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Smart Partnerships Drive Oranjemund SustainabilityRelease Date: 2016-12-01

Namdeb has been working hand in hand with the Oranjemund Town Council and other key stakeholders such as the Namibia of Commerce and Industry (NCCI) to ensure the smooth transformation of Oranjemund transitioning into a model town. These desires and strong partnerships were recently demonstrated in Ondangwa at the…

Media Release - Namdeb and NUST sign cooperation AgreementRelease Date: 2016-11-04

On Friday, 21 October 2016, Namdeb and Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) signed a cooperation agreement in Windhoek. The agreement was signed by Dr Tjama Tjivikua (NUST Vice Chancellor) and Riaan Burger, Namdeb General Manager.…

Media Release - LAUNCH OF ORANJEMUND ART SCHOOLRelease Date: 2016-09-28

Namdeb sponsored towards the setting up of the first ever Oranjemund Art School (OAS), which was officially launched on Tuesday, 27 September 2016 at the Debmarine Namdeb Foundation office premises. The project is part of Namdebandrsquo;s social performance function and it is facilitated by Debmarine - Namdeb…

Media Release - NAMDEB SPONSORS 2016 CLAY TARGET OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPRelease Date: 2016-09-28

Namdeb together with other local Oranjemund businesses sponsored prizes towards the 2016 Clay Target Open Championship hosted by Namib Gun Club (Oranjemund) held on Saturday, 24 September 2016. The guest competitor was Gaby Ahrens, a multiple African, Namibian Olympic medallist, who unfortunately cancelled her…

ELIZABETH APPOINTED AS FIRST FEMALE ENGINEERING FOREMANRelease Date: 2016-08-16

Namdeb continues to be pioneer in transforming its workforce through providing equal opportunities for all and in particular addressing the issue of andldquo;trueandrdquo; gender advancement which is in line with its affirmative action strategy.Recently history was made when for the first time, a female Engineering…

ORANJEMUND TOWN COMMUNITY SUSTAINABILITY WORKSHOPRelease Date: 2016-08-16

Namdebandrsquo;s Town Transformation Team (TTT) hosted a 3 day community sustainability workshop at the Oranjemund Golf Club from 10 to 12 August 2016. The first of its kind, the workshop was a phenomenal success. Participants included various influential community leaders such as representatives from the business…

NAMDEB EMPLOYEES UNITE TO MAKE A DIFFERNCERelease Date: 2016-08-03

Namdeb employees opened up their hearts during the winter months of July and June when they donated blankets, clothes and nonperishable food to the less fortunate within the Oranjemund and Luderitz communities. This initiative which is also aligned to Governmentandrsquo;s call for citizens to join hands in helping…

NAMDEB SUPPORTS DAY AGAINST DRUG ABUSE AND ILLICIT TRAFFICKINGRelease Date: 2016-06-29

As part of the United Nationsandrsquo; International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, Namdeb collaborated with the relevant local stakeholders to commemorate the event on Friday, 24 June 2016 at the Oranjemund Youth Centre. The day declared by the United Nations is aimed at raising awareness of the…

EDUCATION FOR ALL - NAMDEB EMPLOYEES DONATE EDUCATION MATERIALRelease Date: 2016-06-15

The Namdeb Employees Social Responsibility Fund (NESRF) donated educational material worth N$5 000 to Oukwandongo Combined School, in Omusati Region (23km North-West of Outapi). The school has been doing well in recent years and their performance topped their Circuit (Outapi Circuit) for 3 years in the last 4 years…

RE-USABLE GROCERY BAG CAMPAIGN IN LÜDERITZRelease Date: 2016-03-29

In an effort to drive sustainaiblity priciples, Namdeb recently collaborated with the Luderitz Town Councils and the Junior Councilors, to educate the community on the importance of using re-usable bags. Informatin was also shared on the negative impacts that plastic bags have on the environment and the local tourism…

GRN DIRECTORS VISIT NAMDEB OPERATIONSRelease Date: 2016-03-29

Namdeb recently hosted two of its Government directors, Mr. Chris Nghaamwa and Mr. Daniel Motinga, at Southern Coastal Mines. The directors were accompanied by Namdebandrsquo;s acting CEO, Mr. Markus Lubbe.…

