Sustainability and Conservation

7 Aug 2020

Orano: worth its salt

A sizeable proportion of the Namibian population on the west coast is dependent on water provided by a desalination plant owned by a mining company. During road trip to Namibia […]
5 Aug 2020

Carbon compliance the key to trade

By Eckart Zollner, Head of Business Development at EDS Systems Africa’s economic survival depends to large extent on trade. However, the ability to trade internationally will be determined by enterprise’s […]
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 […]
1 Aug 2020

Human rights critical during Covd-19 says PAP

The Pan-African Parliament (PAP) has reiterated that respect for human rights across the spectrum including economic, social, civil and political rights, will be critical to a successful public health response […]
1 Aug 2020

EA’s in SA’s RED zones will now only take 147 days

by Garyn Rapson, Kirsty Kilner, Tsoseletso Bogopa at law firm Webber Wentzel ​The South African Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Barbara Creecy has proposed further regulatory changes to expedite the development of […]
31 Jul 2020

Drone technology improves biodiversity

An ambitious project for veld management and ecological research, that combines ancient animal lore with state-of the-art technology, took a step forward this week when five eland were released at […]
30 Jul 2020

Bumbuna to boost Sierra Leone’s energy woes

Funding of USD6-million has been approved for the development of the 143MW Bumbuna Hydro II initiative in Sierra Leone. This is good news in a country where development of the […]
29 Jul 2020

Human-wildlife conflict on the rise in Tsavo

Covid-19 has placed enormous pressure on conservation and national parks around Africa and has resulted in increased tension and conflict between wildlife and communities surrounding national parks. According to an […]
28 Jul 2020

Danish bank funds Ethiopian wind project

Denmark’s largest bank, the Danske Bank, has granted a further USD131.4-million to further fund the Assela wind project in Ethiopia. The project received funding to the tune of USD201-million from […]
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 […]
19 Jul 2020

CAR signs agreement to conserve Chinko

In April this year, non-profit organisation African Parks, signed a significant 25-year public-private partnership agreement with the Government of the Central African Republic (CAR) to conserve the entire Chinko basin, […]
4 Jul 2020

A boost for conservation in West Africa

The protection of one of West Africa’s most important ecosystems and potential tourist attractions was secured recently with a ground-breaking agreement between the government of Benin and non-profit organisation African […]
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 […]