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Envisioning Africa’s economic prospects

Envisioning Africa’s economic prospects

Envisioning Africa’s economic prospects Africa is a continent of great opportunities, but financing is needed to unlock opportunities. Africa has a young workforce, great renewable energy potential, rich natural resources and incredible biodiversity. According to African Development Bank President Dr Akinwumi Adesina, Africa remains the second-fastest-growing region in the world after Asia. According to Adesina […]

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Mineral processing solutions in high demand as copper surge

Mineral processing solutions in high demand as copper surge

Mineral processing solutions in high demand as copper surge      An increase in demand for copper bodes well for the mineral processing industry. African companies specialising in mineral processing are not only expanding into the rest of the continent at a prolific rate but has also entered the global market as more and more new

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Dealing with DRC’s mining boom

Dealing with DRC’s mining boom

Dealing with DRC’s mining boom The DRC has seen considerable investment into infrastructure supporting its mining sector.       Now the world’s second-largest producer of copper behind Chile, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is seeing considerable investment in infrastructure to support mining and other sectors. According to SRK Consulting South Africa’s chairman Vis Reddy, it

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Let’s talk about Africa

Let’s talk about Africa

Let’s talk about Africa WhyAfrica’s outlook for Africa remains positive despite serious challenges and constraints. By Leon Louw owner of WhyAfrica and editor of the WhyAfrica magazine While the outlook for most of Africa remains robust, political uncertainly and extreme weather events continue to plague the positive spin. The recent floods and extreme weather in

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Despite high risks Perseus continues its pursuit of Sudanese gold

Despite high risks Perseus continues its pursuit of Sudanese gold

Despite high risks Perseus continues its pursuit of Sudanese gold Perseus Mining continues exploration activities in Sudan.     Although ASX listed Perseus Mining suspended exploration activities when the Sudanese conflict exploded in April last year, the company has returned to Sudan to continue work on the Meyas Sands Gold Project (MSGP). According to a recent

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Cora Gold’s Madina Foulbé in Senegal is WhyAfrica’s Pick Of The Week

Cora Gold’s Madina Foulbé in Senegal is WhyAfrica’s Pick Of The Week

Cora Gold’s Madina Foulbé in Senegal is WhyAfrica’s Pick Of The Week Cora Gold completed 2,018m of RC drilling recently. Cora Gold completed the 2,018m of RC drilling over 40 holes at Madina Foulbé in Senegal on schedule as planned. Last week the company announced that it has completed the drilling phase of its exploration

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Come trailblaze with WhyAfrica!

Come trailblaze with WhyAfrica!

Come trailblaze with WhyAfrica! There is still ample time to become part of the 2024 WhyAfrica Road Trip story.   By Leon Louw, owner of WhyAfrica and editor of the WhyAfrica magazine   To enable the WhyAfrica team to drive more than 9000km overland through six African countries and visit close to 30 project sites

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Addressing Nigeria’s infrastructure deficit

Addressing Nigeria’s infrastructure deficit

Addressing Nigeria’s infrastructure deficit Nigeria’s infrastructure deficit inhibits the country’s efforts to diversify its economy.   According to the African Development Bank (AfDB) Nigeria’s energy sector alone will require investments of more than USD759-billion, while the transport sector will need north of USD575-billion. The bank’s Nigerian Country Department Director General Lamin Barrow says that Nigeria

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Preparing for extreme weather

Preparing for extreme weather

Preparing for extreme weather Extreme weather events are becoming more intense and more frequent across Africa. Strategies are needed to prepare for and adapt to extreme climate and weather events. Out of season occurrences have been battering parts of Africa over the last few years. According to CSIR senior researcher Dr Neville Sweijd extreme events

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Addressing Africa’s unique challenges

Addressing Africa’s unique challenges

Addressing Africa’s unique challenges It’s a balancing act to address Africa’s energy needs while managing climate responsibilities.   By Yanga Malotana Climate change, development and energy security are tightly linked. While energy is a major driving force of economic development and poverty reduction, it also contributes to climate change. Climate change induced factors such as extreme

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State of Africa’s infrastructure

State of Africa’s infrastructure

State of Africa’s infrastructure Africa’s energy-to-transport disparity heralds unprecedented chance to unlock growth. A recent study by the Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) calls for an urgent reassessment of outmoded pit-to-port models and uses new metrics to respond to the full scale of the continent’s infrastructure opportunity. Africa has an unprecedented opportunity to accelerate development by

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Extended assortment of mean well products

EXTENDED ASSORTMENT OF MEAN WELL PRODUCTS This article was provided  by Transfer Multisort Elektronik Sp. z o.o. Over the last decades, Mean Well has become one of the most recognisable global providers of power supply modules and converters. However, its product range also includes a broad selection of other solutions, such as KNX equipment for

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Prospect Resource’s Mumbezhi in Zambia is WhyAfrica’s Pick Of The Week

Prospect Resource’s Mumbezhi in Zambia is WhyAfrica’s Pick Of The Week

Prospect Resource’s Mumbezhi in Zambia is WhyAfrica’s Pick Of The Week ASX listed Prospect Resources has acquired an 85% interest in the Mumbezhi copper project in Zambia. Mumbezhi is situated in the world-class Central African Copperbelt region of north-western Zambia and located on a single large scale exploration licence covering an area of about 356km2.