NAMDEB CELEBRATES DIVERSITYRelease Date: 2016-03-29

Namdebandrsquo;s Human Resources department recently hosted an employee engagement session in commemoration of Independence Day, under the theme of andldquo;Creating Synergy through Diversityandrdquo;. The session was used to embrace diversity through highlighting key business topics, celebrating successes and…

NAMDEB SUPPORTS SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT - COMPOST SHREDDER MACHINE DONRelease Date: 2016-02-02

In pursuance of supporting sustainable community projects and self-sufficiency, Namdeb recently donated a compost shredder machine to the Futree - Ngaye Onda Tameka Project at Oranjemund. The projectandrsquo;s main focus is to assist in alleviating household food shortages with a long term vision of developing the…

First Lady Applauds NamdebRelease Date: 2016-01-28

Namdeb Diamond Corporation supported Oranjemund Private School (OPS) 2016 Learnersandrsquo; Representative Council (LRC) in hosting Namibiaandrsquo;s First Lady, Madam Monica Geingos, at Oranjemund on Friday, 22 January 2016. The LRC invited Madam Geingos to be the keynote speaker at a fundraising gala dinner event…

Namdeb enables new world and national speed recordsRelease Date: 2015-12-17

At Namdeb we push boundaries under harsh weather conditions to mine diamonds. Similarly the Landuuml;deritz Speed Challenge participants also use the unique weather conditions and the environment in Landuuml;deritz to maximise opportunities and push their limits.…

NAMDEB MANAGEMENT AND MUN REVISE AND SIGN RECOGNITION AND PROCEDURAL AGREEMENTRelease Date: 2015-12-07

Namdeb Management and the Oranjemund Branch of the Mineworkers Union of Namibia (MUN) signed off a revised Recognition and Procedural Agreement (RPA) on Friday the 4th December 2015.…

NAMDEB EMPLOYEES MAKE “GETTING TO ZERO”A PERSONAL COMMITMENTRelease Date: 2015-12-07

Namdeb employees joined the rest of world to commemorate World Aids Day on 1 December as part of strengthening the dialogue around stigma and discrimination. The acting CEO, Markus Lubbe, encouraged employees to make the global theme of andldquo;Getting to Zeroandrdquo; a personal commitment. In his message, Lubbe…

Small Change Makes a ChangeRelease Date: 2015-12-03

Namdeb acting Chief Executive Officer, Markus Lubbe, on behalf of the companyandrsquo;s employees and community of Oranjemund and Landuuml;deritz, handed over a cheque of N$ 17 462.45 towards interventions aimed at the fight against cancer in Namibia to the Cancer Association of Namibia (CAN) on the 2 December 2015.…

WHEELS FOR AMBROSIUS AMUTENYA PRIMARY SCHOOLRelease Date: 2015-11-16

As part of continued investment towards education, the Debmarineandndash;Namdeb Foundation recently donated a Quantum minibus to Ambrosius Amutenya Primary School (AAPS).…

Namdeb Educates Shoppers on the importance of reusable shoppingRelease Date: 2015-10-28

Reusable shopping bags were the order of the day on Saturday (24 October 2015) as Namdeb, in its efforts to embrace sustainability, educated Saturday morning shoppers on importance of reusable shopping bags to the community.…

TRANSFORMATION OF ORANJEMUND TOWNRelease Date: 2015-10-28

Namdeb has been working hand in hand with the Oranjemund Town Council (OTC) to ensure the responsible handover of municipal infrastructure and services. This is being done through the execution of a workable town transformation plan for Oranjemund that will facilitate the handover of land and property by early 2017.…

CONTRIBUTING TO NAMIBIA’S SKILLS CAPACITYRelease Date: 2015-10-19

Namdeb continues to play a significant role in contributing to skills development. The company recently committed to explore ways which will contribute to capacity building in the mining industry of Namibia through the Institutions of Higher Learning.…

