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19 Aug 2020

Mali “putch” a worry for gold miners

Mali president forced to resign By LM Louw 19 August 2020 – Several foreign owned gold mining companies are closely monitoring the situation in Mali after President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita […]
16 Aug 2020

Enter Africa with caution

The latest insurgency in northern Mozambique is a good case study for companies and investors with ambitions to diversify into Africa, writes Leon Louw. Despite Africa’s rich mineral endowment, abundant […]
14 Aug 2020

Silver and copper in Morocco is the pick of the week

Market watchers are starting to show an increased interest in silver. Many, in fact, believe that the price of silver is ripe for a rally. The “pick of the week” […]
12 Aug 2020

The uranium giant stirs

With the price of uranium on the up, and demand expected to increase substantially in the next few years, Namibia’s spectacular uranium deposits are back in the news. Several large […]
10 Aug 2020

Namibia’s fields of gold

Osino Resources’ Twin Hills project is one of three significant gold projects in Namibia that is screaming for international attention. Gold’s recent bull run has added further spice to Namibia’s […]
9 Aug 2020

Another milestone for Orion Minerals

ASX listed Orion Minerals’ subsidiary, Prieska Copper Zinc Mine has been granted a 20-year water use licence by the South African National Department of Water and Sanitation. The awarding of […]
8 Aug 2020

Work at new Otjikoto shaft imminent

Vancouver-based B2Gold plans to conduct mining of the Wolfshag zone at its Otjikoto mine in Namibia and has appointed Murray & Roberts Cementation in joint venture with Lewcor Mining to […]
6 Aug 2020

Botswana’s giant leap

The first consignment of coal from the Mmamabula Coalfield destined for South Africa was recently unearthed in the southeast of Botswana. Minergy, a Botswana listed company, loaded a train consisting […]
6 Aug 2020

Why invest in Africa?

Africa, like the rest of the world, will be hard hit by the after- effects of Covid-19. However, in the long-term, Africa will provide great opportunities for investors and companies […]
4 Aug 2020

Robust post-Covid-19 growth in DRC likely

The outlook for growth in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) does not look great in the short term, however, depending on how the political winds blow, economist expect […]
3 Aug 2020

Gold mine invests in conservation

Canadian gold miner B2Gold has launched a great initiative in support of conservation in Namibia. The company, that operates the Otjikoto mine in north central Namibia, introduced the Namibian Rhino […]
2 Aug 2020

Potash a game changer for Eritrea

With a growing world population, demand for food will increase, while the availability of arable land is expected to shrink. Potash, an important fertiliser, could be a game changer for […]
27 Jul 2020

Guinea’s gold is my pick of the week

With the gold price threatening plus USD1900/oz levels, greenfields gold exploration in Africa is suddenly back on the map. Several interesting projects are underway in West Africa, and I have […]
24 Jul 2020

Mines can create more value through local procurement

More and more companies are demanding that mining operations procure goods and services locally, and indeed, mines should create more value through local procurement. Supply chain disruptions caused by Covid-19 […]
23 Jul 2020

Will Egypt become Africa’s powerhouse?

With the two biggest economies on the African continent, South Africa, and Nigeria, in sixes and sevens as the Coronavirus takes it toll, Egypt might become Africa’s new powerhouse       Although […]
23 Jul 2020

Pivotal investments for African recovery

Investments will be pivotal for an African recovery after Covid-19. Last week the Africa Investment Forum’s founding partners unveiled a unified COVID-19 response to support Africa’s private sector, which includes […]
22 Jul 2020

Cohesion needed to focus on renewable energy

There are still many challenges before South Africa moves to a more renewable energy future, but the country is on the right path. However, cohesion is needed to focus on […]
21 Jul 2020

Corona’s severe impact on supply chains leads to innovation

Corona’s impact on supply chains in Africa was severe. Different regulations at different border posts once again highlights the need for more cohesion between African countries   Albie Visser, general […]