27th International Conference on Paste, Thickened and Filtered Tailings
8–10 April 2025 | Swakopmund, Namibia

Host Country

The Paste 2025 organisers are delighted to be hosting this conference in Namibia!

  • A short haul many countries, adventure awaits in Africa
  • 800,000 km2 of stunning landscapes and 3 million inhabitants
  • Historically a German colony, later occupied by South Africa, Namibia is the land of the brave and gained independence in 1990.
  • Namibia’s tourism industry is one of the fastest growing industries, offering quality accommodation and pristine views
  • Developed road network in good condition
  • Safe to self-drive or go on tours, well-serviced touristic network
  • Numerous lodges, circuits, well-catered camp sites, outdoor activities, national parks and more
  • 14 regions with its unique culture, heritage and amazing sceneries
  • The Namib Desert, the world’s oldest desert and highest dunes
  • The SAn community, one of the oldest civilizations on Earth
  • Abundant wildlife, parks, conservancies and private game reserves
  • Over 20 national parks and protected areas, covering 17% of its total area.

Weather in Namibia

While Namibia can experience hot and humid weather during summer, in April you can expect much more moderate temperatures and less humidity than the previous months. Average daytime temperatures are around 25°C and at night it drops to around 13°C, although it can get cooler in the desert.

Mining in Namibia

Namibia has a bursting mining industry, being the 4th biggest exporter of non-oil minerals in Africa.

  • Uranium
  • Diamonds
  • Lead/Zinc
  • Tin
  • Gold
  • Copper
  • Graphite
  • Lithium
  • Iron ore
  • Salts, Cement and gemstones