14 Aug 2020

Silver and copper in Morocco is the pick of the week

Market watchers are starting to show an increased interest in silver. Many, in fact, believe that the price of silver is ripe for a rally. The “pick of the week” […]
12 Aug 2020

The uranium giant stirs

With the price of uranium on the up, and demand expected to increase substantially in the next few years, Namibia’s spectacular uranium deposits are back in the news. Several large […]
10 Aug 2020

Namibia’s fields of gold

Osino Resources’ Twin Hills project is one of three significant gold projects in Namibia that is screaming for international attention. Gold’s recent bull run has added further spice to Namibia’s […]
9 Aug 2020

Another milestone for Orion Minerals

ASX listed Orion Minerals’ subsidiary, Prieska Copper Zinc Mine has been granted a 20-year water use licence by the South African National Department of Water and Sanitation. The awarding of […]
8 Aug 2020

Work at new Otjikoto shaft imminent

Vancouver-based B2Gold plans to conduct mining of the Wolfshag zone at its Otjikoto mine in Namibia and has appointed Murray & Roberts Cementation in joint venture with Lewcor Mining to […]
6 Aug 2020

Botswana’s giant leap

The first consignment of coal from the Mmamabula Coalfield destined for South Africa was recently unearthed in the southeast of Botswana. Minergy, a Botswana listed company, loaded a train consisting […]
6 Aug 2020

Why invest in Africa?

Africa, like the rest of the world, will be hard hit by the after- effects of Covid-19. However, in the long-term, Africa will provide great opportunities for investors and companies […]
4 Aug 2020

Robust post-Covid-19 growth in DRC likely

The outlook for growth in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) does not look great in the short term, however, depending on how the political winds blow, economist expect […]
3 Aug 2020

Gold mine invests in conservation

Canadian gold miner B2Gold has launched a great initiative in support of conservation in Namibia. The company, that operates the Otjikoto mine in north central Namibia, introduced the Namibian Rhino […]
2 Aug 2020

Potash a game changer for Eritrea

With a growing world population, demand for food will increase, while the availability of arable land is expected to shrink. Potash, an important fertiliser, could be a game changer for […]
27 Jul 2020

Guinea’s gold is my pick of the week

With the gold price threatening plus USD1900/oz levels, greenfields gold exploration in Africa is suddenly back on the map. Several interesting projects are underway in West Africa, and I have […]
24 Jul 2020

Mines can create more value through local procurement

More and more companies are demanding that mining operations procure goods and services locally, and indeed, mines should create more value through local procurement. Supply chain disruptions caused by Covid-19 […]
23 Jul 2020

Will Egypt become Africa’s powerhouse?

With the two biggest economies on the African continent, South Africa, and Nigeria, in sixes and sevens as the Coronavirus takes it toll, Egypt might become Africa’s new powerhouse       Although […]
23 Jul 2020

Pivotal investments for African recovery

Investments will be pivotal for an African recovery after Covid-19. Last week the Africa Investment Forum’s founding partners unveiled a unified COVID-19 response to support Africa’s private sector, which includes […]
22 Jul 2020

Cohesion needed to focus on renewable energy

There are still many challenges before South Africa moves to a more renewable energy future, but the country is on the right path. However, cohesion is needed to focus on […]
21 Jul 2020

Corona’s severe impact on supply chains leads to innovation

Corona’s impact on supply chains in Africa was severe. Different regulations at different border posts once again highlights the need for more cohesion between African countries   Albie Visser, general […]
21 Jul 2020

Extractive industry needs a conscience

It is no longer business as usual in Africa. The extractive industry needs a conscience. It will no longer be good enough to tick boxes, but companies need to improve […]
20 Jul 2020

Pensana appoints Chinese contractor at Longonjo

Pensana Rare Earths has appointed a Chinese contractor at its Longonjo NdPr project close to Huambo in Central Angola. Pensana is one of a number of mining projects currently being […]
20 Jul 2020

Fertilizer value chain critical to feed Africa

The use of fertilizer in Africa remains well below the global inputs. Fertilizers are mined in several countries, but the fertilizer value chain is critical in Africa. According to the […]
18 Jul 2020

Does power deals mean progress in Sierra Leone?

Sierra Leone has opened its airport and the government has gathered valuable geological data, but electricity constraints might spoil the party.  The question is whether power deals mean progress in […]
14 Jul 2020

B2Gold has the best of both worlds

Canadian company B2Gold’s mining operations in Namibia and Mali are examples of how the extractive industries should go about business in Africa.    Mali and Namibia are two of the most […]
13 Jul 2020

Angola shapes up as mining hotspot

Angola is shaping up to be one of the hotspots for foreign mining and exploration companies trying their luck in Africa. Regardless of the grim outlook painted by rating agencies […]
12 Jul 2020

Afrimat’s future in Africa looks bright as it diversifies further

South African miner Afrimat will diversify its portfolio further with the proposed acquisition of Nkomati Anthracite mine in Mpumalanga. Afrimat’s future looks bright in Africa as it hunts for more […]
10 Jul 2020

A just transition away from coal

South Africa has been dependent on coal as an energy source for many years. There is a realisation, however, that the country needs to move to alternative forms of electricity. […]
4 Jul 2020

Mineral exploration could revive Nigeria

In their drive to diversify the economy away from oil, the Nigerian government has turned their attention to the mining industry. Before the onset of Covid-19, it was, to the […]
27 Jun 2020

Why Africa?

Africa, like the rest of the world, will be hard hit by the after- effects of Covid-19. However, in the long-term, many countries in Africa will provide great opportunities for […]
27 Jun 2020

Why mines should go batty

This article was published in June 2019 in African Mining published by Interact Media Defined Research work on bats at a mining site in the Limpopo Province of South Africa, […]
25 Jun 2020

Namibia: the lure of pegmatites

Namibia is a top-class mining destination. In this article Leon Louw shares some of his first-hand experiences of this country. Leon undertook an extensive road trip to Namibia last year and […]
27 Apr 2020

Sierra Leone conducts geophysical survey to attract mining investors

A first of its kind geophysical survey conducted in Sierra Leone could change the fortunes in a country first ravaged by civil war and then by the Ebola virus, writes […]
25 Apr 2020

Bisie: A smooth operator in the time of Corona

*This article originally appeared on www.coreconsultantsgroup.com TSX listed Alphamin Resources has introduced several measures to increase volumes at its Bisie tin mine in the DRC at a time when most tin operations […]