ONDANGWA’s DIAMOND LEGACYRelease Date: 2015-09-04

Namdeb recently (25 August 2015) inaugurated the refurbished former CDM/Namdeb recruitment office at Ondangwa. This is in support of the twining agreement between the town councils of Oranjemund and Ondangwa and follows the 2014 Northern Namibia stakeholder engagement sessions held by Namdeb General Manager, Mr Riaan…

NAMDEB DONATES SOUP TO THE ORANJEMUND CONSTITUENCY REGIONAL COUNCIL OFFICERelease Date: 2015-08-17

As part of extending care to the community, Namdeb donated thirteen boxes of soup packets to the Oranjemund Constituency Regional Councilors Office on the morning of the 17th August 2015. The Regional Councilor, Honourable Eliphas Iita, thanked Namdeb and expressed his gratitude on behalf the community stating that…

Namdeb Employee Celebrates 40 Years ServiceRelease Date: 2015-08-17

Namdeb recognized 30 employees for dedicating 25, 30 and 35 years to the company. Remarkably the event themed andldquo;Celebrating Milestonesandrdquo;. At the same event, Namdeb also recognized Barend Matthee an Engineering foreman for 40 years employment service.…

NAMDEB LAUNCHES THE ZAAMWANI SURVEYORRelease Date: 2015-08-17

Namdeb launched the Zaamwani Surveyor, a purpose built vessel that was acquired to survey the bathymetry of the nearshore portions of the Namdeb mining license areas. The vessel is used by the Survey Section in the Mineral Resource Department and is expected to provide better information with regards to imaging…

Inge Zaamwani-Kamwi to step down as Chief Executive OfficerRelease Date: 2015-06-29

Subsequent to President Dr Hage Geingobandrsquo;s announcement earlier today, Namdeb Holdings confirms that Inge Zaamwani-Kamwi has given notice that she will step down from her position as Chief Executive Officer to take up a role in the Office of the President. Inge will remain in her current role until the end of…

NAMDEB RECEIVES AFRICAN WORLD HERITAGE EXCELLENCE AWARDRelease Date: 2015-05-07

Namdeb has been awarded the African World Heritage Fund for excellence, in recognition of the companyandrsquo;s commitment, and exemplary contribution, to the conservation and management of the Oranjemund Shipwreck discovery in 2008.…

DIAMONDS DO GOODRelease Date: 2015-02-19

Debmarine Namibia and Namdeb Diamond Corporation through their joint Foundation, donated various equipment and books to twenty nine schools from nine regions. The donated equipment valued at N$616 000.00, is part of their Schools Equipment Project (SEP). The Schools Equipment Project was established in 2011 in…

VALUE CREATION THROUGH INTEGRATED LEARNINGRelease Date: 2015-02-17

The Cooperative Education Unit (CEU) of Polytechnic recently awarded Namdeb a certificate of appreciation for being one of the Public Private Sector companies that exposes students to a real work environment under the umbrella of Work Integrated Learning.…

NAMDEB CELEBRATES EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENTSRelease Date: 2015-02-09

Namdeb hosted a dinner in Oranjemund on the 9th of February 2015 to celebrate the successes of Oranjemund Private School (OPS) 2014 Grade 10 12 external learners and teachers who excelled in the 2014 Grade 10 12 in the 2014 Grade 10 12 external examinations at regional level. The dinner was attended by llearners,…

NAMDEB DONATES BICYCLES TO NAMPOLRelease Date: 2015-02-04

On 4 February 2015, Namdeb donated 15 bicycles and 15 helmets valued at approximately N$40 000, to NAMPOL in Oranjemund. With the town having been proclaimed in 2012, the donation is a small gesture by Namdeb to support NAMPOL Oranjemund in ensuring a crime free environment as it will enhance the maintenance of law…

VALUE CREATION THROUGH YOUTH EMPOWERMENTRelease Date: 2014-10-03

Namdeb recently donated N$10 000 to Junior Achievers (JA) Namibiaandrsquo;s entrepreneurial training and pledged to continue offering internship opportunities to JA members. The donation was made at the recently held JA Entrepreneurial Role Models hall of fame induction ceremony.…

