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Partnerships pivotal in agriculture

Partnerships pivotal in agriculture

Partnerships pivotal in agriculture Public-private partnerships (PPPs) can drive growth in the South African agricultural sector. Public-private partnerships (PPPs) in the South African agricultural sector can play a pivotal role in driving growth, enhancing productivity, and fostering sustainability. By combining and optimising resources, the partnerships can improve service delivery, aid in developing necessary infrastructure such […]

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Investment key to grow African aviation

Investment key to grow African aviation

Investment key to grow African aviation Through investment in African airlines, the industry is set to thrive in the future. The aviation sector’s recovery from Covid-19 has been remarkable, with revenue passenger kilometres (RPKs) and available seat kilometres (ASKs) reaching close to pre-pandemic levels, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA). In the fourth quarter of

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Mining unlocks Mauritania’s potential

Mining unlocks Mauritania’s potential

Mining unlocks Mauritania’s potential Mauritania aims to transform its economy through mining, green hydrogen and natural gas.   By Malinne Blomberg These are exciting times in Mauritania. This nation connecting West and North Africa is transforming its economy through mining, green hydrogen, and natural gas. During the campaign for presidential elections, held on June 29, President

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New minister commits to fix SA transport

New minister commits to fix SA transport

New minister commits to fix SA transport South African Minister of Transport Barbara Creecy has promised to address transport challenges. The South African transport sector is not working as it should, but the new South African government is committed to addressing the nation’s many, serious transport challenges over the next five years – and is

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Akobo’s Segele in Ethiopia is WhyAfrica’s Pick Of The Week

Akobo’s Segele in Ethiopia is WhyAfrica’s Pick Of The Week

Akobo’s Segele in Ethiopia is WhyAfrica’s Pick Of The Week Akobo Minerals is making excellent progress at their Segele gold project. By Leon Louw owner of WhyAfrica and editor of the WhyAfrica magazine  Scandinavian based Akobo Minerals holds an exploration license covering 182 square kilometres and a mining license covering 16 square kilometres in the

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Africa enters infrastructure boom

Africa enters infrastructure boom

Africa enters infrastructure boom Inadequate infrastructure remains a challenge, but also creates investment opportunities. With African government committing billions of dollars to infrastructure development, the continent is touted to be entering a 20 to 30-year infrastructure development boom. Infrastructural development is pivotal to all aspects of social and economic transformation. However, inadequate infrastructure remains a

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NSDV’s People Over Paper mantra attracts top talent

NSDV’s People Over Paper mantra attracts top talent

NSDV’s People Over Paper mantra attracts top talent     Top African law firm NSDV maintains it’s 70% women-led position in a male-dominated industry. NSDV has grown by 12% year on year on the back of a surge in demand for expertise in the African mining, environmental and energy space. The firm recently appointed three more

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Harare-London most unserved air-route in Africa

Harare-London most unserved air-route in Africa

Harare-London most unserved air-route in Africa The air route from Harare, capital of Zimbabwe, to London is the most unserved in Africa.   According to a new study by Airbus titled Exploring the horizons – “A study of unserved air routes to, from and within Africa” the intercontinental route between Harare and London is Africa’s

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Holistic environmental approach at Boegoebaai

Holistic environmental approach at Boegoebaai

A holistic environmental approach is being followed at the Boegoebaai development in SA. The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in South Africa is leading the strategic environmental assessment (SEA) that is being undertaken for the Northern Cape’s plan to produce green hydrogen in a proposed new special economic zone (SEZ), as well as

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Come trailblaze with WhyAfrica!

Come trailblaze with WhyAfrica!

Come trailblaze with WhyAfrica! There is still ample time to become part of the 2024 WhyAfrica Road Trip story.   By Leon Louw, owner of WhyAfrica and editor of the WhyAfrica magazine   To enable the WhyAfrica team to drive more than 9000km overland through six African countries and visit close to 30 project sites

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State of Africa’s infrastructure

State of Africa’s infrastructure

State of Africa’s infrastructure Africa’s energy-to-transport disparity heralds unprecedented chance to unlock growth. A recent study by the Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) calls for an urgent reassessment of outmoded pit-to-port models and uses new metrics to respond to the full scale of the continent’s infrastructure opportunity. Africa has an unprecedented opportunity to accelerate development by

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Private sector growth critical for Zimbabwe

