Mining

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 […]
14 May 2022

Harnessing change for future success

Harnessing change for future success Johannesburg based Cable Technology has seen exceptional growth over the past two years, despite the extremely challenging business environment in South Africa during the Covid-19 […]
13 May 2022

Kal Tire’s African growth in the wake of Covid-19

Kal Tire’s African growth in the wake of Covid-19 Despite Covid-19 lockdowns and supply chain constraints, tyre management company Kal Tyre has seen continued growth in the Southern African countries […]
12 May 2022

Steady ESG advances in African mining

Steady ESG advances in African mining Africa’s mining sector is showcasing a real shift from high-level carbon neutrality intentions to some exciting and practical first steps on the journey to […]
12 May 2022

Opportunity for Africa to fill the commodity gap

Opportunity for Africa to fill the commodity gap Forecasts suggest that in the near future the global economy will be facing a ‘commodity gap’ as the demand for battery minerals […]
11 May 2022

First Quantum backs Zambia with USD1.25-billion investment

First Quantum backs Zambia with USD1.25-billion investment During his address to delegates at this year’s Investing in Africa Mining Indaba held in Cape Town, South Africa, Tristan Pascall, CEO of […]
11 May 2022

Solar can save small-scale miners

Solar can save small-scale miners Although there is a lot of hype around the energy transition and mining companies migrating to renewable energy sources, the reality, especially for smaller mines […]
10 May 2022

Sitatunga’s coming of age

Sitatunga’s coming of age As part of WhyAfrica’s road trip through the Northern Cape Province of South Africa at the end of February, I paid a visit to Sitatunga Resources’ […]
9 May 2022

Southern Africa bets on green energy

Southern Africa bets on green energy        South Africa, Zambia and Botswana are backing a green energy revolution in Southern Africa to drive growth in a region decimated by Covid-19, […]
9 May 2022

Mining Indaba back to live in Cape Town in 2022

Mining Indaba back to live in Cape Town in 2022 With covid-19 restrictions now significantly eased internationally – not least in South Africa – the Mining Indaba’s organisers, Hyve Group, […]
7 May 2022

New milestones at Molo in Madagascar

New milestones at Molo in Madagascar Civil and earthworks have been initiated at Canadian based company NextSource Materials’ Molo graphite mine in Madagascar. The construction work is in preparation for […]
7 May 2022

Northam in SA is WhyAfrica’s Pick Of The Week

Northam in SA is WhyAfrica’s Pick Of The Week Northam in SA is WhyAfrica’s Pick Of The Week South African platinum producer Northam continues to make headlines for all the […]
7 May 2022

Namibia’s mining sector: stable and mature

Namibia’s mining sector: stable and mature Namibia is not perfect, but the country has consistently maintained its position as one of sub-Saharan Africa’s primary investment destinations.   By Warren Beech   Namibia […]
5 May 2022

Africa needs to conquer Mount Probable

Africa needs to conquer Mount Probable Geopolitical turmoil in a bi-polar world has placed African leaders in a peculiar position. Many African countries were beneficiaries of Russian support in the […]
27 Apr 2022

WhyAfrica’s magazine printed and packed for African road trip

WhyAfrica’s magazine printed and packed for African road trip The April issue of WhyAfrica’s magazine is out and now available in print as well! Readers will be able to hold […]
27 Apr 2022

When the bottom-line booms

When the bottom-line booms With commodity prices on a high, and talk about  an imminent super-cycle, is Africa’s mining industry missing a golden opportunity?    By Arjen de Bruin, Managing […]
26 Apr 2022

Mining in Nigeria – a slumbering giant

Mining in Nigeria – a slumbering giant  Despite the Nigerian governments’ efforts to revive mining in this vast and diverse country, the mineral sector in Nigeria has not yet reached […]
25 Apr 2022

Gold glitters at Twin Hills

Gold glitters at Twin Hills While continuous drilling is likely to further increase the mineral resources at TSX listed Osino Resources’ gold project in Namibia, the company is fast-tracking development […]
21 Apr 2022

Zambia: Are we there yet?

Zambia: Are we there yet?   By Leon Louw, owner and editor of WhyAfrica Zambia’s growth potential has historically been stifled by political interference and maladministration. However, the new government of […]
20 Apr 2022

The future of mining is extreme

The future of mining is extreme  Extreme weather conditions have a profound impact on mining operations and are projected to increase in the future. By Nicolaas C Steenkamp The frequency […]
19 Apr 2022

Namibia’s mining policies perceived as second best in Africa

Namibia’s mining policies perceived as second best in Africa        Namibia ranked as the second most favourable mining jurisdiction in Africa on the Fraser Institute Survey of Mining […]
17 Apr 2022

B2Gold’s Otjikoto holds steady

B2Gold’s Otjikoto holds steady Canadian gold miner B2Gold’s Otjikoto mine in Namibia performed well during the first quarter of 2022, producing 35,061 ounces of gold, 5% (1,803 ounces) above budget, […]
14 Apr 2022

South Africa slips down the mining ranks

South Africa slips down the mining ranks According to the Fraser Institute’s 2021 Investment Attractiveness Index South Africa, once a top mining jurisdiction in the world, is now one of […]
13 Apr 2022

ESG an imperative for long-term mining in Africa

ESG an imperative for long-term mining in Africa Environmental, social and governance (ESG) imperatives have taken a prominent role in decision-making across the African mining sector, with intensified awareness from […]
12 Apr 2022

Mine with renewables to protect your balance sheet

Mine with renewables to protect your balance sheet The energy crisis brought about by the instability in Europe and the resultant spike in fossil fuel prices have strengthened the case […]
11 Apr 2022

Africa needs to conquer Mount Probable

Africa needs to conquer Mount Probable Geopolitical turmoil in a bi-polar world has placed African leaders in a peculiar position. Many African countries were beneficiaries of Russian support in the […]
10 Apr 2022

Lucapa’s Lulo in Angola is WhyAfrica’s Pick Of The Week

Lucapa’s Lulo in Angola is WhyAfrica’s Pick Of The Week ASX listed Lucapa Diamonds has completed the crushing circuit of its standalone kimberlite bulk sampling plant on the prolific Lulo […]
8 Apr 2022

Karowe expected to deliver the goods until at least 2040

Karowe expected to deliver the goods until at least 2040 While Botswana is on a drive to diversify its economy, diamonds will continue to play a significant role in the […]
8 Apr 2022

Modern exploration opens door for more exploration

Modern exploration opens door for more exploration As the pace of mineral exploration picks up in Africa and elsewhere, geologists can draw on significant advances in technology – not only […]