Sectors

24 Sep 2020

The keys to a peaceful Sahel

By Mabingué Ngom. Dakar, Senegal, 21 September 2020 – The key to a peaceful Sahel is the responsibility of the people of the region to free themselves from the current […]
23 Sep 2020

Is the DRC really a problem child?

By Jessica Stang, community manager of the Germany Africa Business Forum. Berlin, Germany, 22 September 2020 – Is the DRC really a problem child? According to the World Bank, just […]
22 Sep 2020

World Bank supports farmers in Uganda

22 September 2020 – The World bank supports farmers in Uganda. Agriculture is the lifeblood of Uganda’s economy. It employs 70% of the population and contributes a quarter of the […]
22 Sep 2020

Gold contributes to SDGs

22 September 2020 – Gold contributes to SDG’s. This is the message from the World Gold Council (WGC). To coincide with the 75th session of the United Nations (UN) General […]
21 Sep 2020

When in Nigeria, ask for the South African in Abuja

21 September 2020 – When in Nigeria, ask for the South African in Abuja. Not many South Africans have travelled to Nigeria. Less than a handful have  started up their […]
20 Sep 2020

Kenya makes progress in energy efficiency

20 September 2020 – Kenya has made significant progress in energy efficiency. Last week, the Kenyan Government, through the Ministry of Energy (MOE) last week launched the Kenya National Energy […]
19 Sep 2020

Action on climate change and land degradation

19 September 2020 – Action around land use to slow climate change and biodiversity loss received a vital boost from Commonwealth and United Nations partners.  A virtual gathering has galvanised […]
18 Sep 2020

Are sanctions against South Sudan working?

18 September 2020 – Since 2014, the Republic of South Sudan’s government, over a dozen local companies and a number of individuals have been the object of targeted sanctions, imposed […]
17 Sep 2020

Conserving lions in the heart of Namibia

By Gail Thomson With input from Lise Hanssen, director of Kwando Carnivore Project. 17 September 2020 – The Zambezi Region (formerly the Caprivi) is a small strip of land that […]
16 Sep 2020

Solar rolls through Africa

16 September – Solar power is being rolled out at an encouraging rate across Africa. Although there are a few challenges in several countries, a large number of projects are […]
16 Sep 2020

Côte d’Ivoire gold can now be traced from pit to market

16 September 2020 – Côte d’Ivoire gold can now be traced from pit to market. After first export of gold, IMPACT and the European Union announced that a traceability and […]
16 Sep 2020

Investors should beware of PEAs

16 September 2020 – Preliminary economic assessments (PEAs) are no foundation for production decisions in mining projects and serve little basis for detailed value-creation forecasts. “The dire state of the […]
15 Sep 2020

SA to test food through mobile laboratories

15 September 2020 – The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is collaborating with Mobile Agricultural Skills and Development Training (MASDT), a non-profit company that assists small and medium […]
15 Sep 2020

Covid-19 and its impact on food and agriculture

15 September 2020 – The world was already off track to meet the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 and the Covid-19 pandemic has made it even harder both to achieve these goals and […]
14 Sep 2020

Floods ravage Sudan

14 September 2020 – Heavy rainfall has intensified in Sudan over the past week, causing more flooding, displacement and deaths, and leading the government to declare a three-month state of […]
13 Sep 2020

Angola’s fertile opportunities

13 September 2020 – I have been following developments in Angola closely for a while, and the more I look at Australian company Minbos Resources’ Cabinda phosphate project in Angola, […]
13 Sep 2020

Tongo is a gem

My pick of the week is ASX listed Newfield Resources’ Tongo diamond mine in Sierra Leone. Although the diamond market is currently in the doldrums, it is bound to recover […]
13 Sep 2020

A radical threat

13 September 2020 – The political, security and economic risks of operating in Africa have multiplied during the Covid-19 pandemic. “Locking down” the continent has resulted in economic meltdown and […]
12 Sep 2020

SA coal company resettles community

12 September 2020 – The biggest South African coal mining company has successfully resettled a local community at one of its mines in Mpumalanga. Local community members are preparing to […]
11 Sep 2020

Moving Africa towards a circular economy

11 September 2020 – South Africa’s – and Africa’s – efforts to move towards a circular economy could be boosted by improved collaboration and partnerships between public sector, private sector […]
10 Sep 2020

African private sector calls for fair world trade

10 September 2020 – African CEOs have called for fair world trade. A recent survey of 200 CEOs heading up companies in Africa revealed that almost 37% feel that the […]
9 Sep 2020

Alphamin hits the tin jackpot

By L M Louw The article was first published by Core Consultants on www.coreconsultants.org Alphamin Resources 09 September 2020 – Alphamin Resources’ is the only company that has delivered on […]
8 Sep 2020

Hope for Pepperbark

08 September 2020 – As social and environmental issues become more important, there is increased pressure on extractive industries to preserve and conserve biodiversity and ecosystems. Sappi, the largest forestry […]
7 Sep 2020

American company targets oil and gas in Africa

07 September 2020 – North American Kariya Energy is set to acquire oil and gas assets in various African jurisdictions, targeting producing assets and developing small-scale Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) […]
6 Sep 2020

Concerns over Chinese coal mining in Hwange National Park

By Tawanda Karombo First published by Africa Sustainable Conservation News 6 September 2020 – Zimbabwe is risking the environment and wildlife in its biggest game park after the government, already battling […]
5 Sep 2020

When operating in Africa, do what Bristow does

Develop local skills and empower African communities By LM Louw 05 September 2020 – Developing local skills and empowering host communities is a non-negotiable for companies operating in Africa. Mark […]
4 Sep 2020

Health workers tackle SA mining’s social issues

04 September 2020 – A new initiative called the Impact Catalyst is making a difference in the mining communities of South Africa. The initiative is a partnership between Anglo American, […]
3 Sep 2020

SA’s junior diamond miners need support

03 September 2020 – South Africa’s junior and small-scale diamond mining sector, once a thriving contributor to the economy, is on its knees, mostly because of regulatory uncertainty and government […]
1 Sep 2020

Local content for oil and gas value-chains a challenge in Africa

01 September 2020 – The African Energy Chamber (www.EnergyChamber.org) held its first meeting with its Local Content Committee yesterday, placing local content development at the core of its activities. With […]
31 Aug 2020

Become risk intelligent

31 August 2020 – Being risk intelligent, not risk averse, has never been as important as now. A big appetite for risk normally results in great rewards. However, it does […]