Infrastructure

13 Jan 2022

Pandemic, climate change raise stakes for SA

Pandemic, climate change raise stakes for SA In the face of Covid-19, climate change and growing economic hardship in South Africa, disaster risk reduction (DRR) should be a priority for […]
6 Jan 2022

AfDB aims to improve agricultural productivity in Mozambique

AfDB aims to improve agricultural productivity in Mozambique The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved a USD47.09-million grant for the first phase of Mozambique’s Pemba-Lichinga Integrated Development Corridor, a […]
2 Jan 2022

Zinhle Dube on what makes the world go round

Zinhle Dube on what makes the world go round   For our fourth article in the series about women in the supply chain, WhyAfrica interviewed Zinhle Dube, managing partner and […]
2 Jan 2022

Hope springs eternal

Hope springs eternal Covid-19’s impact on Africa has been severe, as it has been across the globe. However, hope springs eternal, writes Leon Louw, founder and editor of WhyAfrica.      […]
2 Jan 2022

Business in civil society

Business in civil society Business is important to strengthen civil society. But what is the role of the private sector in the transformation of society? Every organisation or institution should […]
19 Dec 2021

Managing logistics during Covid-19

Managing logistics during Covid-19 As the starting point of the extraction process, blasting is a critical element ensuring smooth mining operations. This makes the uninterrupted supply of explosives and accessories […]
12 Dec 2021

Human encroachment a threat to conservation in Ethiopia

Human encroachment a threat to conservation in Ethiopia According to satellite analysis by the University of Oxford and the Born Free Foundation, sprawling human settlements in the Babile Elephant Sanctuary […]
5 Dec 2021

Funding boost for Horn of Africa road project

Funding boost for Horn of Africa road project The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group has approved USD217-million in loans to fund a project that will improve […]
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 […]
29 Nov 2021

SA law firm’s compliance solution removes complexity in mining

SA law firm’s compliance solution removes complexity in mining South African specialist law firm NSDV has created an outsourced compliance solution that will assist mining companies doing business in Africa. […]
28 Nov 2021

Learning from nature in tailings dam design

Learning from nature in tailings dam design With the latest tailings dam standards demanding a longer-term view of design, construction and closure outcomes, there is growing interest in design philosophies […]
20 Nov 2021

Signs of growth in SA construction sector

Signs of growth in SA construction sector Employment in the South African construction sector has grown by 17% in the past year with more than 156 000 new jobs created […]
19 Nov 2021

Top risks facing the construction industry in 2022

Top risks facing the construction industry in 2022 The construction industry is confronting substantial risk from a shortage of materials and talent due to mobility restrictions caused by the pandemic. […]
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

“Building Back” Africa’s supply chain

“Building Back” Africa’s supply chain For our second article in a series about women in the supply chain, WhyAfrica interviewed Azuka Okeke, CEO of the Africa Resource Centre for Excellence […]
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 […]
13 Nov 2021

Angola’s Support Office will attract more foreign investors

Angola’s Support Office will attract more foreign investors Angola’s Special Economic Zone has launched a useful new tool to attract foreign investors. The GAI (Guiché de Apoio ao Investidor) offers […]
8 Nov 2021

A visionary leader in the African supply chain

A visionary leader in the African supply chain For our first article in a series about women in the supply chain, WhyAfrica interviewed Amina Imam, General Manager, Supply Chain Management […]
29 Oct 2021

Planning for seasonal swings in Kenya

Planning for seasonal swings in Kenya The effects of climate change are becoming more noticeable in Kenya, as the country suffers from another drought in the northern and coastal parts, […]
26 Oct 2021

Afrimat earns their right to mine in the Northern Cape

Afrimat earns their right to mine in the Northern Cape The mining industry has changed gradually but fundamentally over the past decade. Community and environmental issues, regarded by mining companies […]
22 Oct 2021

South Africa’s shortage of truck drivers could become a risk

South Africa’s shortage of truck drivers could become a risk The July 2021 unrest in South Africa brought the threat of protest action to supply chains into focus. However, a […]
12 Oct 2021

AfDB to co-finance second phase of Lesotho Highlands Water Project

AfDB to co-finance second phase of Lesotho Highlands Water Project The African Development Bank Group’s (AfDB) Board of Directors has approved a loan of USD86.72-million to co-finance the second phase […]
11 Oct 2021

OPBRC improves road management in Africa

OPBRC improves road management in Africa The contracting model Output and Performance-based Road Contracting (OPBRC), has improved the efficiency and effectiveness of road asset management and maintenance in various African […]
23 Sep 2021

Great surveyors are the key to success

Great surveyors are the key to success Mine surveying is one of the key functions in mining, and the mine surveyor is essential to the welfare of the mining industry, […]
14 Sep 2021

How does lightning affect solar panels and wind turbines?

How does lightning affect  solar panels and wind turbines? As the world moves towards renewable energy systems such as solar panels and wind turbines, we have to learn how these […]
9 Sep 2021

AWISCA celebrates top 100 women in African supply chains

AWISCA celebrates top 100 women in African supply chains  09 September 2021 – The African Women in Supply Chain Association (AWISCA) recognises, and celebrates, the top 100 women in African […]
5 Sep 2021

Is South Africa doing enough to avert a water crisis?

05 September 2021 – Is South Africa doing enough to avert a water crisis? As the Eastern Cape faces the prospect of taps running dry, South Africa needs to urgently […]
27 Aug 2021

Sustainable urban expansion is key to Africa’s growth

27 August 2021 – Technology used to map Lusaka, Zambia is replicable in other African cities to upgrade informal settlements and achieve sustainable urban expansion. Sustainable urban expansion is key […]
25 Aug 2021

Integration, security now key to Africa’s infrastructure

25 August 2021 – Continental integration has long been a dream for Africa but progress has been slow. Integration and security are now key to Africa’s further infrastructure development. Continental […]
16 Aug 2021

Roads play a crucial role in the transportation of goods across southern Africa

16 August 2021 – The recent unrest in South Africa destabilised supply chains in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng. This event is a stark reminder of the crucial role of road networks […]