Chamber Committees

Council of the Chamber of Mines

23 Council members as at 14 September 2018

Z. Kasete (President)

Dundee Precious Metals Tsumeb

H. Mbako (1st Vice President)


I. Simataa  (2nd Vice President) 

Skorpion Zinc 

M. Dawe

B2Gold Namibia (Pty) Ltd

M. Introna

Langer Heinrich Uranium Ltd

R. Burger/ O. Shikongo 

Namdeb Holdings


Rössing Uranium

C. Horn

Rosh Pinah Zinc Corporation


Swakop Uranium (Pty) Ltd

A. Snyman

Salt & Chemicals (Pty) Ltd

J. Sisay

Weatherly Mining Namibia Ltd.

W. Ewald/B. Munro

Bannerman Mining Resources Namibia

D. Kullmann

Namib Lead and Zinc Mining (Pty) Ltd

H-W Schütte

OHORONGO Cement (Pty) Ltd

E. Mueller

Namibia Institute of Mining and Technology

Z. Xigang

Zhonghe Resources

M. Tjipita

Imerys Gecko Holdings (Namibia) (Pty) ltd

J. Borshoff

Reptile Mineral Resources and Exploration 

S. Januarie (Co-opted Member)

Imerys Gecko Holdings (Namibia) (Pty) Ltd 

V. Petzel (Chairperson, Exploration Committee)

B2Gold Namibia (Pty) Ltd 

V. Malango (Ex Officio) 

Chamber of Mines 

S. Galloway (elected member)

Honorary Life Member 



Exploration Committee


Volker Petzel (Chairperson)

B2Gold Namibia (Pty) Ltd

HR Committee


Sam Januarie (Chairperson)

Imerys Gecko Holdings (Namibia) (Pty) Ltd

Safety Committee


L. Schoeman (Chairperson)

QKR Namibia

Mine Surveying Committee


Edmund Nel (Chairperson) 

Namdeb Diamond Corporation (Pty) Ltd

Environmental Committe


Charles Loots (Chairperson)

B2Gold Namibia (Pty) Ltd 

Mining Consultative Forum


Z. Kasete

President, The Chamber of Mines of Namibia

Hilifa Mbako

1st Vice President, The Chamber of Mines of Namibia

Veston Malango

CEO, The Chamber of Mines of Namibia

Desley Somseb

President,  Mine Workers Union of Namibia

Ebben Zarondo 

General Secretary, Mine Workers Union of Namibia

Henri Kassen

Ministry of Labour, Industrial Relations and Employment Creation

Erasmus Shivolo

Ministry of Mines and Energy