Namibia

25 May 2022

Namibia’s deep dive into its environmental state

Namibia’s deep dive into its environmental state While the widespread natural deserts and resources of Namibia often seem boundless, they are constantly being impacted in ways that highlight the importance […]
18 May 2022

African mining sector set for strong growth in 2022

African mining sector set for strong growth in 2022 With mining companies currently enjoying high prices, exceptional production performance and robust supply chains, Standard Bank’s mining team anticipates that the […]
30 Mar 2022

West Africa set to unlock the power of small businesses

West Africa set to unlock the power of small businesses By Tunde Macaulay In West Africa, small businesses account for close to 50% of GDP and, in some markets, up […]
1 Mar 2022

Dawn breaks in Namibia while Europe heads for bunkers

Dawn breaks in Namibia while Europe heads for bunkers With the price of gold, natural gas and oil through the roof, and a looming energy crisis on the horizon, several […]
22 Feb 2022

NamPower and solar central to Namibia’s mining future

NamPower and solar central to Namibia’s mining future At a time when renewable energy, ESG reporting, climate change and water supply dominate mining discussions, it is interesting to try and […]
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 […]
22 Aug 2021

Trevali’s Rosh Pinah in Namibia is WhyAfrica’s Pick of the Week

By Leon Louw founder and editor of WhyAfrica 22 August 2021 – With easy access to the recently upgraded Port of Lüderitz and an expansion project in the pipeline, Canadian […]
5 Aug 2021

Fekola continues producing despite B2Gold’s dispute with the Malian government

05 August 2021 – It is business as usual at Canadian gold mining company B2Gold’s Fekola mine in Mali, even though B2Gold is currently involved in a dispute with the […]
1 Aug 2021

Botswana’s diversification strategy gathers momentum

By Leon Louw, founder and editor of WhyAfrica 01 August 2021 – Although Covid-19 has presented Botswana with many challenges, the country’s diversification strategy started gathering momentum during this time. […]
25 Jul 2021

All roads lead to Durban

By Leon Louw founder and editor of WhyAfrica 25 July 2021 – All roads lead to Durban in KwaZulu-Natal. A sobering and perplexing thought, but a fact that will change, […]
8 Jul 2021

Namibia becomes an attractive proposition for oil and gas exploration

08 July 2021 – Since the first discovery of oil-bearing source rocks about eight years ago, Namibia has become an attractive proposition for oil and gas exploration.  Historically overlooked by […]
16 Jun 2021

NAMCOR and ReconAfrica sign Joint Operating Agreement (JOA) to develop the resource potential of the Kavango in Namibia

16 June 2021 – The National Petroleum Corporation of Namibia (NAMCOR) and Canadian company Reconnaissance Energy Africa (ReconAfrica) has signed a Joint Operating Agreement (JOA) to develop the resource potential […]
14 Jun 2021

Unpacking exploration in Africa’s sensitive ecosystems

By Leon Louw, founder and editor of WhyAfrica 15 June 2021 – ReconAfrica’s oil and gas exploration in the Kavango Basin of Namibia has placed a renewed focus on exploration […]
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 […]
16 May 2021

WhyAfrica’s Hawks Eye is on ReconAfrica in the Kavango Basin

16 May 2021 – ReconAfrica’s oil exploration project in the Kavango Basin of Namibia and Botswana is an important case study of how African governments will manage the development versus […]
10 May 2021

Ferrodrill Namibia intersects copper at Golden Deeps’ Khusib Springs

10 May 2021 – With a shortage in supply looming, and a sky-high copper price, historic operations in Namibia have been in the spotlight. ASX listed junior exploration company Golden […]
6 May 2021

The magic of mushrooms

06 May 2021 – An upliftment project in Namibia uses mushrooms to develop housing and food projects. If you are a plant biologist, mushrooms are surely one of the most […]
3 Apr 2021

WhyAfrica’s pick of the week is Africa’s tin deposits.

By Leon Louw for WhyAfrica 03 April 2021 – With demand for tin concentrate on the increase and a serious shortage of supply looming, eyes are turning towards Africa. Tin […]
9 Mar 2021

The Southern African giants are stirring.

By LM Louw 08 March 2021 – The Southern African region as a collective could be immensely powerful if the most influential countries within this block got their act together. […]
7 Mar 2021

WhyAfrica hits the road.

07 March 2021 – Covid-19 and subsequent restrictions to control the pandemic’s spread, have been devastating for the African continent. An unintended consequence of the calamity is that reliable, grassroots […]
13 Jan 2021

African energy will not be green soon.

13 January 2021 – Even though many countries in Africa have started to roll out renewable energy, it is highly unlikely African energy will be green soon.    New research from […]
26 Nov 2020

Oil and gas discoveries trigger excitement in Southern Africa

By NJ Ayuk, executive chairman of the African Energy Chamber  26 November 2020 – Oil and gas discoveries in the Southern African countries of Namibia, Angola and South Africa is triggering […]
17 Nov 2020

Osino’s Namibian gold discoveries much more than a Barking Dog

17 November 2020 – TSX listed Osino Resources’ new gold discoveries in Namibia indicate the potential to double the mineralised strike at its Twin Hills Central (THC) project.     Osino […]
12 Nov 2020

Namibia home to first kelp farm

By Inès Magoum (Afrik21) 12 November 2020 – Dutch sustainable oceanic aquaculture company Kelp Blue has been chosen to develop a giant kelp farm on the Namibian coast near the […]
4 Nov 2020

Congestion in SA and Namibian oil and gas space

4 November 2020 – Canadian oil and gas company Africa Oil Corp. announced that Impact Oil & Gas has entered into two agreements for exploration areas offshore of South Africa. […]