Leon Louw

28 Jan 2022

Increasing complexity raises bar for rock engineering

Increasing complexity raises bar for rock engineering With the world’s most accessible mineral deposits already discovered and developed, extraction conditions are becoming progressively more difficult – making rock engineering more […]
27 Jan 2022

AfDB discuss rapid rollout of Nigerian SAPZ

AfDB discuss rapid rollout of Nigerian SAPZ The African Development Bank President Dr Akinwumi A. Adesina received four Nigerian executive governors and the CEO of the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority […]
27 Jan 2022

Promising results elevate Namibia as uranium top dog

Promising results elevate Namibia as uranium top dog        It is early days yet but Australian listed Elevate Uranium’s results from the resource definition drilling program at their Koppies project […]
26 Jan 2022

Lack of investors dash Liberia’s hopes

Lack of investors dash Liberia’s hopes A lack of funding is frustrating local companies in Liberia and has resulted in several promising construction projects being put on ice, writes Leon […]
25 Jan 2022

Data to empower small scale farmers

Data to empower small scale farmers Australian based Ocean Protocol, the decentralised data exchange protocol to unlock data for AI and business innovation, has entered into a strategic partnership with […]
25 Jan 2022

SA emerging miners support local manufacturers

SA emerging miners support local manufacturers An emerging mining company in South Africa has given local Original Equipment Manufacturer Bell Equipment the green light by investing in 12 Bell B45E […]
24 Jan 2022

Why is Africa the next renewables powerhouse?

Why is Africa the next renewables powerhouse? WhyAfrica is one of the media partners at this year’s African Energy Indaba, which will be held in Cape Town from 1 to […]
24 Jan 2022

Dangote oil refinery in Nigeria a gamechanger says Adesina

Dangote oil refinery in Nigeria a gamechanger says Adesina According to African Development Bank President Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, Nigerian businessman Aliko Dangote’s oil refinery and petrochemical plant in Nigeria […]
24 Jan 2022

UK’s trade training body expands into Africa

UK’s trade training body expands into Africa  Trade education is vital to further grow exports between the UK and Africa. The Institute of Export & International Trade (IOE&IT) last week […]
23 Jan 2022

Osinbajo wants gas to be a transitional fuel

Osinbajo wants gas to be a transitional fuel Yemi Osinbajo, Vice-President of Nigeria, has called for natural gas – which Africa, and especially Nigeria, has in abundance – to be […]
22 Jan 2022

Barrick’s Kibali leads mining into a new space

Barrick’s Kibali leads mining into a new space Mining has moved to a place where it has not been before. It has entered the world of conservation, sustainability, and development, […]
21 Jan 2022

UK investors poised to pour billions into Africa’s green economy

UK investors poised to pour billions into Africa’s green economy    Financing institutions in the UK are looking to invest billions of pounds into the development of Africa’s clean infrastructure […]
20 Jan 2022

Legal solution allows construction companies to build more and pay lawyers less

Legal solution allows construction companies to build more and pay lawyers less The contract management process can be complicated and time-consuming for construction companies, often distracting the business from its […]
20 Jan 2022

Ethiopia edge closer to peace

Ethiopia edge closer to peace As reported by WhyAfrica last week, there is renewed optimism that the conflict in the Tigray region of Ethiopia is winding down in intensity. By […]
20 Jan 2022

Shalina seals DRC cobalt/copper deal

Shalina seals DRC cobalt/copper deal A deal signed between DRC cobalt and copper producer Shalina Resources/Chemaf and commodity trader Trafigura will facilitate new supply of high-grade cobalt hydroxide and copper […]
20 Jan 2022

Covid-19 found in South African lions

Covid-19 found in South African lions A recent study by scientists from the University of Pretoria (UP) reveals that the Delta variant of Covid-19 were transmitted from humans to animals […]
19 Jan 2022

Non-revenue water an opportunity for SA

Non-revenue water an opportunity for SA Non-revenue water remains a challenge – and yet a significant opportunity – for South African municipalities. According to the World Bank‘s Water Resources Group, […]
18 Jan 2022

Be bold, be brave, partner up with WhyAfrica

Be bold,  be brave, partner up with WhyAfrica Do you suffer from news fatigue? Are publishers bombarding your inbox with marketing material and product blasts on behalf of their advertisers? […]
18 Jan 2022

Africa: key to commodity diversification

Africa: key to commodity diversification Unpredictable geopolitical events in the last two years have shown the need for global commodity diversification. Decreasing the total dependency on historic dominant supply countries, […]
17 Jan 2022

Africa in the world’s game of chess

Africa in the world’s game of chess While a global pandemic dominated news in 2021, interest in Africa by the world’s superpowers grew, reiterating the continents importance on the geopolitical […]
16 Jan 2022

Kabanga Nickel in Tanzania is WhyAfrica’s Pick Of The Week

Kabanga Nickel in Tanzania is WhyAfrica’s Pick Of The Week With Tanzania fast becoming the darling of East Africa again, and with nickel on a high, Kabanga in Tanzania is […]
15 Jan 2022

Questions about trophy hunting remain unanswered

Questions about trophy hunting remain unanswered Trophy hunting is a source of foreign currency for many African communities. But hunting also has a downside. Should we ban hunting in an […]
14 Jan 2022

Climate change keeps the world awake at night

Climate change keeps the world awake at night Climate change tops the list of global risks as the world prepares for at least three years of great volatility.             Climate […]
13 Jan 2022

Pandemic, climate change raise stakes for SA

Pandemic, climate change raise stakes for SA In the face of Covid-19, climate change and growing economic hardship in South Africa, disaster risk reduction (DRR) should be a priority for […]
13 Jan 2022

Is Mali Russia’s new roost?

Is Mali Russia’s new roost? As Mali braces for sanctions by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), questions are being asked about the growing presence of Russian mercenaries […]
12 Jan 2022

SA communities win big in Kumba deal

SA communities win big in Kumba deal South African mining giant Kumba Iron Ore has awarded mining contracts worth more than R1.6-billion to black owned and community-based joint ventures to […]
12 Jan 2022

Morocco a step closer to energy transition

Morocco a step closer to energy transition AIM listed energy company Chariot’s gas discovery offshore Morocco has brought the country a step closer to a green energy transition.    Chariot […]
11 Jan 2022

The world is hooked on coal

The world is hooked on coal The world just can’t shake its coal addiction, even after being in rehab over the last two years. The amount of electricity generated worldwide […]
11 Jan 2022

Gold mine soldiers on as Ethiopia turns the corner

Gold mine soldiers on as Ethiopia turns the corner   London listed KEFI Gold and Copper (previously KEFI Minerals) will launch its flagship Tulu Kapi gold mine early in 2022 […]
10 Jan 2022

New hope for Ethiopia

New hope for Ethiopia Although the Tigray region in Ethiopia remains volatile, there is renewed hope for peace and stability, writes Leon Louw, WhyAfrica’s founder and editor.       Hopes are […]