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WhyAfrica membership adds value

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There are a range of benefits if you become a member of WhyAfrica. Image credit: Leon Louw for WhyAfrica

WhyAfrica membership adds value

You can now subscribe to become a member of WhyAfrica in 2023. Having membership allows you to gain access to valuable information and insight about projects, investments, and natural resources in Africa.

By Leon Louw founder and editor of WhyAfrica

This doesn’t mean that WhyAfrica’s other offerings are now paid for though. Our bi-weekly newsletters, quarterly magazines, online articles, and road trip reports are still free, and you can still access all our articles and information on the website without registering.

However, by being a paid-up member of WhyAfrica you’ll get even more on the ground, updated information about the extraction of natural resources, the management thereof, and doing business on the continent.

One of WhyAfrica’s goals is to identify opportunities and challenges you will face when doing business in Africa and at the same time, we stay up to date with how geopolitics and the changing political economies in Africa affect your business. As a member you will have access to all this business intelligence.

If you become a member, we’ll also guide you in the process of improving your Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) standards, and assist you in identifying and communicating your environmental and sustainability goals.

WhyAfrica membership adds value

What you get as a WhyAfrica member

  • A free copy of WhyAfrica’s Hawks Eye special report and summary of the top opportunities and projects in Africa to keep an eye on in 2023
  • A free copy of my e-book “13 years writing about African mining”
  • Quarterly updates with opinions about political trends and projects in Africa
  • A digital copy of our 2022/2023 sustainability and ESG publication
  • A digital copy of our Southern Africa Road Trip publication
  • Free travel advice if you plan overland trips through Africa
  • 20% of any of tours that you book through WhyAfrica Tours and Travel
  • An opportunity to attend WhyAfrica’s pre and mid Road Trip conference days towards the end of 2023
  • Free space to publish an article about your company on WhyAfrica’s website and social media platforms
  • Upon request we’ll connect you with the right people in our network
  • You have an opportunity to join WhyAfrica during certain legs of the annual Africa Road Trips
  • We will assist you in identifying and communicating important aspects of your environmental and sustainability programmes (we can write articles, produce video clips or take photographs at additional cost).

The cost to become a member

If you apply for membership before 20 December2022 the cost is R5500 for the full year or R1375 per quarter. The first five applicants will become members for just R5000. 

How to apply

Contact us at leon@whyafrica.co.za or on +27 071 448 3496 or leave a message on our social media platforms. Upon receipt of your application, we’ll send you an invoice. As soon as we receive payment, you’ll receive confirmation that you are a WhyAfrica member.

WhyAfrica membership adds value

Leon Louw is the founder and editor of WhyAfrica. He specialises in the extraction and responsible utilisation of natural resources, the primary sector of African economies and Africa’s political economy. 

WhyAfrica reports about, and publishes newsletters, magazines and research reports about natural resources and the primary sectors of African economies, and the infrastructure, equipment and engineering methods needed to extract and utilise these resources in an efficient, responsible, sustainable, ethic and environmentally friendly way, so that it will benefit the people of Africa.

Furthermore, WhyAfrica promotes Africa as an investment and travel destination, analyses the continent’s business environment and investment opportunities, and reports on how the political economy of African countries affects its development.         

WhyAfrica provides you with business intelligence that matters. Africa is our business, and we want it to be yours too. To subscribe to WhyAfrica’s free newsletter or digital magazine, and for more news on Africa, visit the website at www.whyafrica.co.za or send a direct message. WhyAfrica launched its first ever digital magazine in November 2021.

The company will undertake its annual road trip through South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, the DRC, Malawi, Tanzania and Kenya in 2023. If you are interested in sponsorship or advertising opportunities, please contact me at leon@whyafrica.co.za. We have a wide range of different packages and combo deals to give your company the greatest exposure to a rapidly growing, African readership.  

The 2022 Southern Africa Road trip issue of WhyAfrica’s magazine is now available in print. The magazine was distributed in South Africa, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Botswana during WhyAfrica’s 2022 Southern Africa Overland Road Trip, the company’s new and innovative platform. WhyAfrica has expanded its product range and now offers its readers, followers, advertisers, subscribers and partners the following:

  • Daily 24/7 online articles on WhyAfrica’s website (FREE)
  • Daily updates on WhyAfrica’s social media platforms (FREE)
  • Newsletters delivered to a handpicked audience every two weeks (FREE)
  • Two printed magazine per year distributed at large events and during our road trips across Africa featuring original, in-depth articles (FREE) with great, on-site photographs by the WhyAfrica team (FOR SALE UPON REQUEST)
  • Four digital magazines per year (FREE)
  • Live updates, video clips, articles, and podcasts during and after WhyAfrica’s annual road trips (Southern Africa in 2022, East Africa in 2023 and West Africa in 2024) (FREE)
  • Sponsorship and advertising opportunities for the annual WhyAfrica Overland Road Trips (PAID FOR)
  • A library where companies doing business in Africa can display scientific or research papers (PAID FOR)
  • A product section where companies doing business in Africa can display new offerings or services (PAID FOR)
  • Media partnerships with, and a presence at, most of the major conferences and exhibitions in the African mining, energy, agriculture, infrastructure, water management, ESG, environmental management, tourism, development, and conservation sectors (FREE)
  • WhyAfrica connects potential investors with new ventures in Africa and suppliers and service providers with existing companies in Africa (PAID FOR)
  • WhyAfrica assists companies in generating content focused on the wider African business community (PAID FOR)
  • Partnerships with companies doing business in Africa (PAID FOR)
  • Partnerships with companies thinking about expanding into Africa (PAID FOR)
  • In 2023 subscribers will have access to our in-depth articles about the African political economy, research, and country reports about the countries we visit on our road trips, and trends in the sectors that we cover (PAID FOR)
  • A WhyAfrica book is in the pipeline and if all goes according to plan, should be published towards the end of 2023 (PAID FOR)
  • The WhyAfrica consultancy arm assists and advises companies doing business in Africa through utilising our extensive global business network (PAID FOR)

Become part of the WhyAfrica community. Tell us your story. Expand your footprint across Africa and partner with us to make the most of your African experience.           

WhyAfrica membership adds value 

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