NAMIBIAN GEOLOGISTS SHINE AT THE KIMBERLEY DIAMOND SYMPOSIUMRelease Date: 2014-10-01

A group of Namibian geologists attended the Kimberley Diamond Symposium and Trade Show held in Kimberley, South Africa from the 11-13 September 2014. The symposium is an annual event where diamond mining experts share knowledge on best practices in the industry. It further provides a platform to highlight and discuss…

2014 NAMDEB WAGE NEGOTIATIONS DISPUTERelease Date: 2014-08-05

Following exhaustion of both internal bargaining processes, as stipulated in the Recognition and Procedural Agreement between MUN and Namdeb, as well as mediation efforts by the Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Welfare, Hon. Alpheus Muheua, the 2014 Namdeb wage negotiations ended in a deadlock. As a result, the…

LONG DISTANCE COMMUTING BUS INCIDENT UPDATERelease Date: 2014-01-30

The management of Namdeb DiamondCorporation are sad to announce the death of three colleagues, as a result of the horrific vehicle accident that happened on Tuesday 28 January near Okahandja. The Long Distance Commuting bus, which is owned and operated by an external Service Provider, was involved in a collision with…

Long Distance Commuting Bus IncidentRelease Date: 2014-01-29

The management of NamdebDiamond Corporation is sad to report a road accident involving employees in a longdistance commuting bus. The bus is owned and operated by an external service provider.…

JOINT PRESS RELEASE BY NAMDEB, DBMN AND NDTCRelease Date: 2013-09-03

Three diamond companies, Namdeb, Debmarine Namibia and the Namibia Diamond Trading Company (NDTC) have donated a combined total of N$43 950 towards the drought relief the Namibia Red Cross …

Namdeb Supports Oranjemund NCCI BranchRelease Date: 2013-05-14

Namdeb supports Oranjemund NCCI Branch…

Namdeb 2013 Wage Agreement HonouredRelease Date: 2013-04-11

WINDHOEK, NAMIBIA: Thursday, 11 APRIL 2013 andndash; Namdeb Management and theMineworkers Union of Namibia (MUN) have agreed to the implementation of the 2013 wage agreement as contained in the 2012/2014 two-year Wage Agreement. The two parties signed a re-confirmation of the agreement on the 28th of March 2013.…

NAMDEB AND ANGLO AMERICAN JOIN HANDS FOR THE !KHAWAGAS SCIENCE PROJECTRelease Date: 2013-02-23

WINDHOEK, NAMIBIA: SATURDAY, 23 FEBRUARY 2013 andndash; The Namdeb Foundation incollaboration with the Anglo American Namibia Foundation held a joint handover ceremonyfor !Khawagas Science Project yesterday.…

Eleven Rural Schools Benefit From the Namdeb FoundationRelease Date: 2013-02-15

WINDHOEK, NAMIBIA: FRIDAY, 15 FEBRUARY 2013 andndash; Namdeb donates schoolequipment through its corporate social investment vehicle, the Namdeb Foundation, toeleven rural (11) schools today.…

Launch of the Oranjemund Community Radio StationRelease Date: 2013-02-11

WINDHOEK, NAMIBIA: MONDAY, 11 FEBRUARY 2013 andndash; The newly establishedOranjemund Community Radio Station was officially launched at a fundraising gala eventwhich took place on the 8th of February 2013 in Oranjemund.…

Namdeb Wage Negotiations ConcludedRelease Date: 2012-10-07

WINDHOEK, NAMIBIA: SUNDAY, 7 OCTOBER 2012 andndash; Namdeb Management and the Mineworkers Union of Namibia (MUN) are proud to announce the successful conclusion of the annual 2012 Wage Negotiations which has resulted in a two-year wage agreement for the period of 2012/2013 and 2013/2014. As part of concluding the…

PS of Mines and Energy Visits to Namdeb OperationsRelease Date: 2012-09-20

The newly appointedPermanent Secretary of Mines and Energy, Mr. Kahijoro Kahuure, recently visitedNamdebandrsquo;s operations. The visit, which was initiated by Namdeb, included an in-depthoverview of the Southern Coastal, Orange River and Northern Coastal mines. Thisfamiliarisation tour was the Permanent…

