Africa

Africa Loses Shine in Global Mining Investment Race

Africa’s once-promising allure for mining exploration has dimmed considerably, according to the latest Fraser Institute Survey of Mining Companies. The continent now houses the most jurisdictions ranked at the bottom of the global attractiveness index, raising concerns about policy uncertainty and environmental regulations. While rich in mineral wealth, numerous African …

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AFSIC to drive Africa’s sustainable growth

Organisers of the annual Africa focused investment conference AFSIC- Investing in Africa expect over 1400 delegates, at C level or similar from both Africa and the rest of the world, to engage in the African investment ecosystem. With over US$6bn worth of deals and investment opportunities profiled on site last …

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Seriously safe boots for the mining industry

With Africa holding 30 percent of the world’s mineral reserves, the industry is poised for further investment as operations scale across the continent, notably in Southern and central Africa. Bata Industrials South Africa, a South African-based safety shoe manufacturer, believes in the need to begin with the basics of a …

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South Africa’s Nuclear Power Ambitions – Pioneering Reactor Exports

In a groundbreaking discussion at the Mining Indaba in Cape Town, Stratek Global’s Chairman Kelvin Kemm, asserted that South Africa is poised to become a nuclear reactor exporting nation. Highlighting the country’s status as the first to develop a commercial Small Modular Reactor (SMR), Kemm unveiled the HTMR-100, positioning South …

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Atlantic Council’s Africa Centre Unveils Revolutionary Critical Minerals Initiative at Mining Indaba

The Africa Centre of the Atlantic Council is embarking on an innovative three-year programme dedicated to critical minerals in Africa. With Africa housing 30% of the world’s critical-mineral reserves, the continent assumes a pivotal role in twenty-first-century supply chains, especially for electric vehicles, lithium batteries, cellphones, medical scanners, and military …

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Africa’s greatest gold mine attain top greenest spot

Kibali, the largest gold mine in Africa, is now also one of the greenest mines on the African continent, Barrick President and Chief Executive Officer, Mark Bristow announced recently. Much of the electricity that drives Kibali is already supplied by its three hydropower stations.  Once the mine’s new 16 megawatt …

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Shared value, ESG integration can elevate Africa

As new business trends emerge, the 2024 Africa Shared Value and ESG Summit is set to transform the African business landscape. Organisers said the summit is a partnership between the Africa Shared Value Leadership Summit and the ESG Africa Conference. Scheduled for 24 to 25 October in Nairobi, Kenya, the …

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Africa Energy Indaba puts on spotlight advanced nuclear technologies

With the potential to shape the continent’s energy landscape, advanced nuclear technologies are to be put in the spotlight at the Africa Energy Indaba. The energy jamboree has a nuclear forum lined up, bringing together global leaders, industry experts, and policymakers to delve into the latest developments in nuclear power, …

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Mining industry urged to invest in ‘disruptive’ digital technology

When it comes to mining operations, exploration, project appraisal, mine design, closure, and post-closure stages, digital technology has a lot to offer the sector. Heinrich Jantzen, Senior Mining Advisor at Zutari, holds this opinion. The premier infrastructure advising and consulting organization will be present at Mining Indaba Africa, which takes …

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Powering oil and gas production through the energy transition: a four-step guide

The energy transition can be a source of angst for oil and gas producers, but it doesn’t have to be a cause for concern – at least not in every context. In fact, when it comes to powering oil and gas production assets  which are typically reliant on diesel power …

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