15 Apr 2021

B2Gold commissions solar-battery hybrid system at Fekola in Mali

15 April 2021 – Canadian gold mining company B2Gold has commissioned the world’s largest off-grid solar-battery hybrid system at its Fekola mine in Mali. The solar-battery hybrid plant was integrated […]
12 Apr 2021

Power Metal Resources report significant nickel intersections in Botswana.

By L.M. Louw 12 April 2021- Getting good results from exploration drilling for a metal that could possibly become one of the most sought after in the not-too-distant future in […]
11 Apr 2021

Wits University study challenges perceptions about magma chambers

11 April 2021 – A new study published in Scientific Reports by postdoctoral researcher, Dr. Willem Kruger from the School of Geosciences at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, […]
9 Apr 2021

Initiative to support artisanal small-scale cobalt mining launched in DRC.

09 April 2021 – Entreprise Générale du Cobalt (EGC), an initiative to support artisanal small-scale cobalt mining was recently officially launched in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) towards […]
4 Apr 2021

WhyAfrica’s Hawks Eye is on Kouroussa in Guinea

04 April 2021 – Guinea is not the easiest mining jurisdiction in the world to do business in, but if you are into gold, does it really matter? Australian listed […]
3 Apr 2021

WhyAfrica’s Hawks Eye is on Yanfolila in Mali

By L.M. Louw 03 April 2021 – The team at Hummingbird Resources has had their fair share of ups and downs at the Yanfolila gold project. However, the mine poured […]
3 Apr 2021

WhyAfrica’s pick of the week is Africa’s tin deposits.

By Leon Louw for WhyAfrica 03 April 2021 – With demand for tin concentrate on the increase and a serious shortage of supply looming, eyes are turning towards Africa. Tin […]
1 Apr 2021

Pan African Beryl Group acquires South African Eyethu Coal

01 April 2021 – In what has shown to be a year of significant moves being made in the mining sector, investment company the Beryl Group’s acquisition of Africoal’s stake […]
24 Mar 2021

Lucapa Diamond Company completes expansion at Mothae.

24 March 2021 – ASX listed Lucapa Diamond Company has completed an expansion project at its Mothae Kimberlite diamond mine in Lesotho. Lucapa owns the mine in partnership with the […]
23 Mar 2021

Can ESG drive commercial competitiveness in mining?

By Acrux Resources Executive Director’s Sean Browne and Geoff Linnell  23 March 2021 – The mining industry is facing increased pressure to be more mindful about environment, social and governance […]
22 Mar 2021

WhyAfrica’s Hawks Eye is on Adavale’s Kabanga in Tanzania

22 March 2021 – ASX listed Adavale Resources has released results of its initial exploration program at the Kabanga nickel deposit in Tanzania. This week, WhyAfrica’s Hawks Eye is on […]
22 Mar 2021

WhyAfrica’s Pick of the Week is Emmerson’s potash project in Morocco.

22 March 2021 – With demand for fertilizers like potash expected to increase in the future, WyAfrica’s pick of the week is London Stock Exchange listed Emmerson’s Khemisset potash project […]
21 Mar 2021

Locals in Namibia set to own 15% of new mining companies.

17 March 2021 – With new regulations, locals in Namibia are set to own 15% of all mining companies. The Namibian Ministry of Mines and Energy recently announced that from […]
21 Mar 2021

DRC’s first ‘Cahier de Charge’ approved.

21 March 2021 – In a pioneering step, a large mining company in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has – with assistance from SRK Consulting Congo – become the […]
20 Mar 2021

State-of-the-art simulations help optimise pit-to-ship projects.

By Imre Viljoen 20 March 2021 – Africa hosts about 30% of the world’s total mineral reserves and a higher share of diamonds, vanadium, manganese, platinum, cobalt, and gold deposits. […]
17 Mar 2021

Air Charter Service sees charter flight bookings soar for mining operations.

17 March 2021 – Air Charter Services has seen charter flight bookings soar for mining operations. Aircraft charter specialist, Air Charter Service (ACS), reports that the company has seen a […]
11 Mar 2021

Glencore’s SA hub to kickstart small business

11 March 2021 – Mining company Glencore Ferroalloys has established an Enterprise and Development (ESD) Hub in Rustenburg in the North West province of  South Africa, that will kickstart small […]
7 Mar 2021

WhyAfrica’s Hawks Eye is on Manono in the DRC.

07 March 2021 – With the tin price hitting some high notes early in the year, a number of new projects are in the pipeline. One of them is in […]
5 Mar 2021

WhyAfrica’s Pick Of The Week is Golden Deeps’ Abenab in Namibia.

05 March 2021 – Vanadium is a new-world commodity with a bright future. It has always been known that the Otavi Mountain Land in the northeast of Namibia hosts significant […]
2 Mar 2021

Côte d’Ivoire is increasingly alluring to investors.

Joël Touré, Chief Executive of Stanbic Bank Côte d’Ivoire   02 March 2021 – Thanks to a number of business-friendly reforms in recent years, Côte d’Ivoire is increasingly alluring to  foreign […]
21 Feb 2021

WhyAfrica’s Hawks Eye is on gold in West Africa.

By L.M. Louw  21 February 2021 – While West African countries like Ghana, Burkina Faso and Mali continues to attract junior gold exploration companies, new players like Guinea, Liberia, Sierra […]
21 Feb 2021

WhyAfrica’s Hawks Eye is on Sarama’s Tankoro in Burkina Faso

By L.M. Louw 21 February 2021 – WhyAfrica’s Hawks Eye is on Canadian based Sarama Resources’s exploration activities at  the Tankoro gold project in Burkina Faso. The drilling campaign will […]
20 Feb 2021

WhyAfrica’s Pick of the Week is NextSource’s Molo project in Madagascar.

By L.M. Louw. 20 February 2021 – World graphite markets are heading for a significant supply deficit. With legendary former Xstrata CEO Mick Davis behind them, WhyAfrica’s Pick of the […]
19 Feb 2021

Mining in Mozambique to benefit from battery technology.

By Grace Goodrich 19 February 2021 – The gradual transition to renewable energy around the globe will affect several African countries. Mining in Mozambique is set to benefit from battery […]
8 Feb 2021

Mining will be vital in a low carbon future.

08 February 2021 – The fact that mining will be vital in a low-carbon future, was confirmed by the topics prioritised at the recent Investing in African Mining Indaba’s virtual […]
7 Feb 2021

Funding the big constraint for African exploration companies

08 February 2021 – Exploration is a high-risk gamble anywhere in the world. In fragile states of Africa, the political and security risks come into play as well. However, funding […]
7 Feb 2021

Is it not time that the mining industry shares its good news story with Africans?

By L.M. Louw 08 February 2021 – Mining companies are often regarded as the eternal enemy in African communities. This is mostly the results of poor communication. Is it not […]
7 Feb 2021

WhyAfrica’s Hawks Eye is on Twin Hills Central in Namibia

07 February 2021 – Namibia is arguably one of the most attractive mining jurisdictions in Africa. Add to this the country’s unique scenic beauty and scattered shallow gold occurrences, and […]
7 Feb 2021

WhyAfrica’s Hawks Eye is on Barrick’s Kibali gold mine in the DRC.

07 February 2021 – The underground mine at Kibali, one of the prime gold mining projects in Africa, achieved record monthly and quarterly ore production in December 2020 and therefore […]
7 Feb 2021

Pick of the week is Resolute’s Tabakoroni in Mali.

07 February 2021 – With the political situation settling down in Mali after the military coup in August 2020, and the outlook for gold stable to good, our pick of […]