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Mining remains Namibia’s cash cow

The latest official trade statistics show that Namibia has increased its income from non-ferrous metal exports by 25.5 per cent to Belgium, China and Germany in the last quarter. According to the Namibian Statistics Agency (NSA), the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) was the largest import source for Namibia, accounting …

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Upskill your workforce with WearCheck training

Condition monitoring technology is advancing so fast that ongoing training for staff working in the machinery maintenance arena is essential in order to stay abreast of current trends. So says WearCheck’s technical manager, Steven Lumley, who plays an instrumental role in developing the company’s training schedule as well as ensuring …

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Mining set to benefit from Continental Free Trade Area

Namibian political scientist and international relations specialist Dr Ndumba Kamwanyah says the recently consummated African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) would require more than just the signatures of the continent’s 55 political leaders to operate. While the operationalization of the AfCFTA was a historical moment for Africa, Dr Kamwanyah said …

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Fuel prices remain unchanged

The Ministry of Mines and Energy has resolved to keep countrywide fuel pump prices unchanged for January 2021, with N$11.38 per litre for diesel while the petrol price will remain N$11.35 per litre. The development comes despite the under-recoveries which were observed in the previous month. In addition, the authorities said …

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Namibia Critical Metals provide updates on its Lofdal project

An update was issued by Namibia Critical Metals with additional drill results from the Area 2B satellite deposit at the Lofdal Heavy Rare Earth Project in northern Namibia. Lofdal is a JV working under a Term 1 budget of CD$4,100,000 between the company and Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National …

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Namibia Critical Metals has provided updates on its Lofdal Heavy Rare Earths Project, Comments on Positive Developments in Rare Earth Markets

Namibia Critical Metals Inc has provided an update on the metallurgical test work program on the Lofdal Heavy Rare Earth Project in northern Namibia. Lofdal is a joint venture between the Company and Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (“JOGMEC”) which is operating under a Term 1 budget of …

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Debmarine Namibia’s diamond vessel nearing completion

The construction of the world’s first ever custom-built diamond recovery vessel; the Debmarine’s recovery vessel, is taking perfect shape after the installation of the helideck in Damen Mangalia Shipyard, Romania. Debmarine Namibia, a 50/50 joint venture between the Government of the Republic of Namibia and De Beers Group, announced the …

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AfriTin pulling all stops to stay on track at its Uis Mine

Tin miner AfriTin is continuing with the first stage of the Phase 1 production ramp-up of its pilot mining and processing facility at its flagship asset, the Uis mine, in Namibia. This is to ensure that it remains on track to achieve nameplate production of 60 t a month, The …

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Hybrid solutions are the most effective way to deliver reliable clean power to remote off-grid mining operations in Namibia

The energy markets are undergoing a massive transformation as governments around the world transition away from fossil fuels towards the integration of renewable energy. This trend is visible in the mining industry as demonstrated by recent power projects in South America and Australia. According to Bloomberg New Energy Finance, in …

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White Metal Resources reveal 2020-21 exploration programme in Namibia

White Metal Resources has revealed that the primary objective of the 2020-21 exploration programme is to update historical mineral resources in the Okohongo deposit and complete a technical report and mineral resource estimate compliant with The National Instrument 43-101 (NI 43-101). The TSX-listed company has initiated its 2020-21 exploration programme …

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