Find Mining expertise in Namibia
Over the years, since Namibia’s independence in 1990, mining has made up on average 11% of the country’s annual GDP, with diamond mining accounting for around two-thirds (2008). Mining has also contributed socio-economically by being the major private sector employer. Namdeb, a 50–50 joint venture between De Beers and the Government of Namibia, conducts almost all the diamond mining in the country. Other exploited minerals include copper, gold, uranium, silver, lead and zinc. The Chamber of Mines of Namibia represents the interests of major mining and exploration companies active in Namibia.