Mining

21 Sep 2021

Sustainable social transitioning at mine closure starts with paradigm shift

Sustainable social transitioning at mine closure starts with paradigm shift Recognising the assets and opportunities inherent in mine communities throughout the life of mine is one of the first steps […]
21 Sep 2021

Renewables take mainstage in Africa’s race of reduction

Renewables takes mainstage in Africa’s race of reduction    Renewable energy companies are slowly but surely making a dent in the debilitating shortage of electricity in Africa, writes Leon Louw, founder […]
20 Sep 2021

Kropz cleared to start production at Elandsfontein in SA

Kropz cleared to start production at Elandsfontein in SA      London listed phosphate producer Kropz seems to have gained the upper hand in an endless battle to have its Elandsfontein […]
20 Sep 2021

DRDGOLD in South Africa is WhyAfrica’s Pick of the Week

DRDGOLD in South Africa is WhyAfrica’s Pick of the Week DRDGOLD has been instrumental in mopping up the old gold mining dumps in Johannesburg, South Africa. At the same time, […]
18 Sep 2021

Remining potential of old underground workings

Remining potential of old underground workings Improved mining methods and metallurgical processes have given old underground mining operations a second lease on life. Continual improvement and new development in metallurgical […]
17 Sep 2021

DRDGOLD’s retreatment operation in SA nears completion

DRDGOLD’s retreatment operation in SA nears completion South African gold mining company DRDGOLD’s Far West Gold Recoveries (FWGR) surface retreatment operation, near Carletonville in South Africa’s Gauteng Province, is nearing […]
15 Sep 2021

A year of firsts for tire management

A year of firsts for tire management For Kal Tire’s Mining Tire Group, it has been a year of firsts and looking to the future of what it means to […]
14 Sep 2021

How does lightning affect solar panels and wind turbines?

How does lightning affect  solar panels and wind turbines? As the world moves towards renewable energy systems such as solar panels and wind turbines, we have to learn how these […]
11 Sep 2021

Green shoots in mining threatened by shortage of large equipment

Green shoots in mining threatened by shortage of large equipment 11 September 2021 – Disruptions in global supply chains due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in a shortage […]
10 Sep 2021

Fortune will favour miners and suppliers with experience on the ground.

10 September 2021 – With mining seeing a more sustained improvement in many Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries, fortune will favour those miners and supply partners with experience on […]
9 Sep 2021

AWISCA celebrates top 100 women in African supply chains

AWISCA celebrates top 100 women in African supply chains  09 September 2021 – The African Women in Supply Chain Association (AWISCA) recognises, and celebrates, the top 100 women in African […]
7 Sep 2021

Oil, gas and mining projects in West Africa remain a priority despite Guinea’s military coup

07 September 2021- According to several companies operating in the region, their oil, gas and mining projects remain a priority in West Africa despite the military coup in Guinea over […]
4 Sep 2021

Molo in Madagascar is WhyAfrica’s Pick of the Week

04 September 2021 –  Molo in Madagascar is WhyAfrica’s Pick of the Week. It is all systems go for NextSource Materials’s Molo graphite mine in Madagascar.  But if Sir Mick […]
2 Sep 2021

Investments and PPPs will grow South Africa’s economy

By Johan Meyer, Executive Head of Projects and Technology at Exxaro 02 September 2021 – Despite the many challenges, there is hope for South Africa’s economy. Investments and public-private partnerships […]
31 Aug 2021

UMS brings in the heavyweights at Karowe in Botswana

31 August 2021 – United Mining Services (UMS) is bringing in the heavyweight shaft sinkers at the Karowe Diamond mine in Botswana. With a team comprising some of the most […]
29 Aug 2021

Minerals Council concerned about South Africa’s record unemployment

29 August 2021 – The Minerals Council of South Africa is concerned about the country’s record unemployment of announced by StatsSA last week.    South Africa’s shocking unemployment rate of […]
25 Aug 2021

Miners need to invest in renewables to fight global warming

By Leon Louw, founder and editor of WhyAfrica  25 August 2021 – Mining companies should be at the forefront in the battle against climate change. As part of its offensive, […]
22 Aug 2021

Trevali’s Rosh Pinah in Namibia is WhyAfrica’s Pick of the Week

By Leon Louw founder and editor of WhyAfrica 22 August 2021 – With easy access to the recently upgraded Port of Lüderitz and an expansion project in the pipeline, Canadian […]
19 Aug 2021

The 3rd ECOWAS Mining & Petroleum Forum happens in Niamey, Republic of Niger, on 1 – 3 December 2021.

19 August 2021 – The Republic of Niger, Niamey, is the ECOWAS member state hosting the 3rd ECOWAS Mining & Petroleum Forum (ECOMOF 2021), is now taking place on 1 […]
18 Aug 2021

Meeting mining’s challenges

By Marcel Bruyns, Sales Manager, Axis Communications Africa 18 August 2021 – In terms of tough working environments, there aren’t many that are as challenging as mining. And the overriding […]
17 Aug 2021

Prospects for South African coal production remain strong

17 August 2021 – While the global focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues looks to phase out coal as an energy resource, the prospects for South African coal […]
16 Aug 2021

Cobalt faces triple threat in southern Africa

By William Adams, Head of Commodity Markets Research at Fastmarkets 16 August 2021 – Cobalt faces a triple threat in southern Africa. Civil unrest, Covid-19, and supply curbs – three factors that could […]
15 Aug 2021

Kamoa-Kakula mills more than 500,000 tonnes of ore in July

15 August 2021 – TSX listed Ivanhoe mines’ Kamoa-Kakula concentrator plant in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) reached commercial production on 1 July 2021. During July, Kamoa-Kakula milled […]
10 Aug 2021

Orion on an acquisition drive to consolidate copper projects in SA’s Northern Cape

10 August 2021 – ASX and JSE listed Orion Minerals is on an acquisition drive to consolidate several copper licenses and projects in South Africa’s Northern Cape province.   Orion […]
9 Aug 2021

Drilling at Predictive Discovery’s Bankan gold project in Guinea generates excellent widths and grades

09 August 2021 – ASX listed Predictive Discovery has released good results from its five Diamond Drill (DD) and Reverse Circulation (RC) holes (totalling 1498m) at its Bankan Gold Project, […]
5 Aug 2021

Fekola continues producing despite B2Gold’s dispute with the Malian government

05 August 2021 – It is business as usual at Canadian gold mining company B2Gold’s Fekola mine in Mali, even though B2Gold is currently involved in a dispute with the […]
1 Aug 2021

Aucor Auctioneers puts Voorspoed diamond mine’s processing plant under the hammer

06 July 2021 – One of the most efficient diamond processing plants in South Africa will come under the hammer soon when Aucor Auctioneers closes the bid to sell the […]
1 Aug 2021

Botswana’s diversification strategy gathers momentum

By Leon Louw, founder and editor of WhyAfrica 01 August 2021 – Although Covid-19 has presented Botswana with many challenges, the country’s diversification strategy started gathering momentum during this time. […]
1 Aug 2021

Bisie in the DRC is WhyAfrica’s Pick of the Week

By Leon Louw, founder and editor of WhyAfrica 31 July 2021 – Alphamin Resources’ Bisie mine is one of the top tin mines in the world. With a new exploration […]
1 Aug 2021

WhyAfrica’s Hawks Eye is on African Gold’s Kobada in Mali

31 July 2021 – TSX listed African Gold Group has confirmed that oxides and sulphides are to be incorporated into the updated feasibility study at the Kobada gold project in […]