Mining

18 Oct 2021

The future of work: a mining perspective

The future of work:  a mining perspective Work at the Wits Mining Institute (WMI) and its DigiMine facility in Johannesburg, South Africa, emphasises the use of technology in the mining […]
14 Oct 2021

Innovation keeps Kibali at the forefront

Innovation keeps Kibali at the forefront Continuing investment in technological innovation is keeping global giant Barrick Gold’s Kibali mine in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) at the forefront […]
14 Oct 2021

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

Golden Deeps’ Nosib in Namibia is WhyAfrica’s Pick Of The Week If the copper price remains buoyant for the next few years, and Namibia maintains its reputation as a top-class […]
9 Oct 2021

How to pump water below sea level

How to Pump water below sea level Pumping and processing water for human and industrial use can be something of a challenge when the customer’s facility is located 120m below […]
6 Oct 2021

Coal mining brought back to life in Eswatini

Coal mining brought back to life in Eswatini   The people of Eswatini have not seen any coal mining activity since the early 1990s. Now, more than 20 years later, […]
4 Oct 2021

Barrick Gold’s Gounkoto ramps up production in Mali

Barrick Gold’s Gounkoto ramps up production in Mali Barrick Gold’s Loulo-Gounkoto complex in Mali remains on track to meet its annual production guidance, as Gounkoto, the operations’ third underground mine, […]
1 Oct 2021

AngloGold Ashanti’s Obuasi in Ghana is WhyAfrica’s Pick of the Week.

AngloGold Ashanti’s Obuasi in Ghana is WhyAfrica’s Pick of the Week. Underground ore mining at AngloGold Ashanti’s Obuasi mine in Ghana is expected to resume by mid-October this year. This […]
30 Sep 2021

Fortuna about to break ground at Séguéla in Côte d’Ivoire

Fortuna about to break ground at Séguéla in Côte d’Ivoire Bulk earthworks contractors have been mobilised at Canadian company Fortuna Silver Mines’ Séguéla gold project in Côte d’Ivoire and is about to […]
29 Sep 2021

No sector unaffected by growing ESG demands

No sector unaffected by growing ESG demands In a world facing challenges ranging from climate change to social inequality, every business sector will experience rising demands on its environmental, social […]
27 Sep 2021

Oxide and free milling the focus of Sarama’s exploration in Burkina Faso

Oxide and free milling the focus of Sarama’s exploration in Burkina Faso The exploration program at Canadian listed Sarama Resources’ Sanutura gold project in the south-west of Burkina Faso will […]
25 Sep 2021

Safe asbestos disposal critical to protect people and the environment

Safe asbestos disposal critical to protect people and the environment South Africa’s incidence of mesothelioma, a type of cancer that occurs in the thin layer of tissue that covers most […]
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, […]
22 Sep 2021

Engaged employees make for more productive businesses

How does engaged employees make for more productive businesses during a time of Covid-19 and economic hardship? We asked Vanisha Balgobind, Executive Head of HR at Exxaro. Putting employees at […]
21 Sep 2021

Sustainable social transitioning at mine closure starts with paradigm shift

Sustainable social transitioning at mine closure starts with paradigm shift Recognising the assets and opportunities inherent in mine communities throughout the life of mine is one of the first steps […]
21 Sep 2021

Renewables take mainstage in Africa’s race of reduction

Renewables takes mainstage in Africa’s race of reduction    Renewable energy companies are slowly but surely making a dent in the debilitating shortage of electricity in Africa, writes Leon Louw, founder […]
20 Sep 2021

Kropz cleared to start production at Elandsfontein in SA

Kropz cleared to start production at Elandsfontein in SA      London listed phosphate producer Kropz seems to have gained the upper hand in an endless battle to have its Elandsfontein […]
20 Sep 2021

DRDGOLD in South Africa is WhyAfrica’s Pick of the Week

DRDGOLD in South Africa is WhyAfrica’s Pick of the Week DRDGOLD has been instrumental in mopping up the old gold mining dumps in Johannesburg, South Africa. At the same time, […]
18 Sep 2021

Remining potential of old underground workings

Remining potential of old underground workings Improved mining methods and metallurgical processes have given old underground mining operations a second lease on life. Continual improvement and new development in metallurgical […]
17 Sep 2021

DRDGOLD’s retreatment operation in SA nears completion

DRDGOLD’s retreatment operation in SA nears completion South African gold mining company DRDGOLD’s Far West Gold Recoveries (FWGR) surface retreatment operation, near Carletonville in South Africa’s Gauteng Province, is nearing […]
15 Sep 2021

A year of firsts for tire management

A year of firsts for tire management For Kal Tire’s Mining Tire Group, it has been a year of firsts and looking to the future of what it means to […]
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 […]
11 Sep 2021

Green shoots in mining threatened by shortage of large equipment

Green shoots in mining threatened by shortage of large equipment 11 September 2021 – Disruptions in global supply chains due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in a shortage […]
10 Sep 2021

Fortune will favour miners and suppliers with experience on the ground.

10 September 2021 – With mining seeing a more sustained improvement in many Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries, fortune will favour those miners and supply partners with experience on […]
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 […]
7 Sep 2021

Oil, gas and mining projects in West Africa remain a priority despite Guinea’s military coup

07 September 2021- According to several companies operating in the region, their oil, gas and mining projects remain a priority in West Africa despite the military coup in Guinea over […]
4 Sep 2021

Molo in Madagascar is WhyAfrica’s Pick of the Week

04 September 2021 –  Molo in Madagascar is WhyAfrica’s Pick of the Week. It is all systems go for NextSource Materials’s Molo graphite mine in Madagascar.  But if Sir Mick […]
2 Sep 2021

Investments and PPPs will grow South Africa’s economy

By Johan Meyer, Executive Head of Projects and Technology at Exxaro 02 September 2021 – Despite the many challenges, there is hope for South Africa’s economy. Investments and public-private partnerships […]
31 Aug 2021

UMS brings in the heavyweights at Karowe in Botswana

31 August 2021 – United Mining Services (UMS) is bringing in the heavyweight shaft sinkers at the Karowe Diamond mine in Botswana. With a team comprising some of the most […]
29 Aug 2021

Minerals Council concerned about South Africa’s record unemployment

29 August 2021 – The Minerals Council of South Africa is concerned about the country’s record unemployment of announced by StatsSA last week.    South Africa’s shocking unemployment rate of […]
25 Aug 2021

Miners need to invest in renewables to fight global warming

By Leon Louw, founder and editor of WhyAfrica  25 August 2021 – Mining companies should be at the forefront in the battle against climate change. As part of its offensive, […]