Proposed exploration of base, rare, precious and industrial mineral activities on EPL 8127, Otjozondjupa Region.

Exploration activities on EPL 8127 for base and rare metals, industrial minerals, and precious metals

The proposed project involves the exploration activities for base and rare metals, industrial minerals, and precious metals on EPL 8127 in Otjozondjupa Region, operated by Votorantim Metals Namibia (Pty) Ltd.

The proposed project is to conduct mineral exploration activities on EPL 8127. As part of the proposed exploration project, the following activities are envisaged, which shall be confirmed, as the exploration program is refined:

  • Soil sampling and various intervals;
  • Regional geological mapping;
  • Ground and airborne geophysical surveys;
  • Limited vegetation clearing for the creation of tracks;
  • Potential creation of cut-lines for geophysical surveys;
  • Opening access tracks in bush-encroached areas, where there are not sufficient existing tracks; and
  • Drilling exploration boreholes.

ECC’s Role

Environmental Compliance Consultancy (ECC) has been engaged by the proponent Votorantim Metals Namibia (Pty) Ltd to undertake the ESIA and  Environmental Management Plan (EMP) in terms of the Environmental Management Act, 2007 and its regulations. The environmental clearance application will be submitted to the relevant competent authorities; the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) and Ministry of Environment, Forestry, and Tourism (MEFT).

Download Documents

EPL 8127 Environmental Scoping Report and Impact AssessmentDownload
ECC-88-351-REP-07-D EMP EPL8127.pdfDownload
ECC-88-351-BID-01-D EPL8127.pdfDownload

Project Details


Votorantim Metals Namibia (Pty) Ltd


Submitted to Government for Record of Decision


Mining & Minerals



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