Scrap Metal Removal ProgrammeRelease Date: 2012-05-16

Namdeb is a responsible corporate citizen and as such takes its role seriously. This includesensuring minimal impact on the landscape and surrounding areas, within which it operates.One of the initiatives undertaken to mitigate the environmental impact is that of a scrapremoval programme where Namdeb partners with SA…

Namdeb Invests N$150m in Red Area Complex ProjectRelease Date: 2012-04-26

Namdeb has approved a N$150M (US$22M) investment to replace its existing Mining Area 1 Recovery Plant with a new state of the art Red Area Complex in Oranjemund. The Red Area Complex is responsible for the final recovery and sorting of diamonds from concentrates produced from the various land based diamond treatment…

2012 Wage Negotiations DisputeRelease Date: 2012-04-24

Namdeb annual wage negotiations commenced on the 20 March 2012. After twelve days ofwage negotiations, the Mineworkers Union of Namibia (MUN) declared a dispute on the 23April 2012. Despite the declaration of a dispute both parties have indicated that theirpositions remain negotiable.…

Press Release on Sendelingsdrif - 29 March 2012Release Date: 2012-03-29

N$ 280 MILLION INVESTED IN SENDELINGSDRIF MINE …

Contractor FatalityRelease Date: 2012-03-03

A fatality which occurred on the evening ofthe 2nd March 2012 at our operations at Southern Coastal Mines.…

Equipment Handover to 10 SchoolsRelease Date: 2012-02-20

Handed over equipment to ten (10) schoolsvalued at N$246,213.00.…

Namdeb Employees Receive Production BonusRelease Date: 2012-01-30

Milestone for Namdeb Probe Drilling PlatformRelease Date: 2011-12-20

Milestone in exploring the marine portions of our mining licences immediately to our land based mining activities…

Appointment of New General Manager - Namdeb OperationsRelease Date: 2011-12-07

Riaan brings with him a wealth of experince having worked for Namdeb in several management roles.…

Bogenfels Dispute Industrial Action UpdateRelease Date: 2011-08-31

Update on the Bogenfels Dispute Industrial Action…

Bogenfels Dispute Industrial Action UpdateRelease Date: 2011-08-21

Bogenfels Dispute Industrial Action Update…

Industrial Action Update SecondRelease Date: 2011-08-18

Second Industrial Action update…

Industrial Action UpdateRelease Date: 2011-08-17

Namdeb Industrial Action Update…

Bogenfels Dispute UpdateRelease Date: 2011-08-11

Namdeb Update on Bogenfels dispute…

Bogenfels DisputeRelease Date: 2011-08-09

Bogenfels Dispute…

Closure of Bogenfels OperationsRelease Date: 2011-07-07

Closure of Bogenfels…

Closure of Bogenfels OperationRelease Date: 2011-05-15

Closure of Bogenfels Operation…

Temporary Stoppage of Shallow Marine Mining OperationsRelease Date: 2011-05-12

Temporary stoppage of shallow marine mining operations…

Namdeb 2010 Financial PerformanceRelease Date: 2011-04-28

Namdeb announces its Results for the year ended 31 December 2010…

EXCITED ISSUE 5Release Date: 2011-03-31

The 1st quarter edition of EXCITED for 2011.…

Namdeb 2011 Bursaries and NESREF HandoverRelease Date: 2011-02-10

2011 Bursaries award and NESREF handover…

Namdeb Interim ResultsRelease Date: 2010-09-07

Highlights -Strong first half growth as market recovery continues. -Namdeb embeds 2009 efficiencies while increasing production and sales -Profit before tax of N$719 million achieved compared to the loss of N$685 million in H1 2009, due to a andbull; stabilisation of, and improvement in, trading conditions in H1…

Namdeb Interim Results Press ReleaseRelease Date: 2010-09-07

NAMDEB ; INTERIM RESULTS WINDHOEK, NAMIBIA: FRIDAY, 3 SEPTEMBER 2010 - Namdeb Diamond Corporation is pleased to announce its Interim Results for the Namdeb Managing Director, Inge Zaamwani-Kamwi reflecting on the performance for the six months ended 30 June 2010, said that while we are encouraged by increased…

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