12 May 2022

Steady ESG advances in African mining

Steady ESG advances in African mining Africa’s mining sector is showcasing a real shift from high-level carbon neutrality intentions to some exciting and practical first steps on the journey to […]
24 Apr 2022

Why SA companies should measure ESD programmes

Why SA companies should measure ESD programmes Despite the optimism with which corporate companies in South Africa developed ESD strategies, they have not always invested in analysing the impact in […]
1 Apr 2022

ESG in the mining industry: what’s missing?

ESG in the mining industry: what’s missing? By Nomsa Mbere, Partner & Sebastian Steenkamp, Associate at Webber Wentzel A recent analysis of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) reports by nine […]
23 Mar 2022

Standard Bank and Woolworths in R600-million sustainability funding deal

Standard Bank and Woolworths in R600-million sustainability funding deal Standard Bank has partnered with Woolworths to conclude the first sustainability-linked working capital facility in South Africa to the value of […]
15 Mar 2022

Ivanhoe backs Free State gas

Ivanhoe backs Free State gas Canadian company Ivanhoe Mines has acquired the exclusive right to negotiate an offtake agreement with South Africa-based Renergen for electricity generated from Renergen’s gas and […]
23 Feb 2022

More Anglo concentrate transported by communities

More Anglo concentrate transported by communities       South African based Anglo American Platinum has awarded a contract of R1.2-billion to 10 community-owned trucking companies to transport its concentrate from Anglo’s […]
9 Feb 2022

ESG knowledge without ESG wisdom is like water in sand

ESG knowledge without ESG wisdom is like water in sand There are many lessons in nature and wisdom is often found where we least expect it, writes Leon Louw, owner […]
22 Jan 2022

Barrick’s Kibali leads mining into a new space

Barrick’s Kibali leads mining into a new space Mining has moved to a place where it has not been before. It has entered the world of conservation, sustainability, and development, […]
12 Jan 2022

SA communities win big in Kumba deal

SA communities win big in Kumba deal South African mining giant Kumba Iron Ore has awarded mining contracts worth more than R1.6-billion to black owned and community-based joint ventures to […]
2 Jan 2022

Zinhle Dube on what makes the world go round

Zinhle Dube on what makes the world go round   For our fourth article in the series about women in the supply chain, WhyAfrica interviewed Zinhle Dube, managing partner and […]
24 Dec 2021

Is ESG good for Africa?

Is ESG good for Africa? ESG, or, to give it its full designation “Environment, Social and Governance” is trending, globally, including in Africa. But what is ESG, and why does […]
23 Dec 2021

Tighten ESG focus or face litigation

Tighten ESG focus or face litigation Litigation on Environmental, Social and Governance matters is rising in volume, both globally and domestically, but there are various steps that companies can take […]
8 Dec 2021

Sustainable pathways for agriculture

Sustainable pathways for agriculture In a recent project to foster sustainable practices in agriculture, SRK Consulting has been working with Bonsucro and other stakeholders to develop a practical way for […]
8 Dec 2021

Africa needs solutions not silos

Africa needs solutions not silos There was a hint of change in rain drenched Glasgow last month. Compared to previous gatherings, this year’s COP26 event in Scotland attracted considerably more […]
17 Nov 2021

Creating self-sustainable community projects during the life of mine

Creating self-sustainable community projects during the life of mine Livelihood resilience in mining communities is vital to ensure their sustainability after mine closure; to this end, mines are learning valuable […]
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 […]
29 Sep 2021

No sector unaffected by growing ESG demands

No sector unaffected by growing ESG demands In a world facing challenges ranging from climate change to social inequality, every business sector will experience rising demands on its environmental, social […]
25 Aug 2021

Miners need to invest in renewables to fight global warming

By Leon Louw, founder and editor of WhyAfrica  25 August 2021 – Mining companies should be at the forefront in the battle against climate change. As part of its offensive, […]
20 Aug 2021

Can Kenya learn from global floods?

By Simon Thomas, international consultant and board member of Megapipes Solutions Limited 20 August 2021 – Across the globe, the increase in devastating storms and floods is a stark reminder […]
17 Aug 2021

Prospects for South African coal production remain strong

17 August 2021 – While the global focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues looks to phase out coal as an energy resource, the prospects for South African coal […]
16 Jul 2021

ESG investment policy best practice in the private equity sector: What does good look like?

ESG investment policy best practice in the private equity sector: What does good look like? By Mamedupi Matsipa, Ata Capital CEO 16 July 2021 – The value of a capital […]
15 Jul 2021

Why ESG underpins Africa’s agricultural prospects

15 July 2021 – The agricultural sector in Africa remains significantly under-invested, but more support from international lenders and investors will come with stringent environmental, social and governance (ESG) requirements. […]
27 Jun 2021

Nature based tourism could be a money spinner for Africa

By Leon Louw, founder and editor of WhyAfrica 26 June 2021 – Africa is well known for its wildlife and exceptional natural beauty. Nature-based tourism could be a money spinner […]
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, […]
15 May 2021

Are we discussing ESGs in Harare or Lusaka, or Lagos?

By Leon Louw, founder and editor of WhyAfrica 15 May 2021 – Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues are the talk of the town amongst a new generation of investors […]
11 May 2021

Golden Star’s social initiative in Ghana is a glimpse of the future.

By Leon Louw, founder and editor of WhyAfrica 11 May 2021 – Mining company Golden Star’s flagship and award-winning social initiative in Ghana is a good example of a sustainable […]
7 May 2021

The time for ESG regulation is now – says deVere CEO.

07 May 2021 – A global regulatory framework for environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing is urgently required. Nigel Green, CEO, and founder of the de Vere Group, says that […]
2 May 2021

Are businesses ready to attract tomorrow’s investors?

By Joe Keenan 02 May 2021 – Like the mining companies they service, mine suppliers and technology providers should be looking beyond the customer demands of today to remain relevant […]
26 Apr 2021

Five Trawlers Arrested as New Partnership with Sierra Leone Begins

26 April 2021 – In less than two days, armed Sierra Leone Navy sailors stationed on board the Sea Shepherd ship Bob Barker carried out a series of covert at-sea […]