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Omnia’s BME launches its most advanced electronic blast detonation system

Safe and efficient blasting has taken a momentous step forward with Omnia Group company BME’s launch of AXXIS Titanium™, one of the world’s most advanced electronic blast detonation systems. BME Managing Director Ralf Hennecke has hailed AXXIS Titanium™ as a significant advance for the company’s ever-evolving technology offering, securing BME’s …

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NAU applauds Ministry’s decision to rescind Stampriet Basin permits

The Namibia Agricultural Union (NAU) has applauded the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Land Reform’s decision to revoke two permits for the drilling of 37 boreholes in the Stampriet Basin for exploration and hydrogeological purposes. According to an official letter from the ministry, the withdrawal was due to Headspring Investments, …

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Namibia well-positioned to become a global player in green hydrogen production

Namibia is well-positioned to become a global player in green hydrogen production, according to the Africa Green Hydrogen Forum’s virtual conference held on Monday when green hydrogen was highlighted as a key decarbonisation vector in the global fight against climate change. While Namibia was described as an attractive partner for …

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Rooikoop the region’s first ammonium nitrate emulsion (ANE) plant located outside of mining property

Rooikoop is the region’s first ammonium nitrate emulsion (ANE) plant located outside of a mining property. The plant is strategically located approximately 25 kilometres from the Port of Walvis Bay and within a 5-kilometre radius of several quarries and mines. Because of the plant’s proximity to the port, it has …

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ReconAfrica Delegation to Attend African Energy Week in Cape Town – Committed to Promoting Namibian Frontier Exploration

Scot Evans, CEO of Reconnaissance Energy Africa (ReconAfrica), has confirmed his attendance and participation in African Energy Week (AEW), which will be held in Cape Town from November 9th to 12th. Evans and Diana McQueen, Senior Vice-President Communications and Stakeholder Relations, will both be in Cape Town not just to …

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Minister mull development of local inputs database to provide platform for local supply to meet needs of mining companies

Mining companies are still procuring goods and services from foreign companies, according to Minister of Mines and Energy Tom Alweendo, despite the fact that local companies could potentially provide these goods and services. He was speaking at the virtual mining expo’s opening yesterday. According to Section 50(d) of the Minerals …

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NEF hikes fuel prices

By GLENN-NORA TJIPURA Consumers should anticipate an increase in fuel prices beginning of September, the Ministry of Mines and Energy has announced. The expected price hike will see petrol increase by 60 cents per litre and diesel by 30 cents per litre. The development comes as authorities have announced that …

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Mines Minister taken to court in another mining-license snafu

According to Namibia media reports, Tom Alweendo, the Minister of Mines and Energy, is embroiled in yet another license glitch after being taken to court recently. David Shikwambi (83) accuses the minister of attempting to deprive him of two exclusive prospecting licences (EPLs) whose renewal had been denied. Deep-South Resources …

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The African Oil & Gas Sector Needs An Energy Boost

The past 18 months have torn through industry and sector globally, leaving behind complex layers of economic instability and financial growth uncertainty. For the oil and gas sector, these months have hit the bottom line like a hammer – as the African Energy Chamber (AEC) Africa Energy Outlook 2021 report …

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August fuel prices to remain unchanged

Authorities have resolved to keep the fuel pump prices unchanged for August The Ministry of Mines and Energy said petrol pump prices will remain at N$13.55 c/l and diesel prices will remain at N$13.58 c/l. In July under-recoveries of 91.236 cents/litre was recorded on petrol while 50ppm diesel recorded an …

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