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Theresa Bhowan

Theresa Bhowan

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

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Shaft capping prevents illegal mining, improves ground safety

15th November 2019 Redundant mine shafts are becoming a growing risk for mining companies, owing to a sharp spike in illegal mining activities. 

Shaft maintenance integral to operations

15th November 2019 Mining solutions provider United Mining Services (UMS) suggests placing significant emphasis on the operational maintenance of a mine shaft, as this can ultimately optimise the functionality of the mine, negating the potential financial and time-based losses that occur when shafts are not... 

Climate change serious challenge for mining industry

8th November 2019 Climate change and population growth have significant potential to be destabilising factors in Africa and can affect water sources, agricultural land and subsistence farming adversely, resulting in population displacement. 

Investing in West Africa a veritable gold mine – consultant

8th November 2019 With West Africa boasting some of the highest grades of gold deposits globally, averaging about 1.8 g/t, it has become the investment hub for gold projects over the past seven years. 

Digital transformation will benefit African mines

8th November 2019 Commodity pricing volatility and global demand variability are two profitability pressures mining companies, especially Africa-based mining companies, have to deal with. This creates a need for smarter and more efficient operations, which can be engineered through the application of leading-edge... 

Roof bolt placement critical to safety

8th November 2019 Roof bolts, in helping to create a stable rock structure, are the first line of defence to protect mineworkers from fall-of-ground-related hazards, which highlights the importance of correct roof bolt placement in underground mining, South African mining safety and monitoring solutions provider... 

Co-opting Canadian strategies to create investor awareness

8th November 2019 International commodities consultancy Core Consultants states that African mining jurisdictions can create investor awareness through initiatives that have been successfully carried out in Canada. 

Robust fiscal regimes needed to grow African mining sector

8th November 2019 The success of Africa’s mining sector is determined by a combination of the quantity and quality of resources, commodity prices, and the domestic policy and regulatory environment’s ability to attract and retain investment. 

Continuous position sensor leads to predictive maintenance methods

18th October 2019 The move towards Industry 4.0 by motion and control technology leader Parker Hannifin’s pneumatics division will allow for “outstanding” condition monitoring and maintenance strategies, says Parker Hannifin Motion Systems Group account manager Selina Naidoo. 

Positive outlook despite sector uncertainty

18th October 2019 Despite the instability in the mining sector, equipment and product sales are on the rise for hydraulic equipment and mechanical tool supplier Power Team South Africa (SA). 

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