21 Jan 2022

UK investors poised to pour billions into Africa’s green economy

UK investors poised to pour billions into Africa’s green economy    Financing institutions in the UK are looking to invest billions of pounds into the development of Africa’s clean infrastructure […]
12 Jan 2022

SA communities win big in Kumba deal

SA communities win big in Kumba deal South African mining giant Kumba Iron Ore has awarded mining contracts worth more than R1.6-billion to black owned and community-based joint ventures to […]
12 Jan 2022

Morocco a step closer to energy transition

Morocco a step closer to energy transition AIM listed energy company Chariot’s gas discovery offshore Morocco has brought the country a step closer to a green energy transition.    Chariot […]
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 […]
24 Dec 2021

Is ESG good for Africa?

Is ESG good for Africa? ESG, or, to give it its full designation “Environment, Social and Governance” is trending, globally, including in Africa. But what is ESG, and why does […]
23 Dec 2021

Tighten ESG focus or face litigation

Tighten ESG focus or face litigation Litigation on Environmental, Social and Governance matters is rising in volume, both globally and domestically, but there are various steps that companies can take […]
21 Dec 2021

How to finance biodiversity

How to finance biodiversity South Africa was the first country in the world to grant the tax concession in Section 37D of the Income Tax Act to protect biodiversity, which […]
20 Dec 2021

The bigger the better

The bigger the better The bigger the scrap tyre stockpiles grow across Africa, the better the chances of building decent recycling facilities, writes Leon Louw, WhyAfrica editor.           Canadian-headquartered tyre management […]
15 Dec 2021

Collaboration needed for Mauritius to meet plastic deadline

Collaboration needed for Mauritius to meet plastic deadline Public and private sector collaboration is needed for Mauritius to meet its plastic free deadline. By Bhavish Jugurnath and Afsar Ebrahim Mauritius […]
13 Dec 2021

Miners muse over road to decarbonisation

Miners muse over road to decarbonisation    In the wake of decisions made at COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland in November, mining companies are investing significant resources into reducing their carbon […]
12 Dec 2021

Human encroachment a threat to conservation in Ethiopia

Human encroachment a threat to conservation in Ethiopia According to satellite analysis by the University of Oxford and the Born Free Foundation, sprawling human settlements in the Babile Elephant Sanctuary […]
9 Dec 2021

Africa’s green energy future in the spotlight

Africa’s green energy future in the spotlight Africa’s journey towards a green energy future will be in the spotlight at next year’s African Energy Week 2022 (AEW), scheduled to take […]
8 Dec 2021

Sustainable pathways for agriculture

Sustainable pathways for agriculture In a recent project to foster sustainable practices in agriculture, SRK Consulting has been working with Bonsucro and other stakeholders to develop a practical way for […]
8 Dec 2021

Africa’s shift to net-zero

Africa’s shift to net-zero The climate crisis is an unavoidable reality. For every company, individual and government, changing the shape of this crisis has become, or should become a priority, […]
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 […]
30 Nov 2021

30 white rhinos arrive in Rwanda

30 white rhinos arrive in Rwanda In the largest single rhino translocation ever undertaken, 30 white rhinos have been introduced to Akagera National Park in Rwanda. The rhinos were sourced […]
19 Nov 2021

Conservation in Africa doesn’t always mean protecting larger areas

Conservation in Africa doesn’t always mean protecting larger areas A new study indicates efforts to protect antelopes and other species in central Africa might be more successful if less land […]