26 May 2022

Strategy and will key to uplift Africa’s communities

Strategy and will key to uplift Africa’s communities With a fresh burst of growth in Africa’s business sector, there has never been a better time to produce innovative solutions to […]
25 May 2022

Namibia’s deep dive into its environmental state

Namibia’s deep dive into its environmental state While the widespread natural deserts and resources of Namibia often seem boundless, they are constantly being impacted in ways that highlight the importance […]
20 May 2022

Will SA’s new environmental bill lure mining investors?

Will SA’s new environmental bill lure mining investors? Once the South African president signs NEMLAA4, it will introduce greater certainty on environmental requirements, helping to improve the country’s attractiveness for […]
18 May 2022

African mining sector set for strong growth in 2022

African mining sector set for strong growth in 2022 With mining companies currently enjoying high prices, exceptional production performance and robust supply chains, Standard Bank’s mining team anticipates that the […]
15 May 2022

Identifying SDG shortcomings to monitor natural resources

Identifying SDG shortcomings to monitor natural resources The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), laid out by the United Nations in 2015 provides a map to guide and measure the world’s progress […]
13 May 2022

Kal Tire’s African growth in the wake of Covid-19

Kal Tire’s African growth in the wake of Covid-19 Despite Covid-19 lockdowns and supply chain constraints, tyre management company Kal Tyre has seen continued growth in the Southern African countries […]
12 May 2022

Steady ESG advances in African mining

Steady ESG advances in African mining Africa’s mining sector is showcasing a real shift from high-level carbon neutrality intentions to some exciting and practical first steps on the journey to […]
12 May 2022

Opportunity for Africa to fill the commodity gap

Opportunity for Africa to fill the commodity gap Forecasts suggest that in the near future the global economy will be facing a ‘commodity gap’ as the demand for battery minerals […]
11 May 2022

Solar can save small-scale miners

Solar can save small-scale miners Although there is a lot of hype around the energy transition and mining companies migrating to renewable energy sources, the reality, especially for smaller mines […]
9 May 2022

Mining Indaba back to live in Cape Town in 2022

Mining Indaba back to live in Cape Town in 2022 With covid-19 restrictions now significantly eased internationally – not least in South Africa – the Mining Indaba’s organisers, Hyve Group, […]
3 May 2022

Oil and gas: Let the people decide

Oil and gas: Let the people decide   The discovery of oil and gas off the coast of Namibia, South Africa and Mozambique is good news for the Southern African region. […]
1 May 2022

Unplanned development threatens bat habitat

Unplanned development threatens bat habitat Large-scale development and inadequate conservation plans have resulted in changes to natural habitats and exposed previously unencountered animal species to human interaction. The University of […]
30 Apr 2022

Project bonds support Egypt’s green ambitions

Project bonds support Egypt’s green ambitions Renewable energy provider Scatec and its partners have refinanced the non-recourse project debt for six solar power plants in Egypt, with a total capacity […]
27 Apr 2022

WhyAfrica’s magazine printed and packed for African road trip

WhyAfrica’s magazine printed and packed for African road trip The April issue of WhyAfrica’s magazine is out and now available in print as well! Readers will be able to hold […]
25 Apr 2022

Sustainability standards to support small-scale farming

Sustainability standards to support small-scale farming Agro-processing companies in Africa are increasingly playing a more active role in supporting upstream players in their supply chain, to remove risk and ensure […]
23 Apr 2022

Forestry’s fight against climate change

Forestry’s fight against climate change Earth Day is a good time to reflect and think about sustainability and how we can limit our impact. Earth Day, celebrated annually on April […]
20 Apr 2022

The future of mining is extreme

The future of mining is extreme  Extreme weather conditions have a profound impact on mining operations and are projected to increase in the future. By Nicolaas C Steenkamp The frequency […]
18 Apr 2022

Future Ecosystems for Africa programme launched in South Africa

Future Ecosystems for Africa programme launched in South Africa The Oppenheimer Generations Research and Conservation last week launched the Future Ecosystems For Africa programme at the University of the Witwatersrand […]
13 Apr 2022

ESG an imperative for long-term mining in Africa

ESG an imperative for long-term mining in Africa Environmental, social and governance (ESG) imperatives have taken a prominent role in decision-making across the African mining sector, with intensified awareness from […]
12 Apr 2022

Mine with renewables to protect your balance sheet

Mine with renewables to protect your balance sheet The energy crisis brought about by the instability in Europe and the resultant spike in fossil fuel prices have strengthened the case […]
11 Apr 2022

Africa needs to conquer Mount Probable

Africa needs to conquer Mount Probable Geopolitical turmoil in a bi-polar world has placed African leaders in a peculiar position. Many African countries were beneficiaries of Russian support in the […]
5 Apr 2022

SA Treasury defines green activities

SA Treasury defines green activities South Africa’s National Treasury has launched the country’s first Green Finance Taxonomy, which will help investors and financial institutions make more informed decisions about “green” […]
3 Apr 2022

CSIR calls for funding to improve South Africa’s water supply

CSIR calls for funding to improve South Africa’s water supply South Africa’s Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has called for more funding to be directed to water research […]
1 Apr 2022

ESG in the mining industry: what’s missing?

ESG in the mining industry: what’s missing? By Nomsa Mbere, Partner & Sebastian Steenkamp, Associate at Webber Wentzel A recent analysis of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) reports by nine […]
31 Mar 2022

Innovation grants up for grabs at Mining Indaba

Innovation grants up for grabs at Mining Indaba   A new annual event calling for innovative research proposals to address the mining industry’s toughest sustainable development challenges is coming to […]
30 Mar 2022

West Africa set to unlock the power of small businesses

West Africa set to unlock the power of small businesses By Tunde Macaulay In West Africa, small businesses account for close to 50% of GDP and, in some markets, up […]
24 Mar 2022

Kibo Energy acquires Victoria Falls solar park

Kibo Energy acquires Victoria Falls solar park In line with its strategic re-positioning as a renewable and clean energy company, Kibo Energy has signed a Share Purchase Agreement to acquire […]
23 Mar 2022

Standard Bank and Woolworths in R600-million sustainability funding deal

Standard Bank and Woolworths in R600-million sustainability funding deal Standard Bank has partnered with Woolworths to conclude the first sustainability-linked working capital facility in South Africa to the value of […]
23 Mar 2022

Forging a future for the African wildlife economy

Forging a future for the African wildlife economy    By Michael ’t Sas-Rolfes Africa’s iconic wildlife forms a key part of the continent’s identity and is globally significant, both ecologically and […]
22 Mar 2022

Forestry as a weapon against climate change

Forestry as a weapon against climate change By Jane Molony There is a climate case for wood – it is the only material that can naturally decarbonise our planet by […]