Aug 21

The Windhoek High Court dismisses application by energy and mineral exploration company, Red Soil

The Windhoek High Court dismissed-with costs- an application by an energy and mineral exploration company, Red Soil. It sought an order to have Mines and Energy minister’s refusal to grant them a mining license in January 2021, declared unlawful. Judge Esi Schimming-Chase also declared the matter final and removed it from the court roll. The company wanted the court to also review and set aside Minister Tom Alweendo’s decision. According to reports, Alweendo declined Red Soil Energy and Mineral Exploration’s application for a petroleum exploration license over Blocks 2512A and a portion of Block 2612A due to the company not meeting the requirements and its failure to demonstrate technical and financial capability to carry out expTomloration operations.