13 Jan 2021

African energy will not be green soon.

13 January 2021 – Even though many countries in Africa have started to roll out renewable energy, it is highly unlikely African energy will be green soon.    New research from […]
12 Jan 2021

Montero takes legal action in Tanzania

12 January 2021 – The arbitration case about the Wigu Hill rare earth element project is coming to a head as Montero takes legal action in Tanzania.   The arbitration case […]
11 Jan 2021

African graphite projects to boost global production.

11 January 2021 – New African graphite projects is expected to boost global production, says analytics company GlobalData According to GlobalData, worldwide natural graphite production is expected to grow by […]
9 Jan 2021

Pick of the week is Endeavour’s Fetekro project in Côte d’Ivoire.

By LM Louw 09 January 2021 – Endeavor Mining has great experience of operating in West Africa. The company’s Fetekro gold project  in Côte d’Ivoire is the pick of the […]
9 Jan 2021

Zinc and SA’s rail challenges

By Simon Norton, International Zinc Association Africa Desk  09 January – What is the link between zinc and SA’s rail challenges? Well, zinc may be the answer to SA’s rail […]
8 Jan 2021

Syrah signs MoU for solar in Mozambique

08 January 2021 – Australian company Syrah Resources has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to install solar and battery power at its Balama graphite project in Mozambique. Australian listed […]
7 Jan 2021

Loncor and Barrick strengthen Joint Venture in DRC

07 December 2020 – Last year Loncor Resources and Barrick Gold entered into two new agreements that will see the companies further strengthen their Joint Venture in the DRC. Loncor […]
30 Dec 2020

Africa needs to rebuild fast

30 December 2020 – After Covid-19 and in the new year, Africa needs to rebuild fast. It has to forge strong partnerships in this rebuilding process.   Africa needs to […]
29 Dec 2020

Mining companies empower local entrepreneurs

28 December 2020 – In what can serve as a case study for mining companies in Africa, South African mining giant Exxaro Resources has built strategic partnerships and shown that […]
22 Dec 2020

How Africa can get more from its minerals

03 December 2020 – The mining industry provides opportunities to reinvigorate economic growth across the continent, but there are challenges. Professor Hudson Mtegha at the University of Witwatersrand, School of […]
20 Dec 2020

Smart technology for improved mine safety

20 December 2020 – A team at the University of Pretoria in South Africa has tested smart technology in an effort to improve mine health and safety in the future. […]
17 Dec 2020

Green energy an opportunity for African mining

17 December 2020 – The trend towards green energy and decarbonisation is an opportunity for African mining rather than a threat.     Africa’s minerals sector should seize the opportunities presented […]
5 Dec 2020

Why you should invest in Africa?

05 December 2020 – After a year dominated by Covid-19, WhyAfrica believes that there are still many reasons why companies should invest in Africa. As the curtains come down on […]
4 Dec 2020

Copper project in Namibia is pick of the week

05 December 2020 – Namibia is not only a cherished tourist destination, the landscape is also an open geology textbook. This week’s pick of the week is Deep South Resources’ […]
2 Dec 2020

Wheels start turning for Keras’ manganese project in Togo

By LM Louw 02 November 2020 – The wheels have started turning for AIM listed Keras Resources in Togo. Keras’ executives have met with key government officials in a bid […]
29 Nov 2020

What you need to know about the DRC Mining Code

By Peter Finan, principal at Support Legal in New York, USA 29 November 2020 – The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is a treasure trove for mineral exploration and […]
28 Nov 2020

Bell future proofs underground ADTs

28 November 2020 – With their latest low-profile Articulated Dump Truck (ADT), South African based Bell Equipment has future proofed their underground ADT’s. Bell Equipment’s latest low-profile Articulated Dump Truck […]
24 Nov 2020

Trading agreement to transform DRC cobalt sector

24 November 2020 – State owned Congolese mining company Entreprise Générale du Cobalt (EGC) has signed an offtake agreement with global commodity trader Trafigura with the aim to transform the […]
20 Nov 2020

Pick of the week is Altus’ Diba project in Mali

By LM Louw 20 November 2020 – Despite a new government and talk of reviewing mining regulations, Mali still offers huge opportunities for gold exploration. London based Altus Strategies are […]
19 Nov 2020

Addressing climate change risks in mining

19 November 2020 – Climate change is adding to the growing number of risks faced by mining companies. Addressing climate change risks has become a priority in the mining industry.  […]
17 Nov 2020

Osino’s Namibian gold discoveries much more than a Barking Dog

17 November 2020 – TSX listed Osino Resources’ new gold discoveries in Namibia indicate the potential to double the mineralised strike at its Twin Hills Central (THC) project.     Osino […]
15 Nov 2020

Norgold supports forest initiative in Burkina Faso

15 November 2020 – With an increased focus on social and environmental programmes by mining companies, Norgold’s community forest initiative in Burkina Faso is a good example of what private […]
14 Nov 2020

Mozambique withdraws prospecting licenses

14 November 2020 – The Mozambique government has withdrawn more than 2000 mining prospecting licenses over the last five years because the holders failed to initiate mining activities. According to […]
12 Nov 2020

Anglo invests in low emission shipping fleet

11 November 2020 – Diversified mining giant Anglo American has introduced LNG into its chartered shipping fleet for the first time, thereby adding a low emission fleet to its global […]
12 Nov 2020

Deep-sea mineral platform launched ahead of battery boom

11 November 2020 – The World Economic Forum has launched an impartial platform to stimulate discussions about deep-sea mineral mining in the lead up to an anticipated battery boom in […]
9 Nov 2020

License to operate the top risk in 2020

By LM Louw 09 November 2020 – Covid-19 has altered the operating environment for the extractive sector. It is hardly a surprise that “the license to operate” is the top […]
7 Nov 2020

Pick of the week is the Kayelekera uranium project in Malawi

By LM Louw WhyAfrica 07 November 2020 – With the spot price of uranium rising by 36% since the start of 2020, my pick of the week is ASX listed […]
6 Nov 2020

When developing, preserve African heritage

06 November 2020 – Although extractive activities, agriculture and infrastructure development are important building blocks for African countries, it should not be done at the expense of the unique cultural […]
5 Nov 2020

What is really driving the market?

By Avinash Kalkerpersad and Arnold van Graan. 05 November – During a year of extreme volatility, the mining sector has recorded some gains. But what is really driving the market?  […]
30 Oct 2020

Resources the big winner during Covid-19

By: Shirley Webber Resources have been the big winner during the Covid-19 pandemic. Gold, especially, has been a stable constant during trying times.   If you were looking for a silver […]