Private sector growth critical for Zimbabwe

Private sector growth critical for Zimbabwe Zimbabwe has strong foundations for accelerating economic growth. By Leon Louw, owner of WhyAfrica and editor of the WhyAfrica magazine.   Despite its many challenges and gradual economic decline since 1995, there are several economic sectors in Zimbabwe that are still competitive regionally and globally. According to the World

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Infrastructure development in Uganda

Infrastructure development in Uganda

Infrastructure development in Uganda Infrastructure development is of paramount importance in Africa. The benefits of good infrastructure are illustrated in parts of Uganda, for example, where the recent completion of a project under the World Bank’s Uganda Support to Municipal Infrastructure Development (UMSID) program once again highlights the contribution of infrastructure to local development. Under

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Securing Morocco’s water supply

Securing Morocco’s water supply

Securing Morocco’s water supply To secure a sustainable supply of water, Morocco has invested in several infrastructure projects. The white city of Tangiers wakes gently at daybreak. Schoolchildren mill up and down the main streets of the old town, the medina, crossing paths with the crowd heading to offices and a few morning tourists. Overlooking

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Infrastructure progress in Cameroon

Infrastructure progress in Cameroon

Infrastructure progress in Cameroon Cameroon has made progress in developing infrastructure across the country over the last decade. Although the Central African region, and especially the Far North, Northwest and Southwest regions of Cameroon faces a range of challenges, the country has moved forward with projects to develop crucial infrastructure important for regional growth. The

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Funding Africa’s impact projects

Funding Africa’s impact projects

Funding Africa’s impact projects One of Africa’s leading banks will invest close to USD100-million in impact projects across Africa. Last week, Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) announced that it has invested in Acre Export Finance Fund I which targets commercial debt tranches of Export Credit Agency (ECA) transactions supporting climate-aligned infrastructure in Africa. The fund has

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A candle on Kilimanjaro

A candle on Kilimanjaro

A candle on Kilimanjaro Africa’s rise is in full swing, and it’s time to light a candle, and go and put it on the top of Kilimanjaro. By Leon Louw, owner of WhyAfrica and editor of the WhyAfrica magazine   When we get time to take a breath and reflect, it’s good to have a

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Fixing a water crisis

Fixing a water crisis

Fixing a water crisis South Africa’s water crisis is fuelled by a confluence of complex challenges that need urgent solutions.   By Robert Erasmus Unevenly distributed water resources, exacerbated by unpredictable rainfall patterns due to climate change collide with the burden of outdated and deteriorating infrastructure, threatening to tip South Africa from being water-stressed, to

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Malawi’s critical infrastructure pipeline

Malawi’s critical infrastructure pipeline Malawi’s ambitions to expand the agriculture, tourism and mining sectors depend on developing critical infrastructure. By Leon Louw, owner of WhyAfrica and editor of the WhyAfrica magazine    Although several infrastructure projects in Malawi came to a grinding halt towards the middle of last year, the government of President Lazarus Chakwera

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Africa needs concrete reservoirs to last 100-years

Africa needs concrete reservoirs to last 100-years Africa needs concrete reservoirs that are designed, built and maintained to last for at least 100 years.   There is no reason that an appropriately designed, built, and maintained concrete reservoir should not continue adding value for at least 100 years. This is considering the durability of concrete

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Concrete’s central role in water security

Concrete’s central role in water security   The raising of the Tzaneen Dam in SA’s Limpopo Province demonstrates the importance of cement and concrete in water security.  The raising of the Tzaneen Dam wall ogee crest and tongue wall and replacing its existing ogee spillway with a combination of labyrinth and ogee-spillway crests, will entail

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Africa trends in 2024

Africa trends in 2024 The outlook for Africa in 2024 is a mixed bag. There is optimism in some countries, but concern about others. By Leon Louw, owner of WhyAfrica Africa finds itself in a precarious position in 2024. Despite global headwinds there are some positive developments in countries like Namibia, Zambia, Angola, Tanzania, Kenya,

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Nigeria’s offshore gas revival

Nigeria’s offshore gas revival New offshore drilling and deepwater development projects are driving Nigeria’s oil and gas industry. Sitting on an estimated 203 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, Nigeria is on a mission to monetise its gas resources and become a leading Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) exporter to global markets. The USD5-billion Nigeria LNG Train

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