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Theresa Bhowan

Theresa Bhowan

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

Tel: +2711 622 3744


Manufacturer gears forth despite pandemic

14th May 2021 Amid ongoing research and development (R&D) of diesel engines for trucks and other vehicles, and the optimisation of engine emissions, US engine designer, manufacturer and distributor Cummins in South Africa was not immune to the Covid-19 pandemic. Cummins in South Africa partners with... 

Convenient label solutions for pharmaceutical goods

9th April 2021 With the dangers and high sensitivity associated with the handling of medical and pharmaceutical products, the accuracy of storage, maintenance and distribution processes are of utmost importance, says on-pack packaging company Pyrotec PackMedia GM Timothy Beattie. Consequently, the company has... 

Mine protocols adapted for Covid-19

9th April 2021 The Covid-19 pandemic has significantly affected the mining industry, owing to employees often having to work in close proximity to one another and the consequent difficulty of isolating tasks. To mitigate these difficulties, America-based industrial medical support service provider Remote... 

Dryers used in fight against Covid-19

9th April 2021 Compressed-air treatment equipment importer Artic Driers has, in partnership with nongovernmental organisation Save-P, developed locally manufactured, low-dewpoint, heatless air dryers to combat Covid-19. These dryers were developed to be issued free of charge to hospitals and clinics where... 

Wireless tech enhances comms, safety

26th March 2021 In addition to real-time communication and monitoring, wireless technology can improve and enhance the safety of mining operations by integrating with several solutions, such as proximity detection systems (PDS), says mining technology company Ya Batho. “Wireless technologies can be leveraged to... 

Anthracite producer resumes operations

26th March 2021 Owing to Covid-19-related industry shutdowns and low demand for coal and anthracite, the operations of South African anthracite producer Zululand Anthracite Colliery (ZAC) – subsidiary of mining investment firm Menar – were placed on care and maintenance. However, operations reopened on January 4... 

Coal project to benefit Botswana

26th March 2021 Botswana coal mining company Maatla Resources, recently awarded a mining licence for the development of the Mmamabula project, says the project will offer several benefits to the country such as strengthening its coal industry, and increasing trade and government revenues. “Botswana’s reliance on... 

PVC doors keep it cool

12th March 2021 Design, development and fabrication company Unique Ventilation & Support Systems (UVSS) has developed automated, high-pressure roll-up polyvinyl chloride (PVC) doors to control airflow in underground workings. The doors can also be integrated with new mining technologies. 

Favourable prices enable survival

12th March 2021 Considering the risks involved in underground mining operations in general, and currently amid the Covid-19 pandemic, commodity analysts Core Consultants states that many marginal mines only survived because of favourable commodity prices. For example, when the gold price exceeded $2 000/oz, many... 

Supplier aids safety record

12th March 2021 Air compressor, pumps and generator rental supplier Rand-Air has played a pivotal role in a South African underground gold mine’s unbroken safety record during its seven-year business relationship with the mine. Considering the demanding conditions and potential dangers in mines, Rand-Air has... 

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