Covid-19

21 May 2022

African solutions needed to counter rising fuel prices

African solutions needed to counter rising fuel prices Increasing fuel prices will continue hurting African economies. One possible solution would be an agreement between African states producing oil (for refined […]
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 […]
14 Jan 2022

Climate change keeps the world awake at night

Climate change keeps the world awake at night Climate change tops the list of global risks as the world prepares for at least three years of great volatility.             Climate […]
13 Jan 2022

Pandemic, climate change raise stakes for SA

Pandemic, climate change raise stakes for SA In the face of Covid-19, climate change and growing economic hardship in South Africa, disaster risk reduction (DRR) should be a priority for […]
5 Jan 2022

Will Sub-Saharan Africa shed the Covid scourge?

Will Sub-Saharan Africa shed the Covid scourge?     If Sub Saharan Africa sheds the Covid scourge, the region could emerge as a winner in 2022, writes Leon Louw, WhyAfrica’s editor and […]
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 Jan 2022

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 Leon Louw, founder and […]
19 Dec 2021

Managing logistics during Covid-19

Managing logistics during Covid-19 As the starting point of the extraction process, blasting is a critical element ensuring smooth mining operations. This makes the uninterrupted supply of explosives and accessories […]
24 Aug 2021

Action in Southern Africa is a light at the end of the tunnel

By Leon Louw founder and editor of WhyAfrica 24 August 2021 – Although challenges remain in the wake of the latest Covid-19 waves, political action in Southern Africa is a […]
29 May 2021

Macron repents in Rwanda

By Leon Louw founder and editor of WhyAfrica 29 May 2021 – In a historic week for Africa, French President Emmanuel Macron has asked Rwanda to forgive France for its […]
22 Mar 2021

Covid-19 cuts down two big African trees.

By L.M. Louw 22 March 2021 – Covid-19 has cut down two big African trees. John Magufuli (61) passed away as president of Tanzania last week, while the Zulu monarch, […]
5 Feb 2021

Can mining houses compel employees to be vaccinated?

By Lizle Louw, a Partner at Webber Wentzel  05 February 2021 – As South Africa prepares to roll out the Covid-19 vaccine, the most pressing question is: Can mining houses […]
1 Feb 2021

African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) key during Covid-19

01 February 2021 – The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)is key during the Covid-19 pandemic by allowing the free movement of pharmaceuticals and PPE as well as the free […]
10 Dec 2020

Nearly half of democracies regressed on basic human rights

10 December 2020 – With measures to combat the Covid-19 pandemic, nearly half of the world’s democracies have regressed on basic human rights in 2020   Many governments are restricting information […]
23 Oct 2020

Africa’s Covid-19 response

23 October 2020 – The African Development Bank (AfDB) recently discussed Africa’s Covid-19 response. Several African economies are sustained by the extractive industry, with most national budgets dependent on mining […]