27 Jun 2021

Hybrid energy: the road to carbon neutrality

By John Lewis 28 June 2021 – Hybrid solutions should be sitting at the centre of every energy discussion in Africa. Hybrid energy is the road to carbon neutrality. The […]
27 Jun 2021

Nature based tourism could be a money spinner for Africa

By Leon Louw, founder and editor of WhyAfrica 26 June 2021 – Africa is well known for its wildlife and exceptional natural beauty. Nature-based tourism could be a money spinner […]
24 Jun 2021

The second commodity crunch

By Dr Nicolaas C. Steenkamp, geological consultant at Bowline Professional Services 24 June 2021 – Following the first commodity crunch in 2020 when production from mines were curtailed by Covid-19 […]
23 Jun 2021

The benefit of upskilling artisanal miners

23 June 2021 – In a country like the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where artisanal miners account for up to 20% of the cobalt ore that is mined, […]
22 Jun 2021

Decarbonisation of the energy system – no company can sit on the sideline

By Eric Croeser  22 June 2021 – Decarbonisation of the energy system – from a hydrocarbon-based to a sustainable, low-carbon energy system – poses an existential threat to the oil […]
21 Jun 2021

Economic returns of investing in protected areas and nature-based tourism are significant says World Bank

 21 June 2021 – A new World Bank report released last week shows that for every dollar governments invest in protected areas and support for nature-based tourism, the economic rate […]
19 Jun 2021

Commodity traders’ transactions with governments are still opaque

19 June 2021 – The transaction point in extractive value chains where corruption risks are often highest is when trading companies deal directly with governments. Yet, according to recent research […]
17 Jun 2021

Kenya needs more technicians in water and wastewater management

By Simon Thomas 17 June 2021 – According to UNESCO, the demand for water will increase by more than 55% until the year 2050, due to the exponential growth of […]
14 Jun 2021

Water risk uncertainty necessitates predictions, but also flexibility

15 June 2021 – Managing water risks exacerbated by climate change makes predictive modelling vital, but at the same time more difficult – Africa’s response therefore needs to embrace flexible […]
14 Jun 2021

Unpacking exploration in Africa’s sensitive ecosystems

By Leon Louw, founder and editor of WhyAfrica 15 June 2021 – ReconAfrica’s oil and gas exploration in the Kavango Basin of Namibia has placed a renewed focus on exploration […]
5 Jun 2021

South Africa’s IDC joins the Impact Catalyst

05 June 2021 – The Industrial Development Cooperation of South Africa (IDC), a state-owned development finance institution (IDC) has joined the Impact Catalyst, an initiative founded by Anglo American, the […]
25 May 2021

SRK brings Africa’s voice to EU responsible sourcing process.

25 May 2021 – As the European Union (EU) works to ensure responsible and sustainable sourcing of minerals for its low-carbon future, SRK Consulting is contributing its expertise to an […]
21 May 2021

South African construction company uplifts local communities.

21 May 2021 – While South African based M&D Construction Group delivers critical infrastructure projects, it ensures that local communities are empowered and uplifted throughout the construction phases.   Many small, […]
16 May 2021

WhyAfrica’s Hawks Eye is on ReconAfrica in the Kavango Basin

16 May 2021 – ReconAfrica’s oil exploration project in the Kavango Basin of Namibia and Botswana is an important case study of how African governments will manage the development versus […]
15 May 2021

Are we discussing ESGs in Harare or Lusaka, or Lagos?

By Leon Louw, founder and editor of WhyAfrica 15 May 2021 – Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues are the talk of the town amongst a new generation of investors […]
11 May 2021

Golden Star’s social initiative in Ghana is a glimpse of the future.

By Leon Louw, founder and editor of WhyAfrica 11 May 2021 – Mining company Golden Star’s flagship and award-winning social initiative in Ghana is a good example of a sustainable […]
7 May 2021

The time for ESG regulation is now – says deVere CEO.

07 May 2021 – A global regulatory framework for environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing is urgently required. Nigel Green, CEO, and founder of the de Vere Group, says that […]
6 May 2021

The magic of mushrooms

06 May 2021 – An upliftment project in Namibia uses mushrooms to develop housing and food projects. If you are a plant biologist, mushrooms are surely one of the most […]