20 May 2022

Will SA’s new environmental bill lure mining investors?

Will SA’s new environmental bill lure mining investors? Once the South African president signs NEMLAA4, it will introduce greater certainty on environmental requirements, helping to improve the country’s attractiveness for […]
18 May 2022

African mining sector set for strong growth in 2022

African mining sector set for strong growth in 2022 With mining companies currently enjoying high prices, exceptional production performance and robust supply chains, Standard Bank’s mining team anticipates that the […]
15 May 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 […]
13 May 2022

Kal Tire’s African growth in the wake of Covid-19

Kal Tire’s African growth in the wake of Covid-19 Despite Covid-19 lockdowns and supply chain constraints, tyre management company Kal Tyre has seen continued growth in the Southern African countries […]
12 May 2022

Steady ESG advances in African mining

Steady ESG advances in African mining Africa’s mining sector is showcasing a real shift from high-level carbon neutrality intentions to some exciting and practical first steps on the journey to […]
12 May 2022

Opportunity for Africa to fill the commodity gap

Opportunity for Africa to fill the commodity gap Forecasts suggest that in the near future the global economy will be facing a ‘commodity gap’ as the demand for battery minerals […]
11 May 2022

Solar can save small-scale miners

Solar can save small-scale miners Although there is a lot of hype around the energy transition and mining companies migrating to renewable energy sources, the reality, especially for smaller mines […]
9 May 2022

Mining Indaba back to live in Cape Town in 2022

Mining Indaba back to live in Cape Town in 2022 With covid-19 restrictions now significantly eased internationally – not least in South Africa – the Mining Indaba’s organisers, Hyve Group, […]
3 May 2022

Oil and gas: Let the people decide

Oil and gas: Let the people decide   The discovery of oil and gas off the coast of Namibia, South Africa and Mozambique is good news for the Southern African region. […]
1 May 2022

Unplanned development threatens bat habitat

Unplanned development threatens bat habitat Large-scale development and inadequate conservation plans have resulted in changes to natural habitats and exposed previously unencountered animal species to human interaction. The University of […]
30 Apr 2022

Project bonds support Egypt’s green ambitions

Project bonds support Egypt’s green ambitions Renewable energy provider Scatec and its partners have refinanced the non-recourse project debt for six solar power plants in Egypt, with a total capacity […]
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

Sustainability standards to support small-scale farming

Sustainability standards to support small-scale farming Agro-processing companies in Africa are increasingly playing a more active role in supporting upstream players in their supply chain, to remove risk and ensure […]
23 Apr 2022

Forestry’s fight against climate change

Forestry’s fight against climate change Earth Day is a good time to reflect and think about sustainability and how we can limit our impact. Earth Day, celebrated annually on April […]
20 Apr 2022

The future of mining is extreme

The future of mining is extreme  Extreme weather conditions have a profound impact on mining operations and are projected to increase in the future. By Nicolaas C Steenkamp The frequency […]
18 Apr 2022

Future Ecosystems for Africa programme launched in South Africa

Future Ecosystems for Africa programme launched in South Africa The Oppenheimer Generations Research and Conservation last week launched the Future Ecosystems For Africa programme at the University of the Witwatersrand […]
13 Apr 2022

ESG an imperative for long-term mining in Africa

ESG an imperative for long-term mining in Africa Environmental, social and governance (ESG) imperatives have taken a prominent role in decision-making across the African mining sector, with intensified awareness from […]
12 Apr 2022

Mine with renewables to protect your balance sheet

Mine with renewables to protect your balance sheet The energy crisis brought about by the instability in Europe and the resultant spike in fossil fuel prices have strengthened the case […]