Sectors

23 Dec 2020

New rehabilitation measures for victims in Mali

Bamako, Mali – 23 December 2020 – Following a mission to Bamako, the Trust Fund for Victims (TFV) (https://www.TrustFundforVictims.org/) at the International Criminal Court (ICC) has announced new rehabilitation measures […]
22 Dec 2020

How Africa can get more from its minerals

03 December 2020 – The mining industry provides opportunities to reinvigorate economic growth across the continent, but there are challenges. Professor Hudson Mtegha at the University of Witwatersrand, School of […]
21 Dec 2020

Drinking water crucial for rebuilding after conflict

Abidjan, Ivory Coast, 21 December 2020 – Access to drinking water in South Sudan is crucial for peacebuilding and dealing with community disputes that could undermine the country’s emergence from […]
20 Dec 2020

Smart technology for improved mine safety

20 December 2020 – A team at the University of Pretoria in South Africa has tested smart technology in an effort to improve mine health and safety in the future. […]
19 Dec 2020

Electro-desalination water treatment solutions for Africa

19 December 2020 – With South Africa experiencing continuing drought conditions, engineering company Zutari has developed an electro-desalination water treatment solution for industries that rely heavily on water. With South […]
18 Dec 2020

UP launches Africa-first engineering facility

18 December 2020 – The University of Pretoria (UP) officially launched the Africa-first Engineering 4.0 facility for research on smart transport, cities, and infrastructure recently. The University of Pretoria (UP) […]
17 Dec 2020

Green energy an opportunity for African mining

17 December 2020 – The trend towards green energy and decarbonisation is an opportunity for African mining rather than a threat.     Africa’s minerals sector should seize the opportunities presented […]
16 Dec 2020

Tips for sustainable water management in construction

16 December 2020 – Water damage has superseded fire when it comes to risks on construction sites. Here are some tips for sustainable water management in construction. Water can cause […]
16 Dec 2020

The impact of Covid-19 on waste management in South Africa

16 December 2020 – One of the more interesting fallouts of the global pandemic has been the impact of Covid-19 on waste management in South Africa.    Due to the […]
15 Dec 2020

Illegal fishing trawlers nabbed in Benin

05 January 2020 – Two illegal fishing trawlers were nabbed in Benin, West Africa, in December 2020 by the conservation organisation Sea Shepherd’s crew and armed Benin navy sailors. In […]
14 Dec 2020

Pipeline to drive investment in Niger

14 December 2020 – There is significant enthusiasm for a pipeline project in Niger. The pipeline will drive investment in Niger and has become a symbol of hope, upon which […]
13 Dec 2020

Partnerships can transform Africa’s cocoa industry

13 December 2020 – Recent studies criticising the global chocolate industry for exploitative practices have concerned ethical consumers and there are calls to transform the African cocoa industry. Cocoa farmers […]
12 Dec 2020

Will South Africa secure its water supply?

21 December 2020 – South Africa, like many other regions in Africa, is a water scarce country. With ageing infrastructure, the big question is whether South Africa will secure its […]
11 Dec 2020

South Africa’s infrastructure recovery hinges on urgent action, innovation

11 December 2020 – According to Steve Bartels, SRK Consulting partner and principal engineering technologist, South Africa’s much awaited infrastructure recovery hinges on urgent action and innovation.    Hopes of […]
10 Dec 2020

Nearly half of democracies regressed on basic human rights

10 December 2020 – With measures to combat the Covid-19 pandemic, nearly half of the world’s democracies have regressed on basic human rights in 2020   Many governments are restricting information […]
9 Dec 2020

Cooling centre a boost for African farmers

09 December 2020 – The Rwandan government has formally launched the new African Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Cooling and Cold Chain (ACES) that is hosted in-country by the University […]
8 Dec 2020

Positive test results for Africa Oil offshore South Africa

08 December 2020 – TSX listed Africa Oil Corp. has announced positive test results at its Luiperd-1X well, the second major discovery on Block 11B/12B offshore South Africa. Africa Oil […]
7 Dec 2020

Why Ghana needs a new financial sector regulation architecture

By Woelinam Dogbe, president of the Alliance for Financial Consumer Protection   Accra, Ghana, 07 December – As Ghana’s people head to the polls today, the country’s financial sector is […]
6 Dec 2020

Mitigating environmental risk at Koeberg

06 December 2020 – Dekra Industrial RSA was recently awarded a tender to test and inspect Koeberg nuclear power station and mitigate the environmental risk at the plant.   Dekra […]
5 Dec 2020

Why you should invest in Africa?

05 December 2020 – After a year dominated by Covid-19, WhyAfrica believes that there are still many reasons why companies should invest in Africa. As the curtains come down on […]
4 Dec 2020

Copper project in Namibia is pick of the week

05 December 2020 – Namibia is not only a cherished tourist destination, the landscape is also an open geology textbook. This week’s pick of the week is Deep South Resources’ […]
3 Dec 2020

Gas power to play a role in SA energy scene

03 December 2020 – As South Africa races against the clock to fill an electricity supply gap of some 2000MW between 2019 and 2022, gas-to-power projects will play a significant […]
2 Dec 2020

Wheels start turning for Keras’ manganese project in Togo

By LM Louw 02 November 2020 – The wheels have started turning for AIM listed Keras Resources in Togo. Keras’ executives have met with key government officials in a bid […]
1 Dec 2020

No more “fowl” play

01 December 2020 – Chlorine Dioxide (ClO2) is a powerful disinfectant and is fast becoming one of the most effective solutions for optimal water treatment. Ensuring the bacterial safety of […]
30 Nov 2020

Time to rethink how we manage the environment

30 November 2020 – The time during Covid-19 should have been used wisely to rethink how companies manage the environment. In this article Burt Rodrigues, CEO of Biodx, gives his thoughts […]
29 Nov 2020

What you need to know about the DRC Mining Code

By Peter Finan, principal at Support Legal in New York, USA 29 November 2020 – The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is a treasure trove for mineral exploration and […]
28 Nov 2020

Bell future proofs underground ADTs

28 November 2020 – With their latest low-profile Articulated Dump Truck (ADT), South African based Bell Equipment has future proofed their underground ADT’s. Bell Equipment’s latest low-profile Articulated Dump Truck […]
27 Nov 2020

Fiscal regimes will have to face up to market realities

27 November 2020 – Many African governments will take steps to adjust the fiscal regimes in 2021 to improve competitiveness. These fiscal regimes will have to face up to market […]
26 Nov 2020

Oil and gas discoveries trigger excitement in Southern Africa

By NJ Ayuk, executive chairman of the African Energy Chamber  26 November 2020 – Oil and gas discoveries in the Southern African countries of Namibia, Angola and South Africa is triggering […]
25 Nov 2020

An impact catalyst in SA’s Limpopo province

25 November – The Impact Catalyst recently hosted a virtual workshop on the Limpopo Development Plan 2020-2025 in South Africa to discuss opportunities for the private sector. The virtual workshop […]