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Namibia set to a major player in rare earth elements supply-chain

Namibia’s mining sector is a major contributor to the country’s gross domestic product, and with the growing global push for a green revolution to prevent the earth’s surface from heating up more than 1,5 degrees Celsius in the next decade, the importance of the sector will be further highlighted. To …

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Precision delivery key to Unitrans Africa’s mining-sector success

The proven mining-sector material handling capability of Unitrans Africa (UA) is laying the groundwork for a bright future marked by unique innovation in key areas of the company’s operations. Unitrans Africa’s bold, long-term vision includes electric vehicles as well as real-time stockpile management and reporting. But none of these concepts …

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Debmarine Namibia latest diamond recovery vessel departs Damen Shipyards Mangalia for Southern Africa

Following the official handover held on the 18th and 19th of August at Damen Shipyards Mangalia, Debmarine Namibia’s new diamond recovery vessel, departed on a four-week long maiden voyage to the Port of Cape Town, South Africa, where it will be fitted with mission equipment before beginning operations off the …

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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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Sandvik demonstrates its commitment to miners in Southern Africa

Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions have relocated its South African headquarters to brand new, purpose-built premises in Kempton Park, near Johannesburg, in a strategic move that it claims will consolidate its resources and further enhance its customer service. The state-of-the-art Khomanani facility includes three large workshop areas and office space …

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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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Reconafrica Completes Acquisition of Renaissance

By Glenn-Nora Tjipura The Canadian company Reconnaissance Energy Africa (ReconAfrica) on the 27th July announced that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of fellow Canadian explorer Renaissance Oil Corp. Renaissance is the onshore operator in Mexico with 100% working interest. Their shares are expected to be delisted from the TSX …

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Councillor confirms the suspension of Ondando sand mining

Oniipa constituency councillor Vilho Nuunyango has confirmed that sand mining at the Ondando village has been temporarily suspended. This has been done pending a directive from environmental commissioner Timotheus Mufeti. Nuunyango said that he and police officers from Onayena visited the pit where the businessmen extracted sand after he was …

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Mines Ministry requires N$212,4 million for its 2021/22 financial year-Minister

Tom Alweendo, the Minister of Mines and Energy, says his ministry is only requesting a N$212,4 million budget allocation from Treasury for the current financial year. He stated this during the National Assembly’s motivation for the 2021/22 budget. The budget request, according to the minister, is for six programs: promotion …

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Increased power-generation capacity in Namibia could reduce the country’s total monthly electricity imports

While Namibia lacks a regulatory structure to direct the sector, temporary electricity storage will improve Namibia’s intermittent renewable power-generation capability. Increased power-generation capacity in Namibia could reduce the country’s total monthly electricity imports. Due to seasonal demand, the country has imported more than 200 000 MWh since June of last …

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