industrializing the western SADC area”.
benefic The proposed Namakwa SEZ is located in the small mining town of
Aggeneys. Aggeneys is in the Khai-Ma Local Municipality within the
municipality) and 110km from Springbok, where the office of the district
municipality is located.
Post SE The value proposition of the Namakwa SEZ is based on the existence of the Gamsberg Zinc Mine and the proposed building of a smelter by Vedanta Zinc International. These would be the anchor tenants of the SEZ. It is proposed that a smelter be built to treat zinc concentrate produced at Gamsberg. The zinc concentrate produced at the existing concentrator plant will be treated in the smelter using the conventional roast-leach-electrowinning (R-L-E) process.