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31 Aug 2021

UMS brings in the heavyweights at Karowe in Botswana

31 August 2021 – United Mining Services (UMS) is bringing in the heavyweight shaft sinkers at the Karowe Diamond mine in Botswana. With a team comprising some of the most […]
29 Aug 2021

Minerals Council concerned about South Africa’s record unemployment

29 August 2021 – The Minerals Council of South Africa is concerned about the country’s record unemployment of announced by StatsSA last week.    South Africa’s shocking unemployment rate of […]
25 Aug 2021

Miners need to invest in renewables to fight global warming

By Leon Louw, founder and editor of WhyAfrica  25 August 2021 – Mining companies should be at the forefront in the battle against climate change. As part of its offensive, […]
22 Aug 2021

Trevali’s Rosh Pinah in Namibia is WhyAfrica’s Pick of the Week

By Leon Louw founder and editor of WhyAfrica 22 August 2021 – With easy access to the recently upgraded Port of Lüderitz and an expansion project in the pipeline, Canadian […]
19 Aug 2021

The 3rd ECOWAS Mining & Petroleum Forum happens in Niamey, Republic of Niger, on 1 – 3 December 2021.

19 August 2021 – The Republic of Niger, Niamey, is the ECOWAS member state hosting the 3rd ECOWAS Mining & Petroleum Forum (ECOMOF 2021), is now taking place on 1 […]
18 Aug 2021

Meeting mining’s challenges

By Marcel Bruyns, Sales Manager, Axis Communications Africa 18 August 2021 – In terms of tough working environments, there aren’t many that are as challenging as mining. And the overriding […]
17 Aug 2021

Prospects for South African coal production remain strong

17 August 2021 – While the global focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues looks to phase out coal as an energy resource, the prospects for South African coal […]
16 Aug 2021

Cobalt faces triple threat in southern Africa

By William Adams, Head of Commodity Markets Research at Fastmarkets 16 August 2021 – Cobalt faces a triple threat in southern Africa. Civil unrest, Covid-19, and supply curbs – three factors that could […]
15 Aug 2021

Kamoa-Kakula mills more than 500,000 tonnes of ore in July

15 August 2021 – TSX listed Ivanhoe mines’ Kamoa-Kakula concentrator plant in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) reached commercial production on 1 July 2021. During July, Kamoa-Kakula milled […]
10 Aug 2021

Orion on an acquisition drive to consolidate copper projects in SA’s Northern Cape

10 August 2021 – ASX and JSE listed Orion Minerals is on an acquisition drive to consolidate several copper licenses and projects in South Africa’s Northern Cape province.   Orion […]
9 Aug 2021

Drilling at Predictive Discovery’s Bankan gold project in Guinea generates excellent widths and grades

09 August 2021 – ASX listed Predictive Discovery has released good results from its five Diamond Drill (DD) and Reverse Circulation (RC) holes (totalling 1498m) at its Bankan Gold Project, […]
5 Aug 2021

Fekola continues producing despite B2Gold’s dispute with the Malian government

05 August 2021 – It is business as usual at Canadian gold mining company B2Gold’s Fekola mine in Mali, even though B2Gold is currently involved in a dispute with the […]
1 Aug 2021

Aucor Auctioneers puts Voorspoed diamond mine’s processing plant under the hammer

06 July 2021 – One of the most efficient diamond processing plants in South Africa will come under the hammer soon when Aucor Auctioneers closes the bid to sell the […]
1 Aug 2021

Botswana’s diversification strategy gathers momentum

By Leon Louw, founder and editor of WhyAfrica 01 August 2021 – Although Covid-19 has presented Botswana with many challenges, the country’s diversification strategy started gathering momentum during this time. […]
1 Aug 2021

Bisie in the DRC is WhyAfrica’s Pick of the Week

By Leon Louw, founder and editor of WhyAfrica 31 July 2021 – Alphamin Resources’ Bisie mine is one of the top tin mines in the world. With a new exploration […]
1 Aug 2021

WhyAfrica’s Hawks Eye is on African Gold’s Kobada in Mali

31 July 2021 – TSX listed African Gold Group has confirmed that oxides and sulphides are to be incorporated into the updated feasibility study at the Kobada gold project in […]
31 Jul 2021

Mining investment in the DRC not at expected levels

By Warren Beech, CEO of Beech Veltman Incorporated  31 July 2021 – The DRC is endowed with vast mineral reserves, particularly cobalt, copper and gold. Despite its rich mineral deposits, […]
30 Jul 2021

South Africa needs a zinc refinery says IZA

30 July 2021 – South Africa needs a new zinc refinery to supply enough galvanised steel when the government’s ambitious infrastructure development plans are implemented. According to Simon Norton from […]