copper

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 […]
30 Dec 2021

What’s hot in African mining?

What’s hot in African mining? WhyAfrica features a mining project in Africa every two weeks in its regular newsletter. In our end of the year magazine, we look back at […]
22 Aug 2021

A glimpse of genuine change and new hope for Zambia

By Leon Louw, founder and editor of WhyAfrica       22 August 2021 – Hakainde Hichilema’s election victory has given the Zambian people, and the business fraternity,  a glimpse of  genuine […]
10 Aug 2021

Orion on an acquisition drive to consolidate copper projects in SA’s Northern Cape

10 August 2021 – ASX and JSE listed Orion Minerals is on an acquisition drive to consolidate several copper licenses and projects in South Africa’s Northern Cape province.   Orion […]
31 Jul 2021

Mining investment in the DRC not at expected levels

By Warren Beech, CEO of Beech Veltman Incorporated  31 July 2021 – The DRC is endowed with vast mineral reserves, particularly cobalt, copper and gold. Despite its rich mineral deposits, […]
25 Jul 2021

All roads lead to Durban

By Leon Louw founder and editor of WhyAfrica 25 July 2021 – All roads lead to Durban in KwaZulu-Natal. A sobering and perplexing thought, but a fact that will change, […]
22 Jul 2021

New agricultural initiative to empower DRC farmers

22 July 2021 – A new agricultural initiative, led by the ERG Africa, is earmarked to empower DRC farmers in the Haut-Katanga province, close to ERG Africa’s Frontier copper project. […]
7 Jul 2021

How I became an Ivanhoe/Friedland-believer

By Leon Louw founder and editor of WhyAfrica 07 July 2021 – The fact that TSX listed Ivanhoe Mines delivered its first truckloads of copper concentrate from the Kamoa-Kakula mine […]
23 Jun 2021

The benefit of upskilling artisanal miners

23 June 2021 – In a country like the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where artisanal miners account for up to 20% of the cobalt ore that is mined, […]
9 Jun 2021

Sandfire appoints African Mining Services at Motheo in Botswana

09 June 2021 – Australian listed Sandfire Resources’ subsidiary, Tshukudu Metals Botswana, has awarded the open pit mining contract for the T3 pit at its Motheo Copper Project in Botswana […]
30 May 2021

WhyAfrica’s Hawks Eye is on Orion’s Okiep in SA

By Leon Louw, founder and editor of WhyAfrica 30 May 2021 – In addition to Orion Minerals’ Prieska Copper-Zinc Project in South Africa, the company has also consolidated several projects […]
10 May 2021

Ferrodrill Namibia intersects copper at Golden Deeps’ Khusib Springs

10 May 2021 – With a shortage in supply looming, and a sky-high copper price, historic operations in Namibia have been in the spotlight. ASX listed junior exploration company Golden […]
3 May 2021

Ivanhoe signs MoU to upgrade Inga turbine in the DRC.

April 26, 2021– Ivanhoe Mines Energy DRC has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in a public-private partnership (PPP) with the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) state-owned power company […]
18 Apr 2021

Botswana is WhyAfrica’s Pick of the Week

By Leon Louw founder of WhyAfrica   18 April 2021 – New mining projects, unsurpassed tourism and agricultural potential, and a robust and diversified economy makes Botswana WhyAfrica’s Pick of […]
9 Mar 2021

The Southern African giants are stirring.

By LM Louw 08 March 2021 – The Southern African region as a collective could be immensely powerful if the most influential countries within this block got their act together. […]
5 Mar 2021

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

05 March 2021 – Vanadium is a new-world commodity with a bright future. It has always been known that the Otavi Mountain Land in the northeast of Namibia hosts significant […]
4 Dec 2020

Copper project in Namibia is pick of the week

05 December 2020 – Namibia is not only a cherished tourist destination, the landscape is also an open geology textbook. This week’s pick of the week is Deep South Resources’ […]
21 Oct 2020

Drill rigs unleashed in Orion’s Prieska hunt

By LM Louw for WhyAfrica  21 October 2020 – The exploration drilling rigs are lining up at ASX listed Orion Minerals’ Prieska operation in South Africa’s Northern Cape Province as […]