“It is important to stand your ground, believe in your abilities, and be consistent.” Carlota David-Howoses

International Women in Mining Profile: Carlota David-Howoses Carlota David-Howoses originally planned a career in biotechnology, but a chance conversation led her to a bursary opportunity with Anglo American to study metallurgical engineering. She was subsequently appointed as a metallurgist at Skorpion Zinc Namibia, where she rose to become Technical Manager of the Refinery. After a […]

Zenzi Awases – “We’re here to stay, to do a job and not just to look pretty. We must make a difference”

Monthly Profile Feature Namibian geologist Zenzi Awases is not afraid to face a challenge head on, carrying out her first job alone in the desert on foot with hyenas prowling behind her. One of the first women in Namibia to study geology in her home country she has discovered diamonds and brought two areas into […]

Kandjoze wants more women in mining

MINISTER of mines and energy Obeth Kandjoze says unless companies applying for mining licences employ more women in management positions, they will find it hard to get permits from his office. He said this at the inauguration of the Walvis Bay Salt Holdings’ expansion project on Monday. “For every licence issued, there are conditions that […]

Wollen Nell and fellow Namibian Women in Mining need to be celebrated more

26 January, Namibia Economist (Windhoek) First Lady Visits Namdeb Diamond Corporation Photo: First Lady, Madam Monica Geingos is flanked by the Namdeb General Manager, Riaan Burger and Sorthouse Controller, Alina Gideon. Namdeb Diamond Corporation supported Oranjemund Private School’s current Learners’ Representative Council last week to host Namibia’s First Lady, Madam Monica Geingos. The First Lady […]

Mining Conference in Namibia will focus on Women in Mining

New Era, March 6th 2015 The Mining Conference, held on the sidelines of the Expo, will include presentations on new projects such as the Otjikoto Gold Mine, the Husab Uranium Mine, and the Tschudi Copper Mine. “Looking specifically at the future of mining in Namibia, the conference will also focus on vital issues such as […]