Namibia, officially the Republic of Namibia, and formerly South West Africa, is a country in southern Africa whose western border is the Atlantic Ocean. It shares land borders with Zambia and Angola to the north, Botswana to the east and South Africa to the south.
The country was administered by South Africa from 1919 as a League of Nations mandate territory and gained independence on 21 March 1990. Its capital and largest city is Windhoek. Namibia is a member state of the United Nations (UN), the Southern African Development Community (SADC), and the African Union (AU).
Key industries are agriculture, fishing, mining and tourism.
Namibia was recently ranked as the most attractive African investment jurisdiction in the Fraser Institute Mining Company Survey, click here.
There is strong political and social support of uranium mining with 40 years of experience with the presence of numerous major companies including Rio Tinto (Rossing Uranium), Areva (Trekkopje), CGNPC (Swakop Uranium) and Paladin (Langer Heinrich). Namibia is the 5th largest uranium producing country and will jump to 2nd when Husab commences production in 2016, http://namibianuranium.org/uranium-mining-in-Namibia/ . The mining industry pledged a strong role in skills development including the establishment of the Namibian Institute of Mining and Technology.
Namibia is a premier tourist destination and is renowned for its wildlife, landscapes and cultural experiences. Further information regarding Namibia can be found on the Namibia Tourism Board website.