Namibian Mining Poses Environmental Risks


Namibia is covered with the remains of abandoned mines and despite increased awareness of the threats to the environment posed by mining and its aftermath, there are still activities which severely threaten the environment, says an expert.
  • Namibia:  Mining Poses Many Environmental Risks

    Namibia Economist, 22 June 2012

    Mining as an economic sector carries its own well-defined set of risk-related factors. These pertain to financing, source grade, operations and labour but the issue that attracts ... read more »

Skorpion Zinc Mine

  • Namibia:  Analysts Optimistic About Mining

    Namibia Economist, 22 June 2012

    The outlook for the mining industry is generally positive, although some downward risks still exists, says the senior manager of research and development at FNB, Daniel Motinga. read more »

  • Namibia:  Phosphate Mine Could Ruin Hake Sector

    New Era, 13 June 2012

    Namibia cannot afford to risk its international reputation by risking the fishing industry's future and that of the Benguela current ecosystem through rushed decisions on marine ... read more »

  • Namibia:  Mine to Boost Agriculture

    New Era, 7 June 2012

    Namibian Marine Phosphate (NMP), which continues to draw attention from environmental groups over its mining methods for the phosphate deposits at the Namibian ocean bottom, says ... read more »

  • Namibia:  New Gold Mine in Pipeline

    New Era, 30 May 2012

    B2Gold, which dual-listed on the Namibia Stock Exchange this week, has put aside N$300 million to produce a bankable feasibility study for a gold mine at Otjikoto - an area between ... read more »

  • Namibia:  Concerns Over Phospate Mine Not Going Away

    New Era, 22 May 2012

    Namibian Marine Phosphate (Pty)Ltd, the company that has attracted controversy over its plans to mine phosphates from the bottom of the ocean, says it is not worried that ... read more »

  • Namibia:  Company Cleans Up Mining Areas

    The Namibian, 18 May 2012

    NAMDEB has partnered up with SA Metal Namibia (SAMN) to embark on a scrap metal removal programme from its mining areas to ensure the minimal impact of the waste on the ... read more »

  • Namibia:  Benefits of Mining Questioned

    Namibia Economist, 27 April 2012

    The contributions of the mining industry to the economy remains questionable with many wondering whether the income and revenue generated by the industry really benefit the local ... read more »

  • Namibia:  Radiation Report Needs 'Significant Work'

    The Namibian, 23 April 2012

    THE uranium mining sector has agreed to "engage positively" with Earthlife Namibia and the France-based Commission for Independent Research and Information about Radiation ... read more »

  • Namibia:  Talk Looks At Uranium's Impact On Environment

    New Era, 20 April 2012

    The next Park Talk facilitated by the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) at the Franco-Namibian Cultural Centre (FNCC) highlights the impact of the current so-called uranium ... read more »

  • Namibia:  Concerns Over Uranium Mining

    New Era, 12 April 2012

    Renewed concern has been expressed regarding uranium mining activities along the coastal areas and its impact on the environment following tests undertaken by the Commission for ... read more »

  • Namibia:  Sand Mining an Environmental Hazard in the North

    The Namibian, 29 March 2012

    UNCONTROLLED quarrying of gravel and sand for road construction and brick-making in the North has left the environment scarred by large open pits that pose a danger to people and ... read more »

  • Namibia:  Concern Over Mining Impact on Gobabeb

    The Namibian, 9 March 2012

    THE future of the Gobabeb Training and Research Centre is threatened by the discovery and possible mining of uranium close to the site of the world famous centre. read more »