african mining

12 May 2022

Opportunity for Africa to fill the commodity gap

Opportunity for Africa to fill the commodity gap Forecasts suggest that in the near future the global economy will be facing a ‘commodity gap’ as the demand for battery minerals […]
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.      […]
1 Dec 2021

SA mines embrace renewable opportunities

SA mines embrace renewable opportunities South African mining companies have taken advantage of government’s new energy regulations and generated 146% more electricity from renewables than the target of 1600MW set […]
29 Nov 2021

SA law firm’s compliance solution removes complexity in mining

SA law firm’s compliance solution removes complexity in mining South African specialist law firm NSDV has created an outsourced compliance solution that will assist mining companies doing business in Africa. […]
7 Nov 2021

SA mining sector delivers solid financial performance

SA mining sector delivers solid financial performance  The South Africa mining sector delivered a sterling performance in 2020-2021 with value delivered to all stakeholders, despite a challenging environment.  According to […]
24 Oct 2021

Morocco’s phosphate exports surge on global price rally

Morocco’s phosphate exports surge on global price rally Export revenue from Morocco’s phosphate sector has surged on the back of weak supply, strong demand, and as a result, a global […]
14 Oct 2021

Innovation keeps Kibali at the forefront

Innovation keeps Kibali at the forefront Continuing investment in technological innovation is keeping global giant Barrick Gold’s Kibali mine in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) at the forefront […]
14 Oct 2021

Golden Deeps’ Nosib in Namibia is WhyAfrica’s Pick Of The Week

Golden Deeps’ Nosib in Namibia is WhyAfrica’s Pick Of The Week If the copper price remains buoyant for the next few years, and Namibia maintains its reputation as a top-class […]
1 Oct 2021

AngloGold Ashanti’s Obuasi in Ghana is WhyAfrica’s Pick of the Week.

AngloGold Ashanti’s Obuasi in Ghana is WhyAfrica’s Pick of the Week. Underground ore mining at AngloGold Ashanti’s Obuasi mine in Ghana is expected to resume by mid-October this year. This […]
18 Aug 2021

Meeting mining’s challenges

By Marcel Bruyns, Sales Manager, Axis Communications Africa 18 August 2021 – In terms of tough working environments, there aren’t many that are as challenging as mining. And the overriding […]
21 Jul 2021

Segilola in Nigeria is WhyAfrica’s Pick of the Week

By Leon Louw, founder and editor of WhyAfrica 21 July 2021 – The mills have started turning at TSX listed Thor Explorations’ flagship gold project. Segilola in Nigeria is WhyAfrica’s […]
11 Jul 2021

Tanzanian president and Barrick Gold reviews progress at Twiga

By Leon Louw, founder and editor of WhyAfrica 11 July 2021 – Tanzanian president Samia Suluhu Hassan and Barrick Gold CEO Mark Bristow has met to review progress at Twiga, […]
27 Jun 2021

Sudan signs nine concession agreements for gold

By: This article was first published by Reuters 27 June 2021 – According Sudan the Sudanese state news agency Suna, Sudan recently signed nine concession agreements for gold and copper […]
27 Jun 2021

Easier road ahead for SA junior miners?

27 June 2021 – Junior miners are hoping that the brighter mood in South Africa’s mining sector will translate practically into more exploration and development, with government taking an active […]
27 Jun 2021

WhyAfrica’s Hawks Eye is on Akobo in Ethiopia

By Leon Louw founder and editor of WhyAfrica 27 June 2021 – Despite the crisis in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, there are still good opportunities for gold explorers in this vast […]
1 Apr 2021

Pan African Beryl Group acquires South African Eyethu Coal

01 April 2021 – In what has shown to be a year of significant moves being made in the mining sector, investment company the Beryl Group’s acquisition of Africoal’s stake […]
2 Feb 2021

Deloitte’s Global mining and metals report explores key trends.

02 February 2021 – Released yesterday, the 13th annual edition of Deloitte Global’s mining and metals report, Tracking the Trends 2021, explores key trends facing mining and metals companies as […]
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?  […]