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9 Nov 2021

East Africa’s economic outlook bullish despite Covid-19 setback

East Africa’s economic outlook bullish despite Covid-19 setback East Africa is on the way to recovery after the severe setback suffered because of Covid-19 in 2019 and 2020. There are […]
7 Nov 2021

SA mining sector delivers solid financial performance

SA mining sector delivers solid financial performance  The South Africa mining sector delivered a sterling performance in 2020-2021 with value delivered to all stakeholders, despite a challenging environment.  According to […]
31 Oct 2021

Namibia’s hidden iron ore secret

Namibia’s hidden iron ore secret Namibia is not known as a bulk commodity exporter. However, an interesting iron ore producer close to Windhoek is holding its own in a space […]
31 Oct 2021

Investing in exploration vital for South Africa

Investing in exploration vital for South Africa As the mining sector warns that the opportunities of the commodity boom are fast slipping by, government has committed itself to some ambitious […]
30 Oct 2021

Green solutions for South Africa’s power crisis

Green solutions for South Africa’s power crisis South Africa’s ongoing power crisis is gradually being addressed by innovative renewable projects, writes Leon Louw WhyAfrica founder and editor.         The power […]
28 Oct 2021

Shipping container crisis could continue until mid-2022

Shipping container crisis could continue until mid-2022 With 90% of the world’s goods transported by sea, the current shipping crisis has resulted in spiralling costs and bottlenecks in global supply […]
26 Oct 2021

Afrimat earns their right to mine in the Northern Cape

Afrimat earns their right to mine in the Northern Cape The mining industry has changed gradually but fundamentally over the past decade. Community and environmental issues, regarded by mining companies […]
25 Oct 2021

Potable water for Guinea bauxite mine

Potable water for Guinea bauxite mine Guinea Alumina Corporation (GAC) recently installed a desalination and wastewater treatment plant at their mine and export facility at the Port of Kamsar in […]
21 Oct 2021

Vedanta’s Swartberg embarks on a digital journey

Vedanta’s Swartberg embarks on a digital journey  Underground operations worldwide are increasingly digitalising their operations for various benefits, and so is Vedanta Zinc International’s (VZI) Black Mountain Mining underground operations, […]
18 Oct 2021

The future of work: a mining perspective

The future of work:  a mining perspective Work at the Wits Mining Institute (WMI) and its DigiMine facility in Johannesburg, South Africa, emphasises the use of technology in the mining […]
14 Oct 2021

Innovation keeps Kibali at the forefront

Innovation keeps Kibali at the forefront Continuing investment in technological innovation is keeping global giant Barrick Gold’s Kibali mine in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) at the forefront […]
14 Oct 2021

Golden Deeps’ Nosib in Namibia is WhyAfrica’s Pick Of The Week

Golden Deeps’ Nosib in Namibia is WhyAfrica’s Pick Of The Week If the copper price remains buoyant for the next few years, and Namibia maintains its reputation as a top-class […]
9 Oct 2021

How to pump water below sea level

How to Pump water below sea level Pumping and processing water for human and industrial use can be something of a challenge when the customer’s facility is located 120m below […]
6 Oct 2021

Coal mining brought back to life in Eswatini

Coal mining brought back to life in Eswatini   The people of Eswatini have not seen any coal mining activity since the early 1990s. Now, more than 20 years later, […]
4 Oct 2021

Barrick Gold’s Gounkoto ramps up production in Mali

Barrick Gold’s Gounkoto ramps up production in Mali Barrick Gold’s Loulo-Gounkoto complex in Mali remains on track to meet its annual production guidance, as Gounkoto, the operations’ third underground mine, […]
1 Oct 2021

AngloGold Ashanti’s Obuasi in Ghana is WhyAfrica’s Pick of the Week.

AngloGold Ashanti’s Obuasi in Ghana is WhyAfrica’s Pick of the Week. Underground ore mining at AngloGold Ashanti’s Obuasi mine in Ghana is expected to resume by mid-October this year. This […]
30 Sep 2021

Fortuna about to break ground at Séguéla in Côte d’Ivoire

Fortuna about to break ground at Séguéla in Côte d’Ivoire Bulk earthworks contractors have been mobilised at Canadian company Fortuna Silver Mines’ Séguéla gold project in Côte d’Ivoire and is about to […]
29 Sep 2021

No sector unaffected by growing ESG demands

No sector unaffected by growing ESG demands In a world facing challenges ranging from climate change to social inequality, every business sector will experience rising demands on its environmental, social […]