Africa

31 Jul 2021

Ghana proves gas can address energy poverty

31 July 2021 – Through gas directed investment and business friendly policies, Ghana has proven that gas can address energy poverty and expand power accessibility on a regional basis. As […]
28 Jul 2021

Why mines in Africa should invest in renewable energy

By Leon Louw, founder and editor at WhyAfrica 19 July 2021 – Mining companies have been grappling with the question of fossil fuels versus renewables for more than a decade. […]
24 Jul 2021

Are we telling the African story?

By Leon Louw founder and editor of WhyAfrica 24 July 2021 – Negative perceptions about Africa persist, despite great strides being made in many countries across the continent to warrant […]
18 Jul 2021

Calls to remove Selous Game Reserve from UNESCO’s list of World Heritage sites

Calls to remove Selous Game Reserve from UNESCO’s list of World Heritage sites By Leon Louw, founder and editor of WhyAfrica 18 July 2021 – The development of the Rufiji […]
13 Jul 2021

WhyAfrica one year later

By Leon Louw, founder and editor of WhyAfrica 13 July 2021 – About one year ago, during the Covid-19 level 5-lockdown in South Africa, the first WhyAfrica newsletter saw the […]
7 Jun 2021

DRC lost more than 5% of primary forest between 2002 and 2020

By Morgan Erickson-Davis for Mongabay https://news.mongabay.com/ 07 June 2021 – According to University of Maryland data, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) lost more than 5% of its primary […]
3 Jun 2021

Fertiliser increase crop yields in Mozambique

By the African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP)   03 June 2021 – One of the causes of low maize yields is lack of access to agricultural inputs. In Chibabava, Sofala […]
28 Apr 2021

Africa’s recovery depends on green investments.

23 April 2021 – Africa’s huge market offers immense opportunities for investors. However, it is imperative that development and investments ensure sustainability, improve the plight of Africa’s people, and address […]
22 Apr 2021

Africa’s policymakers should accelerate the implementation and adoption of AfCFTA

Vinod Madhavan, Head of Trade at Standard Bank Group 22 April 2021 – After a cautious start, Africa’s policymakers should accelerate the implementation and adoption of the African Continental Free-trade […]
18 Apr 2021

Africa is not only about profits in the back pocket.

By Leon Louw, founder of WhyAfrica 18 April 2021 – Investing in Africa should not only be about big profits in the back pocket. Any African country is a high-risk […]
3 Apr 2021

WhyAfrica’s pick of the week is Africa’s tin deposits.

By Leon Louw for WhyAfrica 03 April 2021 – With demand for tin concentrate on the increase and a serious shortage of supply looming, eyes are turning towards Africa. Tin […]
28 Mar 2021

Scope for improvement in meeting water needs.

28 March 2021 – With sub-Saharan Africa achieving an implementation level of just 46% in its degree of integrated water resources management, there is considerable scope for the region to […]
7 Mar 2021

Why you should listen to alternative voices.

07 March 2021 – Consumers of news are influenced by the main-stream media’s narrative about Africa more than any other source of information. It is something that business, and investors, […]
12 Nov 2020

Deep-sea mineral platform launched ahead of battery boom

11 November 2020 – The World Economic Forum has launched an impartial platform to stimulate discussions about deep-sea mineral mining in the lead up to an anticipated battery boom in […]
12 Nov 2020

African Energy Outlook 2021 now available

12 November 2020 – The African Energy Chamber has released its fantastic African Energy Outlook 2021 report. The full report can be downloaded from the WhyAfrica library at (https://www.whyafrica.co.za/library/) The […]
5 Nov 2020

What is really driving the market?

By Avinash Kalkerpersad and Arnold van Graan. 05 November – During a year of extreme volatility, the mining sector has recorded some gains. But what is really driving the market?  […]
26 Oct 2020

Mining industry adopts sustainable approaches

By Simon Norton, International Zinc Association- Africa desk 26 October 2020 – The mining industry is adopting sustainable approaches as it comes to terms with mining’s impact on people and […]
25 Oct 2020

Kazungula bridge will boost trade

By LM Louw 25 October 2020 – The completion of the Kazungula bridge between Botswana and Zambia will not only boost bilateral trade but will also deepen regional co-operation in […]
24 Oct 2020
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Twiga’s gold mines in Tanzania is pick of the week

By LM Louw  24 October 2020 – As Tanzania enters the final straight before general elections, my pick of the week is Twiga Minerals, a joint venture between Barrick Gold […]
4 Jan 2020

East Africa emerging as oil and gas hotspot

04 January 2020 – Even if the global tide is turning in favour of renewable energy, oil and gas will continue playing a prominent role in the energy mix. East […]