Community and Environmental Management

15 Aug 2020

Combined forces boost crop yields in Zambia

A partnership between agricultural company African Green Resources and the non-profit organisation the African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP) is expected to boost crop yields in Zambia over the next few years.  The first phase of the […]
14 Aug 2020

Silver and copper in Morocco is the pick of the week

Market watchers are starting to show an increased interest in silver. Many, in fact, believe that the price of silver is ripe for a rally. The “pick of the week” […]
13 Aug 2020

Kenya invests in sustainable forestry

Kenyan logging company Komaza has recently completed a Class B fund-raising campaign that generated USD28-million. The money will be used to develop its forest plantations for sustainable timber harvesting. By […]
13 Aug 2020

African energy a big drawcard for Germany

In a recent webinar about Germany and Africa’s economic relations after Covid-19  panellists discussed how to mobilise German investment into the African energy sector, establishing clean energy and digitalisation as […]
12 Aug 2020

Mosquito odour fights malaria

In Africa, malaria is a curse for local communities, travellers and for those working in Africa. The good news is that scientists have identified male mosquito-specific pheromones that influence mating […]
9 Aug 2020

Another milestone for Orion Minerals

ASX listed Orion Minerals’ subsidiary, Prieska Copper Zinc Mine has been granted a 20-year water use licence by the South African National Department of Water and Sanitation. The awarding of […]
7 Aug 2020

Orano: worth its salt

A sizeable proportion of the Namibian population on the west coast is dependent on water provided by a desalination plant owned by a mining company. During road trip to Namibia […]
6 Aug 2020

Why invest in Africa?

Africa, like the rest of the world, will be hard hit by the after- effects of Covid-19. However, in the long-term, Africa will provide great opportunities for investors and companies […]
5 Aug 2020

Carbon compliance the key to trade

By Eckart Zollner, Head of Business Development at EDS Systems Africa’s economic survival depends to large extent on trade. However, the ability to trade internationally will be determined by enterprise’s […]
3 Aug 2020

Gold mine invests in conservation

Canadian gold miner B2Gold has launched a great initiative in support of conservation in Namibia. The company, that operates the Otjikoto mine in north central Namibia, introduced the Namibian Rhino […]
1 Aug 2020

Human rights critical during Covd-19 says PAP

The Pan-African Parliament (PAP) has reiterated that respect for human rights across the spectrum including economic, social, civil and political rights, will be critical to a successful public health response […]
1 Aug 2020

EA’s in SA’s RED zones will now only take 147 days

by Garyn Rapson, Kirsty Kilner, Tsoseletso Bogopa at law firm Webber Wentzel ​The South African Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Barbara Creecy has proposed further regulatory changes to expedite the development of […]
31 Jul 2020

Drone technology improves biodiversity

An ambitious project for veld management and ecological research, that combines ancient animal lore with state-of the-art technology, took a step forward this week when five eland were released at […]
30 Jul 2020

Bumbuna to boost Sierra Leone’s energy woes

Funding of USD6-million has been approved for the development of the 143MW Bumbuna Hydro II initiative in Sierra Leone. This is good news in a country where development of the […]
29 Jul 2020

Human-wildlife conflict on the rise in Tsavo

Covid-19 has placed enormous pressure on conservation and national parks around Africa and has resulted in increased tension and conflict between wildlife and communities surrounding national parks. According to an […]
29 Jul 2020

SA cement producer invests in the people

One of South Africa’s oldest cement companies’ decision to invest in the local production of bricks is an example of how to empower communities and drive the economy. The production […]
26 Jul 2020

Assurance system boosts Namibian fish exports

Despite tightening of quality and safety requirements in major import markets, fish and fishery products have continued to be a significant contributor to Namibia’s exports, thanks in part to a […]
24 Jul 2020

Mines can create more value through local procurement

More and more companies are demanding that mining operations procure goods and services locally, and indeed, mines should create more value through local procurement. Supply chain disruptions caused by Covid-19 […]
21 Jul 2020

Extractive industry needs a conscience

It is no longer business as usual in Africa. The extractive industry needs a conscience. It will no longer be good enough to tick boxes, but companies need to improve […]
19 Jul 2020

CAR signs agreement to conserve Chinko

In April this year, non-profit organisation African Parks, signed a significant 25-year public-private partnership agreement with the Government of the Central African Republic (CAR) to conserve the entire Chinko basin, […]
16 Jul 2020

Tanzanian cement plans on track

Tanzania’s cement plans are on track as the government starts compensating the almost 100 Tanzanians that has to relocate to make way for the Chinese company Sinoma’s massive plant. Tanzania […]
4 Jul 2020

A boost for conservation in West Africa

The protection of one of West Africa’s most important ecosystems and potential tourist attractions was secured recently with a ground-breaking agreement between the government of Benin and non-profit organisation African […]
27 Jun 2020

Why Africa?

Africa, like the rest of the world, will be hard hit by the after- effects of Covid-19. However, in the long-term, many countries in Africa will provide great opportunities for […]