Diamond Regional Services

Diamond regional services include:

  • Issue Restricted Area Permit under Section 27(k) of the Diamond Act and check the validity of individual permits on board vessels, mining and exploration areas.

  • Conduct Inspection and Monitoring services to the diamond exploration, mining sites and vessels.

  • Facilitate together with the Protected Resources Unit of the Namibian Police the transfer of diamond production from exploration, mining sites and vessels to sorthouses, storage facilities and NDTC for further processing and sale.

  • Accompany exploration and mining vessels to Cape Town for maintenance, repair and emergencies to ensure that diamonds and gravel recovered are brought back to Namibia.

  • Clear all exploration and mining vessels of any diamondiferous gravel before leaving the Namibian territorial waters.

  • Ensure persons transporting concentrate from exploration and mining sites have proper documentation and certify authorization of such persons and concentrate.

  • Ensure Diamond industry adheres to provisions of the Diamond Act and its regulations.

  • Ensure companies’ “Security Systems” in place are in accordance with the approved Security Plans.

  • Liaise with relevant stakeholders to ensure a conducive working relationship.

  • Conduct cross border operations in conjunction with relevant stakeholders (PRO, NAMPOL, Customs, Line Ministries, etc.)