mining in Africa

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 […]
5 May 2022

Africa needs to conquer Mount Probable

Africa needs to conquer Mount Probable Geopolitical turmoil in a bi-polar world has placed African leaders in a peculiar position. Many African countries were beneficiaries of Russian support in the […]
27 Apr 2022

WhyAfrica’s magazine printed and packed for African road trip

WhyAfrica’s magazine printed and packed for African road trip The April issue of WhyAfrica’s magazine is out and now available in print as well! Readers will be able to hold […]
19 Apr 2022

Namibia’s mining policies perceived as second best in Africa

Namibia’s mining policies perceived as second best in Africa        Namibia ranked as the second most favourable mining jurisdiction in Africa on the Fraser Institute Survey of Mining […]
10 Mar 2022

Ventilation key when transitioning to underground mining

Ventilation key when transitioning to underground mining Many open-cast mines eventually transition to underground operations, given their relatively limited ability to expand. For this they need adequate infrastructure, including efficient […]
7 Mar 2022

East Manganese a stepping stone for Sitatunga

East Manganese a stepping stone for Sitatunga As part of WhyAfrica’s recent road trip to the Northern Cape Province of South Africa we visited Sitatunga Resources’ East Manganese mine, close […]
2 Mar 2022

Newly elected President of Zambia to attend Mining Indaba 2022

Newly elected President of Zambia to attend Mining Indaba 2022 The President of the Republic of Zambia, Hakainde Hichilema has confirmed his attendance at this year’s Investing in African Mining […]
2 Mar 2022

Botswana president confirmed to attend Mining Indaba 2022

Botswana president confirmed to attend Mining Indaba 2022 The President of the Botswana, Dr Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi, is confirmed to attend the 2022 Investing in African Mining Indaba, taking […]
14 Feb 2022

WhyAfrica reports from the coalface

WhyAfrica reports from the coalface WhyAfrica is getting its boots dirty in 2022. After almost two years of being stuck behind our desks, we are going back to do what […]
6 Feb 2022

Akobo in Ethiopia is WhyAfrica’s Pick of the Week

Akobo in Ethiopia is WhyAfrica’s Pick of the Week Come rain or shine Norwegian based gold exploration company Akobo Minerals is pushing ahead with the development of its Segele and […]
31 Jan 2022

African mining CEOs on the transition to renewable energy for mines

African mining CEOs on the transition to renewable energy for mines Transitioning to low-carbon and an increased focus on ESG (Environmental, Social & Governance) is a global trend and the […]
27 Jan 2022

Promising results elevate Namibia as uranium top dog

Promising results elevate Namibia as uranium top dog        It is early days yet but Australian listed Elevate Uranium’s results from the resource definition drilling program at their Koppies project […]
11 Jan 2022

Gold mine soldiers on as Ethiopia turns the corner

Gold mine soldiers on as Ethiopia turns the corner   London listed KEFI Gold and Copper (previously KEFI Minerals) will launch its flagship Tulu Kapi gold mine early in 2022 […]
8 Jan 2022

Osino bets big in Namibia

Osino bets big in Namibia  TSX listed Osino Resources’ took a another major step in becoming a top exploration and development company in Namibia this week, writes Leon Louw. Namibia’s […]
16 Dec 2021

2022 African hotspots

2022 African hotspots For an optimist, there are many opportunities in Africa. However, a handful of countries stand out more than others, writes WhyAfrica founder and editor Leon Louw. Africa’s […]
15 Dec 2021

How the C-factor impacts mining output

How the C-factor impacts mining output There is a direct correlation between our ability to do a job, and our assuredness that we can do that very job, writes Arjen […]
24 Nov 2021

SA’s Elandsfontein ready to deliver phosphate rock

SA’s Elandsfontein ready to deliver phosphate rock Development at African phosphate developer Kropz’s Elandsfontein mine in the Western Cape province of South Africa is on track to be commissioned in […]
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 […]
31 Oct 2021

Namibia’s hidden iron ore secret

Namibia’s hidden iron ore secret Namibia is not known as a bulk commodity exporter. However, an interesting iron ore producer close to Windhoek is holding its own in a space […]
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 […]