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Internship: Health, Safety and Environment

Published : May 2024

Walvis Bay Salt is offering a graduate student the opportunity to gain practical experience and foundational knowledge in Health and Safety at a salt field operation. 

Program Objectives: • Gain an understanding of monitoring and reporting on health and safety. • Assist with site audits including emergency drills, evaluations, debriefs and attending to recommendations for improvement. • Acquire knowledge about health, safety, environment and quality standards and compliance regulations applicable in the salt industry. etc 

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Closing date: 7 June 2024, 17:00

VACANCY: Health, Safety and Environmental Coordinator

Published : February 2024

We are looking for qualified candidates with certain skill sets to register on a list from which we can call in on a fixed term basis as the need arises. Positions we are searching to build a database on: Operators: Haul truck/Dump Truck, Forklift, Excavator, Grader, Front End Loader. Salt Packers: Bagging units. General Workers, Quality Controllers, Laboratory Assistants

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Closing date: 1 March 2024, 17:00

VACANCY: Quality Controller

Published : February 2024

Ekango Salt Refiners produces table salt and chemical grade salt for various local and international markets. The Quality Controller is tasked to assist the Quality and Food Safety Department in managing the Product Conformance Certification process, ensuring that the after-delivery service to customers is satisfactory and that non-conforming product is not dispatched to customers.

The position is graded B2 and based in Walvis Bay. Apply via our recruitment portal at:

Closing date: 23 February 2024, 17:00

VACANCY: Health, Safety and Environmental Coordinator

Published : January 2024

Walvis Bay Salt is looking for a Health, Safety and Environmental Coordinator (C4).

Reporting to the Managing Director, the incumbent will implement, monitor and maintain the WBSH Occupational Health and Safety Policy, Objectives and Targets, as well as the Occupational Health and Safety strategy, systems, programmes, plans, procedures and emergency response in accordance with ISO45001 and applicable legislation, across the operation.   

EOI: Transport and Mining Contractors

Published: December 2023

Walvis Bay Salt is looking for reputable Transport and Mining Contractors experienced in the provision of pit-to-plant hauling services. The aim is to develop a list of suitable Contractors who may subsequently be invited into the bidding process for the execution of these services.

The full proposed scope of work is available by clicking on the Read More button below. The closing date has been extended to 30 December 2023 and submissions must be made via email to :

Africa's First Salt Conference in Swakopmund

Published on: November 2023

THE first Salt Conference on the African Continent covering key trends and developments, challenges, and influencing factors shaping world salt supply and demand, took place in Swakopmund on Tuesday and Wednesday this week. Andre Snyman, the Managing Director of Walvis Bay Salt Holdings said the purpose of the Annual Salt Conference annually is to bring all the role players together in the salt industry across the world. 

Vacancy: Human Resource Generalist

Published on: January 2023

This position will provide generalist HR services relating to the full HR value chain and administration services. Other duties include: talent management, workforce planning, recruitment, induction, performance management, organisational development, training and development, employee/labour relations, payroll admin and basic employee wellness….

An Empowering Partnership

Published on: September 2022

After eight months of intensive training, Uli Nuule can proudly claim to be the first female truck driver at Unitrans Africa Namibia qualified to transport bulk loads by road. She is one of 795 female hopefuls who in 2021 applied for the vacancy specifically targeting women, and the only one of two females who were selected to successfully complete the training program. 

Walvis Bay boasts its first Brick-paving intersection

Published on: February 2020

The blacktop surface of the intersection between Nangol Mbumba Drive and 5th Road in Walvis Bay has been replaced by heavy-duty brick paving. This is to minimise the impact of salt trucks and other heavy vehicles on the road surface of this particular intersection.
A total of 55 000 brick pavers were used to complete the job.

Havana Project School

Published on: August 2020

Hopeless no more

After receiving basic education under tents during rain and storm, the learners of the Havana Secondary Project School have received N$100 000 from Walvis Bay Salt Holdings towards the development of the school.

Attending the ceremony was Walvis Bay Salt Holdings MD Andre Snyman, the director of education for the Khomas Region, Gerard Vries, and the minister of mines and energy, Tom Alweendo.

Covid Parcel Donation

Published on: 25 June 2020

Walvis Bay Salt Holdings’ 10,000 meals a ray of hope for the restituted

Although the COVID-19 global pandemic has to date spared Namibian lives, many communities across the country have been hugely impacted in terms of food insecurity and livelihoods. Walvis Bay Salt Refiners (WBSR) has extended a helping hand and donated much needed food parcels to alleviate the plight of the elderly and most vulnerable citizens of the coastal town.

Donation contribution - Media release

Published on: 25 June 2020

Walvis Bay Salt Holdings Female employees contribute own money to purchase re-useable sanitary pads for school girls

100 girls ranging in ages 12 -18 at the Okamwandi Combined School in Henties Bay can now confidently attend school during their menstruation cycle, thanks to the initiative of female employees at Walvis Bay Salt Holdings.

Wash Plant Opening

Published on: 25 June 2020

Salt of the Earth

Throughout history salt has played a dramatic and pivotal role through trade routes, voyages of discovery, power struggles, religious ceremonies, agriculture, medical treatments and more. Not to mention adding taste to make the most delicious dishes in the world….

WBSR ground breaking ceremony

Published on: 25 June 2020

Walvis Bay Salt Refiners invests in new salt wash plant

Walvis Bay Salt Refiners will soon invest more than N$90 million in a new wash plant, the single biggest capital investment since the inception of the company in 1964.

The last major investment was in 2015 when the company expanded its salt field’s footprint by adding an additional 1,100 hectares of concentration and evaporation ponds to its network of ponds, now covering a total area of 5,300 hectares. The company also installed an additional seawater intake and a feeder pipeline….

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