Chinese propose nuclear plant

April 28th, 2017
Namibia could soon go nuclear after Swakop Uranium, the owner of the ...

Education ministry delays slow EU funding

April 28th, 2017
The Namibian education sector, currently reeling under budget cuts, ...

Power blackouts feared as Public Procurement Board dilly dallies

April 28th, 2017
The delay to implement the new Public Procurement Act, as the new ...

New tender board embroiled in controversy

April 21st, 2017
The newly-established Central Procurement Board of Namibia is ...

SWAPO hawks circle around Kaura

April 21st, 2017
Kunene Regional Governor Advisor, Katuutire Kaura, has come ...

Geingob off the mark - Kazenambo

April 21st, 2017
Former Cabinet Minister and current SWAPO Party Politburo member, ...

Lawyers on the run

April 13th, 2017
The Guardian Fund, which administers deceased estates on behalf of ...


More women join timber trade

In a bid to make ends meet, 44-year-old Maria Tapala left her family behind in Rundu and moved to Windhoek where she sells timber along Auas main road, opposite SKW in Olympia. Despite the back-breaking work involved and the harsh realities associated with the trade, especially for women, this is the only way she has of earning an income.

Minister of Mines and Energy, Obeth Kandjoze, has urged the mining sector to comply with the New Equitable Economic Empowerment Framework (NEEEF) proposed regulations, as Government moves to implement the programme.

Environmental and social practices in the mining industry have undergone an evolution over the past two decades. Mining companies are no longer required just to make a profit and mitigate risk, but now also need to deliver a high level of environmental and social performance. Namibian mining is one of the industry frontrunners in these sustainable practices and can proudly boast an existing platform of stakeholder engagement, environmental stewardship and community investment – all encompassed in the Namibian Government’s Action Plan towards Prosperity for All – the Harambee Prosperity Plan.


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