Mining

26 Jul 2021

Mining sector steps up to address energy challenges

By John Lewis, Managing Director, Aggreko Africa 26 July 2021 – The mining sector has stepped up to address its energy challenges, despite facing complex economic and environmental challenges. Changing […]
25 Jul 2021

All roads lead to Durban

By Leon Louw founder and editor of WhyAfrica 25 July 2021 – All roads lead to Durban in KwaZulu-Natal. A sobering and perplexing thought, but a fact that will change, […]
24 Jul 2021

Sudan could be a breadbasket but security remains a concern

By Leon Louw, founder and editor of WhyAfrica  24 July 2021 – Sudan could be the breadbasket of North and East Africa, but safety and security remains a concern that […]
23 Jul 2021

Zimbabwe on a drive to entice investors and boost energy security

23 July 2021 – Zimbabwe is on a drive to entice investors and boost the country’s energy security. This is according to African Energy Chamber Executive Chairman NJ Ayuk, who […]
22 Jul 2021

New agricultural initiative to empower DRC farmers

22 July 2021 – A new agricultural initiative, led by the ERG Africa, is earmarked to empower DRC farmers in the Haut-Katanga province, close to ERG Africa’s Frontier copper project. […]
21 Jul 2021

Segilola in Nigeria is WhyAfrica’s Pick of the Week

By Leon Louw, founder and editor of WhyAfrica 21 July 2021 – The mills have started turning at TSX listed Thor Explorations’ flagship gold project. Segilola in Nigeria is WhyAfrica’s […]
11 Jul 2021

Tanzanian president and Barrick Gold reviews progress at Twiga

By Leon Louw, founder and editor of WhyAfrica 11 July 2021 – Tanzanian president Samia Suluhu Hassan and Barrick Gold CEO Mark Bristow has met to review progress at Twiga, […]
7 Jul 2021

How I became an Ivanhoe/Friedland-believer

By Leon Louw founder and editor of WhyAfrica 07 July 2021 – The fact that TSX listed Ivanhoe Mines delivered its first truckloads of copper concentrate from the Kamoa-Kakula mine […]
1 Jul 2021

Prospect Resources delivers first petalite in Zimbabwe

01 July 2021 – ASX listed Prospect Resources delivered the first commercially saleable petalite in Zimbabwe when the officially opened the Arcadia  pilot plant close to the capital Harare yesterday. […]
27 Jun 2021

Sudan signs nine concession agreements for gold

By: This article was first published by Reuters 27 June 2021 – According Sudan the Sudanese state news agency Suna, Sudan recently signed nine concession agreements for gold and copper […]
27 Jun 2021

Hybrid energy: the road to carbon neutrality

By John Lewis 28 June 2021 – Hybrid solutions should be sitting at the centre of every energy discussion in Africa. Hybrid energy is the road to carbon neutrality. The […]
27 Jun 2021

AfriTin in Namibia is WhyAfrica’s pick of the week

By Leon Louw founder and editor of WhyAfrica 29 June 2021 – After starting production in November 2019 AfriTin Mining’s Uis tin mine in Namibia is steadily operating at nameplate […]
27 Jun 2021

Easier road ahead for SA junior miners?

27 June 2021 – Junior miners are hoping that the brighter mood in South Africa’s mining sector will translate practically into more exploration and development, with government taking an active […]
27 Jun 2021

Renewable energy an enabler for remote mines

By Leon Louw, founder and editor of WhyAfrica 20 June 2021 – Renewable energy has become a key enabler of change as the movement towards a greener future gathers momentum. […]
27 Jun 2021

WhyAfrica’s Hawks Eye is on Akobo in Ethiopia

By Leon Louw founder and editor of WhyAfrica 27 June 2021 – Despite the crisis in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, there are still good opportunities for gold explorers in this vast […]
24 Jun 2021

The second commodity crunch

By Dr Nicolaas C. Steenkamp, geological consultant at Bowline Professional Services 24 June 2021 – Following the first commodity crunch in 2020 when production from mines were curtailed by Covid-19 […]
23 Jun 2021

The benefit of upskilling artisanal miners

23 June 2021 – In a country like the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where artisanal miners account for up to 20% of the cobalt ore that is mined, […]
18 Jun 2021

Cobalt is critical for worldwide electric mobility

18 June 2021 – During last month’s Cobalt Conference a special focus was placed on the critical role that cobalt will play in enabling electric mobility across the globe. Most […]
14 Jun 2021

Purchasing mining equipment at auctions in Africa has never been easier

By Leon Louw founder and editor of WhyAfrica 15 June 2021 – Mining auctions used to be a great place where miners mingled while looking for the best equipment at […]
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 […]