21 Feb 2021

WhyAfrica’s Hawks Eye is on Sarama’s Tankoro in Burkina Faso

By L.M. Louw 21 February 2021 – WhyAfrica’s Hawks Eye is on Canadian based Sarama Resources’s exploration activities at  the Tankoro gold project in Burkina Faso. The drilling campaign will […]
20 Feb 2021

WhyAfrica’s Pick of the Week is NextSource’s Molo project in Madagascar.

By L.M. Louw. 20 February 2021 – World graphite markets are heading for a significant supply deficit. With legendary former Xstrata CEO Mick Davis behind them, WhyAfrica’s Pick of the […]
19 Feb 2021

Mining in Mozambique to benefit from battery technology.

By Grace Goodrich 19 February 2021 – The gradual transition to renewable energy around the globe will affect several African countries. Mining in Mozambique is set to benefit from battery […]
8 Feb 2021

Mining will be vital in a low carbon future.

08 February 2021 – The fact that mining will be vital in a low-carbon future, was confirmed by the topics prioritised at the recent Investing in African Mining Indaba’s virtual […]
7 Feb 2021

Funding the big constraint for African exploration companies

08 February 2021 – Exploration is a high-risk gamble anywhere in the world. In fragile states of Africa, the political and security risks come into play as well. However, funding […]
7 Feb 2021

Is it not time that the mining industry shares its good news story with Africans?

By L.M. Louw 08 February 2021 – Mining companies are often regarded as the eternal enemy in African communities. This is mostly the results of poor communication. Is it not […]
7 Feb 2021

WhyAfrica’s Hawks Eye is on Twin Hills Central in Namibia

07 February 2021 – Namibia is arguably one of the most attractive mining jurisdictions in Africa. Add to this the country’s unique scenic beauty and scattered shallow gold occurrences, and […]
7 Feb 2021

WhyAfrica’s Hawks Eye is on Barrick’s Kibali gold mine in the DRC.

07 February 2021 – The underground mine at Kibali, one of the prime gold mining projects in Africa, achieved record monthly and quarterly ore production in December 2020 and therefore […]
7 Feb 2021

Pick of the week is Resolute’s Tabakoroni in Mali.

07 February 2021 – With the political situation settling down in Mali after the military coup in August 2020, and the outlook for gold stable to good, our pick of […]
5 Feb 2021

Can mining houses compel employees to be vaccinated?

By Lizle Louw, a Partner at Webber Wentzel  05 February 2021 – As South Africa prepares to roll out the Covid-19 vaccine, the most pressing question is: Can mining houses […]
4 Feb 2021

Shift towards sustainable mining accelerates.

By Nigel Beck, Head of Sustainable Finance, and Mark Buncombe, Head of Mining and Metals at Standard Bank Group. 3 February 2021 – The mining industry’s shift towards a greener, […]
3 Feb 2021

Shift to cleaner energy bodes well for African mining.

By Shirley Webber  03 February 2021 – For all the challenges and the uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the outlook for the mining sector in Africa looks remarkably upbeat. […]
2 Feb 2021

Deloitte’s Global mining and metals report explores key trends.

02 February 2021 – Released yesterday, the 13th annual edition of Deloitte Global’s mining and metals report, Tracking the Trends 2021, explores key trends facing mining and metals companies as […]
25 Jan 2021

Egypt’s gold on the map

25 January 2021 – It is well known that Egypt hosts great gold deposits that has never really been put in the spotlight. However, London company Altus Strategies might just […]
25 Jan 2021

Minergy eyes possible Eskom contract.

25 January 2021 – As China’s thirst for Southern African coal increase in the absence of its Australian products, Botswana based coal mining company Minergy eyes a possible Eskom contract. […]
25 Jan 2021

Pick of the week is Teranga’s Woulo Woulo

25 January 2021 – Early-stage gold exploration projects in Côte d’Ivoire continues delivering interesting results. WhyAfrica’s pick of the week is Canadian company Teranga Gold’s Woulo Woulo discovery at its […]
18 Jan 2021

New energy mix reduces costs at B2Gold’s Fekola

By Luke Witmer, General Manager, Data Science, Wärtsilä Energy Storage and Optimisation 18 January 2021 – In this article we look at how a new energy mix reduces costs at […]
18 Jan 2021

EO data a billion-dollar opportunity for African economies

18 January 2021 – Earth Observation (EO) data provides a billion-dollar opportunity for economies on the African continent, one that could create jobs and build new resilience after Covid-19. A […]
17 Jan 2021

Gas and mining to drive Equatorial Guinea’s growth

17 January 2021 – In Equatorial Guinea’s 100-day plan to overcome economic challenges, gas and mining plays a central role to drive Equatorial Guinea’s growth.     Drilling plans, natural gas […]
13 Jan 2021

African energy will not be green soon.

13 January 2021 – Even though many countries in Africa have started to roll out renewable energy, it is highly unlikely African energy will be green soon.    New research from […]
12 Jan 2021

Montero takes legal action in Tanzania

12 January 2021 – The arbitration case about the Wigu Hill rare earth element project is coming to a head as Montero takes legal action in Tanzania.   The arbitration case […]
11 Jan 2021

African graphite projects to boost global production.

11 January 2021 – New African graphite projects is expected to boost global production, says analytics company GlobalData According to GlobalData, worldwide natural graphite production is expected to grow by […]
9 Jan 2021

Pick of the week is Endeavour’s Fetekro project in Côte d’Ivoire.

By LM Louw 09 January 2021 – Endeavor Mining has great experience of operating in West Africa. The company’s Fetekro gold project  in Côte d’Ivoire is the pick of the […]
9 Jan 2021

Zinc and SA’s rail challenges

By Simon Norton, International Zinc Association Africa Desk  09 January – What is the link between zinc and SA’s rail challenges? Well, zinc may be the answer to SA’s rail […]
8 Jan 2021

Syrah signs MoU for solar in Mozambique

08 January 2021 – Australian company Syrah Resources has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to install solar and battery power at its Balama graphite project in Mozambique. Australian listed […]
7 Jan 2021

Loncor and Barrick strengthen Joint Venture in DRC

07 December 2020 – Last year Loncor Resources and Barrick Gold entered into two new agreements that will see the companies further strengthen their Joint Venture in the DRC. Loncor […]
30 Dec 2020

Africa needs to rebuild fast

30 December 2020 – After Covid-19 and in the new year, Africa needs to rebuild fast. It has to forge strong partnerships in this rebuilding process.   Africa needs to […]
29 Dec 2020

Mining companies empower local entrepreneurs

28 December 2020 – In what can serve as a case study for mining companies in Africa, South African mining giant Exxaro Resources has built strategic partnerships and shown that […]
22 Dec 2020

How Africa can get more from its minerals

03 December 2020 – The mining industry provides opportunities to reinvigorate economic growth across the continent, but there are challenges. Professor Hudson Mtegha at the University of Witwatersrand, School of […]
20 Dec 2020

Smart technology for improved mine safety

20 December 2020 – A team at the University of Pretoria in South Africa has tested smart technology in an effort to improve mine health and safety in the future. […]