Dependable and Cost Effective Energy for Namibian Mines

Dependable and Cost Effective Energy for Namibian Mines

By Hilifa Mbako – President of the Chamber of Mines of Namibia My brief paper is intended to outline the significance of dependable and cost-effective energy supply for mines and industrial users in Namibia and suggests how electricity should be provided through a sustainable electricity grid. Importance of Energy for Mining From a generalist point […]

Chamber Announces new Exco for 2021 - 2023

Chamber Announces New Office Bearers for 2021 – 2023

The Chamber welcomes the new Office Bearers who will be serving on the Chamber of Mines Executive Committee from 2021 to 2023: President:  Mr. Hilifa Mbako, Executive Chairperson of Orano Mining Namiba 1st Vice President: Mr. Irvinne Simataa, Vice President, Mining Operations, Swakop Uranium 2nd Vice President: Mr. Zebra Kasete, Vice President and Managing Director, […]

Chamber Supports Court Ruling on Marine Phosphate Mining

On 30 June 2021, the High Court of Namibia delivered its judgement on the validity of Namibia Marine Phosphate’s (NMP) Mining Licence. The judgement ruled that NMP’s Mining Licence is indeed valid, as granted: “Namibian Marine Phosphate (Pty) Limited’s (“NMP”) Mining Licence ML170 and the rights conferred to NMP thereunder are not affected by the […]

Bannerman Completes Etangi 8 Pre-Feasibility Study

Bannerman completes Etango-8 Pre-Feasibility Study

In April 2012, Bannerman completed a Definitive Feasibility Study (DFS) for the Etango Project. The DFS 2012 was based on a 20 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) heap leach process throughput. Mine planning, engineering design, capital and operating cost estimations were undertaken to an accuracy of ±15%. In March 2015, Bannerman commissioned an industrial scale […]

Dundee Precious Metals Tsumeb Concludes Wage Negotiations

DPM Tsumeb Concludes Wage Negotiations With MuN

Dundee Precious Metals Tsumeb successfully concluded the substantive negotiations with the Mineworkers’ Union of Namibia, which have been ongoing for the first half of this year. The Recognition and Procedural Agreement entered into between DPM Tsumeb and Mineworkers’ Union of Namibia directs both parties to meet and negotiate on substantive issues including salary increases and […]

Walvis Bay Salt Company Supports Erongo Vaccination Drive

Walvis Bay Salt supports Erongo vaccination drive

The Erongo regional vaccination drive received a significant boost with a cash donation of N$70 000 by the Walvis Bay Salt Company on Wednesday, 11 August 2021. “The devastating impact of Covid-19 has touched us all in one way or another; and it will continue to wreak havoc in all spheres of society if we […]

Rossing Donations Towards COVID-19

Rössing Uranium Boosts Support in the Fight Against COVID-19

As part of Rössing Uranium’s continued efforts to support the national fight against COVID-19, the mine donated medical supplies to health care facilities in the Erongo region, valued at over N$ 1 million. Rössing recognises the weight carried by health care facilities during the third wave, and the mounting number of COVID-19 related deaths and […]

Namdeb Recognises Frontline workers

Nambeb Recognises Frontline Workers

Namdeb recognises that since the advent of the deadly Corona virus, many have found it difficult to adjust to the emotional and physical turmoil caused by the pandemic. Whilst it is easy to protect ourselves and isolate from the public, Namdeb recognises, with great respect and appreciation, the work of the frontline who have worked […]