Mining

11 Aug 2022

Gabon extends Genmin’s exploration licenses

Gabon extends Genmin’s exploration licenses The Ministry of Mines in Gabon has extended Australian listed Genmin’s Baniaka and Bakoumba exploration licenses for another six years. Genmin is an African iron […]
8 Aug 2022

Doors to mining opened by women engineers and scientists

Doors to mining opened by women engineers and scientists Women working as consulting engineers and scientists are opening doors of opportunity in mining, breaking down discriminatory attitudes and creating role […]
8 Aug 2022

Loncor makes further inroads in DRC gold belt

Loncor makes further inroads in DRC gold belt TSX listed Loncor Gold has applied for an exploitation permit for the development of its early stage Makapela gold resource in the […]
7 Aug 2022

Building social engagement into tailings management

Building social engagement into tailings management Tailings facility owners are facing the challenge of how to practically integrate social impacts with the systems that manage tailings – as required by […]
6 Aug 2022

Angola wealth fund buys into Pensana’s green narrative

Angola wealth fund buys into Pensana’s green narrative   Fundo Soberano de Angola (FSDEA), the Angolan Sovereign Wealth Fund, has made a further equity investment of USD10-million into the development […]
4 Aug 2022

WhyAfrica Road Trip 2022: Southern Africa is alive and kicking!

WhyAfrica Road Trip 2022: Southern Africa is alive and kicking! After spending the last 42 days travelling almost 9000km overland between five Southern African countries, and visiting 32 project sites […]
3 Aug 2022

Akobo’s Segele in Ethiopia is WhyAfrica’s Pick Of The Week

Akobo’s Segele in Ethiopia is WhyAfrica’s Pick Of The Week   Scandinavian based Akobo Minerals is ramping up activities in preparation to start mining at the Segele gold project in […]
27 Jul 2022

Tlou Energy forges ahead with gas-to-power project in Botswana

Tlou Energy forges ahead with gas-to-power project in Botswana Work on Australian company Tlou Energy’s 100km transmission line from the company’s Lesedi Gas-to-Power project to the town of Serowe in […]
25 Jul 2022

Twin Hills on a fast-track timeframe

Twin Hills on a fast-track timeframe  TSX listed Osino Resources’ Twin Hills gold project close to Karabib in Namibia remains on a fast-tracked timeframe. The publication of the Twin Hills […]
24 Jul 2022

New deal accelerates Trigon’s Kombat development in Namibia

New deal accelerates Trigon’s Kombat development in Namibia TSX listed Trigon Metals has signed a non-binding term sheet with Sprott Resource Streaming and Royalty Corp. and Sprott Mining Inc. for […]
21 Jul 2022

Unregulated coal mining in Zimbabwe could result in environmental degradation

Unregulated coal mining in Zimbabwe could result in environmental degradation      Although mining in the Hwange coal belt could benefit the country immensely, unregulated activities in the region could lead […]
18 Jul 2022

New mining contractor ups development rates at Otjikoto

New mining contractor ups development rates at Otjikoto Development rates at B2Gold’s Wolfshag underground mine at the Otjikoto gold project in Namibia have improved significantly after a new mining contractor […]
15 Jul 2022

Reducing mine closure liability with ESG in mind

Reducing mine closure liability with ESG in mind  Mining companies are under increased pressure from regulators, investors, and communities to manage social and environmental risks arising from mine closure and […]
12 Jul 2022

Open pit mining at Prieska becomes more attractive

Open pit mining at Prieska becomes more attractive  Orion Minerals has received highly encouraging initial assay results from its flagship Prieska Copper-Zinc Project in South Africa’s Northern Cape Province. WhyAfrica […]
7 Jul 2022

Trigon advances towards commercial production

Trigon advances towards commercial production Trigon Metal’s Kombat mine close to Tsumeb in Namibia is advancing towards achieving commercial production. The restart of the Kombat Mine has been a tremendous […]
6 Jul 2022

Uranium boom a boost for Namibian projects

Uranium boom a boost for Namibian projects The recent surge in the uranium price is expected to boost several Namibian projects that have been put on ice. By Tomas Aipanda […]
5 Jul 2022

Exploration companies up the ante on Namibia’s golden highway

Exploration companies up the ante on Namibia’s golden highway Uranium, lead, zinc, rare earths, gold, lithium, and marble. That’s on the mining menu when you drive 170km along the B2 […]
4 Jul 2022

Down-hole uranium drilling in Zambia returns positive results

Down-hole uranium drilling in Zambia returns positive results    Drilling at Canadian based exploration and development company GoviEx’s uranium project in Zambia have returned positive results. The company is also […]
3 Jul 2022

Namibia paints a green and gold future

Namibia paints a green and gold future Namibia’s canvas is being painted with elegant brush strokes and soft shades of green and gold. By Leon Louw, owner and editor of […]
2 Jul 2022

How uranium mine and living fossils co-exist

How uranium mine and living fossils co-exist For the next two days of our Road Trip, WhyAfrica will explore the Erongo region of Namibia, known for its unique and extremely […]
1 Jul 2022

Safely resolving reactive ground when blasting

Safely resolving reactive ground when blasting When a South African zinc mine experienced a premature detonation in one of its blastholes, blasting experts were soon on site to investigate the […]
30 Jun 2022

B2Gold’s share agreement a vote of confidence for Osino

B2Gold’s share agreement a vote of confidence for Osino In a landmark agreement B2Gold Corp has agreed to amend the acquisition agreement with TSX listed Osino Resources for the sale […]
28 Jun 2022

Third revolution about to transform tranquil Lüderitz

Third revolution about to transform tranquil Lüderitz If you follow developments in Africa and you haven’t flagged Lüderitz in Namibia yet, you might be missing a trick. Plans for several […]
27 Jun 2022

Kolmanskuppe diamonds: a journey into the past

Kolmanskuppe diamonds: a journey into the past It is hard to believe that the sand covered town of Kolmanskuppe, close to the port of Lüderitz in the south of Namibia, […]
26 Jun 2022

SA’s mining future rests on exploration turnaround

SA’s mining future rests on exploration turnaround The Junior Indaba, held in Johannesburg earlier this month, highlighted once again that South Africa is losing ground on the exploration and junior […]
25 Jun 2022

New adits extend life at Kangra

New adits extend life at Kangra WhyAfrica visited Menar’s Kangra operation in mid-June amidst increased demand for coal worldwide as sanctions on Russian exports started to bite. By Leon Louw […]
24 Jun 2022

Endangered species wilt under poaching onslaught

Endangered species wilt under poaching onslaught Unique and endangered vegetation that occurs in the isolated inselbergs of the Succulent Karoo Biome of the Northern Cape have become the target of […]
22 Jun 2022

Prieska: The great hope of SA’s Northern Cape

Prieska: The great hope of SA’s Northern Cape Work at Orion Mineral’s Prieska copper and zinc project in Copperton, South Africa is ramping up after Covid-19 temporarily slowed down progress […]
21 Jun 2022

Crushing historic rock provides jobs in Stilfontein

Crushing historic rock provides jobs in Stilfontein  The Witwatersrand basin continues giving. Maybe not in the form of pure gold as it has done on the prolific gold belt south-west […]
20 Jun 2022

Road Trip rolls through SA’s historic gold belt

Road Trip rolls through SA’s historic gold belt WhyAfrica kicks off its inaugural Southern Africa Overland Road trip in a brand-new Toyota Landcruiser apply named Gondwana by our Gold and […]