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WhyAfrica Road Trip Review magazine now available

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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 on some of the highlights of our 44-day trip across Southern Africa: https://www.whyafrica.co.za/magazines/issue-4/

During the trip we visited 32 project sites in the mining, quarrying, energy, agriculture, infrastructure, tourism, conservation, development and water sectors in South Africa, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana.

While we gathered a lot of information about the politics and doing business in these countries, we also focussed on ESG aspects and the environmental and social impacts of development and asked important questions about the sustainability of specific projects.

The magazine features some of the great projects and regions we visited, and as a bonus, and to spice up your reading, the magazine includes a number of video snippets that we produced while on site. It also gives a nice overview of which project to keep an eye on in the future. Enjoy the read and please give us feedback. We welcome any suggestions.

We have already started planning our next overland trip through the Limpopo Province in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, DRC, Malawi, Tanzania, and Kenya. If you operate in these regions let us know and we’ll see if it is possible to include it in our programme. Continue following WhyAfrica to get regular updates about our route and plans for the journey.

The trip was made possible by: 

A sincere thanks to the following companies, projects and the people who make these machines tick.

  • OMV RuabexStilfontein, South Africa
  • Orion Minerals’ in Prieska, Northern Cape, South Africa
  • Scatecsolar PV plant close to Upington, Northern Cape, South Africa
  • Vedanta Zinc International’s Black Mountain and Gamsberg projects, Aggeneys, Northern Cape South Africa
  • Diamond boats and diamond divers in Port Nolloth, Northern Cape, South Africa
  • Knight Piésoldand the Namibian Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry that allowed me to visit the Neckartal Dam, Keetmanshoop, Namibia
  • The local authorities and private sector in Lüderitz that allowed me to visit restricted areas, rail infrastructure and port facilities in Lüderitz, Namibia
  • Spergebiet Diamond Mining’s Elizabeth Bay project close to Lüderitz, Namibia
  • Lagoon Aquaculture’s oyster farm in the Bay of Lüderitz, Namibia
  • Chamber of Mines of Namibiain Windhoek, Namibia
  • Lodestone’s iron ore project close to Dordabis in Namibia
  • Osino Resources’ Twin Hills gold project close to Karibib, Namibia
  • Namibia Wildlife Resortsand the Namibian authorities at Sesriem Canyon and Sossusvlei
  • Port of Walvis Bay and salt mines close to Walvis Bay, Namibia
  • E-Tech Resources’ Rare Earths project close to Karibib, Namibia
  • Antler Gold’s gold exploration project close to Karibib, Namibia
  • AfriTin’s tin and lithium project close to Uis, Namibia
  • B2Gold’s Otjikoto mine between Otavi and Otjiwarongo, Namibia
  • Trigon Metals’ Kombat copper project close to Grootfontein, Nambia
  • Ohorongo Cementnear Otavi, Namibia
  • Namibia Wildlife Resorts in Etosha National Park, Namibia
  • ReconAfrica’s oil and gas drilling project close to Rundu in the Caprivi Strip of Namibia
  • Small scale agricultural farmers in Divundu in the Caprivi Strip of Namibia
  • Zambian and Botswana authorities at the Kazangula bridge between the two countries.
  • Tourism facilities in Livingstone, Zambia and Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
  • Safari Par Excellence’s Zambezi Waterfront in Livingstone, Zambia
  • Conservation authorities in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe
  • Pandamatenga’s Agricultural Economic Zone in Botswana
  • Bird Sanctuary at Sua Pan close to Nata in Botswana
  • Khoemacau Copper Miningclose to Maun in Botswana
  • Remote Exploration Services(RES) in Maun, Botswana.

WhyAfrica Road Trip Review magazine now available

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