Thursday , December 1 2022

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QUALITY COUNTS AT WEARCHECK

November is World Quality Month – an annual celebration embraced by WearCheck with open arms, as it reinforces the condition monitoring company’s fundamental goal – the provision of world-class quality services. WearCheck’s quality administrator, Prinda Narasi, is behind the company’s ongoing commitment to achieving and upholding major quality goals. ‘At …

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Africa’s Moment: Becoming a global economic powerhouse

How youth and natural resources can drive the continent’s global economic and social leadership now Celebrating Heritage Month includes introspection of what we have achieved, and where we can take our countries and continent to, as African people. Africa is facing a turning-point opportunity to become a global economic powerhouse. …

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Marine Phosphate Mining sage still rages on

THE Confederation of Namibian Fishing Associations (CNFA) reiterated its opposition to marine phosphate mining in Namibian waters, asserting that Namibia’s valuable fishing industry cannot be used as a ‘case study’ to see if such mining is harmful or not. CNFA chairman Matti Amukwa told fisheries minister Derek Klazen, at an …

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EU’s pursuit of alternative energy sources lands in Namibia

Ahead of COP27, Namibian and European Union officials say they have reached an agreement for Namibia to export rare earth materials to the EU. According to Erasmus Shivolo, commissioner of mines at Namibia’s Ministry of Mines and Energy, the EU is interested in developing the mining of minerals like lithium, …

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Namcor gears up for several onshore and offshore projects

The National Petroleum Corporation (Namcor) this week signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Technip Energies, an energy consortium based in Cape Town, for technical assistance and skills transfer in anticipation of mining the recent offshore oil discoveries. Namcor said in a statement released on Thursday that the purpose of the …

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Forsys Metals submit application for mining licence to develop its Namibplaas uranium deposit

Canadian mining company, Forsys Metals has applied for a second mining permit in Namibia to expand its uranium mining activities in the country. The company in a recent statement said it has applied to the Ministry of Mines and Energy for a 25-year mining licence to develop its Namibplaas uranium …

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Minister of Mines distance self from corruption accusations

“This is malicious slander against my person. Throughout my professional career, I promoted good governance and spoke out against corruption; that hasn’t changed,” Alweendo said this week. Many will agree that he has spoken out against corruption and in favour of good governance. Nonetheless, the minister has a lot to …

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Electra Mining Botswana will not be going ahead in 2023

Specialised Exhibitions, a division of the Montgomery Group, has announced that Electra Mining Botswana will not be going ahead in 2023. A strategic review of the local Botswana mining and industrial show and the broader vision that Specialised Exhibitions has for the expansion of Electra Mining Africa has led the …

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Gratomic provides Aukam Graphite Mine update

Gratomic Inc. provides its fifth progress update on the bench-mining program at its Aukam Graphite Project in Namibia, further to the press release dated September 21, 2022. The benching process typically involves successively cutting berms alongside the mountain edge in order to steadily expose underground material, at the same time …

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Supportive regulatory environment improving Namibia’s mining sector outlook

“We have identified Namibia as a key growth market within sub-Saharan Africa in the medium term, primarily due to an overall improvement in the outlook for the mining sector thanks to stronger commodity prices, rapid advancements in technology-driven innovation, and a more supportive local regulatory environment,” explains Robert Makunike, Country …

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