Leon Louw

28 Jun 2022

Third revolution about to transform tranquil Lüderitz

Third revolution about to transform tranquil Lüderitz If you follow developments in Africa and you haven’t flagged Lüderitz in Namibia yet, you might be missing a trick. Plans for several […]
27 Jun 2022

Kolmanskuppe diamonds: a journey into the past

Kolmanskuppe diamonds: a journey into the past It is hard to believe that the sand covered town of Kolmanskuppe, close to the port of Lüderitz in the south of Namibia, […]
26 Jun 2022

SA’s mining future rests on exploration turnaround

SA’s mining future rests on exploration turnaround The Junior Indaba, held in Johannesburg earlier this month, highlighted once again that South Africa is losing ground on the exploration and junior […]
25 Jun 2022

Desert Dragon’s agricultural potential still on ice

Desert Dragon’s agricultural potential still on ice WhyAfrica took an off-road detour yesterday to visit the Neckartal Dam, in the IIKaras Region close to the town of Keetmanshoop in Namibia. Neckartal, […]
25 Jun 2022

New adits extend life at Kangra

New adits extend life at Kangra WhyAfrica visited Menar’s Kangra operation in mid-June amidst increased demand for coal worldwide as sanctions on Russian exports started to bite. By Leon Louw […]
24 Jun 2022

Endangered species wilt under poaching onslaught

Endangered species wilt under poaching onslaught Unique and endangered vegetation that occurs in the isolated inselbergs of the Succulent Karoo Biome of the Northern Cape have become the target of […]
23 Jun 2022

Renewables remain Upington’s ray of hope

Renewables remain Upington’s ray of hope Despite rolling grey rainclouds and drenching unseasonal rain, Scatec’s Dyason Klip 1 (DK1) solar project close to Upington managed to generate some electricity to […]
22 Jun 2022

Prieska: The great hope of SA’s Northern Cape

Prieska: The great hope of SA’s Northern Cape Work at Orion Mineral’s Prieska copper and zinc project in Copperton, South Africa is ramping up after Covid-19 temporarily slowed down progress […]
21 Jun 2022

Crushing historic rock provides jobs in Stilfontein

Crushing historic rock provides jobs in Stilfontein  The Witwatersrand basin continues giving. Maybe not in the form of pure gold as it has done on the prolific gold belt south-west […]
20 Jun 2022

Road Trip rolls through SA’s historic gold belt

Road Trip rolls through SA’s historic gold belt WhyAfrica kicks off its inaugural Southern Africa Overland Road trip in a brand-new Toyota Landcruiser apply named Gondwana by our Gold and […]
19 Jun 2022

Flood resilience should be a key focus for SA

Flood resilience should be a key focus for SA As flood events become more frequent and severe, South Africa will need to lift its game in disaster management to become […]
18 Jun 2022

Access to iron ore in Gabon possible without pre-stripping waste

Access to iron ore in Gabon possible without pre-stripping waste An update to the Detrital Iron Deposit Mineral at Genmin’s Bandjougoy prospect in Gabon indicates that the mine could have […]
17 Jun 2022

WhyAfrica’s Road Trip aims to benefit business in Africa

WhyAfrica’s Road Trip aims to benefit business in Africa Two years in the making, WhyAfrica’s Southern Africa Overland Road Trip 2022 will leave Johannesburg on Monday 20 June to embark […]
16 Jun 2022

As reform kicks in exploration companies head to Angola

As reform kicks in exploration companies head to Angola        Strategic government decisions have put Angola’s mining sector back on the world map as the country positions itself as a […]
15 Jun 2022

Records fly as Kamoa’s Phase 2 concentrator ramps up

Records fly as Kamoa’s Phase 2 concentrator ramps up   With Kamoa Copper’s Phase 2 concentrator in steady state ahead of schedule, the mine, owned by Ivanhoe Mines, Zijin Mining, […]
13 Jun 2022

Air Côte d’Ivoire opens new route to South Africa

Air Côte d’Ivoire opens new route to South Africa  Air Côte d’Ivoire will be launching the quickest route between Johannesburg, South Africa and Abidjan, in Côte d’Ivoire this month The […]
13 Jun 2022

Kal Tire’s John Martin looks into Africa’s crystal ball

Kal Tire’s John Martin looks into Africa’s crystal ball   John Martin, Southern Africa Vice President at tyre management company Kal Tire, has worked in several African countries for close […]
12 Jun 2022

SA mining the big loser in logistics nightmare

SA mining the big loser in logistics nightmare South Africa’s exported bulk mineral tonnages dropped to their lowest level since the Covid-19 lockdown in the first half of 2020, with […]
10 Jun 2022

Technology at the forefront of an agricultural revolution

Technology at the forefront of an agricultural revolution           WhyAfrica visited the NAMPO Harvest Day in Bothaville in the Free State in South Africa last month, and judging from the […]
9 Jun 2022

Rwanda gives blockchain the green light in mining game changer

Rwanda gives blockchain the green light in mining game changer The government of Rwanda has given London headquartered tech company Minexx the green light to assist artisanal miners in accessing […]
8 Jun 2022

African index lifts the lid on USD70-billion trade opportunity

African index lifts the lid on USD70-billion trade opportunity The first-ever biannual African trade index has been launched. The index lifts the lid on the continent’s USD70-billion trade opportunity. Yesterday […]
7 Jun 2022

WhyAfrica takes to the road

WhyAfrica takes to the road Covid-19 and subsequent restrictions to control the pandemic’s spread, have been devastating for the African continent. An unintended consequence of the calamity is that reliable, […]
7 Jun 2022

Mining opportunities in SADC will favour those in the know

Mining opportunities in SADC will favour those in the know With mining seeing a more sustained improvement in many Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries, miners, and supply partners with […]
7 Jun 2022

Law as an environmental safety net

Law as an environmental safety net    Environmental law provides a ‘safety net’ should developments fail to address an environmental problem, Minette Le Roux, Principal Environmental Specialist and Head of the […]
7 Jun 2022

Africa beckons for Remote Exploration Services

Africa beckons for Remote Exploration Services With Africa’s mineral sector and spectacular geology in the spotlight, companies like RES are well positioned as interest in African exploration continues to grow. […]
6 Jun 2022

Twin Hills in Namibia is WhyAfrica’s Pick Of The Week

Twin Hills in Namibia is WhyAfrica’s Pick Of The Week Osino Resources’ CEO Heye Daun expects construction at the company’s Twin Hills gold project, close to the town of Karibib […]
5 Jun 2022

Progress in energy transition but challenges remain

Progress in energy transition, but challenges remain  According to the latest update from the World Economic Forum’s Energy Transition Index (ETI), the world, including Africa, is steadily progressing along the […]
4 Jun 2022

Minerals Council of SA will continue engaging DMRE says Baxter

Minerals Council of SA will continue engaging DMRE says Baxter The Minerals Council South Africa will achieve more for the country’s minerals sector by proactively assisting, offering help and constructive […]
3 Jun 2022

Scatec signs Power Purchase Agreements under SA’s RMIPPPP

Scatec signs Power Purchase Agreements under SA’s RMIPPPP Global renewable energy provider Scatec ASA yesterday signed power purchase agreements for the three Kenhardt projects in the  Northern Cape Province of South […]
2 Jun 2022

Multispecies farming unit aims to heal Zimbabwe’s social fabric

Multispecies farming unit aims to heal Zimbabwe’s social fabric Shangani Holistic, in the Zimbabwe midlands, lives up to its name, fusing all the elements of its ecosystem so that each […]