Water Management

7 Aug 2022

Building social engagement into tailings management

Building social engagement into tailings management Tailings facility owners are facing the challenge of how to practically integrate social impacts with the systems that manage tailings – as required by […]
4 Aug 2022

WhyAfrica Road Trip 2022: Southern Africa is alive and kicking!

WhyAfrica Road Trip 2022: Southern Africa is alive and kicking! After spending the last 42 days travelling almost 9000km overland between five Southern African countries, and visiting 32 project sites […]
7 Jul 2022

New Sewage Treatment Plant for Lesotho Diamond mine

New Sewage Treatment Plant for Lesotho Diamond mine WEC Projects, a South Africa EPC contractor specialising in water and wastewater treatment solutions, will soon complete the installation of a new […]
27 Jun 2022

Kolmanskuppe diamonds: a journey into the past

Kolmanskuppe diamonds: a journey into the past It is hard to believe that the sand covered town of Kolmanskuppe, close to the port of Lüderitz in the south of Namibia, […]
25 Jun 2022

Desert Dragon’s agricultural potential still on ice

Desert Dragon’s agricultural potential still on ice WhyAfrica took an off-road detour yesterday to visit the Neckartal Dam, in the IIKaras Region close to the town of Keetmanshoop in Namibia. Neckartal, […]
19 Jun 2022

Flood resilience should be a key focus for SA

Flood resilience should be a key focus for SA As flood events become more frequent and severe, South Africa will need to lift its game in disaster management to become […]
7 Jun 2022

WhyAfrica takes to the road

WhyAfrica takes to the road Covid-19 and subsequent restrictions to control the pandemic’s spread, have been devastating for the African continent. An unintended consequence of the calamity is that reliable, […]
25 May 2022

Namibia’s deep dive into its environmental state

Namibia’s deep dive into its environmental state While the widespread natural deserts and resources of Namibia often seem boundless, they are constantly being impacted in ways that highlight the importance […]
27 Apr 2022

WhyAfrica’s magazine printed and packed for African road trip

WhyAfrica’s magazine printed and packed for African road trip The April issue of WhyAfrica’s magazine is out and now available in print as well! Readers will be able to hold […]
25 Apr 2022

Gold glitters at Twin Hills

Gold glitters at Twin Hills While continuous drilling is likely to further increase the mineral resources at TSX listed Osino Resources’ gold project in Namibia, the company is fast-tracking development […]
3 Apr 2022

CSIR calls for funding to improve South Africa’s water supply

CSIR calls for funding to improve South Africa’s water supply South Africa’s Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has called for more funding to be directed to water research […]
25 Mar 2022

Kenya’s rain drain

Kenya’s rain drain Heavy downpours are expected in Kenya over Easter which will provide relief from persistent drought. But often, the heavy rainfall leaves chaos in its wake.      By […]
19 Mar 2022

Senegal to host first Water Forum in Sub-Saharan Africa

Senegal to host first Water Forum in Sub-Saharan Africa The ninth edition of the World Water Forum will be held from 21-26 March 2022 in the lake city of Diamniadio, […]
18 Mar 2022

Managing groundwater as a buffer against climate change

Managing groundwater as a buffer against climate change Underfoot, unseen, useful, and often regarded as a limitless resource, groundwater provides a critical service in many parts of Africa, especially during […]
15 Mar 2022

Jukskei river collaboration could hold lessons for Africa

Jukskei river collaboration could hold lessons for Africa  A small but innovative water rehabilitation project in the city of Johannesburg, South Africa, has recently raised considerable public attention locally. Its […]
2 Mar 2022

The importance of managing South Africa’s dams

The importance of managing South Africa’s dams  After good rains many of South Africa‘s major dams are filled to capacity. However, we cannot become complacent By Chetan Mistry South Africa […]
16 Feb 2022

Water and energy vital to halt Africa’s land degradation

Water and energy vital to halt Africa’s land degradation Africa’s rapid urbanisation is placing ongoing pressure on available land and demanding far-sighted and coordinated national responses – as the upcoming […]
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 […]