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28 Jul 2021

Why mines in Africa should invest in renewable energy

By Leon Louw, founder and editor at WhyAfrica 19 July 2021 – Mining companies have been grappling with the question of fossil fuels versus renewables for more than a decade. […]
27 Jul 2021

Barrick Gold targets Egypt for exploration

By Leon Louw founder and editor of WhyAfrica 27 July 2021 – Gold mining giant Barrick Gold Corporation has announced that the company will target Egypt in an exploration drive […]
26 Jul 2021

Mining sector steps up to address energy challenges

By John Lewis, Managing Director, Aggreko Africa 26 July 2021 – The mining sector has stepped up to address its energy challenges, despite facing complex economic and environmental challenges. Changing […]
25 Jul 2021

All roads lead to Durban

By Leon Louw founder and editor of WhyAfrica 25 July 2021 – All roads lead to Durban in KwaZulu-Natal. A sobering and perplexing thought, but a fact that will change, […]
24 Jul 2021

Sudan could be a breadbasket but security remains a concern

By Leon Louw, founder and editor of WhyAfrica  24 July 2021 – Sudan could be the breadbasket of North and East Africa, but safety and security remains a concern that […]
23 Jul 2021

Zimbabwe on a drive to entice investors and boost energy security

23 July 2021 – Zimbabwe is on a drive to entice investors and boost the country’s energy security. This is according to African Energy Chamber Executive Chairman NJ Ayuk, who […]
22 Jul 2021

New agricultural initiative to empower DRC farmers

22 July 2021 – A new agricultural initiative, led by the ERG Africa, is earmarked to empower DRC farmers in the Haut-Katanga province, close to ERG Africa’s Frontier copper project. […]
21 Jul 2021

Segilola in Nigeria is WhyAfrica’s Pick of the Week

By Leon Louw, founder and editor of WhyAfrica 21 July 2021 – The mills have started turning at TSX listed Thor Explorations’ flagship gold project. Segilola in Nigeria is WhyAfrica’s […]
11 Jul 2021

Tanzanian president and Barrick Gold reviews progress at Twiga

By Leon Louw, founder and editor of WhyAfrica 11 July 2021 – Tanzanian president Samia Suluhu Hassan and Barrick Gold CEO Mark Bristow has met to review progress at Twiga, […]
7 Jul 2021

How I became an Ivanhoe/Friedland-believer

By Leon Louw founder and editor of WhyAfrica 07 July 2021 – The fact that TSX listed Ivanhoe Mines delivered its first truckloads of copper concentrate from the Kamoa-Kakula mine […]
1 Jul 2021

Prospect Resources delivers first petalite in Zimbabwe

01 July 2021 – ASX listed Prospect Resources delivered the first commercially saleable petalite in Zimbabwe when the officially opened the Arcadia  pilot plant close to the capital Harare yesterday. […]
27 Jun 2021

Sudan signs nine concession agreements for gold

By: This article was first published by Reuters 27 June 2021 – According Sudan the Sudanese state news agency Suna, Sudan recently signed nine concession agreements for gold and copper […]
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

AfriTin in Namibia is WhyAfrica’s pick of the week

By Leon Louw founder and editor of WhyAfrica 29 June 2021 – After starting production in November 2019 AfriTin Mining’s Uis tin mine in Namibia is steadily operating at nameplate […]
27 Jun 2021

Easier road ahead for SA junior miners?

27 June 2021 – Junior miners are hoping that the brighter mood in South Africa’s mining sector will translate practically into more exploration and development, with government taking an active […]
27 Jun 2021

Renewable energy an enabler for remote mines

By Leon Louw, founder and editor of WhyAfrica 20 June 2021 – Renewable energy has become a key enabler of change as the movement towards a greener future gathers momentum. […]
27 Jun 2021

WhyAfrica’s Hawks Eye is on Akobo in Ethiopia

By Leon Louw founder and editor of WhyAfrica 27 June 2021 – Despite the crisis in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, there are still good opportunities for gold explorers in this vast […]
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 […]