Sand mining

Villagers want MET to revoke Ondonga Traditional Authority sand mining clearance certificate

by editor1 / Oct 27, 2020 / 0 comments

Residents of Ondando-C village have appealed to the Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism to revoke the clearance certificate issued to Ondonga Traditional Authority sandmine in the Oniipa Constituency.

MET requested to rehabilitate pit-holes caused by sand mining activities

by editor1 / Oct 01, 2019 / 0 comments

-The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Natural Resources has requested the Ministry of Environment and Tourism to consider rehabilitating pit-holes left behind as a result of sand mining activities.

Khorixas Town Council to impose stiffer fines for illegal sand mining

by editor1 / Sep 17, 2019 / 0 comments
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-The Khorixas Town Council will be imposing stiffer fines for illegal sand mining inside the boundaries of the town.

Complete banning of sand mining is not a practicable solution - EAPAN

by editor1 / Jul 30, 2019 / 0 comments

-The President of the Environmental Assessment Professionals of Namibia (EAPAN) says the complete banning of sand mining is not a practicable solution to the issue facing the country's northern regions.

Uukwambi Traditional Authority cannot be blamed for illegal sand mining - Iipumbu

by editor1 / May 23, 2019 / 0 comments
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-The Uukwambi Traditional Authority Chief Herman Iipumbu says cannot be blamed for the illegal sand extraction at Iiheke yaNakele and Onanime, which fall in its area of jurisdiction.

Environment Minister meets with villagers and sand miners to discuss way forward

by editor1 / Dec 24, 2018 / 0 comments

Minister of Environment and Tourism Pohamba Shifeta has intervened in the ongoing battle between residents of Onanime and Ekamba villages and the Uukwambi Traditional Authority over sand mining in the area.

Environmental Commissioner adds restrictions for sand mining, timber harvesting in communal areas

by editor1 / Dec 20, 2018 / 0 comments
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-The office of the Environmental Commissioner is introducing additional conditions, to be met in environmental clearance certificates, issued in respect to sand mining, timber harvesting and extraction of natural resources from communal areas.

Businessmen thought mining sand was legal

by editor1 / Nov 16, 2018 / 0 comments
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Stakeholders, including politicians, traditional leaders and members of the business community in the north met at Ongwediva for a consultative workshop on the Environmental Management Act.

Villagers block sand miners at Ondado

by editor1 / Nov 08, 2018 / 0 comments

The two businessmen involving in sand mining at Ondado Village in the Oshikoto Region refused to comment on their illegal activities which had caused extensive environmental damage.

Sand mining destroys village homestead

by editor1 / Nov 05, 2018 / 0 comments
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A homestead in Ondado village in the Oshikoto Region is on the verge of collapsing due to the excessive sand mining in the area.