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8 Apr 2022

Modern exploration opens door for more exploration

Modern exploration opens door for more exploration As the pace of mineral exploration picks up in Africa and elsewhere, geologists can draw on significant advances in technology – not only […]
6 Apr 2022

Coal makes a comeback on the back of political turmoil

Coal makes a comeback on the back of political turmoil Geopolitical turmoil in a bi-polar world has turned the energy transition on its head. Russia’s invasion of the Ukraine, international […]
5 Apr 2022

Pensana’s Angola discovery shows encouraging REE mineralisation

Pensana’s Angola discovery shows encouraging REE mineralisation Although it is still early stage, London listed Pensana has reported results from their Coola and Sulima West Rare Earth Element (REE) exploration […]
4 Apr 2022

Asante Gold’s IP surveys on song in Ghana

Asante Gold’s IP surveys on song in Ghana The use of Induced Polarisation (IP) as a targeting tool has proven its worth once again at Asante Gold’s exploration program at […]
1 Apr 2022

ESG in the mining industry: what’s missing?

ESG in the mining industry: what’s missing? By Nomsa Mbere, Partner & Sebastian Steenkamp, Associate at Webber Wentzel A recent analysis of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) reports by nine […]
31 Mar 2022

Innovation grants up for grabs at Mining Indaba

Innovation grants up for grabs at Mining Indaba   A new annual event calling for innovative research proposals to address the mining industry’s toughest sustainable development challenges is coming to […]
30 Mar 2022

West Africa set to unlock the power of small businesses

West Africa set to unlock the power of small businesses By Tunde Macaulay In West Africa, small businesses account for close to 50% of GDP and, in some markets, up […]
29 Mar 2022

B2Gold to boost Fekola mill with Anaconda saprolite

B2Gold to boost Fekola mill with Anaconda saprolite If everything goes according to plan TSX listed gold mining company B2Gold will have an open pit in the Anaconda area close […]
28 Mar 2022

Does Ivanhoe’s DRC licenses hold more secrets?

Does Ivanhoe’s DRC licenses hold more secrets? If you follow mining in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), one of the big questions this year will be whether TSX […]
27 Mar 2022

Mines’ move to lower carbon future is complex

Mines’ move to lower carbon future is complex Mining companies are taking a leading role in rolling out renewable energy generation in South Africa; this positive contribution – and others […]
26 Mar 2022

Impala Platinum is WhyAfrica’s Pick Of The Week

Impala Platinum is WhyAfrica’s Pick Of The Week With platinum in high demand, and business confidence slowly returning to Southern Africa, platinum miners are set to soar. Impala Platinum Holding […]
20 Mar 2022

Kropz delivers first phosphate from Elandsfontein

Kropz delivers first phosphate from Elandsfontein Emerging phosphate producer and developer Kropz has delivered its first production of phosphate rock concentrate from its Elandsfontein operation in the Western Cape Province […]
17 Mar 2022

Standard Bank’s climate targets will support Africa’s sustainable development

Standard Bank’s climate targets will support Africa’s sustainable development Standard Bank is on course for a net zero future after the group pledged to mobilise a cumulative amount of between […]
15 Mar 2022

Ivanhoe backs Free State gas

Ivanhoe backs Free State gas Canadian company Ivanhoe Mines has acquired the exclusive right to negotiate an offtake agreement with South Africa-based Renergen for electricity generated from Renergen’s gas and […]
13 Mar 2022

Mpama South a boost for Alphamin as tin prices drop

Mpama South a boost for Alphamin as tin prices drop The tin price saw an aggressive price correction last week, at one point falling more than 20% in after-hours trading […]
10 Mar 2022

Ventilation key when transitioning to underground mining

Ventilation key when transitioning to underground mining Many open-cast mines eventually transition to underground operations, given their relatively limited ability to expand. For this they need adequate infrastructure, including efficient […]
9 Mar 2022

Promotions after exceptional growth at NSDV

Promotions after exceptional growth at NSDV   Promotions after exceptional growth at NSDV   NSDV, Africa’s first fully integrated law and consultancy firm specialising in mining, construction, and environmental law […]
7 Mar 2022

The birth of De Beers

The birth of De Beers As part of WhyAfrica’s road trip to the Northern Cape recently, we visited Kimberley’s big hole and mining museum, the birthplace of the De Beers […]