Water Management

25 May 2022

Namibia’s deep dive into its environmental state

Namibia’s deep dive into its environmental state While the widespread natural deserts and resources of Namibia often seem boundless, they are constantly being impacted in ways that highlight the importance […]
27 Apr 2022

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 […]
25 Apr 2022

Gold glitters at Twin Hills

Gold glitters at Twin Hills While continuous drilling is likely to further increase the mineral resources at TSX listed Osino Resources’ gold project in Namibia, the company is fast-tracking development […]
3 Apr 2022

CSIR calls for funding to improve South Africa’s water supply

CSIR calls for funding to improve South Africa’s water supply South Africa’s Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has called for more funding to be directed to water research […]
25 Mar 2022

Kenya’s rain drain

Kenya’s rain drain Heavy downpours are expected in Kenya over Easter which will provide relief from persistent drought. But often, the heavy rainfall leaves chaos in its wake.      By […]
19 Mar 2022

Senegal to host first Water Forum in Sub-Saharan Africa

Senegal to host first Water Forum in Sub-Saharan Africa The ninth edition of the World Water Forum will be held from 21-26 March 2022 in the lake city of Diamniadio, […]
18 Mar 2022

Managing groundwater as a buffer against climate change

Managing groundwater as a buffer against climate change Underfoot, unseen, useful, and often regarded as a limitless resource, groundwater provides a critical service in many parts of Africa, especially during […]
15 Mar 2022

Jukskei river collaboration could hold lessons for Africa

Jukskei river collaboration could hold lessons for Africa  A small but innovative water rehabilitation project in the city of Johannesburg, South Africa, has recently raised considerable public attention locally. Its […]
2 Mar 2022

The importance of managing South Africa’s dams

The importance of managing South Africa’s dams  After good rains many of South Africa‘s major dams are filled to capacity. However, we cannot become complacent By Chetan Mistry South Africa […]
16 Feb 2022

Water and energy vital to halt Africa’s land degradation

Water and energy vital to halt Africa’s land degradation Africa’s rapid urbanisation is placing ongoing pressure on available land and demanding far-sighted and coordinated national responses – as the upcoming […]
14 Feb 2022

WhyAfrica reports from the coalface

WhyAfrica reports from the coalface WhyAfrica is getting its boots dirty in 2022. After almost two years of being stuck behind our desks, we are going back to do what […]
14 Feb 2022

Identifying SDG shortcomings to monitor natural resources

Identifying SDG shortcomings to monitor natural resources The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), laid out by the United Nations in 2015 provides a map to guide and measure the world’s progress […]
2 Feb 2022

World Wetlands Day: SA wine farm shows the way

World Wetlands Day: SA wine farm shows the way Wetlands are often overlooked, neglected and abused – and yet they provide essential eco-services for water and food security. They are […]
31 Jan 2022

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 […]
29 Jan 2022

How water helps us prepare for climate change

How water helps us prepare for climate change The threat of global warming is essentially a threat to water. Rising temperatures impact water cycles, increasing the intensity of rainfall and […]
19 Jan 2022

Non-revenue water an opportunity for SA

Non-revenue water an opportunity for SA Non-revenue water remains a challenge – and yet a significant opportunity – for South African municipalities. According to the World Bank‘s Water Resources Group, […]
13 Jan 2022

Pandemic, climate change raise stakes for SA

Pandemic, climate change raise stakes for SA In the face of Covid-19, climate change and growing economic hardship in South Africa, disaster risk reduction (DRR) should be a priority for […]
2 Jan 2022

Elevating women in water

Elevating women in water A new council of high-level water professionals from across Africa will transform how women’s interests in water are respected. Building on experience from the Nile basin, […]
2 Jan 2022

Hope springs eternal

Hope springs eternal Covid-19’s impact on Africa has been severe, as it has been across the globe. However, hope springs eternal, writes Leon Louw, founder and editor of WhyAfrica.      […]
2 Jan 2022

Business in civil society

Business in civil society Business is important to strengthen civil society. But what is the role of the private sector in the transformation of society? Every organisation or institution should […]
16 Dec 2021

2022 African hotspots

2022 African hotspots For an optimist, there are many opportunities in Africa. However, a handful of countries stand out more than others, writes WhyAfrica founder and editor Leon Louw. Africa’s […]
7 Dec 2021

Pharma in our taps

Pharma in our taps Researchers at the University of Johannesburg in South Africa have developed a method to detect HIV drugs in wastewater and in rivers. Where there are people, […]
4 Dec 2021

Karowe expands sewage treatment facility

Karowe expands sewage treatment facility Lucara Botswana has invested close to R3-million in the expansion of the company’s Karow ediamond mine’s sewage treatment facility. Lucara Botswana’s Karowe diamond mine is […]
30 Nov 2021

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 […]
27 Nov 2021

The link between power security and water

The link between power security and water In summer, people in California in the USA are on the edge of their seats during wildfire season. The U.S. state’s vast forests, […]
26 Nov 2021

Water management key to Kenya’s mining sector

Water management key to Kenya’s mining sector Kenya’s mining industry, which generated an estimated Ksh22.7- billion in 2020, is expected to grow as more operators are set to begin production […]
26 Nov 2021

AfDB approves new water strategy

AfDB approves new water strategy The African Development Bank has approved a new five-year water strategy that aims to increase water security and foster sustainable, green and inclusive growth and […]
29 Oct 2021

Planning for seasonal swings in Kenya

Planning for seasonal swings in Kenya The effects of climate change are becoming more noticeable in Kenya, as the country suffers from another drought in the northern and coastal parts, […]
26 Oct 2021

Afrimat earns their right to mine in the Northern Cape

Afrimat earns their right to mine in the Northern Cape The mining industry has changed gradually but fundamentally over the past decade. Community and environmental issues, regarded by mining companies […]
25 Oct 2021

Potable water for Guinea bauxite mine

Potable water for Guinea bauxite mine Guinea Alumina Corporation (GAC) recently installed a desalination and wastewater treatment plant at their mine and export facility at the Port of Kamsar in […]