Meet Kobus Steyn, Structural Engineer

Inspired by a documentary he watched as a boy, Kobus knew exactly what he wanted to do from a very young age. He now brings his lifelong passion to life as a Structural Engineer at Lithon. When he’s not tackling challenging projects at work, he’s outdoors spending quality time with his family.   What inspired…

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Namibia – the new renewable energy powerhouse

As climate change and depleting resources continue to threaten the future of our planet, it’s no surprise that the demand for renewable energy is rising. What we may not consider is that this demand is transforming the mining industry. Coal, gold, iron ore and copper have always been popular mining ventures, but we’re seeing a…

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Meet Brandon van Wyk, Civil Engineer in Training

From a young age, Brandon was captivated by the world of civil engineering, learning the ropes from his father during holiday jobs. Now at Lithon’s Swakopmund office, he’s inspired by the potential to positively impact communities and the environment. When he’s not engineering solutions, Brandon enjoys personal development and quality time with loved ones. What…

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Meet Estee Beukes, Senior Structural Engineer

With a passion for creating order from chaos, Estee Beukes is a true problem solver. As Lithon’s Senior Structural Engineer, she tackles everything from structural challenges to team dynamics. When she’s not engineering solutions, she’s baking sweet treats for family and friends, or settling down to watch a historical documentary.   1. What inspired you…

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Engineering unearthed: The minds behind the mine

When it comes to mining, there’s a lot more to it than finding resources and getting them out of the ground. In fact, the amount of research, planning, logistics and infrastructure begins way before any dirt is even turned. That’s where we come in. Not as miners, but as the people behind the operations, smoothing…

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Engineers Solving Food Insecurity

From climate change to poverty and distance, food insecurity is complex and multifaceted. But how can engineers help to solve this global challenge? We tapped into the minds of some of Lithon’s experts to understand how engineers can contribute to tackling food insecurity.   Expert Insights from the Agricultural Engineer Willie Knouwds says that climate…

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Why Engineering Studies are Essential

Engineering projects are vast, complex, and involve significant investment. That’s why preliminary studies and meticulous planning are a must. There are various types of studies to assess a project’s feasibility and help bridge the gap between a big dream and a realistic result.    Frikkie Holtzhausen, Civil engineer at Lithon, having extensive experience in various…

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The Nuances of Multi-Disciplinary Engineering

Like a clock with its many different moving parts, so is the world of engineering. By now you know more about civil, structural, mechanical, and electrical engineering, each with its own subdisciplines. Most engineering projects, especially big ones like skyscrapers, bridges, or power stations, require a harmonious interplay of these distinct disciplines. This collaborative process,…

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8 Types of Engineering Studies You Didn’t Know Existed

The world generally experiences an engineer’s work through visible outcomes like bridges, skyscrapers, and machines. But, behind these structures and devices are detailed research planning and analyses. Various types of preliminary engineering studies help to test the viability of a client’s project idea and to scope out the costs involved. With help from Lithon’s resident…

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How to Relax Like an Engineer

Lithon puts its people first, valuing genuine care and prioritising relationships inside and outside of work. Part of this involves supporting our employees’ wellness journeys, recognising the interconnected relationship between a healthy body and a thriving mind. Rest is a big part of this. During this season of rest, you might be curious if engineers…

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