Mining

11 Jun 2021

Caledonia’s Blanket in Zimbabwe is WhyAfrica’s Pick of the Week

By Leon Louw founder and editor of  WhyAfrica 11 June 2021 –  Despite a number of serious challenges, gold production at Caledonia Mining’s Blanket mine in Zimbabwe continued to improve […]
10 Jun 2021

CSIR establish programme to stimulate adoption of graphene technologies in SA

10 June 2021 – The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has established a graphene programme to help South Africa to develop its own capabilities, technologies and products based […]
9 Jun 2021

Sandfire appoints African Mining Services at Motheo in Botswana

09 June 2021 – Australian listed Sandfire Resources’ subsidiary, Tshukudu Metals Botswana, has awarded the open pit mining contract for the T3 pit at its Motheo Copper Project in Botswana […]
6 Jun 2021

Business in Mali on edge as politics deteriorate

06 June 2021 – The latest political shenanigans in Mali have put companies doing business in the country on edge as the politics continue to deteriorate. Although gold mining company […]
2 Jun 2021

Scatec the preferred bidder on 3 solar projects in South Africa

02 June 2021 – Norwegian based Scatec has been awarded preferred bidder status on three projects totaling 150MW (3x50MW) of contracted capacity, by the South African Department of Mineral Resources […]
1 Jun 2021

SA Water Affairs promises 90 days turnaround on water use licenses

01 June 2021 – The South African Department of Water Affairs and Sanitation (DWS) has implemented its plan for a 90-day turnaround on water use licence (WUL) applications – applying […]
30 May 2021

WhyAfrica’s Hawks Eye is on Orion’s Okiep in SA

By Leon Louw, founder and editor of WhyAfrica 30 May 2021 – In addition to Orion Minerals’ Prieska Copper-Zinc Project in South Africa, the company has also consolidated several projects […]
29 May 2021

Afrimat is WhyAfrica’s Pick of the week

By Leon Louw founder and editor of WhyAfrica 29 May 2021 – Afrimat started off as an aggregate producer in South Africa. The company’s growth over the last few years […]
29 May 2021

The Curse of Goma

By Leon Louw, founder and editor of WhyAfrica 28 May 2021 – Goma, in the North Kivu province of the DRC, has been at the receiving end of wave upon […]
25 May 2021

SRK brings Africa’s voice to EU responsible sourcing process.

25 May 2021 – As the European Union (EU) works to ensure responsible and sustainable sourcing of minerals for its low-carbon future, SRK Consulting is contributing its expertise to an […]
25 May 2021

Mining Indaba launches the Extractives General Counsel Forum in partnership with Africa Oil Week and Africa Legal

25 May 2021: London: Investing in African Mining Indaba (Mining Indaba), organised by Hyve Group Plc yesterday announced the launch of the Extractives General Counsel Forum Virtual. Held in partnership […]
25 May 2021

Firefinch identifies new satellite deposit at the K2 Prospect in Mali

25 May 2021 – Australian listed Firefinch has identified a new satellite deposit at the K2 Prospect, within trucking distance of the Morila gold mine in Mali. According to Firefinch’s […]
11 May 2021

Golden Star’s social initiative in Ghana is a glimpse of the future.

By Leon Louw, founder and editor of WhyAfrica 11 May 2021 – Mining company Golden Star’s flagship and award-winning social initiative in Ghana is a good example of a sustainable […]
10 May 2021

Ferrodrill Namibia intersects copper at Golden Deeps’ Khusib Springs

10 May 2021 – With a shortage in supply looming, and a sky-high copper price, historic operations in Namibia have been in the spotlight. ASX listed junior exploration company Golden […]
8 May 2021

Mining companies face a complex landscape.

By John Lewis, managing director of Aggreko. 08 May 2021 – Mining companies are facing a complex landscape over the next 12 months – a landscape defined by the need […]
5 May 2021

REE developer Mkango Resources appoints Jones Group International as its United States strategy advisor

05 May 2021 – With rising global interest in rare earth elements, these deposits are increasingly in the spotlight. Africa hosts many of these, one of them at Songwe Hill […]
3 May 2021

Ivanhoe signs MoU to upgrade Inga turbine in the DRC.

April 26, 2021– Ivanhoe Mines Energy DRC has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in a public-private partnership (PPP) with the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) state-owned power company […]
2 May 2021

Are businesses ready to attract tomorrow’s investors?

By Joe Keenan 02 May 2021 – Like the mining companies they service, mine suppliers and technology providers should be looking beyond the customer demands of today to remain relevant […]
29 Apr 2021

WhyAfrica’s Hawks Eye is on Barrick Gold’s Loulo-Gounkoto complex in Mali.

By Leon Louw founder and editor of WhyAfrica 29 April 2021 – Despite the fragile political situation in Mali, Barrick Gold Corporation’s Loulo-Gounkoto complex continues delivering the ounces at a […]
25 Apr 2021

R1.3-billion deal makes Ntsimbintle one of the most successful empowered mining companies in South Africa

25 April 2021 – The star of Ntsimbintle continues rising. A recent R1.3-billion deal makes Ntsimbintle Holdings one of the most successful empowered mining companies in South Africa. The company has […]
18 Apr 2021

Botswana is WhyAfrica’s Pick of the Week

By Leon Louw founder of WhyAfrica   18 April 2021 – New mining projects, unsurpassed tourism and agricultural potential, and a robust and diversified economy makes Botswana WhyAfrica’s Pick of […]
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 […]