Leon Louw

15 Jun 2021

Nigeria’s latest gas-related power shortages could have been avoided.

Opinion Piece by Yusuff Wale, Managing Director, Wärtsilä Marine & Power Services Nigeria Ltd 15 June 2021 – At the end of May 2021, Nigeria’s national power generation dropped to […]
14 Jun 2021

Water risk uncertainty necessitates predictions, but also flexibility

15 June 2021 – Managing water risks exacerbated by climate change makes predictive modelling vital, but at the same time more difficult – Africa’s response therefore needs to embrace flexible […]
14 Jun 2021

Purchasing mining equipment at auctions in Africa has never been easier

By Leon Louw founder and editor of WhyAfrica 15 June 2021 – Mining auctions used to be a great place where miners mingled while looking for the best equipment at […]
14 Jun 2021

Unpacking exploration in Africa’s sensitive ecosystems

By Leon Louw, founder and editor of WhyAfrica 15 June 2021 – ReconAfrica’s oil and gas exploration in the Kavango Basin of Namibia has placed a renewed focus on exploration […]
14 Jun 2021

Conflict in Cabo Delgado continues more than 2 months after attack on Palma

By Leon Louw founder and editor of  WhyAfrica 14 June 2021 – According to reports the armed conflict in Palma and surrounding areas in the Cabo Delgado province of Mozambique […]
13 Jun 2021

The hidden tax costs for SA multinationals operating in Africa

13 June 2021 – South African headquartered businesses supporting subsidiaries in other African countries need to take note of hidden tax costs. These South African businesses may be shocked when […]
12 Jun 2021

Calls for greater investment in Sudan’s agriculture

12 June 2021 – The Ministry of Agriculture of Sudan, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations, and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), have called […]
11 Jun 2021

Caledonia’s Blanket in Zimbabwe is WhyAfrica’s Pick of the Week

By Leon Louw founder and editor of  WhyAfrica 11 June 2021 –  Despite a number of serious challenges, gold production at Caledonia Mining’s Blanket mine in Zimbabwe continued to improve […]
10 Jun 2021

CSIR establish programme to stimulate adoption of graphene technologies in SA

10 June 2021 – The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has established a graphene programme to help South Africa to develop its own capabilities, technologies and products based […]
9 Jun 2021

Sandfire appoints African Mining Services at Motheo in Botswana

09 June 2021 – Australian listed Sandfire Resources’ subsidiary, Tshukudu Metals Botswana, has awarded the open pit mining contract for the T3 pit at its Motheo Copper Project in Botswana […]
8 Jun 2021

Water supply in Goma a concern after volcano eruption

08 June 2021 – The water supply to about 200 000 people in the city of Goma, the capital of the North Kivu province in the eastern Republic of the Congo, […]
7 Jun 2021

DRC lost more than 5% of primary forest between 2002 and 2020

By Morgan Erickson-Davis for Mongabay https://news.mongabay.com/ 07 June 2021 – According to University of Maryland data, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) lost more than 5% of its primary […]
6 Jun 2021

Business in Mali on edge as politics deteriorate

06 June 2021 – The latest political shenanigans in Mali have put companies doing business in the country on edge as the politics continue to deteriorate. Although gold mining company […]
5 Jun 2021

South Africa’s IDC joins the Impact Catalyst

05 June 2021 – The Industrial Development Cooperation of South Africa (IDC), a state-owned development finance institution (IDC) has joined the Impact Catalyst, an initiative founded by Anglo American, the […]
4 Jun 2021

South Africa could unleash a decentralised energy boom

By Stephen Barnes and Rentia van Tonder 04 June 2021 – Alongside the move to raise the licensing threshold for captive power projects, the South African regulator will need to […]
3 Jun 2021

Fertiliser increase crop yields in Mozambique

By the African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP)   03 June 2021 – One of the causes of low maize yields is lack of access to agricultural inputs. In Chibabava, Sofala […]
2 Jun 2021

Scatec the preferred bidder on 3 solar projects in South Africa

02 June 2021 – Norwegian based Scatec has been awarded preferred bidder status on three projects totaling 150MW (3x50MW) of contracted capacity, by the South African Department of Mineral Resources […]
1 Jun 2021

SA Water Affairs promises 90 days turnaround on water use licenses

01 June 2021 – The South African Department of Water Affairs and Sanitation (DWS) has implemented its plan for a 90-day turnaround on water use licence (WUL) applications – applying […]
31 May 2021

Time for sustainable solutions to flooding in Nairobi.

By Simon Thomas, international consultant, and board member at Megapipes Solutions Limited 31 May 2021 – Heavy rains in Kenya has caused damage and devastation in the capital Nairobi. The destruction […]
30 May 2021

Sponsored content: Global Engineering & Mining Survey Services

Global Engineering & Mining Survey Services looks to expand into Africa 30 May 2021 – With more than 20 years of experience in the surveying industry, South African based Global […]
30 May 2021

WhyAfrica’s Hawks Eye is on Rwanda

By Leon Louw founder and editor of WhyAfrica 30 May 2021 – French executives accompanying President Macron on his two-day visit to Rwanda, have identified the country as one of […]
30 May 2021

WhyAfrica’s Hawks Eye is on Orion’s Okiep in SA

By Leon Louw, founder and editor of WhyAfrica 30 May 2021 – In addition to Orion Minerals’ Prieska Copper-Zinc Project in South Africa, the company has also consolidated several projects […]
29 May 2021

Afrimat is WhyAfrica’s Pick of the week

By Leon Louw founder and editor of WhyAfrica 29 May 2021 – Afrimat started off as an aggregate producer in South Africa. The company’s growth over the last few years […]
29 May 2021

Macron repents in Rwanda

By Leon Louw founder and editor of WhyAfrica 29 May 2021 – In a historic week for Africa, French President Emmanuel Macron has asked Rwanda to forgive France for its […]
29 May 2021

The Curse of Goma

By Leon Louw, founder and editor of WhyAfrica 28 May 2021 – Goma, in the North Kivu province of the DRC, has been at the receiving end of wave upon […]
28 May 2021

AfDB signs loan agreement to increase power generation in Tanzania

28 May 2021 – The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) and the government of Tanzania have signed a loan agreement to increase power generation in Tanzania. The USD140-million deal will […]
27 May 2021

Lusaka’s water point ambassadors turn the tap to protect residents from Covid-19

27 May 2021 – A water point attendant in Zambia’s capital Lusaka has a new role beyond filling up containers for residents at the community tap. John Nyambe spreads the […]
25 May 2021

SRK brings Africa’s voice to EU responsible sourcing process.

25 May 2021 – As the European Union (EU) works to ensure responsible and sustainable sourcing of minerals for its low-carbon future, SRK Consulting is contributing its expertise to an […]
25 May 2021

Mining Indaba launches the Extractives General Counsel Forum in partnership with Africa Oil Week and Africa Legal

25 May 2021: London: Investing in African Mining Indaba (Mining Indaba), organised by Hyve Group Plc yesterday announced the launch of the Extractives General Counsel Forum Virtual. Held in partnership […]
25 May 2021

Firefinch identifies new satellite deposit at the K2 Prospect in Mali

25 May 2021 – Australian listed Firefinch has identified a new satellite deposit at the K2 Prospect, within trucking distance of the Morila gold mine in Mali. According to Firefinch’s […]