Leon Louw

25 Sep 2021

Safe asbestos disposal critical to protect people and the environment

Safe asbestos disposal critical to protect people and the environment South Africa’s incidence of mesothelioma, a type of cancer that occurs in the thin layer of tissue that covers most […]
24 Sep 2021

SA needs a sustainable agricultural sector

SA needs a sustainable agricultural sector South Africa needs a sustainable agricultural sector if it is to ensure food security in the future. However, the sector is not without its […]
23 Sep 2021

Great surveyors are the key to success

Great surveyors are the key to success Mine surveying is one of the key functions in mining, and the mine surveyor is essential to the welfare of the mining industry, […]
23 Sep 2021

African leaders need biodiversity data to make sustainable decisions

African leaders need biodiversity data to make sustainable decisions There is a great need to equip African governments, businesses, and policymakers with biodiversity data for sustainable decision-making. African leaders need […]
22 Sep 2021

Engaged employees make for more productive businesses

How does engaged employees make for more productive businesses during a time of Covid-19 and economic hardship? We asked Vanisha Balgobind, Executive Head of HR at Exxaro. Putting employees at […]
21 Sep 2021

Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean join forces to drive circularity

The African Circular Economy Alliance (ACEA), and the Circular Economy Coalition of Latin America and the Caribbean (CEC LAC) have organised the first regional dialogue to strengthen cooperation around their […]
21 Sep 2021

Sustainable social transitioning at mine closure starts with paradigm shift

Sustainable social transitioning at mine closure starts with paradigm shift Recognising the assets and opportunities inherent in mine communities throughout the life of mine is one of the first steps […]
21 Sep 2021

Renewables take mainstage in Africa’s race of reduction

Renewables takes mainstage in Africa’s race of reduction    Renewable energy companies are slowly but surely making a dent in the debilitating shortage of electricity in Africa, writes Leon Louw, founder […]
21 Sep 2021

WhyAfrica to launch its first digital magazine

WhyAfrica to launch its first digital magazine A little more than a year after WhyAfrica was established, the company will launch its first ever digital magazine in November 2021. The […]
21 Sep 2021

Troubled times an opportunity to make a difference

Troubled times an opportunity to make a difference Although the world is in a crisis, it is the ideal time for business leaders, the private sector, governments, and development agencies […]
20 Sep 2021

Kropz cleared to start production at Elandsfontein in SA

Kropz cleared to start production at Elandsfontein in SA      London listed phosphate producer Kropz seems to have gained the upper hand in an endless battle to have its Elandsfontein […]
20 Sep 2021

DRDGOLD in South Africa is WhyAfrica’s Pick of the Week

DRDGOLD in South Africa is WhyAfrica’s Pick of the Week DRDGOLD has been instrumental in mopping up the old gold mining dumps in Johannesburg, South Africa. At the same time, […]
20 Sep 2021

Strategic partners needed for Kenyan oil project

Strategic partners needed for Kenyan oil project Canadian oil company Africa Oil Corp. and its JV partners Total Oil and Total Energies recently announced that they have completed the redesign […]
19 Sep 2021

Kenya makes strides with renewable energy

While Kenya’s oil generation capabilities have been small to date, the country has made significant strides in terms of renewable energy – and further potential remains. Kenya will be one […]
18 Sep 2021

Remining potential of old underground workings

Remining potential of old underground workings Improved mining methods and metallurgical processes have given old underground mining operations a second lease on life. Continual improvement and new development in metallurgical […]
17 Sep 2021

INSTITUTE OF RISK MANAGEMENT SOUTH AFRICA (IRMSA) ANNUAL CONFERENCE – 29 & 30 SEPTEMBER

INSTITUTE OF RISK MANAGEMENT SOUTH AFRICA (IRMSA) ANNUAL CONFERENCE – 29 & 30 SEPTEMBER A CALL TO ACTION FOR RISK PROFESSIONALS AND BUSINESS LEADERS TO STEP UP Charting and managing […]
17 Sep 2021

DRDGOLD’s retreatment operation in SA nears completion

DRDGOLD’s retreatment operation in SA nears completion South African gold mining company DRDGOLD’s Far West Gold Recoveries (FWGR) surface retreatment operation, near Carletonville in South Africa’s Gauteng Province, is nearing […]
16 Sep 2021

IWMI examines water resources in Ethiopia’s Lake Tana sub-basin

IWMI examines water resources in Ethiopia’s Lake Tana sub-basin Through the FLAIR (Future Leaders – African Independent Research) Fellowship project, the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) is working to develop a thorough […]
15 Sep 2021

A year of firsts for tire management

A year of firsts for tire management For Kal Tire’s Mining Tire Group, it has been a year of firsts and looking to the future of what it means to […]
15 Sep 2021

West African Gas Pipeline a model for Intra-African trade

The West African Gas Pipeline (WAGP) is a good model for Intra-African trade that could be adopted by other emerging natural gas regions across Africa.   The WAGP comprises a […]
14 Sep 2021

Energy amendments open new markets for IPPs in South Africa

Energy amendments open new markets for IPPs in South Africa The amendment to schedule 2 of South Africa’s Electricity Regulation Act, which was recently gazetted, raises the threshold for self- […]
14 Sep 2021

How does lightning affect solar panels and wind turbines?

How does lightning affect  solar panels and wind turbines? As the world moves towards renewable energy systems such as solar panels and wind turbines, we have to learn how these […]
13 Sep 2021

Collaboration and technology can make SA water secure

13 September 2021 – Water is one of South Africa’s scarcest and most critical resources. However, collaboration and technology can make South Africa water secure.       Water is one of […]
12 Sep 2021

Congo-Brazzaville’s hydrocarbon sector a potential catalyst for economic growth

12 September 2021 – By leveraging its 2.9-billion-barrel crude oil reserves and 10 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, the Congo-Brazzaville’s hydrocarbon sector will be a major catalyst of the […]
11 Sep 2021

Green shoots in mining threatened by shortage of large equipment

Green shoots in mining threatened by shortage of large equipment 11 September 2021 – Disruptions in global supply chains due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in a shortage […]
10 Sep 2021

Fortune will favour miners and suppliers with experience on the ground.

10 September 2021 – With mining seeing a more sustained improvement in many Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries, fortune will favour those miners and supply partners with experience on […]
9 Sep 2021

AWISCA celebrates top 100 women in African supply chains

AWISCA celebrates top 100 women in African supply chains  09 September 2021 – The African Women in Supply Chain Association (AWISCA) recognises, and celebrates, the top 100 women in African […]
8 Sep 2021

Sheraton unveils newly transformed spaces at Sheraton Djibouti

08 September 2021 – Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 brands, unveiled newly transformed spaces at Sheraton Djibouti. The 185-room hotel is the first Sheraton […]
7 Sep 2021

Oil, gas and mining projects in West Africa remain a priority despite Guinea’s military coup

07 September 2021- According to several companies operating in the region, their oil, gas and mining projects remain a priority in West Africa despite the military coup in Guinea over […]
6 Sep 2021

Conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray a crisis of large proportions

06 September 2021 – The conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region is a crisis of large proportions. Its impacts have been severe, and it has tainted the image of Ethiopia and […]