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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 knocking on our door says MEMSA CEO

Africa is knocking on our door says MEMSA CEO An uptick in mining activity across the African continent has resulted in an increased demand from African mining companies to procure South African designed and manufactured mining and construction equipment. By Leon Louw founder of WhyAfrica More and more South African based Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM)

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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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Energy a key focus for PAP in Algeria

Energy a key focus for PAP in Algeria        Africa’s energy crisis constitutes a key focus of the Pan-African Parliament (PAP) official visit to the Democratic People’s Republic of Algeria. Last week Chief Fortune Charumbira, the President of the PAP and his delegation paid a courtesy call on Mohamed Arkab, Algeria Minister of Energy and Mines.

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Become a member and tell your story the WhyAfrica way

Become a member and tell your story the WhyAfrica way  Readers and followers can now become fully fledged members of WhyAfrica. Having membership for one year allows you access to valuable business intelligence and insight about projects, investments, the sustainable utilisation of natural resources and the political economy of Africa.  By Leon Louw owner and

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Why the Pan African Parliament is relevant to mining

Why the Pan African Parliament is relevant to mining Five delegated parliamentarians from 54 African countries gather at the Pan African Parliament’s building in Midrand, South Africa, every year to discuss African affairs, move motions and adopt model laws that consider matters affecting the entire continent. But just how relevant is the Pan African Parliament

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Why the Pan African Parliament is relevant to mining

Why the Pan African Parliament is relevant to mining  Delegated parliamentarians from African countries gather at the unassuming Pan African Parliament’s (PAP) building in Midrand, South Africa, every year to discuss African affairs. But just how relevant is the PAP to business in Africa?    By Leon Louw, owner and editor of WhyAfrica Parliamentarians from

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Pandor says PAP must strengthen African democracy

Pandor says PAP must strengthen African democracy Dr. Naledi Pandor, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa says that the Pan African Parliament (PAP) must play an active role in strengthening democracy in Africa. Pandor was the guest of honour at the Joint Retreat between the PAP and the Permanent Representatives’ Committee (PRC)

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African solutions needed to silence the guns

African solutions needed to silence the guns  While there has been a sharp increase in conflict across Africa in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic, the good news is that Africa is trying to find African solutions to address Africa’s problems.  By Leon Louw, owner and editor of WhyAfrica  When representatives from the Ethiopian government

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PAP central to Africa’s climate change response

PAP central to Africa’s climate change response     Africans are experiencing some of the worst weather events in a decade this year, despite the continent contributing the least to global carbon emissions at less than four percent. By the Pan African Parliament  The impact of climate change affects all development outcomes and exacerbates the continent’s chronic

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African parliamentarians support East Africa Crude Oil Project

African parliamentarians support East Africa Crude Oil Project The Motion for a Resolution of the Pan African Parliament (PAP) to support the East African Crude Oil Project was adopted by the PAP under Rule 60 of the Rules of Procedure of the PAP. The motion was brought before the PAP by Hon. Okot Ogong Felix from Uganda.

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Great support for African Free Trade Agreement

Great support for African Free Trade Agreement   It was clear during the presentation and debate on the Report on the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) at the First Ordinary Session of the Sixth Parliament of the Pan African Parliament (PAP) that there is overwhelming support for the AfCFTA among member states, despite constraints.

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African women expect more concrete action on empowerment

African women expect more concrete action on empowerment Despite significant progress in terms of gender equality in Africa, more needs to be done to truly empower the continent’s young women. This was one of the key messages message on the second day of the 13th Pan-African Parliament’s (PAP) Conference on Women’s Rights held in Midrand,

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Pan African Parliament makes history by adopting Rules of Procedure

Pan African Parliament makes history by adopting Rules of Procedure History was made last week when a motion on the amendments to the Pan African Parliament’s (PAP) Rules of Procedure was moved, seconded, and adopted in the First Ordinary Session of the Sixth Parliament of the Pan African Parliament (PAP) held in Midrand, South Africa.

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PAP condemns unconstitutional changes of government

PAP condemns unconstitutional changes of government   A high-level Parliamentary engagement on democracy, human rights and governance in Africa has identified gaps in the implementation and effectiveness of African Union (AU) Legal and Policy frameworks that are meant to combat Unconstitutional Changes of Government (UCG). The Dialogue convened by the Pan-African Parliament (PAP) was held yesterday under

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DRC on high alert as M23 takes aim at Goma

DRC on high alert as M23 takes aim at Goma     There is grave concern that an escalation of the attacks by M23 rebels in the North Kivu Province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) could lead to further instability in the Great Lakes region. Although several individual members of the Pan African

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PAP’s mission is to build a better future for Africa

PAP’s mission is to build a better future for Africa   Ronald Lamola, Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, representing the Guest of Honour H.E Cyril Ramaphosa, President of the Republic of South Africa, has declared open the First Ordinary Session of the Sixth Parliament of the Pan-African Parliament (PAP), on Monday, 31 October 2022. With pressing

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PAP’s Model Law on Nationality takes shape ahead of Plenary

PAP’s Model Law on Nationality takes shape ahead of Plenary   The Pan-African Parliament’s (PAP) Committee on Cooperation, International Relations and Conflict is gathering further important information and data in preparation for their presentation of the Model Law on Nationality before the Plenary on 1 November 2022. By the Pan-African Parliament  The sixth parliament of

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Pan African Parliament rolls out plan to rebrand

Pan African Parliament rolls out plan to rebrand The first Ordinary Session of the sixth Parliament of the Pan-African Parliament (PAP) opened on Monday, 24 October 2022, in Midrand, South Africa, with consultations to revise and refine the current Rules of Procedure as the Parliament rolls out plans to rebrand. WhyAfrica will follow this important

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PAP permanent committees to gather for August sittings

PAP permanent committees to gather for August sittings The August sittings of the permanent committees of the sixth parliament of the Pan-African Parliament (PAP) are scheduled to be held from 22 August to 02 September 2022 at the seat of the continental parliament in Midrand, South Africa. The sittings will be guided by the African

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