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WearCheck opens second Namibian lab

WearCheck’s newest laboratory is officially open in southern Namibia, bringing to 16 the number of laboratories that the company operates in nine countries around Africa and beyond. Situated at Skorpion Zinc mine near Rosh Pinah, the new lab is strategically placed to answer a growing call for world class condition …

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Kunene airborne survey of cobalt-copper project begins

Namibia Critical Metals has announced that flight operations have begun for the Combined airborne electromagnetic and magnetic surveys over the Kunene cobalt-copper project have begun. SkyTEM Surveys ApS  carrying out the assessment will  increase the survey from 670 km2 to 720 km2 comprising 4 000 line kilometers at a flight …

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Economy still in the woods – Governor

Central bank governor Ipumbu Shiimi says activity in the construction and wholesale sectors are expected to contract further in 2018. Shiimi said these sectors were expected to contract at the ‘rate they contracted for the past two years’. “Unfortunately, the construction and wholesale sectors are still struggling. We expected deep …

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Tschudi experience massive groundwater inflow rates

Weatherly’s latest update on Tschudi operations indicate that the mine’s open pit has experienced a rapid and material increase in groundwater inflow rates. According to the company pumps and pipes inside the open pit have been relocated, on-site standby pumping equipment and pipelines have been installed, and additional pumps have …

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Hope for blocking phosphate mining

The lawyer representing the fishing organisations that are suing to stop seabed phosphate mining said he is optimistic that they will win their court case. Lawyer Sisa Namandje made these remarks to The Namibian yesterday when asked about his reaction to a recent court judgement which concluded that the decision …

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Rare Earths mobilizes airborne survey over Kunene project

Namibia Rare Earths Inc. has contracted SkyTEM Surveys ApS (SkyTEM) to carry out a detailed airborne electromagnetic and magnetic survey covering all the previously identified cobalt targets on its Kunene Cobalt-Copper Project in northern Namibia. According to the company, the survey will cover over 600 km2 and comprises 3,700 line …

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Mining employed nearly 17000 in 2017

Nearly 17 000 people were employed by the mining sector in 2017, Chamber of Mines of Namibia chief executive officer Veston Malango said on Wednesday. He was speaking at the 2018 mining expo where he said of the 16 905 people employed in the sector, 9 643 were permanently employed, …

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Nedbank Namibia ready to serve the mining industry

NEDBANK Namibia expressed willingness to finance the mining and resources sector, during the Namibian mining expo held in Windhoek recently. The corporate and investment banking mining and resources finance team shared insight on how the Namibian mining sector can position itself in the global context of direct foreign investments and …

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