mining in Africa

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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
23 Jul 2021

Zimbabwe on a drive to entice investors and boost energy security

23 July 2021 – Zimbabwe is on a drive to entice investors and boost the country’s energy security. This is according to African Energy Chamber Executive Chairman NJ Ayuk, who […]
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

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 […]
14 Jun 2021

Purchasing mining equipment at auctions in Africa has never been easier

By Leon Louw founder and editor of WhyAfrica 15 June 2021 – Mining auctions used to be a great place where miners mingled while looking for the best equipment at […]
25 May 2021

Firefinch identifies new satellite deposit at the K2 Prospect in Mali

25 May 2021 – Australian listed Firefinch has identified a new satellite deposit at the K2 Prospect, within trucking distance of the Morila gold mine in Mali. According to Firefinch’s […]
15 Apr 2021

B2Gold commissions solar-battery hybrid system at Fekola in Mali

15 April 2021 – Canadian gold mining company B2Gold has commissioned the world’s largest off-grid solar-battery hybrid system at its Fekola mine in Mali. The solar-battery hybrid plant was integrated […]
4 Apr 2021

WhyAfrica’s Hawks Eye is on Kouroussa in Guinea

04 April 2021 – Guinea is not the easiest mining jurisdiction in the world to do business in, but if you are into gold, does it really matter? Australian listed […]
7 Feb 2021

Funding the big constraint for African exploration companies

08 February 2021 – Exploration is a high-risk gamble anywhere in the world. In fragile states of Africa, the political and security risks come into play as well. However, funding […]
7 Feb 2021

WhyAfrica’s Hawks Eye is on Barrick’s Kibali gold mine in the DRC.

07 February 2021 – The underground mine at Kibali, one of the prime gold mining projects in Africa, achieved record monthly and quarterly ore production in December 2020 and therefore […]
7 Nov 2020

Pick of the week is the Kayelekera uranium project in Malawi

By LM Louw WhyAfrica 07 November 2020 – With the spot price of uranium rising by 36% since the start of 2020, my pick of the week is ASX listed […]
26 Oct 2020

Mining industry adopts sustainable approaches

By Simon Norton, International Zinc Association- Africa desk 26 October 2020 – The mining industry is adopting sustainable approaches as it comes to terms with mining’s impact on people and […]