thurtell

Training aims to enhance on-site safety

5th November 2021

With businesses constantly evolving and adapting, safety training solutions provider KBC Health and Safety is also adapting and advancing its training solutions to ensure that it is creating value... 


Safety culture established to ensure smooth operations

5th November 2021

With the importance of health and safety within an industrial and nuclear setting, Lesedi Nuclear Services (LNS) states that it establishes a world class safety culture by structuring itself in a... 


Renergen CEO Stefano Marani standing

Private power generation creates multiple benefits

22nd October 2021

The South African economy will benefit from the recent change in regulation that enables private organisations to invest in larger power-generation infrastructure, says natural gas producer... 


a home installation of REVOV batteries

Energy storage key to embedded electricity solutions

22nd October 2021

Amid the discussions around embedded electricity solutions, battery equipment supplier REVOV states that it is important to include energy storage and its solutions in these discussions. Energy... 


image of REVOV MD Lance Dickerson

Repurposed EV batteries aids in power storage

22nd October 2021

Energy storage solutions are a viable approach in assisting with embedded-electricity solutions, and one such solution is using repurposed electric vehicle (EV) battery cells, battery equipment... 


aerial shot of Noupoort wind farm

Development pipeline increased to 9 GW

22nd October 2021

With renewable energy developer Mainstream Renewable Power (RP) already responsible for developing wind and solar assets contributing 850 MW of power to South Africa’s grid, the company is... 


Mining equipment in a gold mine tunnel

Legislative changes needed to enhance exploration prospects

15th October 2021

While exploration is the lifeblood of the local mining industry, law firm Beech Veltman states that exploration spend has been declining for several years, even before the Covid-19 pandemic... 


Black and white image of Warren Beech

Vaccination roll-out could increase investment

15th October 2021

The South African mining industry’s proactive efforts to mitigate the effects of Covid-19 on the industry have resulted in its adopting a holistic approach to the pandemic, including the more... 


Aerial shot of Kangra Twyfelhoek mine

Company increases local exploration activity

15th October 2021

Mining investment company Menar, through its subsidiaries, has committed to ensuring its continued growth through several investment and development projects. “Exploration allows for the... 


Valve component on a table

Valve components meet application specifications

8th October 2021

Water-jet cutting service provider Maxjet Global has used its extensive experience in the manufacturing of pump and valve components to produce components that are specified for their application.... 


Pump systems optimised through energy-saving assessments

8th October 2021

With international studies showing that pump systems account for more than 20% of global electrical energy demand, the National Cleaner Production Centre South Africa (NCPC-SA) has worked with more... 


BMG's ARO SD Series pump against a white background

FDA-compliant pumps benefit multiple industries

8th October 2021

Engineering solutions provider BMG’s range of Ingersoll Rand ARO fluid management equipment comprises of Food and Drug Administration- (FDA-) compliant, air-operated, diaphragm pumps that provide... 


Messer cylinder pressure regulator on white background

Welding solutions provider breaks into mining

1st October 2021

With its extensive experience in the welding industry, cutting tool solutions provider First Cut states that it has “only just begun to scratch the surface” in building a customer base in the... 


BMG lock bolt pins and collars on a black and red background

Components improve joint reliability

1st October 2021

Vibration and shock can quickly impair joint integrity and negatively affect overall product performance, especially in demanding applications, such as vibrating screens in the mining sector, says... 


Two fuel cell batteries on a white table

Hydrogen at forefront of SA’s RDI horizon

17th September 2021

Given the commercial potential of hydride-based hydrogen solutions, research development and innovation (RDI) programme Hydrogen South Africa (HySA) Systems tells Mining Weekly that, within the... 


Black and white image of Warren Beech

S Africa well positioned in green economy shift

17th September 2021

With the global drive towards the green economy, law firm Beech Veltman tells Mining Weekly that South Africa is ideally positioned to benefit from this global trend. Owing to its having access to... 


An image of WSP regional director Martin Mkhabela

S Africa steps into its global hydrogen potential

17th September 2021

With moderate estimates suggesting that South Africa could secure 10% of the global export market share in the green hydrogen economy (GHE), the local industry will undoubtably experience a boom,... 


Blue truck driving on an open road.

Freight, logistics integration key to successful intracontinental trade

10th September 2021

Although the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement aims to achieve an economically integrated continent, with successful trading among African countries, the Trade Research... 


a large truck standing idle

Supply chain solutions provider fills industry gaps

10th September 2021

The current challenge facing the freight, logistics and warehousing industry is that companies do not provide a full service offering and offer only one service, such as transport, in the supply... 


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