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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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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What 2023 Meant for Engineering?

It’s always interesting to reflect on the year that was, to understand some of the key happenings that influence the way we work and the projects we undertake. We spoke with Lithon’s CEO, Gert Maritz, to gain insight into the developments of 2023 that are set to shape the future of engineering. Here’s what he…

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How Architects and Engineers Really Collaborate

Architects are often praised for the beautiful buildings they design, but their behind-the-scenes partners, structural engineers, are equally important to achieving the design vision and ensuring that it works. If you’ve ever wondered how architects and engineers work together; how they divide, conquer and collaborate, Lithon’s Dalene Vries has some answers for us.    1.…

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Engineers Solving World Problems – Providing Clean Drinking Water

Water gives life to people, cities, and nature. While at times a plentiful resource, there are many places on earth where it is extremely scarce, or heavily polluted. As a result, millions of people around the world do not have access to clean drinking water.  Lithon has some smart engineers tackling this challenge. We weighed…

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The Art of Urban Engineering

Ever wondered how your city was designed and built, and who was involved in making those decisions? You may be surprised to discover that it was not only town planners, urban designers, and architects that designed your city. Engineers were involved too!  This sub-discipline of civil engineering is called ‘urban engineering’. We chatted to Lithon’s…

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