Namdeb Diamond Corporation (Pty) Ltd was founded in 1994, although Namdeb’s rich history goes as far back as 1920 when diamond-mining companies along the Orange River were amalgamated to form Consolidated Diamond Mines (CDM). 

Namdeb is a wholly owned subsidiary of Namdeb Holdings (Pty) Ltd, which is a 50/50 joint venture between the Government of Namibia and the De Beers Group.  

Namdeb’s primary business is diamond exploration and mining along the southwest coast and inland areas of Namibia’s //Kharas Region.  The mainland-based operations are found close to the town of Oranjemund while additional activity takes place at satellite mines along the Orange River.

The transformation of Oranjemund is a deliberate work programme initiated by Namdeb in collaboration with the OTC and the citizens of the town aimed at normalizing the previously mine-owned and mine-managed town. The goals include ensuring the privatization of properties, finding sustainable solutions for education and healthcare services, severing the critical economic reliance on Namdeb, and helping facilitate a sustainable economic safety net that also allows future town growth.

Economic transformation success criteria, informed by macro-economic studies, include the establishment of large industries or businesses, a number of small or medium enterprises and job creation or equal value opportunities. To achieve this, a standalone Special Purpose Vehicle, the Section 21 (not for profit) company, OMDis Town Transform Agency (Pty) Ltd. (OMDis), was established. Namdeb committed to financially supporting the economic diversification of Oranjemund through OMDis until 2030.

News & Announcements

Through our news and announcements, we hope to keep you engaged yet inspired as we share Oranjemunds transform journey with you.

Joint SME development project kicks off in Oranjemund

OMDis Town Transform Agency, Uconomy Namibia and Nedbank Namibia this week announced a collaboration that will boost the SME development...
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ART CAN TRANSFORM Project kicks off at Ambrosius Amutenya Primary School (AAPS) in Oranjemund.

Windhoek based artist Nicky Marais and Oranjemund based artist Aurelia Sieberhagen was contracted by OMDis to coordinate a school mural...
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OMDis open up SMEs Centre on their premises

On Thursday, 19 August 2021, OMDis officially opened up the new SMEs Centre in Oranjemund, located at the OMDis Offices...
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Benches donated and installed at the East Gate Courtyard

Three wooden picnic benches have been built by a local carpenter as part of the support local businesses initiative. East...
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Property Development project kicks off in Oranjemund

On the 10th of August a team of town planners, architects and engineers from the AIJ consortium had an inception...
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Agricultural Project Pamwe doing big things

Mara Beukes, the principal of Ambrosius Amutenya Primary School in Oranjemund, says their school prides itself on its school garden....
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SMEs Compete – Moving Beyond Your Local Market Programme 24 – 27 May 2021

The Programme which was aimed to broaden markets for local entrepreneurs beyond their domestic market of Oranjemund kicked off on...
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The aim for this programme is to support and develop new and existing SMEs within Oranjemund. This specific programme will...
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