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 Mentoring Students is a Must

Lithon’s head of transportation, Richard Laborn, is not only interested in getting people from A to B on a state-of-the-art national freeway. He’s interested in the journey young engineers take through their careers too. As a civil engineer with 30 year’s experience, he’s had plenty of time to hone his gift for mentorship. Richard shared…

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How a successful CSI programme benefits everyone

In 2019, “companies spent an estimated R10.2 billion on corporate social investment (CSI) in South Africa.” (Trialogue Business in Society Handbook 2019) The retail and wholesale (22%), mining and quarrying (19%) and financial services (16%) sectors made up the top three contributors. While CSI is not to be confused with a company’s purpose, the two…

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