30 Nov 2021

Welcome to a new world. Welcome to WhyAfrica

Welcome to a new world. Welcome to WhyAfrica Travel restrictions and Omicron will slow us down, but never stop us. Africa will survive and continue trading and doing business, writes […]
30 Nov 2021

30 white rhinos arrive in Rwanda

30 white rhinos arrive in Rwanda In the largest single rhino translocation ever undertaken, 30 white rhinos have been introduced to Akagera National Park in Rwanda. The rhinos were sourced […]
19 Nov 2021

Conservation in Africa doesn’t always mean protecting larger areas

Conservation in Africa doesn’t always mean protecting larger areas A new study indicates efforts to protect antelopes and other species in central Africa might be more successful if less land […]
17 Nov 2021

Creating self-sustainable community projects during the life of mine

Creating self-sustainable community projects during the life of mine Livelihood resilience in mining communities is vital to ensure their sustainability after mine closure; to this end, mines are learning valuable […]
16 Nov 2021

Nupen Staude De Vries is now NSDV

Nupen Staude De Vries is now NSDV South African based Law firm and corporate advisors Nupen Staude De Vries recently rebranded and will from now on be known as NSDV. […]
15 Nov 2021

Translocating desert lions to prevent human-wildlife conflict

Translocating desert lions to prevent human-wildlife conflict Human-wildlife conflict in the Kunene Region in north-western Namibia costs local communal conservancies tens of thousands of Namibian dollars per year. The main […]
15 Nov 2021

Private sector key to sustainable cities and towns

Private sector key to sustainable cities and towns Creating sustainable and environmentally friendly cities is a central feature of climate change adaptation, embracing themes such as AI, IP law and […]
14 Nov 2021

Beyond carbon credits: a blueprint

Beyond carbon credits: a blueprint In the aftermath of COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has released a new report with guidance on implementing high impact and […]
5 Nov 2021

What African agribusiness can learn from Brazil

What African agribusiness can learn from Brazil Over the past year, we’ve seen the strength of various economic sectors across the globe being tested by the pandemic. Through this, the […]
27 Oct 2021

New chapter for funding sustainable projects

New chapter for funding sustainable projects A new chapter has opened for commercial funding of sustainability projects, writes Khurshid Fazel and Karen Couzyn from Webber Wentzel Innovative funding for sustainability […]
20 Oct 2021

Strategic approaches can guide sustainable growth

Strategic approaches can guide sustainable growth The second in a two-part series, this article considers ways that East African countries can strategically plan to avoid potential environmental and social harm […]
13 Oct 2021

Energy transition a new path to power in Africa

Energy transition a new path to power in Africa  Africa currently sits on the cusp of a transition into a new energy paradigm, one in which technological and commercial innovations […]
5 Oct 2021

DPI’s USD1.15-billion African investment will focus on innovation

DPI’s USD1.15-billion African investment will focus on innovation London headquartered investment firm Development Partners International’s (DPI), African Development Partners III Fund (ADP III), has exceeded its USD800- million target of […]
4 Oct 2021

Raising the quality of East Africa’s economic growth

Raising the quality of East Africa’s economic growth While East Africa’s promising growth rates are good news, they remain based upon limited diversification in the region’s economies, writes Darryll Kilian, […]
4 Oct 2021

Investing in nature is a development opportunity

Investing in nature is a development opportunity The degradation of natural ecosystems and the loss of biodiversity in poor African countries could destroy the foundations for future growth, writes Leon […]
4 Oct 2021

Germany’s €100 million will drive Africa’s transition to clean energy

Germany’s €100 million will drive Africa’s transition to clean energy Germany’s €100 million will drive Africa’s transition to clean energy The German government announced that they will contribute €100-million to […]
29 Sep 2021

No sector unaffected by growing ESG demands

No sector unaffected by growing ESG demands In a world facing challenges ranging from climate change to social inequality, every business sector will experience rising demands on its environmental, social […]
28 Sep 2021

Wildlife conservation can boost Africa’s economic development

Wildlife conservation can boost Africa’s economic development Sustainable and inclusive wildlife economies are critical to the future of wildlife conservation in Africa. However, there is a lack of knowledge of […]
25 Sep 2021

Safe asbestos disposal critical to protect people and the environment

Safe asbestos disposal critical to protect people and the environment South Africa’s incidence of mesothelioma, a type of cancer that occurs in the thin layer of tissue that covers most […]
24 Sep 2021

SA needs a sustainable agricultural sector

SA needs a sustainable agricultural sector South Africa needs a sustainable agricultural sector if it is to ensure food security in the future. However, the sector is not without its […]
23 Sep 2021

African leaders need biodiversity data to make sustainable decisions

African leaders need biodiversity data to make sustainable decisions There is a great need to equip African governments, businesses, and policymakers with biodiversity data for sustainable decision-making. African leaders need […]
22 Sep 2021

Engaged employees make for more productive businesses

How does engaged employees make for more productive businesses during a time of Covid-19 and economic hardship? We asked Vanisha Balgobind, Executive Head of HR at Exxaro. Putting employees at […]
21 Sep 2021

Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean join forces to drive circularity

The African Circular Economy Alliance (ACEA), and the Circular Economy Coalition of Latin America and the Caribbean (CEC LAC) have organised the first regional dialogue to strengthen cooperation around their […]
21 Sep 2021

Sustainable social transitioning at mine closure starts with paradigm shift

Sustainable social transitioning at mine closure starts with paradigm shift Recognising the assets and opportunities inherent in mine communities throughout the life of mine is one of the first steps […]
21 Sep 2021

Renewables take mainstage in Africa’s race of reduction

Renewables takes mainstage in Africa’s race of reduction    Renewable energy companies are slowly but surely making a dent in the debilitating shortage of electricity in Africa, writes Leon Louw, founder […]
16 Sep 2021

IWMI examines water resources in Ethiopia’s Lake Tana sub-basin

IWMI examines water resources in Ethiopia’s Lake Tana sub-basin Through the FLAIR (Future Leaders – African Independent Research) Fellowship project, the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) is working to develop a thorough […]
13 Sep 2021

Collaboration and technology can make SA water secure

13 September 2021 – Water is one of South Africa’s scarcest and most critical resources. However, collaboration and technology can make South Africa water secure.       Water is one of […]
3 Sep 2021

Groundwater management is essential for a sustainable future

03 September 2021- Water security in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region has been subjected to the impacts of climate change and severe weather events. Water management, and especially […]
25 Aug 2021

Miners need to invest in renewables to fight global warming

By Leon Louw, founder and editor of WhyAfrica  25 August 2021 – Mining companies should be at the forefront in the battle against climate change. As part of its offensive, […]
20 Aug 2021

Can Kenya learn from global floods?

By Simon Thomas, international consultant and board member of Megapipes Solutions Limited 20 August 2021 – Across the globe, the increase in devastating storms and floods is a stark reminder […]