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Vol 64 No 13

Published 22nd June 2023


Windhoek gets tough on green resources

The government wants free stakes in lithium and other mines producing vital inputs for electric vehicles

President Hage Geingob and his close ally, mines minister Tom Alweendo, have signalled their seriousness about obtaining the maximum benefit of minerals used in electric vehicle (EV) batteries by banning their export in raw form. They have also told the mining companies that they intend to take minority shareholdings –although not in existing operations – to promote local participation in the global battery boom.

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