The Directorate of Mines endeavours to promote the optimal exploitation of Namibia's mineral resources and integrate the mining industry with other sectors of the economy for the socio-economic development of the country.

The Mines Directorate comprises of the following divisions:

  • Mineral Rights & Resources Developemnt
  • Mine Safety & Services
  • Controlled Minerals & Minerals Development
  • Small Scale Mining

In addition to these there is a Minerals Ancillary Rights Commission committee.

Epangelo Mining Company

The Epangelo Mining Company is a private company with the government of the Republic of Namibia as the sole Shareholder. The company was registered on the 8th July 2008. Our objective is to ensure state participation in the mineral resources development, mining, beneficiation and creation of mining related employment opportunities for Namibians. [www.epangelomining.com]