The Chamber of Mines of Namibia (CoM) was formed in 1969, with the sole mandate to protect the interests of its members while promoting sustainable growth of mining and exploration so as to maximise economic gain for the Namibian nation.
The not for profit organisation functions as an advocacy body, in which it acts as a voice for the industry to government and other institutions. Through its influence and deliberation on policies affecting the sector, the Chamber works towards sustaining and maintaining a regulatory environment which attracts investment and promotes the growth of the Namibian mining industry.
Furthermore, the CoM is a self-regulating body which is governed by a prudent Code of Conduct and Ethics that gives the organisation the right to expel members who are non-compliant. Within the Chamber structure, various committees have been formed to deliberate on areas of importance such as safety, human resources and environmental issues.
In the 47 years of existence, the CoM has grown to a membership of 115 members (as at 2 December, 2015).