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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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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 next five to seven years, it will be feasible for South Africa to realistically develop the necessary... 

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 renewable energies and platinum-group metals (PGMs), South Africa can become an exporter of... 

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, says engineering consultancy WSP. The country will be exposed to opportunities in the green hydrogen... 

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 Advisory tells Engineering News that this will prove challenging in the short to medium term. “Government... 

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 chain, says supply chain solutions provider Unitrans. “By identifying this challenge in the industry,... 

PGMs create opportunity for Zim

3rd September 2021 Mining consultancy company the MSA Group says platinum group metals (PGMs) price recovery has benefited mining operations in Zimbabwe, in that the price recovery has been largely towards palladium rather than platinum, consequently resulting in renewed focus on the industry. Palladium has been... 

Adverse political climate affects mining

3rd September 2021 Despite Zimbabwe’s vast mineral wealth, including gold, platinum, chrome, coal, diamonds, nickel and lithium, the country is in an extremely fragile state, mining law firm Beech Veltman tells Mining Weekly. “Zimbabwe boasts not only a diverse range of over 40 minerals but also some of the world’s... 

Mining reform can alter bleak economic outlook

3rd September 2021 The short- to medium-term outlook for Zimbabwe’s mining and natural resources sector is bleak and can be mitigated only if urgent reforms – such as taking a hard stance against criminal activity and a general overhaul of the paper-based cadastre system – are undertaken, says Beech Veltman CEO... 

Industry faces multiple challenges amid unrest

20th August 2021 The recent spate of riots in parts of KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng has resulted in a difference in demand in the food and beverage industry, says industrial solutions provider and distributor Bearings International (BI). “There have been challenges – not only in terms of losses but also in terms of... 

Compartment system ensures pork safety from ‘farm to fork’

20th August 2021 Taking a more holistic approach to pork farming, meat producer and wholesaler Lynca Meats adheres and complies to the South African Pork Producers’ Organisation’s Pork360 Quality and Traceability system through the compartment system within the pig farming industry. The compartment system,... 

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