Photograph SAF – Coastal Care
Uncontrolled Sand Mining Days Numbered
Excerpt from AllAfrica, Namibian Press, by Adam Hartman
While sand mining in the Swakop River is a crucial element of coastal development, sand mining companies do seem take advantage of the lack of official control over mining operations.
As reported in the Namibian, “Quarries are also becoming “extremely deep” some having vertical ‘walls’ of 10,5 metres. According to the guidelines, “excavation shall under no circumstances expose the ground water table and shall have slope banks not higher than 4 metros”…