Sectors

24 Nov 2020

Trading agreement to transform DRC cobalt sector

24 November 2020 – State owned Congolese mining company Entreprise Générale du Cobalt (EGC) has signed an offtake agreement with global commodity trader Trafigura with the aim to transform the […]
23 Nov 2020

Private investment will strengthen fragile African states

By LM Louw for WhyAfrica 23 November 2020 – Private investment, in tandem with other forms of funding, can strengthen fragile African states and improve the outlook of its people. […]
22 Nov 2020

African Development Bank calls for Faster Industrialisation of African Economies

22 November 2020 – The African Development Bank counts industrialising Africa as one of its high-5 key strategic aims, critical for the transformation of African economies At the forefront of […]
21 Nov 2020

Zimbabwe pins hope on oil and gas

21 November 2020 – Australian based Invictus Energy has commenced field operations at the Muzarabani oil and gas project (part of the Cabora Bassa project) in Zimbabwe.  Despite significant economic […]
20 Nov 2020

Pick of the week is Altus’ Diba project in Mali

By LM Louw 20 November 2020 – Despite a new government and talk of reviewing mining regulations, Mali still offers huge opportunities for gold exploration. London based Altus Strategies are […]
19 Nov 2020

New filter for Burundi water

19 November 2020 – Social enterprise Business Connect recently received global certification from the World Health Organisation (WHO) for its VF100 Home Filter. Business Connect partnered with Amazi Water, an […]
19 Nov 2020

IFC invests in Malian quicklime

19 November 2020 – The International Finance Corporation (IFC) announced that it will invest close to €9-million in Malian quicklime and agriculture lime producer Carrières et Chaux du Mali (CCM). […]
19 Nov 2020

Greening intra-African trade is key to sustainable industrialisation

By Dr Henok Asmelash – lecturer at Birmingham Law School, the University of Birmingham 19 November 2020 – Ensuring the sustainability of their industrialisation is not just a matter of […]
19 Nov 2020

Addressing climate change risks in mining

19 November 2020 – Climate change is adding to the growing number of risks faced by mining companies. Addressing climate change risks has become a priority in the mining industry.  […]
18 Nov 2020

Infrastructure projects to unlock African growth

By L.M. Louw  18 November 2020 – Infrastructure projects in Botswana and Zimbabwe could unlock growth potential throughout the region. Crossing impassable rivers, bad roads and bureaucratic border posts are […]
17 Nov 2020

Osino’s Namibian gold discoveries much more than a Barking Dog

17 November 2020 – TSX listed Osino Resources’ new gold discoveries in Namibia indicate the potential to double the mineralised strike at its Twin Hills Central (THC) project.     Osino […]
16 Nov 2020

PV’s can solve Africa’s electricity problems

16 November 2020 – With the move away from fossil fuels, the use of solar photovoltaic devices is becoming more popular. Solar PV’s is an extremely efficient way of generating […]
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 […]
14 Nov 2020

Mozambique withdraws prospecting licenses

14 November 2020 – The Mozambique government has withdrawn more than 2000 mining prospecting licenses over the last five years because the holders failed to initiate mining activities. According to […]
13 Nov 2020

Uganda’s electricity regulations top class

13 November 2020 – According to the African Development Bank’s Electricity Regulatory Index Report 2020, Uganda tops the list of African countries with the best developed electricity regulatory framework.    […]
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 […]
12 Nov 2020

A new approach to housing and urban development

12 November 2020 – Small entrepreneurs are developing new rental opportunities in functional and connected neighbourhoods introducing a new approach to housing and urban development.   Drawing on the findings of […]
12 Nov 2020

Anglo invests in low emission shipping fleet

11 November 2020 – Diversified mining giant Anglo American has introduced LNG into its chartered shipping fleet for the first time, thereby adding a low emission fleet to its global […]
12 Nov 2020

Deep-sea mineral platform launched ahead of battery boom

11 November 2020 – The World Economic Forum has launched an impartial platform to stimulate discussions about deep-sea mineral mining in the lead up to an anticipated battery boom in […]
12 Nov 2020

African Energy Outlook 2021 now available

12 November 2020 – The African Energy Chamber has released its fantastic African Energy Outlook 2021 report. The full report can be downloaded from the WhyAfrica library at (https://www.whyafrica.co.za/library/) The […]
11 Nov 2020

Energy transition to renewables underway

11 November 2020 – According to the tenth edition of PwC Africa’s Oil & Gas Review 2020 titled Energising a new tomorrow the transition to renewable energy will continue to rapidly gain […]
10 Nov 2020

UCT to become a net zero water university

10 November 2020 – Engineering consultants Zutari will assist the University of Cape Town in South Africa to become a net zero water university by 2050. Implementation of a sustainable […]
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 […]
8 Nov 2020

Africa offers investment returns despite challenges.

Abidjan, Ivory Coast – 08 November 2020 – There are unmatched investment returns in Africa despite the challenges. The consensus among panelists taking part in the AIF’s recent webinar was […]
7 Nov 2020

Pick of the week is the Kayelekera uranium project in Malawi

By LM Louw WhyAfrica 07 November 2020 – With the spot price of uranium rising by 36% since the start of 2020, my pick of the week is ASX listed […]
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 […]
5 Nov 2020

Lime operation a boost for DRC’s cement production

05 November 2020 – The government of the DRC expects a recently commissioned lime kiln at a cement plant to boost the country’s annual cement production substantially.  The kiln at […]
5 Nov 2020

What is really driving the market?

By Avinash Kalkerpersad and Arnold van Graan. 05 November – During a year of extreme volatility, the mining sector has recorded some gains. But what is really driving the market?  […]
4 Nov 2020

Congestion in SA and Namibian oil and gas space

4 November 2020 – Canadian oil and gas company Africa Oil Corp. announced that Impact Oil & Gas has entered into two agreements for exploration areas offshore of South Africa. […]
4 Nov 2020

Oil and gas EPCs prepare for energy transition

04 November 2020 – According to data and analytics company GlobalData, leading oil and gas engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) companies are increasingly shifting their strategies towards cleaner energy segments.   Major oil and gas EPCs have traditionally relied on projects within the oil and gas value chain, building relatively little […]