The proposed exploration activities on EPLs 7963,7973, 8050 & 8051 for base and rare metals and industrial minerals and precious metals, Hardap/Khomas Region, Namibia

Exploration activities on EPLs 7963, 7973, 8050 & 8051

The Proponent Votorantim Metals Namibia (Pty) Ltd, proposes the exploration of base and rare metals, industrial metals and precious metals on EPL 7963,7973,8050 & 8051. The Proponent proposes to conduct exploration by using methods that may include geological mapping, geochemical surveys, geophysical surveys, RAB and RC drilling. The proposed EPLs are located in the following areas. EPL 7963 is approximately 87 km southwest of Rehoboth and can be accessed via the B1 and then turn off onto the C24. EPL 7973 is approximately 95 km southeast of Windhoek. EPL 8050 and 8051 are located approximately 75 km southeast of Windhoek. These three EPLs can be accessed via the B6 road SE of Windhoek and then turn off onto the C23, Khomas Region.

ECC’s Role

ECC has been contracted by Votorantim Metals Namibia (Pty) Ltd as the independent Environmental Assessment Practitioner (EPA) to facilitate the entire ESIA process. Prior to the start of the proposed projects, an environmental clearance certificate is required in terms of the Environmental Management Act, 7 of 2007 and the associated EIA Regulations. A final decision relating to the above-mentioned application will be made by Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism (MEFT): Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA).

Download Documents

ECC-88-398-REP-10-A_Scoping Report_EPL 8051_Final2023.pdfDownload
ECC-88-398-REP-09-D_Scoping Report_EPL 8050Final.pdfDownload
ECC-88-398-REP-08-A_Scoping Report_EPL 7973Final.pdfDownload
EPL 7963 Scoping Report.pdfDownload
EPL 7963 Appendix F – EAP CVs.pdfDownload
EPL 7963 Appendix A – EMP.pdfDownload

Project Details


Votorantim Metals Namibia (Pty)Ltd


Approval Obtained, Submitted to Government for Record of Decision


Mining & Minerals



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