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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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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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Kombat Copper Mine opens after 14-year hiatus

Trigon Metals, based in Canada, announced that its Kombat copper mine in Namibia has reopened after a 14-year hiatus. Kombat is expected to produce 4,000 tonnes of copper concentrate in 2022, according to Trigon. By adding an underground mine in 2024, the company expects to produce 14,500t. Last year, Trigon …

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