Tourism and Conservation

14 Feb 2022

WhyAfrica reports from the coalface

WhyAfrica reports from the coalface WhyAfrica is getting its boots dirty in 2022. After almost two years of being stuck behind our desks, we are going back to do what […]
14 Feb 2022

Identifying SDG shortcomings to monitor natural resources

Identifying SDG shortcomings to monitor natural resources The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), laid out by the United Nations in 2015 provides a map to guide and measure the world’s progress […]
10 Feb 2022

Zanzibar attracts investors with island opportunities

Zanzibar attracts investors with island opportunities Following an overwhelming response to the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar’s decision to open up 10 smaller islands for high-end development and investment opportunities last […]
9 Feb 2022

ESG knowledge without ESG wisdom is like water in sand

ESG knowledge without ESG wisdom is like water in sand There are many lessons in nature and wisdom is often found where we least expect it, writes Leon Louw, owner […]
2 Feb 2022

World Wetlands Day: SA wine farm shows the way

World Wetlands Day: SA wine farm shows the way Wetlands are often overlooked, neglected and abused – and yet they provide essential eco-services for water and food security. They are […]
31 Jan 2022

WhyAfrica hits the road in June and July

WhyAfrica hits the road in June and July This year WhyAfrica returns to doing what it does best. We are getting our boots dirty with on-the ground, in-depth, grassroots reporting […]
26 Jan 2022

Lack of investors dash Liberia’s hopes

Lack of investors dash Liberia’s hopes A lack of funding is frustrating local companies in Liberia and has resulted in several promising construction projects being put on ice, writes Leon […]
22 Jan 2022

Barrick’s Kibali leads mining into a new space

Barrick’s Kibali leads mining into a new space Mining has moved to a place where it has not been before. It has entered the world of conservation, sustainability, and development, […]
20 Jan 2022

Covid-19 found in South African lions

Covid-19 found in South African lions A recent study by scientists from the University of Pretoria (UP) reveals that the Delta variant of Covid-19 were transmitted from humans to animals […]
15 Jan 2022

Questions about trophy hunting remain unanswered

Questions about trophy hunting remain unanswered Trophy hunting is a source of foreign currency for many African communities. But hunting also has a downside. Should we ban hunting in an […]
2 Jan 2022

Hope springs eternal

Hope springs eternal Covid-19’s impact on Africa has been severe, as it has been across the globe. However, hope springs eternal, writes Leon Louw, founder and editor of WhyAfrica.      […]
2 Jan 2022

Business in civil society

Business in civil society Business is important to strengthen civil society. But what is the role of the private sector in the transformation of society? Every organisation or institution should […]
21 Dec 2021

How to finance biodiversity

How to finance biodiversity South Africa was the first country in the world to grant the tax concession in Section 37D of the Income Tax Act to protect biodiversity, which […]
16 Dec 2021

2022 African hotspots

2022 African hotspots For an optimist, there are many opportunities in Africa. However, a handful of countries stand out more than others, writes WhyAfrica founder and editor Leon Louw. Africa’s […]
15 Dec 2021

Collaboration needed for Mauritius to meet plastic deadline

Collaboration needed for Mauritius to meet plastic deadline Public and private sector collaboration is needed for Mauritius to meet its plastic free deadline. By Bhavish Jugurnath and Afsar Ebrahim Mauritius […]
12 Dec 2021

Human encroachment a threat to conservation in Ethiopia

Human encroachment a threat to conservation in Ethiopia According to satellite analysis by the University of Oxford and the Born Free Foundation, sprawling human settlements in the Babile Elephant Sanctuary […]
6 Dec 2021

Thought leaders discuss growth in Southern Africa

Thought leaders discuss growth in Southern Africa  Industry thought leaders discussed the key sectors and industries expected to spearhead economic recovery at the Southern African edition of law firm Hogan […]
30 Nov 2021

Welcome to a new world. Welcome to WhyAfrica

Welcome to a new world. Welcome to WhyAfrica Travel restrictions and Omicron will slow us down, but never stop us. Africa will survive and continue trading and doing business, writes […]