Namibian Institute of Mining and Technology

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The Namibian Institute of Mining and Technology (NIMT) is a technical vocational training institute in Arandis, Namibia, established in 1991. It offers courses in mining, manufacturing and engineering.[1] In 2007, De Beers donated N$2.1 million to open a second, northern campus and in November of that year a campus was opened in Tsumeb. NIMT also operates a campus in Keetmanshoop in southern Namibia.[2][3]

NIMT produces between 300 and 500 graduates a year who go on to be employed by the Mining industry of Namibia.[4]


In September 2009, thieves broke into the main office of the Institute by smashing a window and disabling the alarm. They stole N$350,000 and used a duplicate key to gain entry to the safe. The funds were designated for the registration, accommodation and transportation of trainees. Police believed they were somehow affiliated with the Institute and a N$20,000 award was offered for information.[5]

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  1. ^ Namibia Institute of Mining and Technology (NIMT)
  2. ^ De Beers funds northern campus The Namibian, 27 November 2007
  3. ^ Ekongo, John (9 February 2012). "NIMT celebrates 21 years". New Era. 
  4. ^ Duddy, Jo-Maré (27 November 2012). "Mining remains gem of economy". The Namibian. 
  5. ^ N$350 000 theft at NIMT The Namibian, 15 September 2009