The Ministry of Mines and Energy offers a range of services related to the energy, diamond, geoscience, mining and petroleum sectors.

Directorate of Diamond Affairs

  • Monitoring and regulating the Namibian diamond industry.
  • Transporting, storing, importing and exporting of diamonds
  • Regulating the supplying of rough diamonds to local cutting and polishing factories

Directorate of Mines

  • Promoting the optimal exploitation of Namibia's mineral resources
  • Integrating the mining industry with all other sectors of the economy
  • Granting of non-exploration, exploration and mining licenses
  • Providing geo-physics information on mineral exploration
  • Providing funds to small scale miners

Directorate of Energy

The Directorate of Energy develops and implements energy sector policies, strategies and plans in support of Government's commitment to efficiently ensure sustainable, reliable, affordable, and equitable electricity to all Namibians.

    Services offered by Energy Directorate:

  • Develops sectoral policies, strategies, and plans
  • Promotes the efficient use of all forms of energy
  • Implements Government's rural electrification program (grid and off-grid)
  • Planning, coordination, and monitoring of electrification progress
  • Conduct research and development activities for sector
  • Leads electrification fund sourcing

Geological Survey of Namibia

The Geological Survey of Namibia (GSN) houses a wealth of geoscience data, information and other geoscience materials gathered throughout the history of the organisation. These data underpin the services and products provided by GSN. GSN offers a range of geoscientific services to the wider geoscience community in Namibia and beyond, government institutions to municipalities, universities and research organisations and the general public.

Directorate of Petroleum Affairs

  • Awarding of reconnaissance license
  • Awarding of oil and gas exploration licenses
  • Providing statistics on fuel adjustments and fuel consumption