On 26th March 2021, The Namibian’s Spotlight was published intending to provide perspectives on whether the fishing industry and proposed marine phosphate mining industry could co-exist in Namibia. The author of the articles endeavoured to provide a fair representation and a balanced perspective. However, a number of the statements attributed to the representative for the […]
Mining Industry Review for 2020 Delivered by Outgoing President of the Chamber At the AGM held on 21 April 2021, The outgoing President of the Chamber of Mines delivered his final President’s Report for 2020. The report higlights the impact of Covid-19 on the mining sector in 2020, its contribution to the Namibian economy and […]
The Southern African Resource Watch (SARW) commissioned a research paper that investigates certain aspects of Namibia’s mineral legislative and policy framework. According to the research, the mining sector is guilty of wide- spread illicit financial flows, tax-base erosion and price manipulation. These allegations, however, are based on flawed assumptions and inaccuracies. The authors of the […]
The Canadian based Fraser Institute released its 2020 Report on the Annual Survey of Mining Companies towards the end of last month. The report shows that Namibia only marginally increased her score on the overall Investment Attractiveness Index and several other jurisdictions performed far better. Namibia’s underperformance on the Investment Attractiveness Index was driven by […]
CEO of the Namibian Chamber of Environment and a well-respected Namibian environmental scientist, Dr. Chris Brown, shares his views on the impacts of marine phosphate activities on the surrounding environment in a series of short video clips. Video 1 of 11 Has Marine Phosphate Mining Completed an Environmental Impact Assessment? Video 2 of 11 Why […]
How Will a Phosphate-Based Industry Contribute to Namibia’s National Development Policies and Goals?
The development of a phosphate-based industry in Namibia is optimally aligned to achieving national development policies and goals, which call for economic diversification and industrialisation through leveraging natural resources
Marine phosphate mining and its associated industries hold huge economic potential for Namibia and its people.
According to the scientific evidence available, the inclusion of phosphate mining into Namibia’s commercial marine activities will result in a co-existence of sectors that is mutually beneficial, with minimal impact to the marine environment and lasting socio-economic benefits for the country.
At the AGM on 16 Spetember 2020, The Chamber of Mines President, Mr Zebra Kasete, provided a detailed account of Chamber activities, policy and regulatory developments, mining sector performance and highlights in his just released President’s Report for 2019. See below for full report.
See link below to download the presentation given at the press conference (13 August 2020) covering a brief review of the sector in 2019, impacts of COVID-19 and recent developments