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African mining projects with an impact

African mining projects with an impact  WhyAfrica has been tracking several mineral exploration projects, early-stage development projects and operating mines across Africa over the last three years. These are some that stand out.  By Leon Louw, owner and editor of WhyAfrica WhyAfrica featured many of these projects regularly under our Hawks Eye section in WhyAfrica’s […]

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WhyAfrica Road Trip Review magazine now available

WhyAfrica Road Trip Review magazine now available A little more than a month after WhyAfrica’s Southern Africa Road Trip finished in an overcast and rainy Johannesburg, our Road Trip Review magazine in now available. By Leon Louw founder and editor of WhyAfrica You can click on the link to download this special edition which focusses

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WhyAfrica Road Trip 2022: Southern Africa is alive and kicking!

WhyAfrica Road Trip 2022: Southern Africa is alive and kicking! After spending the last 42 days travelling almost 9000km overland between five Southern African countries, and visiting 32 project sites in the process, all indications are that business in Southern Africa is not only alive and kicking, but, on the ground, the region is making

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Open pit mining at Prieska becomes more attractive

Open pit mining at Prieska becomes more attractive  Orion Minerals has received highly encouraging initial assay results from its flagship Prieska Copper-Zinc Project in South Africa’s Northern Cape Province. WhyAfrica visited the Prieska project last month as part of its Southern Africa Road Trip. Orion is running an in-fill drilling program to upgrade the existing

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Orion on an acquisition drive to consolidate copper projects in SA’s Northern Cape

10 August 2021 – ASX and JSE listed Orion Minerals is on an acquisition drive to consolidate several copper licenses and projects in South Africa’s Northern Cape province.   Orion has taken another key step in its strategy to become a leading diversified international base metals producer after exercising its exclusive option to acquire a

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South Africa needs a zinc refinery says IZA

30 July 2021 – South Africa needs a new zinc refinery to supply enough galvanised steel when the government’s ambitious infrastructure development plans are implemented. According to Simon Norton from the Africa Desk of the International Zinc Association (IZA) South Africa is in desperate need of a zinc refinery to assist with the vast quantities

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WhyAfrica’s Hawks Eye is on Orion’s Okiep in SA

By Leon Louw, founder and editor of WhyAfrica 30 May 2021 – In addition to Orion Minerals’ Prieska Copper-Zinc Project in South Africa, the company has also consolidated several projects in an extensive copper mining district, the Okiep Copper Project (OCP). With the copper price heading north and the outlook extremely positive, Why Africa’s Hawks

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