Sustainability and Conservation

26 Jan 2021

Why projects to adapt to climate change backfire.

26 January 2021 – A study and review by the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) and the University of Oxford tried to determine why projects to adapt to climate […]
26 Jan 2021

Fencing-in could have killed 350 elephants in Botswana.

26 January 2021 – A UPled study by the University of Pretoria in South Africa has revealed that the fencing-in of Botswana elephants could explain why 350 elephants died in […]
24 Jan 2021

Covid-19 could reverse African conservation gains.

By Edwin Tambara at the African Wildlife Foundation (www.AWF.org) 24 January 2021 – Covid-19 is a specter that has disrupted the balancing act of survival for humans and endangered species. […]
16 Jan 2021

Are we entering the Age of Aluminium?

16 January 2021 – The construction of renewables demands lighter materials with recycling credentials, and in a new world the steel age may soon become the Age of Aluminium. The […]
15 Jan 2021

B2Gold’s Rhino bars sold out.

15 January 2021 – Canadian gold mining company B2Gold’s entire inventory of limited-edition Rhino Gold Bars have been sold. The proceeds are used for community development in Namibia. B2Gold announced […]
6 Jan 2021

Transforming the South Africa environmental sector

06 January 2020 – South Africa’s National Council of Provinces is considering the National Environmental Management Laws Amendment Bill, in a bid to transform the South African environmental sector. “The […]
1 Jan 2021

IRENA and AfDB scale up renewable energy in Africa

01 January 2021 – The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) has scaled up investment in renewable energy in Africa. IRENA) and the AfDB have […]
31 Dec 2020

Energy balance is key in Africa

By NJ Ayuk 31 December 2020 – Africa stands at a juncture where the transition from fossil fuels to renewables intersects with the economic benefits of a strategically managed oil […]
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 […]
27 Dec 2020

Kenya and the road towards Vision 2030

27 December 2020 – Despite challenges the Kenyan government has continued to make positive strides towards infrastructure development. Kenya is well on the road towards Vision 2030. The planned expansion […]
26 Dec 2020

Farmers in Namibia assist with elephant management

By Ellanie Smit 27 December 2020 – Three agricultural unions in Namibia has submitted a final draft of a document to the Namibian Ministry of the Environment and Tourism, which […]
25 Dec 2020

Funds help promote ecotourism in Congo Brazzavile

25 December 2020 – Congo Brazzaville’s Congo Conservation Company (CCC) recently signed a USD14-million funding agreement to implement an ecotourism development project in the Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park in the north […]
19 Dec 2020

Electro-desalination water treatment solutions for Africa

19 December 2020 – With South Africa experiencing continuing drought conditions, engineering company Zutari has developed an electro-desalination water treatment solution for industries that rely heavily on water. With South […]
17 Dec 2020

Green energy an opportunity for African mining

17 December 2020 – The trend towards green energy and decarbonisation is an opportunity for African mining rather than a threat.     Africa’s minerals sector should seize the opportunities presented […]
15 Dec 2020

Illegal fishing trawlers nabbed in Benin

05 January 2020 – Two illegal fishing trawlers were nabbed in Benin, West Africa, in December 2020 by the conservation organisation Sea Shepherd’s crew and armed Benin navy sailors. In […]
12 Dec 2020

Will South Africa secure its water supply?

21 December 2020 – South Africa, like many other regions in Africa, is a water scarce country. With ageing infrastructure, the big question is whether South Africa will secure its […]
5 Dec 2020

Why you should invest in Africa?

05 December 2020 – After a year dominated by Covid-19, WhyAfrica believes that there are still many reasons why companies should invest in Africa. As the curtains come down on […]
15 Nov 2020

Norgold supports forest initiative in Burkina Faso

15 November 2020 – With an increased focus on social and environmental programmes by mining companies, Norgold’s community forest initiative in Burkina Faso is a good example of what private […]
12 Nov 2020

Namibia home to first kelp farm

By Inès Magoum (Afrik21) 12 November 2020 – Dutch sustainable oceanic aquaculture company Kelp Blue has been chosen to develop a giant kelp farm on the Namibian coast near the […]
9 Nov 2020

License to operate the top risk in 2020

By LM Louw 09 November 2020 – Covid-19 has altered the operating environment for the extractive sector. It is hardly a surprise that “the license to operate” is the top […]
6 Nov 2020

When developing, preserve African heritage

06 November 2020 – Although extractive activities, agriculture and infrastructure development are important building blocks for African countries, it should not be done at the expense of the unique cultural […]
28 Oct 2020

Degraded forests benefit farmers

28 October 2020 – An innovative project that repurposes and rehabilitates old forest land results in degraded forests that benefit farmers in countries like Ghana. For years, Christiana Akwabea admired […]
27 Oct 2020

Tropical forests could solve climate change questions

By Inès Magoum   27 October 2020 – Tropical forests in the Congo Basin serve as carbon sinks and could solve climate change questions. Forests and climate change. What is the […]
23 Oct 2020

Africa’s Covid-19 response

23 October 2020 – The African Development Bank (AfDB) recently discussed Africa’s Covid-19 response. Several African economies are sustained by the extractive industry, with most national budgets dependent on mining […]
20 Oct 2020

Global warming affects elephants in Gabon

By Boris Ngounou The article was first published by Afrik21 and somervillesustainableconservation 20 October 2020 – Climate change has a detrimental affect on the elephant population in the Lopé National […]
20 Oct 2020

Bioremediation: ethical and cost-effective

20 October 2020 – The laws regulating waste management are designed to protect both human health and that of the environment and require companies to take reasonable measures to ensure […]
19 Oct 2020

Clinton initiative a boost for Malawi farmers

19 October 2020 – The Clinton Foundation and its partner Africa Improved Foods (AIF) are helping to source soybeans from farming communities in Malawi for the AIF market in Rwanda, […]
18 Oct 2020

Mining waste to fight climate change

18 October 2020 – Dealing with the residual waste after companies have abandoned mining sites is a major challenge. It is an extremely costly exercise. Despite the potential to create […]
16 Oct 2020

A power plant boost for the Niger Delta

16 October 2020 – The Niger Delta region in southern Nigeria is an area with a chequered history of exploitation. Now it is set to benefit from a renewable energy […]
9 Oct 2020

Private sector to bolster conservation in Rwanda

04 October 2020 – In a significant move the Rwandan government has approved a draft for a new law that will enable private companies to venture into wildlife conservation for […]