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Namdeb unleashes the Zaamwani Surveyor

Namdeb launched the Zaamwani Surveyor, a purpose built vessel that was acquired to survey the bathymetry of the nearshore portions of the Namdeb mining license areas. The vessel is used by the Survey Section in the Mineral Resource Department and is expected to provide better information with regards to imaging …

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Mining is still Africa’s future

One of the most prominent Australian miners in Africa said this recent global equity markets should not under-estimate the economic powerhouse that mining can deliver to the continent. Addressing the Paydirt 2015 Africa Down Under Conference in Perth, Australia, Resolute Mining CEO, John Welborn, told delegates that the business juggernaut …

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Fishing association voices concern over phosphate

The Confederation of Namibia Fishing Associations recently voiced its concern against proposed marine phosphate mining in the Atlantic seabed off the coast. This comes after Israeli Lev Leviev’s much publicised visit to the country over a month ago. Speaking on behalf of the Confederate, its chairman Matti Amukwa said, “the …

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Commissioning of acid plant begins

The commissioning of the innovative N$2.7 billion high-tech Sulphuric Acid plant started in early August and is now in full swing and the official opening is scheduled for early next year. The Sulphuric Acid plant is designed to capture off-gases that are rich in sulphur dioxide from copper smelting and …

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Cut Costs, Whilst Improving Efficiency in Namibia

As operating and capital costs rise, mining companies must drive financial discipline into their organizations more aggressively. Typical strategies include pinpointing cost drivers to reduce costs at both an enterprise-wide and a functional level, using analytics to improve asset efficiency to better plan and execute maintenance, which improves productivity in …

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