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Mineral exploration in the spotlight at Mining Indaba 2024

Mineral exploration in the spotlight at Mining Indaba 2024 The low-carbon economy of the future depends on mining and in turn, the future of mining largely depends on the exploration for and discovery of new mineral deposits. The African continent remains a treasure chest of green metals and minerals and has significant reserves of platinum […]

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Namibia’s Chamber concerned about testing critical minerals

Namibia’s Chamber concerned about testing critical minerals Although the Chamber of Mines of Namibia supports the Namibian government’s recent decision to prohibit the export of certain critical minerals, the Chamber is concerned about the requirement for an endorsement by Cabinet on the exports of ore in small quantities.       According to Veston Malango, CEO of

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Environment and people should be central to all development plans in Africa

Environment and people should be central to all development plans in Africa As the African continent continues developing, managing the environment and social impacts should be central to all our development plans. By Leon Louw, owner of WhyAfrica and editor of the WhyAfrica magazine   With a commodity super-cycle on the horizon, Africa is on

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With South Africa in the doldrums, companies should expand their African footprint

With South Africa in the doldrums, companies should expand their African footprint   With the energy crisis and political shenanigans hampering economic growth in South Africa, South African companies, especially suppliers and service providers in the mining, energy, agriculture and infrastructure sectors, should expand their footprint into Africa north of the Limpopo River. By Leon

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Africa is key to global growth

Africa is key to global growth  Africa’s best opportunities will be created by its innumerable challenges. As African economies continue expanding, the continent’s problems multiply. And problems need solutions.  By Leon Louw founder of WhyAfrica   There are glaring backlogs in Africa’s road, rail and port infrastructure, and electricity and water provision is scant. To

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Tin: the glue that binds the human world and virtual reality

Tin: the glue that binds the human world and virtual reality Tin, on the US list of critical minerals, doesn’t make the headlines often. Yet, it is expected to benefit from increased demand for electric vehicles, renewable energy and advanced robotics. By Leon Louw founder of WhyAfrica Tin is mostly still associated with the traditional

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COP28 President-Designate says oil and gas sector needs to up the game on climate action

COP28 President-Designate says oil and gas sector needs to up the game on climate action Dr. Sultan Al Jaber, COP28 UAE President-Designate has emphasised the integral role that the oil and gas industry plays in solving the climate challenge during his keynote remarks at S&P Global’s CERAWeek in Houston, Texas.  Speaking at the plenary on

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Rwanda joins Africa’s critical metal list

Rwanda joins Africa’s critical metal list Fieldwork at London listed Aterian’s southern projects in Rwanda has identified 22 zones of potentially mineralised pegmatite, confirming the presence of a swarm of rare-metal hosting targets for future exploration and evaluation. Tin and tantalum mining is not new to Rwanda. Artisanal miners have been present in the area

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Suppliers and service providers urged to expand African footprint

Suppliers and service providers urged to expand African footprint If you are a supplier or service provider in the mining, energy, agriculture and infrastructure sectors, now is the time to expand your footprint into Africa. By Leon Louw owner and editor of WhyAfrica Many African countries are in the process of shunning their chequered past

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Mining companies can find opportunity in changing ESG trends

Mining companies can find opportunity in changing ESG trends Mining is critical to development, but development must be sustainable. By Garyn Rapson, Nomsa Mbere, Jaqui Pinto, Paula-Ann Novotny and Dalit Anstey. The mining industry is susceptible to global changes in capital allocation and regulatory reform. Mining companies that can demonstrate responsible and sustainable mining practices

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African mining can make the most of energy transition

African mining can make the most of energy transition With the global energy transition gathering pace, it is imperative that African mining keeps up with the rapidly growing demand for commodities and to responsibly develop the continent’s economies and avoid the negative impact of market imbalances. Speaking at the Investing in African Mining Indaba in

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Namibia at the forefront of Africa’s energy boom

Namibia at the forefront of Africa’s energy boom  With an integrated hydrocarbon and renewable energy strategy combined with promising oil and gas discoveries, Namibia is at the forefront of Africa’s energy boom.      Namibia showcased investment opportunities in the development of its Kudu gas field, the exploration of the highly prospective Orange Basin and developing

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World needs to look at Africa for energy needs says Tanzanian president

World needs to look at Africa for energy needs says Tanzanian president   Amid the climate, energy and geopolitical crises that have been raging for some years now, it is time the world looked to Africa for energy, Samia Suluhu Hassan, President of Tanzania, said at a session on “Repowering the World” at the 53rd World

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Rainbow’s PEA confirms robustness

Rainbow’s PEA confirms robustness The release of Rainbow Rare Earths’ recent Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) for the company’s Phalaborwa Rare Earths Project in the Limpopo Province of South Africa, marks an important milestone in the project’s development. Rainbow’s PEA demonstrates a long life and financially robust opportunity for Phalaborwa to become a significant supplier of

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