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Stampriet aquifer challenge rages on

The sole year-round source of high-quality drinking water accessible to farmers is being defended by the Stampriet Aquifer Uranium Mining (SAUM) steering committee. The committee has started taking procedures to establish an independent committee to manage the SAUM business as a legal body while the nation waits for the environmental …

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Phosphate mining gets approval

The dredging of marine phosphate material inside mining license area ML170 has been approved by the Namibian Chamber of Environment (NCE). This follows a review of Namibia Marine Phosphates’ (NMP) newest scoping report and public consultation on the initial environmental impact assessment (EIA). NCE CEO Chris Brown stated yesterday that …

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Disturbance of seabed by marine phosphate mining presents severe threat to fragile Benguela marine ecosystem

THE Economic and Social Justice Trust (ESJT) claim that any disturbance of the seabed by marine phosphate mining will present a severe threat to the fragile Benguela marine ecosystem. In a statement issued on Tuesday, the trust has called on the government to put an end to all proposed marine …

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Drilling results confirm AfriTin’s belief that the Uis mine is home to one of the world’s largest lithium resources

Initial assay results from a lithium and tantalum drilling program at AfriTin Mining’s Uis mine in Namibia have exceeded the company’s expectations, according to CEO Anthony Viljoen. He goes on to say that the drilling results confirm the company’s belief that the Uis mine is home to one of the …

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Namibia’s first GW-scale green hydrogen project to serve as catalyst for rapid green hydrogen production scale-up in the SCDI

Last week, when world leaders convened in Davos, Switzerland for the World Economic Forum (WEF), the Namibian government reported on progress with Hyphen Hydrogen Energy, Namibia’s first large-scale vertically integrated green hydrogen project (Hyphen). The Namibian Government conceived the Tsau /Khaeb National Park Southern Corridor Development Initiative (SCDI) Hydrogen Project …

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Namibia has several uranium projects in the pipeline just waiting for the price to recover

Namibia’s finance minister said uranium miners are waiting for prices to recover before restarting projects in the continent’s largest producer of the ore, which is needed for nuclear power in a world moving away from fossil fuels. According to Finance Minister Ipumbu Shiimi, the semi-arid southwest African nation is investing …

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DBSA, DBN fast-track TransNamib with N$2.6 billion

The Development Bank of Namibia (DBN) and Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) have confirmed a loan of about N$2.6 billion for TransNamib. According to DBN, the loan will be used for remanufacturing of rolling stock, acquisition of new rolling stock, modernisation of the TransNamib Workshop, upgrading of signalling equipment, …

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Electra Mining Africa 2022 roars back into life

Electra Mining Africa, the continent’s biggest exhibition, is back after a two year hiatus due to restrictions. As exhibitions and events are now re-opening globally, Electra Mining Africa will be going ahead as a live in-person event this year. This comes on the backdrop of several other exhibitions, having taken …

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Ultra compact infrared camera for the metal industry now on offer

Instrotech is now offering OPTRIS PI 1M IR camera, especially suited to measuring the temperature of metals, as these exhibit a distinctly higher emissivity at the short measurement wavelength of 1μm than at measurements in the previously conventional wavelength range of 8 – 14 μm. According to the manufacturer, the …

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Namibia require expanding investments in the non-mining sector

The past two years have put into sharp focus the need to build economies that are resilient to shocks such as those brought about by global pandemics. Part of building resilient economies is ensuring that they are well diversified not only in terms of sources of growth but also in …

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