Community and Environmental Management

15 Jan 2021

B2Gold’s Rhino bars sold out.

15 January 2021 – Canadian gold mining company B2Gold’s entire inventory of limited-edition Rhino Gold Bars have been sold. The proceeds are used for community development in Namibia. B2Gold announced […]
13 Jan 2021

Extracting zinc from waste ash

13 January 2021 – A unique method developed by the Chalmers University for Technology in Sweden, can help extract zinc from waste ash. Incineration of solid waste produces millions of […]
11 Jan 2021

Water management supports development.

17 December 2020 – The sustainable management of water will go a long way to support socio-economic development. The equitable and sustainable use and management of water resources can support […]
10 Jan 2021

Water solutions aid the vulnerable

By Simon Thomas  10 January 2021 – Covid-19 has illustrated how water security risks affect millions of people across Africa, especially in Kenya. But there are water solutions to aid […]
6 Jan 2021

Transforming the South Africa environmental sector

06 January 2020 – South Africa’s National Council of Provinces is considering the National Environmental Management Laws Amendment Bill, in a bid to transform the South African environmental sector. “The […]
3 Jan 2021

Grant funding for African water

03 January 2021 – The Nordic Development Fund has granted funds to the tune of USD8.8-million towards the African Water Facility for Covid-19 recovery in the Sahel and Horn of […]
29 Dec 2020

Mining companies empower local entrepreneurs

28 December 2020 – In what can serve as a case study for mining companies in Africa, South African mining giant Exxaro Resources has built strategic partnerships and shown that […]
26 Dec 2020

Farmers in Namibia assist with elephant management

By Ellanie Smit 27 December 2020 – Three agricultural unions in Namibia has submitted a final draft of a document to the Namibian Ministry of the Environment and Tourism, which […]
25 Dec 2020

Funds help promote ecotourism in Congo Brazzavile

25 December 2020 – Congo Brazzaville’s Congo Conservation Company (CCC) recently signed a USD14-million funding agreement to implement an ecotourism development project in the Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park in the north […]
21 Dec 2020

Drinking water crucial for rebuilding after conflict

Abidjan, Ivory Coast, 21 December 2020 – Access to drinking water in South Sudan is crucial for peacebuilding and dealing with community disputes that could undermine the country’s emergence from […]
19 Dec 2020

Electro-desalination water treatment solutions for Africa

19 December 2020 – With South Africa experiencing continuing drought conditions, engineering company Zutari has developed an electro-desalination water treatment solution for industries that rely heavily on water. With South […]
16 Dec 2020

The impact of Covid-19 on waste management in South Africa

16 December 2020 – One of the more interesting fallouts of the global pandemic has been the impact of Covid-19 on waste management in South Africa.    Due to the […]
15 Dec 2020

Illegal fishing trawlers nabbed in Benin

05 January 2020 – Two illegal fishing trawlers were nabbed in Benin, West Africa, in December 2020 by the conservation organisation Sea Shepherd’s crew and armed Benin navy sailors. In […]
13 Dec 2020

Partnerships can transform Africa’s cocoa industry

13 December 2020 – Recent studies criticising the global chocolate industry for exploitative practices have concerned ethical consumers and there are calls to transform the African cocoa industry. Cocoa farmers […]
6 Dec 2020

Mitigating environmental risk at Koeberg

06 December 2020 – Dekra Industrial RSA was recently awarded a tender to test and inspect Koeberg nuclear power station and mitigate the environmental risk at the plant.   Dekra […]
5 Dec 2020

Why you should invest in Africa?

05 December 2020 – After a year dominated by Covid-19, WhyAfrica believes that there are still many reasons why companies should invest in Africa. As the curtains come down on […]
1 Dec 2020

No more “fowl” play

01 December 2020 – Chlorine Dioxide (ClO2) is a powerful disinfectant and is fast becoming one of the most effective solutions for optimal water treatment. Ensuring the bacterial safety of […]
30 Nov 2020

Time to rethink how we manage the environment

30 November 2020 – The time during Covid-19 should have been used wisely to rethink how companies manage the environment. In this article Burt Rodrigues, CEO of Biodx, gives his thoughts […]
25 Nov 2020

An impact catalyst in SA’s Limpopo province

25 November – The Impact Catalyst recently hosted a virtual workshop on the Limpopo Development Plan 2020-2025 in South Africa to discuss opportunities for the private sector. The virtual workshop […]
15 Nov 2020

Norgold supports forest initiative in Burkina Faso

15 November 2020 – With an increased focus on social and environmental programmes by mining companies, Norgold’s community forest initiative in Burkina Faso is a good example of what private […]
12 Nov 2020

Namibia home to first kelp farm

By Inès Magoum (Afrik21) 12 November 2020 – Dutch sustainable oceanic aquaculture company Kelp Blue has been chosen to develop a giant kelp farm on the Namibian coast near the […]
11 Nov 2020

Energy transition to renewables underway

11 November 2020 – According to the tenth edition of PwC Africa’s Oil & Gas Review 2020 titled Energising a new tomorrow the transition to renewable energy will continue to rapidly gain […]
10 Nov 2020

UCT to become a net zero water university

10 November 2020 – Engineering consultants Zutari will assist the University of Cape Town in South Africa to become a net zero water university by 2050. Implementation of a sustainable […]
6 Nov 2020

When developing, preserve African heritage

06 November 2020 – Although extractive activities, agriculture and infrastructure development are important building blocks for African countries, it should not be done at the expense of the unique cultural […]
31 Oct 2020

Drought assistance for SA farmers

31 October 2020 – Drought in the southern parts of Africa is threatening the survival of farmers in South Africa which prompted drought assistance for SA farmers.   The drought […]
28 Oct 2020

Degraded forests benefit farmers

28 October 2020 – An innovative project that repurposes and rehabilitates old forest land results in degraded forests that benefit farmers in countries like Ghana. For years, Christiana Akwabea admired […]
27 Oct 2020

Tropical forests could solve climate change questions

By Inès Magoum   27 October 2020 – Tropical forests in the Congo Basin serve as carbon sinks and could solve climate change questions. Forests and climate change. What is the […]
26 Oct 2020

Mining industry adopts sustainable approaches

By Simon Norton, International Zinc Association- Africa desk 26 October 2020 – The mining industry is adopting sustainable approaches as it comes to terms with mining’s impact on people and […]
20 Oct 2020

Global warming affects elephants in Gabon

By Boris Ngounou The article was first published by Afrik21 and somervillesustainableconservation 20 October 2020 – Climate change has a detrimental affect on the elephant population in the Lopé National […]
20 Oct 2020

Bioremediation: ethical and cost-effective

20 October 2020 – The laws regulating waste management are designed to protect both human health and that of the environment and require companies to take reasonable measures to ensure […]