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Africa’s stars are aligned

Africa’s stars are aligned Despite challenges, African economies remain robust and in the long term, Africa’s outlook is positive. As the global world re-adjusts after Covid-19, Africa’s stars are aligned. By Leon Louw, owner and editor of WhyAfrica Africa faces tough challenges in 2023. Covid-19 lockdowns and the Russia/Ukraine crisis have decimated economies. Lacklustre global […]

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Circular Forcing Pen to calm animals

Circular Forcing Pen to calm animals A new forcing race, manufactured by Tal-Tec, was designed to incorporate unique animal behaviour.    THIS ARTICLE IS AN ADVERTORIAL PROVIDED BY TAL-TEC According to Tal-Tec’s CEO Greg Talbot, one of the company’s early successes was the first Cattle Spray Race. “Traditionally, cattle are plunged into a deep dipping

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Marriott to open 30 African hotels in two years

Marriott to open 30 African hotels in two years Global hotel group Marriott International announced at the Africa Hospitality Investment Forum, held in Taghazout, Morocco recenlty, that it plans expand its operations in Africa with the addition of more than 30 hotels and over 5000 rooms by the end of 2024. According to Karim Cheltout,

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Wacker Neuson and Senwes sign agri agreement

Wacker Neuson and Senwes sign agri agreement Wacker Neuson signs dealership agreement with Senwes Equipment, unlocking mutual growth potential in the agri-mechanisation and service sector Global light and compact equipment specialist, Wacker Neuson, inked a strategic dealership agreement with one of South Africa’s most prominent agri-mechanisation and service companies, Senwes Equipment. In addition to favourable

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WhyAfrica Road Trip Review magazine now available

WhyAfrica Road Trip Review magazine now available A little more than a month after WhyAfrica’s Southern Africa Road Trip finished in an overcast and rainy Johannesburg, our Road Trip Review magazine in now available. By Leon Louw founder and editor of WhyAfrica You can click on the link to download this special edition which focusses

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WhyAfrica membership adds value

WhyAfrica membership adds value You can now subscribe to become a member of WhyAfrica in 2023. Having membership allows you to gain access to valuable information and insight about projects, investments, and natural resources in Africa. By Leon Louw founder and editor of WhyAfrica This doesn’t mean that WhyAfrica’s other offerings are now paid for

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Tyres and the circular economy

Tyres and the circular economy ADVERTORIAL At a time when mining operations are looking to a future with improved ESG, safety and productivity, Kal Tire’s Mining Tire Group is bringing customers impactful, forward-thinking solutions that didn’t exist before. At Electra Mining 2022, Kal Tire presents a host of innovations—from an expanded carbon emissions reporting program

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SA hybrid hotel group adds more properties to growing portfolio

SA hybrid hotel group adds more properties to growing portfolio Hospitality Group Curiocity Africa has added two new properties to their portfolio in Blouberg in the Western Cape of South Africa ADVERTORIAL CONTENT Hybrid hotel group Curiocity will now operate Salt, a 5-star boutique guest house and an adjacent property, “SaltyCrax Backpackers”, a backpacker’s hostel

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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 in the process, all indications are that business in Southern Africa is not only alive and kicking, but, on the ground, the region is making

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Ethiopian Airlines orders Africa’s first A350-1000

Ethiopian Airlines orders Africa’s first A350-1000 Africa’s largest airline, Ethiopia Airlines, has upsized four of its A350-900 on order to the largest variant of the A350 Family, the A350-1000, becoming Africa’s first customer for the aircraft. Ethiopian Airlines has already ordered 22 A350-900s, of which 16 aircraft have been delivered. With the A350-1000 upsizing, Ethiopian

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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 vehicle sponsor Remote Exploration Service this morning.   Our first stop is a crushing and aggregate operation close to the mining town of Stilfontein on

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WhyAfrica’s Road Trip aims to benefit business in Africa

WhyAfrica’s Road Trip aims to benefit business in Africa Two years in the making, WhyAfrica’s Southern Africa Overland Road Trip 2022 will leave Johannesburg on Monday 20 June to embark on a unique experience set to benefit business in Africa and companies doing business on the continent.         By Leon Louw owner and editor of

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Air Côte d’Ivoire opens new route to South Africa

Air Côte d’Ivoire opens new route to South Africa  Air Côte d’Ivoire will be launching the quickest route between Johannesburg, South Africa and Abidjan, in Côte d’Ivoire this month The Johannesburg-Abidjan via Kinshasa route will launch on 29 June 2022 and will be the fastest route between South Africa and Côte d’Ivoire offered by any

