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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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Ministry of Agriculture revokes prospecting permits granted to Headspring Investments

The Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reform has revoked two prospecting permits previously granted to Headspring Investments, which was looking for uranium in the Stampriet artesian basin. The corporation was on a mission to drill 37 boreholes for uranium prospecting, which has enraged southern farmers who rely on the basin …

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Deep-South Saga: Ministry of Mines to File Further Documents

Deep-South Resources Inc. (“Deep-South” or “the Company”) (TSXV: DSM) reports that at the Court hearing on November 11, 2021, the legal counsel of the Ministry of Mines and Energy of Namibia (“Ministry”) requested an additional week to complete its filing of the documents supporting the decision of the Minister to …

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Southern Africa’s New Exploration Frontier

The opening day of African Energy Week 2021 featured a panel discussion focused on the legal and technical aspects of oil and gas exploration during a Country Spotlight on Namibia. Moderated by Jo Kromber, the Foreign News Editor for Xinhua News Agency, the discussion featured a panel including Namibia’s Minister …

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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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BW revise Aquadrill semisub concept

BW Energy has agreed to pay $14 million to Aquadrill for the semisub drilling rig Leo, which was built in 2021. The rig will be repurposed as a floating production unit for the Kudu gas-to-power project off the coast of Namibia, according to the company. In comparison to previous development …

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Mining activities should no longer be permitted in areas that rely on groundwater resources, says Agric Minister

Calle Schlettwein, the Minister of Agriculture, Water and Land Reform, believes that mining activities should no longer be permitted in areas that rely on groundwater resources. Schlettwein said the government should also hurry to stop potentially harmful exploration and other mining activities currently taking place in areas that have been …

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Trigon Mining contributes to community’s sustainability

The owner of the Kombat mine in the Otjozondjupa region, Trigon Mining Namibia, has built a community garden in the Kombat settlement to employ 80 women and contribute to the community’s sustainability. After 14 years of closure due to a downturn in copper prices and a power outage that resulted …

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Global commodity prices spell good news for Namibia Mining

Mineral commodity prices are rising around the world, which is excellent for Namibia’s mining industry and likely to boost government revenue from the extractive sector. Global commodity prices have risen sharply in recent weeks as economies throughout the world begin to recover from the disastrous effects of Covid-19. “It is …

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