Mining

25 Jun 2022

New adits extend life at Kangra

New adits extend life at Kangra WhyAfrica visited Menar’s Kangra operation in mid-June amidst increased demand for coal worldwide as sanctions on Russian exports started to bite. By Leon Louw […]
24 Jun 2022

Endangered species wilt under poaching onslaught

Endangered species wilt under poaching onslaught Unique and endangered vegetation that occurs in the isolated inselbergs of the Succulent Karoo Biome of the Northern Cape have become the target of […]
22 Jun 2022

Prieska: The great hope of SA’s Northern Cape

Prieska: The great hope of SA’s Northern Cape Work at Orion Mineral’s Prieska copper and zinc project in Copperton, South Africa is ramping up after Covid-19 temporarily slowed down progress […]
21 Jun 2022

Crushing historic rock provides jobs in Stilfontein

Crushing historic rock provides jobs in Stilfontein  The Witwatersrand basin continues giving. Maybe not in the form of pure gold as it has done on the prolific gold belt south-west […]
20 Jun 2022

Road Trip rolls through SA’s historic gold belt

Road Trip rolls through SA’s historic gold belt WhyAfrica kicks off its inaugural Southern Africa Overland Road trip in a brand-new Toyota Landcruiser apply named Gondwana by our Gold and […]
19 Jun 2022

Flood resilience should be a key focus for SA

Flood resilience should be a key focus for SA As flood events become more frequent and severe, South Africa will need to lift its game in disaster management to become […]
18 Jun 2022

Access to iron ore in Gabon possible without pre-stripping waste

Access to iron ore in Gabon possible without pre-stripping waste An update to the Detrital Iron Deposit Mineral at Genmin’s Bandjougoy prospect in Gabon indicates that the mine could have […]
17 Jun 2022

WhyAfrica’s Road Trip aims to benefit business in Africa

WhyAfrica’s Road Trip aims to benefit business in Africa Two years in the making, WhyAfrica’s Southern Africa Overland Road Trip 2022 will leave Johannesburg on Monday 20 June to embark […]
16 Jun 2022

As reform kicks in exploration companies head to Angola

As reform kicks in exploration companies head to Angola        Strategic government decisions have put Angola’s mining sector back on the world map as the country positions itself as a […]
15 Jun 2022

Records fly as Kamoa’s Phase 2 concentrator ramps up

Records fly as Kamoa’s Phase 2 concentrator ramps up   With Kamoa Copper’s Phase 2 concentrator in steady state ahead of schedule, the mine, owned by Ivanhoe Mines, Zijin Mining, […]
13 Jun 2022

Kal Tire’s John Martin looks into Africa’s crystal ball

Kal Tire’s John Martin looks into Africa’s crystal ball   John Martin, Southern Africa Vice President at tyre management company Kal Tire, has worked in several African countries for close […]
12 Jun 2022

SA mining the big loser in logistics nightmare

SA mining the big loser in logistics nightmare South Africa’s exported bulk mineral tonnages dropped to their lowest level since the Covid-19 lockdown in the first half of 2020, with […]
9 Jun 2022

Rwanda gives blockchain the green light in mining game changer

Rwanda gives blockchain the green light in mining game changer The government of Rwanda has given London headquartered tech company Minexx the green light to assist artisanal miners in accessing […]
7 Jun 2022

WhyAfrica takes to the road

WhyAfrica takes to the road Covid-19 and subsequent restrictions to control the pandemic’s spread, have been devastating for the African continent. An unintended consequence of the calamity is that reliable, […]
7 Jun 2022

Mining opportunities in SADC will favour those in the know

Mining opportunities in SADC will favour those in the know With mining seeing a more sustained improvement in many Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries, miners, and supply partners with […]
7 Jun 2022

Africa beckons for Remote Exploration Services

Africa beckons for Remote Exploration Services With Africa’s mineral sector and spectacular geology in the spotlight, companies like RES are well positioned as interest in African exploration continues to grow. […]
6 Jun 2022

Twin Hills in Namibia is WhyAfrica’s Pick Of The Week

Twin Hills in Namibia is WhyAfrica’s Pick Of The Week Osino Resources’ CEO Heye Daun expects construction at the company’s Twin Hills gold project, close to the town of Karibib […]
4 Jun 2022

Minerals Council of SA will continue engaging DMRE says Baxter

Minerals Council of SA will continue engaging DMRE says Baxter The Minerals Council South Africa will achieve more for the country’s minerals sector by proactively assisting, offering help and constructive […]
1 Jun 2022

Obuasi shows collaboration is key to sustainable mining in Africa

Obuasi shows collaboration is key to sustainable mining in Africa AngloGold Ashanti’s redevelopment of the Obuasi gold mine in Ghana is a good case study to show that collaboration is […]
31 May 2022

Energy anxiety blows new life into SA’s coal stalwart

Energy anxiety blows new life into SA’s coal stalwart    Geopolitical turmoil, extreme weather conditions and the world’s anxiety to transform the established energy sector has given South African coal producers […]
30 May 2022

SA mining needs a dual approach to benefit rural communities

SA mining needs a dual approach to benefit rural communities While Enterprise and Supplier Development (ESD) has played a critical role in the development of many Small, Medium and Micro […]
29 May 2022

Sand shortage not a crisis in SA yet says association

Sand shortage not a crisis in SA yet, says association Centuries of unregulated sand usage has left tracts of the world without useable construction sand that threatens to bring future […]
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 […]
23 May 2022

Supply chain risks need to be built into construction contracts

Supply chain risks need to be built into construction contracts Current logistical bottlenecks present high risks for contractors in completing capital projects, for miners and other industries, and they need […]
22 May 2022

First Quantum in Zambia is WhyAfrica’s Pick Of The Week

First Quantum in Zambia is WhyAfrica’s Pick Of The Week During his address to delegates at this year’s Investing in Africa Mining Indaba held in Cape Town, South Africa, Tristan Pascall, CEO […]
21 May 2022

African solutions needed to counter rising fuel prices

African solutions needed to counter rising fuel prices Increasing fuel prices will continue hurting African economies. One possible solution would be an agreement between African states producing oil (for refined […]
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 […]
17 May 2022

Marampa bullish on expansion in Sierra Leone

Marampa bullish on expansion in Sierra Leone   Marampa bullish on expansion in Sierra Leone   Marampa Mines, a subsidiary of Gerald Group, last week commissioned a 3.25 million dry […]