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South Sudan’s geological potential

South Sudan’s geological potential

South Sudan’s geological potential International collaboration could make South Sudan’s mining sector its engine of growth. While remaining mostly underexplored, South Sudan is thought to possibly host significant deposits of mineral resources. A nascent gold mining sector in the country offers established producers the opportunity to partner with the government on frontier prospects and leverage

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Private sector growth critical for Zimbabwe

Private sector growth critical for Zimbabwe

Private sector growth critical for Zimbabwe Zimbabwe has strong foundations for accelerating economic growth. By Leon Louw, owner of WhyAfrica and editor of the WhyAfrica magazine.   Despite its many challenges and gradual economic decline since 1995, there are several economic sectors in Zimbabwe that are still competitive regionally and globally. According to the World

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On a stairway to heaven

On a stairway to heaven

On a stairway to heaven Less than 70km north of Johannesburg lies the Magaliesberg, a modest mountain range composed mainly of quartzites.   The Magaliesberg rises at a point south of the Pilanesberg (and the Pilanesberg National Park) to form a curved prominence that intersects suburban Pretoria before it peters out some 50km to the east, just south of Bronkhorstspruit. The highest

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African roads less travelled

African roads less travelled

African roads less travelled The WhyAfrica Road Trip concept was born more than 23 years ago on a winding dirt road in remote Namibia. By Leon Louw, owner of WhyAfrica and editor of the WhyAfrica magazine Our unscheduled stop happened about 60km from Rundu on the way to Divundu in the Caprivi Strip. In the

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Barrick’s data-driven exploration in Tanzania

Barrick’s data-driven exploration in Tanzania

Barrick’s data-driven exploration in Tanzania Barrick Gold and Lake Victoria Gold’s phased exploration approach in Tanzania allows for data-driven decision-making. TSX listed Lake Victoria Gold’s Tembo Project originally comprised seven prospecting licenses adjacent to Barrick Gold’s Bulyanhulu Mine located in the Lake Victoria goldfield of northern Tanzania. In late 2021 Lake Victoria Gold sold six

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Mining rejuvenates Mozambique’s massive potential

Mining rejuvenates Mozambique’s massive potential

Mining rejuvenates Mozambique’s massive potential Foreign investors, especially in the mining sector, are making a welcome return to a resurgent Mozambique. By Leon Louw, owner of WhyAfrica and editor of the WhyAfrica magazine    Mozambique is back on the map after a devasting and violent attack by Islamic State-linked militants on the French firm TotalEnergies’s

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The headwinds of Africa

The headwinds of Africa

The headwinds of Africa Although economies are recovering, increased conflict in West Africa and climatic shocks are hampering growth. By Leon Louw, owner of WhyAfrica and editor of the WhyAfrica magazine According to the April issue of the World Bank’s “Africa’s Pulse” report, economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa is expected increase to 3.4% this year,

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Digital innovation in tailings dam management

Digital innovation in tailings dam management

Digital innovation in tailings dam management Technological and digital innovation is set to drive industry best practice in tailings dam management. While many mining companies have invested considerable effort in meeting the first Global Industry Standard on Tailings Management’s (GISTM) compliance deadline of August 2023, the real work starts now. The GISTM was published three

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Kal Tire and Pitcrew AI forge worldwide alliance

Kal Tire and Pitcrew AI forge worldwide alliance

Kal Tire and Pitcrew AI forge worldwide alliance Kal Tire’s Mining Tire Group and Pitcrew AI recently announced their global mining partnership. The signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) solidifies the existing collaboration between the two organisations and designates Kal Tire’s Mining Tire Group as Pitcrew AI‘s preferred global partner. The agreement capitalises on Kal Tire’s

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Walkabout’s Lindi Graphite takes a huge step in Tanzania

Walkabout’s Lindi Graphite takes a huge step in Tanzania

Walkabout’s Lindi Graphite takes a huge step in Tanzania The Lindi Jumbo Graphite Mine has started concentrating ore. Commissioning activities continue to ramp up at ASX listed Walkabout Resources’ Lindi Jumbo Graphite Mine in Tanzania. The company recently started producing ore at is 40ktpa its brand new   mine. Lindi Jumbo is the first new major

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WhyAfrica’s Pick Of The Week is Lotus’s uranium projects in Botswana and Malawi

WhyAfrica’s Pick Of The Week is Lotus’s uranium projects in Botswana and Malawi

WhyAfrica’s Pick Of The Week is Lotus’s uranium projects in Botswana and Malawi ASX listed Lotus Resources is advancing the Letlhakane uranium project in Botswana and restarting Kayelekera in Malawi. By Leon Louw owner of WhyAfrica and editor of the WhyAfrica magazine.     With uranium in vogue again as the world’s appetite for nuclear energy

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Tracking greenfields exploration and mining projects across Africa

Tracking greenfields exploration and mining projects across Africa

Tracking greenfields exploration and mining projects across Africa Several exploration and development projects are forging ahead. In our latest article in a series of WhyAfrica reports focussing on African exploration and mining projects that we follow, we look at copper and cobalt in Zambia and Angola, graphite in Tanzania and lithium in Ghana. Ivanhoe Mines’

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Africa’s early-stage exploration trends

Africa’s early-stage exploration trends S & P Global’s World Exploration Trends 2024 report makes for interesting reading if early-stage mineral exploration projects are on your radar.     According to the report, Africa’s exploration budget was USD1.27-billion for 2023, down 3.4%, slightly more than the global average. The largest decline came from Mali as the country’s budget

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