In support of the Namibian economy, the industry sources most of its services from local businesses. However, circumstances do arise when the services of specialised technicians and professionals from outside Namibia are needed by mining companies. Specialised services are often necessary during mine construction, or when part of a processing requires refurbishment, upgrading or a complex maintenance operation.
To service this need, and to assist members in acquiring critical skills that cannot be sourced locally, the Chamber of Mines has created a fully-fledged department that deals with work permit and visa applications at a minimum fee. This function of the Chamber is a unique service offering to members, and has reported high success rates and turn around times on applications, eliminating the cumbersome procedures and time required to complete lengthy submissions.
Moreover, this office is abreast of daily communique and new developments from Home Affairs, which is centrally communicated to members, ensuring they have the correct information and documentation when submitting applications.
Critical Team Member: Signa Ndombo, HR Administrator