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Technology at the forefront of an agricultural revolution

Technology at the forefront of an agricultural revolution           WhyAfrica visited the NAMPO Harvest Day in Bothaville in the Free State in South Africa last month, and judging from the equipment that was on show, the African agricultural sector is undergoing an irreversible technological revolution that will change the industry forever.         From electric vehicles

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WhyAfrica takes to the road

WhyAfrica takes to the road Covid-19 and subsequent restrictions to control the pandemic’s spread, have been devastating for the African continent. An unintended consequence of the calamity is that reliable, grassroots information about doing business in African countries, has been hard to come by. By Leon Louw owner and editor of WhyAfrica In June, July, and August

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Mining opportunities in SADC will favour those in the know

Mining opportunities in SADC will favour those in the know With mining seeing a more sustained improvement in many Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries, miners, and supply partners with experience on the ground are set to have greater gains in the coming year. By Ralf Hennecke, Managing Director of BME Miners in the region

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WhyAfrica’s magazine printed and packed for African road trip

WhyAfrica’s magazine printed and packed for African road trip The April issue of WhyAfrica’s magazine is out and now available in print as well! Readers will be able to hold it in their hands for the first time since we started publishing the magazine last year. The magazine will be handed out across South Africa,

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West Africa set to unlock the power of small businesses

West Africa set to unlock the power of small businesses By Tunde Macaulay In West Africa, small businesses account for close to 50% of GDP and, in some markets, up to 80% of employment. As such, even moderate growth in this sector has the potential to catapult economies onto multifactor growth trajectories. Standard Bank’s recently

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Software developer launches new ESG application

Software developer launches new ESG application Software developer IsoMetrix has launched an all-in-one environmental, social and governance (ESG) management solution that will enable organisations to comprehensively manage and report on their ESG and sustainability performance. The application is built on a new SaaS platform named IsoMetrix Lumina. The ESG product supports corporate sustainability and management

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Rham and Huber’s gonna rock you down to electric avenue

Rham and Huber’s gonna rock you down to electric avenue If you’re a farmer or a miner and still undecided about electric vehicles, why not jump into Rham Equipment and Huber Automative’s new 4×4 Electric Landcruiser? It will take the wind out of your sails without a sound. By Leon Louw owner and editor of

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WhyAfrica hits the road in June and July

WhyAfrica hits the road in June and July This year WhyAfrica returns to doing what it does best. We are getting our boots dirty with on-the ground, in-depth, grassroots reporting from the coalface. By Leon Louw owner and editor of WhyAfrica WhyAfrica’s long awaited Southern African Road trip is happening in June and July, and

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Data to empower small scale farmers

Data to empower small scale farmers Australian based Ocean Protocol, the decentralised data exchange protocol to unlock data for AI and business innovation, has entered into a strategic partnership with Dimitra, an agricultural technology company guided by the mission to deliver technology to help farmers around the globe improve operations and deliver higher yields. Dimitra’s

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SA emerging miners support local manufacturers

SA emerging miners support local manufacturers An emerging mining company in South Africa has given local Original Equipment Manufacturer Bell Equipment the green light by investing in 12 Bell B45E Articulated Dump Trucks (ADTs). According to Gary Bell, Group Chairman at Bell Equipment, the decision by the Alfieri Group to invest in Bell ADTs has

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Legal solution allows construction companies to build more and pay lawyers less

Legal solution allows construction companies to build more and pay lawyers less The contract management process can be complicated and time-consuming for construction companies, often distracting the business from its core pursuit of delivering projects on time and within budget. After several years in the industry, construction contract specialist Cameron Staude, Director and Co-founder at

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Welcome to a new world. Welcome to WhyAfrica

Welcome to a new world. Welcome to WhyAfrica Travel restrictions and Omicron will slow us down, but never stop us. Africa will survive and continue trading and doing business, writes Leon Louw, founder and editor of WhyAfrica. Africa is a resilient continent. Her people have always bounced back after disastrous calamities in the past. They have overcome inhuman exploitation by

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Why farmers should think electric

Why farmers should think electric Green technology like electric vehicles will catapult the African agricultural sector into the future, writes Leon Louw, WhyAfrica founder and editor.  Agriculture will play a vital role in the revival of Africa in the aftermath of Covid-19. The agricultural sector in Africa presents massive opportunities for local entrepreneurs, especially after

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