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Empowering women in leadership using innovation to boost development

There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish – Michelle Obama Bureau Veritas, a world leader in testing, inspection, and certification, is proud to announce the launch of its “BV Women in Africa Mentorship Program” a strategic collaborative partnership with TWAA, an innovative and disruptive global and …

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Mining Indaba 2021 goes virtually

Organisers of the continent’s biggest mining jamboree – African Mining Indaba have announced postponement of the event, slated for early next year. Simon Ford, Portfolio Director at Investing in African Mining Indaba the decision has been propelled by the on-going COVID-19 pandemic. “We are sorry to announce the 2021 edition …

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SRK –Supporting mines in striving for zero harm

Rock-related accidents have reduced significantly in recent decades, due in large part to incremental improvements in rock engineering practice. According to William Joughin, chairman of SRK Consulting and himself a leading rock engineering expert, the company’s contribution in this field has included assisting mines with reviews of safety practices, as …

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STEINERT’s New E-book on Tramp Metal Removal

STEINERT has launched an e-book on tramp metal removal equipment selection. The company has a range of magnets for use in tramp metal removal applications, and the book simplifies the selection decision-making process. “All equipment used in the recovery of minerals needs to be protected from collisions with tramp iron …

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How will multinational mining companies respond to investors’ growing focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues?

Despite the short-to-midterm challenges of the global pandemic, the biggest challenge for multinational mining companies over the next decade will be responding to investors’ growing focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. As a focal point of how seriously the extractives industries are now taking ESG investing, over the …

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Mining sector’s evolution is in tandem with global demand for increased responsibility and sustainability.

The expectations and priorities of a modern-day investor in the mining sector have significantly changed in line with global demand for more responsible and sustainable extraction of mineral resources. ESG, referring to the performance of investment portfolios against Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) standards, has firmly established itself across the …

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We Need a Cohesive Strategy and Coordinated Approach for SMEs to grow post COVID-19

The announcement of a prolonged shut-down across many major African countries as a measure to contain the spread of COVID-19 could have dramatic negative effects on the economy of the entire continent. Africa’s GDP is largely driven by Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and the informal sector that accounts for …

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Africa must support African supply chains to unlock sustained economic growth

The current Covid19-related economic challenges both locally and throughout the Africa starkly highlight the need for pan-African companies and governments to support African supply chains, and in so doing, to boost economic activity on the continent. This can be achieved by procuring the production of goods and services for infrastructure …

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Metals and Mining: Uncertainty presents opportunities

The COVID-19 outbreak presents significant challenges and is likely to have a materially negative impact on the global economy, in our view. We believe commodity prices could fall closer to trough levels in the near term and make significant cuts to mining companies’ earnings forecasts. We believe negative earnings momentum …

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