22 Jul 2021

New agricultural initiative to empower DRC farmers

22 July 2021 – A new agricultural initiative, led by the ERG Africa, is earmarked to empower DRC farmers in the Haut-Katanga province, close to ERG Africa’s Frontier copper project. […]
20 Jul 2021

Water stewardship gives mines the broader view

20 July 2021 – With South Africa’s growing demand for water – and the impact of climate change on rainfall variability and water supply security – the need for a […]
19 Jul 2021

South Africa to publish a climate change guideline for environmental applications

By Paula-Ann Novotny and Lerato Molefi from Webber Wentzel  19 July 2021 – ​​​A Climate Change guideline will shortly be published to assist with incorporating climate change considerations in various applications […]
18 Jul 2021

Calls to remove Selous Game Reserve from UNESCO’s list of World Heritage sites

Calls to remove Selous Game Reserve from UNESCO’s list of World Heritage sites By Leon Louw, founder and editor of WhyAfrica 18 July 2021 – The development of the Rufiji […]
16 Jul 2021

ESG investment policy best practice in the private equity sector: What does good look like?

ESG investment policy best practice in the private equity sector: What does good look like? By Mamedupi Matsipa, Ata Capital CEO 16 July 2021 – The value of a capital […]
5 Jul 2021

Taking stock at global impact assessment summit

05 July 2021 – Impact assessors (IAs) have made progress in developing smarter impact assessments to deal with Covid-19 restrictions, but developing countries still need more home-grown solutions. This was […]
29 Jun 2021

CSIR research boost indigenous biodiversity in South Africa

29 June 2021 – The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), an entity of the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), is championing indigenous knowledge systems (IKS) research and […]
27 Jun 2021

Hybrid energy: the road to carbon neutrality

By John Lewis 28 June 2021 – Hybrid solutions should be sitting at the centre of every energy discussion in Africa. Hybrid energy is the road to carbon neutrality. The […]
27 Jun 2021

Nature based tourism could be a money spinner for Africa

By Leon Louw, founder and editor of WhyAfrica 26 June 2021 – Africa is well known for its wildlife and exceptional natural beauty. Nature-based tourism could be a money spinner […]
24 Jun 2021

The second commodity crunch

By Dr Nicolaas C. Steenkamp, geological consultant at Bowline Professional Services 24 June 2021 – Following the first commodity crunch in 2020 when production from mines were curtailed by Covid-19 […]
23 Jun 2021

The benefit of upskilling artisanal miners

23 June 2021 – In a country like the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where artisanal miners account for up to 20% of the cobalt ore that is mined, […]
22 Jun 2021

Decarbonisation of the energy system – no company can sit on the sideline

By Eric Croeser  22 June 2021 – Decarbonisation of the energy system – from a hydrocarbon-based to a sustainable, low-carbon energy system – poses an existential threat to the oil […]
21 Jun 2021

Economic returns of investing in protected areas and nature-based tourism are significant says World Bank

 21 June 2021 – A new World Bank report released last week shows that for every dollar governments invest in protected areas and support for nature-based tourism, the economic rate […]
19 Jun 2021

Commodity traders’ transactions with governments are still opaque

19 June 2021 – The transaction point in extractive value chains where corruption risks are often highest is when trading companies deal directly with governments. Yet, according to recent research […]
17 Jun 2021

Kenya needs more technicians in water and wastewater management

By Simon Thomas 17 June 2021 – According to UNESCO, the demand for water will increase by more than 55% until the year 2050, due to the exponential growth of […]
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

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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
21 May 2021

South African construction company uplifts local communities.

21 May 2021 – While South African based M&D Construction Group delivers critical infrastructure projects, it ensures that local communities are empowered and uplifted throughout the construction phases.   Many small, […]
16 May 2021

WhyAfrica’s Hawks Eye is on ReconAfrica in the Kavango Basin

16 May 2021 – ReconAfrica’s oil exploration project in the Kavango Basin of Namibia and Botswana is an important case study of how African governments will manage the development versus […]
15 May 2021

Are we discussing ESGs in Harare or Lusaka, or Lagos?

By Leon Louw, founder and editor of WhyAfrica 15 May 2021 – Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues are the talk of the town amongst a new generation of investors […]
11 May 2021

Golden Star’s social initiative in Ghana is a glimpse of the future.

By Leon Louw, founder and editor of WhyAfrica 11 May 2021 – Mining company Golden Star’s flagship and award-winning social initiative in Ghana is a good example of a sustainable […]
7 May 2021

The time for ESG regulation is now – says deVere CEO.

07 May 2021 – A global regulatory framework for environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing is urgently required. Nigel Green, CEO, and founder of the de Vere Group, says that […]
6 May 2021

The magic of mushrooms

06 May 2021 – An upliftment project in Namibia uses mushrooms to develop housing and food projects. If you are a plant biologist, mushrooms are surely one of the most […]
2 May 2021

Are businesses ready to attract tomorrow’s investors?

By Joe Keenan 02 May 2021 – Like the mining companies they service, mine suppliers and technology providers should be looking beyond the customer demands of today to remain relevant […]
28 Apr 2021

Africa’s recovery depends on green investments.

23 April 2021 – Africa’s huge market offers immense opportunities for investors. However, it is imperative that development and investments ensure sustainability, improve the plight of Africa’s people, and address […]
27 Apr 2021

New technologies provide solutions to Africa’s agricultural challenges.

Abidjan, 26 April 2021 – Drones, satellites, geographic information systems, weather stations and advanced analytics are some of the most promising technologies for providing solutions to Africa’s agricultural challenges, according […]
26 Apr 2021

Five Trawlers Arrested as New Partnership with Sierra Leone Begins

26 April 2021 – In less than two days, armed Sierra Leone Navy sailors stationed on board the Sea Shepherd ship Bob Barker carried out a series of covert at-sea […]
20 Apr 2021

New regulations for LandCare projects in South Africa

By Paula-Ann Novotny from Webber Wentzel 20 April 2021 – A recently published Generic Environmental Management Programme in South Africa seeks to regulate LandCare projects and exclude identified activities related […]