Mining

16 Jan 2022

Kabanga Nickel in Tanzania is WhyAfrica’s Pick Of The Week

Kabanga Nickel in Tanzania is WhyAfrica’s Pick Of The Week With Tanzania fast becoming the darling of East Africa again, and with nickel on a high, Kabanga in Tanzania is […]
12 Jan 2022

SA communities win big in Kumba deal

SA communities win big in Kumba deal South African mining giant Kumba Iron Ore has awarded mining contracts worth more than R1.6-billion to black owned and community-based joint ventures to […]
11 Jan 2022

The world is hooked on coal

The world is hooked on coal The world just can’t shake its coal addiction, even after being in rehab over the last two years. The amount of electricity generated worldwide […]
11 Jan 2022

Gold mine soldiers on as Ethiopia turns the corner

Gold mine soldiers on as Ethiopia turns the corner   London listed KEFI Gold and Copper (previously KEFI Minerals) will launch its flagship Tulu Kapi gold mine early in 2022 […]
8 Jan 2022

Osino bets big in Namibia

Osino bets big in Namibia  TSX listed Osino Resources’ took a another major step in becoming a top exploration and development company in Namibia this week, writes Leon Louw. Namibia’s […]
7 Jan 2022

Prudence needed in SA’s green future

Prudence needed in SA’s green future The development of renewable energy in South Africa is urgent. However, it would not be prudent to abandon the country’s coal-fired power stations at […]
4 Jan 2022

Oriole intersects good grades at Bibemi

Oriole intersects good grades at Bibemi AIM listed Oriole Resources has intersected good grades and width at its 90%-owned Bibemi gold project in Cameroon. Phase 2 of Oriole’s drilling programme focussed […]
3 Jan 2022

Barrick brings TSF back within design capacity

Barrick brings TSF back within design capacity Late last year Barrick Gold managed to bring the North Mara gold mine’s tailings storage facility (TSF) pond back within its permitted design […]
3 Jan 2022

Hinda in the Republic of the Congo is WhyAfrica’s Pick Of The Week

Hinda in the Republic of the Congo is WhyAfrica’s Pick Of The Week The updated feasibility study of AIM listed Kropz’s Hinda phosphate project in the Republic of the Congo, […]
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.      […]
31 Dec 2021

Are we heading for collaboration?

Are we heading for collaboration? The relationship between mineral right holders and landowners or occupants throughout several African countries is well-known for being contentious, and in many instances inequitable, writes […]
30 Dec 2021

What’s hot in African mining?

What’s hot in African mining? WhyAfrica features a mining project in Africa every two weeks in its regular newsletter. In our end of the year magazine, we look back at […]
28 Dec 2021

Namibia’s iron ore secret

Namibia’s iron ore secret Namibia is not known as a bulk commodity exporter. However, an interesting iron ore producer close to Windhoek is holding its own in a space where […]
25 Dec 2021

Why mines should invest in solar

Why mines should invest in solar Renewable energy has become a key enabler of change as the movement towards a greener future gather’s momentum, writes Leon Louw, founder and editor of […]
24 Dec 2021

Is ESG good for Africa?

Is ESG good for Africa? ESG, or, to give it its full designation “Environment, Social and Governance” is trending, globally, including in Africa. But what is ESG, and why does […]
20 Dec 2021

The bigger the better

The bigger the better The bigger the scrap tyre stockpiles grow across Africa, the better the chances of building decent recycling facilities, writes Leon Louw, WhyAfrica editor.           Canadian-headquartered tyre management […]
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 […]
16 Dec 2021

2022 African hotspots

2022 African hotspots For an optimist, there are many opportunities in Africa. However, a handful of countries stand out more than others, writes WhyAfrica founder and editor Leon Louw. Africa’s […]
15 Dec 2021

How the C-factor impacts mining output

How the C-factor impacts mining output There is a direct correlation between our ability to do a job, and our assuredness that we can do that very job, writes Arjen […]
13 Dec 2021

Miners muse over road to decarbonisation

Miners muse over road to decarbonisation    In the wake of decisions made at COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland in November, mining companies are investing significant resources into reducing their carbon […]
10 Dec 2021

Platreef steps up in out of work South Africa

Platreef steps up in out of work South Africa   With South Africa’s unemployment rate hovering around 44.4%, one of the most exciting new mining projects in the country is […]
8 Dec 2021

Khemisset moves into pre-construction

Khemisset moves into pre-construction Moroccan focused company Emmerson has awarded the first basic engineering contract in the run-up to development at its Khemisset potash project in Northern Morocco. The company awarded […]
8 Dec 2021

Bulyanhulu in Tanzania is WhyAfrica’s Pick Of The Week

Bulyanhulu in Tanzania is WhyAfrica’s Pick Of The Week Twiga Minerals is batting on a good wicket in Tanzania. The JV between Barrick Gold and the government of Tanzania recently […]
4 Dec 2021

Karowe expands sewage treatment facility

Karowe expands sewage treatment facility Lucara Botswana has invested close to R3-million in the expansion of the company’s Karow ediamond mine’s sewage treatment facility. Lucara Botswana’s Karowe diamond mine is […]
2 Dec 2021

Montero versus Tanzania in expropriation spat

Montero versus Tanzania in expropriation spat Legal proceedings are underway in the dispute between Canadian listed Montero Mining and Exploration and the Government of Tanzania.    Montero’s Wigu Hill Rare […]
1 Dec 2021

Why remote mines are going green

Why remote mines are going green Going green is no longer a choice for mining companies, it’s a necessity, and besides, it’s the right thing to do, writes Leon Louw […]
1 Dec 2021

SA mines embrace renewable opportunities

SA mines embrace renewable opportunities South African mining companies have taken advantage of government’s new energy regulations and generated 146% more electricity from renewables than the target of 1600MW set […]
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

Shallow Reefs Gold in SA is WhyAfrica’s Pick Of The Week

Shallow Reefs Gold in SA is WhyAfrica’s Pick Of The Week The Witwatersrand Basin in Johannesburg, South Africa, still offers significant opportunities for new gold mining companies. Shallow Reefs Gold […]