13 Aug 2022

SADC learns from Sahel in Great Green Wall strategy

SADC learns from Sahel in Great Green Wall strategy Africa is drawing from its own lessons as it works toward land degradation neutrality (LDN), with the Southern African Development Community […]
10 Aug 2022

Grid digitisation key to integration of renewable energy sources

Grid digitisation key to integration of renewable energy sources  As global utilities try to fast track their journeys towards achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050, more focus is needed […]
8 Aug 2022

Doors to mining opened by women engineers and scientists

Doors to mining opened by women engineers and scientists Women working as consulting engineers and scientists are opening doors of opportunity in mining, breaking down discriminatory attitudes and creating role […]
7 Aug 2022

Building social engagement into tailings management

Building social engagement into tailings management Tailings facility owners are facing the challenge of how to practically integrate social impacts with the systems that manage tailings – as required by […]
6 Aug 2022

Angola wealth fund buys into Pensana’s green narrative

Angola wealth fund buys into Pensana’s green narrative   Fundo Soberano de Angola (FSDEA), the Angolan Sovereign Wealth Fund, has made a further equity investment of USD10-million into the development […]
5 Aug 2022

Dealing with Kampala’s solid waste

Dealing with Kampala’s solid waste The Greater Kampala Metropolitan Area (GKMA) has appointed a professional team to assist in implementing a solid waste management plan for Kampala, Uganda’s capital city. […]
4 Aug 2022

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 […]
2 Aug 2022

Batoka ready to open refurbished Zambezi Sands River Lodge

Batoka ready to open refurbished Zambezi Sands River Lodge ADVERTORIAL CONTENT Batoka Hospitality, a luxury ecotourism and community development group, is preparing to open the doors of its magical Zambezi […]
31 Jul 2022

Illegal collectors a threat to Southern Africa succulents

Illegal collectors a threat to Southern Africa succulents   Southern Africa’s succulent plants are experiencing unprecedented rates of decline due to combined impacts of climate change and illegal collecting to supply […]
25 Jul 2022

The importance of financing a sustainable future

The importance of financing a sustainable future  While climate change may have taken a back seat in a news cycle dominated by Covid-19, war and the cost-of-living crisis, the risks […]
21 Jul 2022

Unregulated coal mining in Zimbabwe could result in environmental degradation

Unregulated coal mining in Zimbabwe could result in environmental degradation      Although mining in the Hwange coal belt could benefit the country immensely, unregulated activities in the region could lead […]
15 Jul 2022

Reducing mine closure liability with ESG in mind

Reducing mine closure liability with ESG in mind  Mining companies are under increased pressure from regulators, investors, and communities to manage social and environmental risks arising from mine closure and […]
14 Jul 2022

Botswana tourism bounces back after Covid knock

Botswana tourism bounces back after Covid knock Although the impact of Covid-19 on the conservation efforts and the tourism industry in Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe was substantial, these sectors […]
10 Jul 2022

Climate change: How much more heat can birds take?

Climate change: How much more heat can birds take? A project led by the University of Pretoria looks at how extreme heat affects different bird species Rising temperatures because of […]
3 Jul 2022

Namibia paints a green and gold future

Namibia paints a green and gold future Namibia’s canvas is being painted with elegant brush strokes and soft shades of green and gold. By Leon Louw, owner and editor of […]
2 Jul 2022

How uranium mine and living fossils co-exist

How uranium mine and living fossils co-exist For the next two days of our Road Trip, WhyAfrica will explore the Erongo region of Namibia, known for its unique and extremely […]
1 Jul 2022

Seafood production can meet future demand says UP expert

Seafood production can meet future demand says UP expert Despite the challenges of climate change and overfishing, studies suggest that seafood production can be sustainably expanded to meet future food […]
24 Jun 2022

Endangered species wilt under poaching onslaught

Endangered species wilt under poaching onslaught Unique and endangered vegetation that occurs in the isolated inselbergs of the Succulent Karoo Biome of the Northern Cape have become the target of […]