? A. Speiser Environmental Consultants CC


CURRICULUM VITAE: Ms Alexandra Speiser

FIRST NAMES: Marie Alexandra Angelika
SURNAME: Speiser
NATIONALITY: German (Namibian Permanent Residence 1999)
COUNTRIES WORKED: Namibia, Mozambique, Angola, Botswana, Germany
LANGUAGE: German and English (fluent)
Portuguese (reading, understanding: good; writing: poor)
Afrikaans (fair)
Profession: Environmental Scientists (MPhil), Geologist (MSc)
Windhoek – Namibia
Tel +264 61 244782
Namibian cell 081 1245655; Portuguese mobile +351 922289857
E-mail: amspeiser@yahoo.com, aspeiser1910@gmail.com


2000 Master of Philosophy in Environmental Science, University of Cape Town, South Africa.
Group Thesis Title: Environmental Situation Analysis of the Orange and Fish River Catchments
Individual Paper Title: Small Scale Mining in Namibia
1994 1994 Master of Science in Geology and Paleontology, Georg-August University Göttingen/Germany.
Thesis Titles: Fluid inclusion studies in vein quartz from the Kansanshi Mine (Zambia) and Geological mapping of the Kansanshi Mine and surroundings.


November 2004
Environmental Auditor Trainings Course, Institute of Environmental Impact Assessment (IEMA) approved, Crystal Clear Consulting & Merchants (Pty) Ltd, RSA


  • Lead Practitioner, Environmental Assessment Professionals of Namibia (EAPAN)
  • Chamber of Mines of Namibia (member)
  • Namibian Chamber of Environment (member)
  • Geological Society of Namibia (member)


2012 - January 2016 Associated Environmental Consultant to SLR Namibia
2003 - to date A. Speiser – Environmental Consultants cc, Director
Main work conducted and ongoing:
  • Environmental Consultant to LK Mining Pty Ltd: Scoping Report including Environmental Impact Assessment & Environmental Management Plan for the offshore diamond mining activities on the proposed ML 220 of LK Mining, required for an Environmental Clearance Certificate.
  • Environmental Consultant to Hope Namibia Mineral Exploration (Pty) Ltd (part of Bezant Resources PLC): Environmental Impact Assessment process for Hope Namibia Mineral Exploration activities on EPL 6605, located east of the Namib Naukluft National Park – overlapping the Erongo and Khomas Regions
  • Work packages 6 leader of the HiTech AlkCarb Project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 689909 (Feb. 2016 to Jan. 2020)
  • Environmental Consultant to Virgo Resources Limited: Environmental Impact Assessment (Scoping report & Environmental Management Plan (EMP)) for exploration activities on EPL 5796 (Namib Naukluft Park)
  • Environmental Consultant to Kerry McNamara Architects Inc: Combined Scoping & EIA Report & EMP for the proposed Edelweiss Development (part of Okahandja Extension 7) in Okahandja
  • Environmental Consultant to Bannerman Resources (Namibia) (Pty) Ltd: EIA/EMP for the proposed Pilot Plant on Bannerman Resources (Namibia) (Pty) Ltd EPL 3345
  • Environmental Consultant to RPZC (Glencore): EIA/EMP for the proposed expansion of water and power infrastructure for RPZC Mine
  • Environmental Consultant to RPZC (Glencore): EIA/EMP for the proposed zinc concentrate Storage shed at Lüderitz harbour
  • Environmental Consultant to Metals Namibia. EO and EMP for exploration activities
  • Environmental Consultant for the bulk chemical store of Crest Chemical Pty Ltd at Walvis Bay harbour
  • Environmental Coordinator for the Kassinga (Angola) North and South Iron Ore Project – Area 1 (SMP / AEMR). JV between ASEC and Environmental Resource Management
  • Environmental Coordinator for the exploration phase at Lofdal, Namibian Rare Earth (Pty) Limited
  • Environmental Consultant to conduct bi-annual environmental audit reports for Glencore, Bannerman Resources (Namibia) Pty Ltd, Okorusu Fluorspar Pty Ltd, Namibia Rare Earth Pty Ltd, Swakop Uranium
  • ESIA Coordinator (amendments to the approved ESIA & ESMP) for the proposed U-mine at Etango (Bannerman Mining Resources Namibia (Pty) Ltd)
  • External Environmental Consultant to Rössing Uranium (Rio Tinto) – SEMP: exploration drilling in the ML area within the Namib Naukluft Park
  • Reviewer of Swakop Uranium SEIA conducted by Metago
  • ESIA Coordinator (scoping phase) for the proposed Cu mine at Omitiomire (Craton Mining & Exploration (Pty) Ltd)
  • Mine Closure Plan for Okorusu Fluorspar (Okorusu Fluorspar Pty Ltd)
  • Preliminary Environmental Overview for Omitiomire Cu-deposit (Craton Mining & Exploration (Pty) Ltd)
  • ESIA Coordinator for the proposed U-mine at Etango (Bannerman Mining Resources Namibia (Pty) Ltd) (Scoping & final ESIA approved by Government)
  • ESIA Coordinator for the proposed Au-mine at Otjikoto, Central Namibia (Teal Exploration & Mining Inc.)
  • Environmental Consultant to Walvis Bay Bulk Terminal (Pty) Ltd (EIA to construct a bulk sulphur loading & storage facility at WB harbour
  • Environmental Consultant providing input to set up ISO 14001 & OSHAS 18000 at Rosh Pinah Mine, Rosh Pinah Zinc Corporation (Pty) Ltd
  • EIA Coordinator for the proposed change to bulk sulphur at Skorpion Zinc, Chemical Initiatives (Pty) Ltd
  • September 2005 – June 2006, Environmental Coordinator for the construction phase of Langer Heinrich Uranium (Pty) Ltd
  • EIA and EMP Coordinator for proposed exploration activities for dimension stones, relevant document to grant licence by the Ministry of Mines and Energy, Olea Investment Number One (Pty) Ltd.
  • Standard Environmental Guidelines for exploration activities, Helio Resource Corp., Canada
  • Coordinator to compile the Initial EMP for construction and operation of the Langer Heinrich Uranium Mine, Paladin Resources Ltd
  • EIA & EMP (Phase 1 & 2) Coordinator for exploration activities in the NW Namib Naukluft Park, West Africa Gold Exploration (Namibia) Pty. Ltd
  • EMP Coordinator for Sarusas Mine, Skeleton Coast Park, Namibia, Igneous Mining Projects (Pty) Ltd
  • EIA & EMP Coordinator for current & proposed mariculture projects of Alexkor, Alexander Bay, RSA
  • Environmental Consultant – updating the EA & EMS for infrastructure changes at Navachab Mine, Anglogold Namibia (Pty) Ltd.
  • Team Leader, Environmental and social assessment for World Bank/GEF Project ‘Integrated ecosystem management in Namibia through the national conservancy network’
  • Bi-annual monitoring reports auditing environmental performance of exploration activities (RPZC, B2Gold, Swakop Uranium, Okorusu Fluorspar, Namibia Rare Earth) - ongoing
  • Development and implementation of an environmental management plan for the Okorusu Fluorspar Mine, Namibia.
2000 - 2003 Environmental Scientist at eco.plan (Pty) Ltd.
During this period I conducted environmental assessments and developed environmental management plans for exploration and infrastructure projects. I further was involved in the project management, public participation processes and office administration.
1999 - 2000 University of Cape Town studying Environmental Science (MPhil degree)
1997 - 1999 Self employed, Contract Geologist Scientist
  • RC drilling supervision – Apatite Project / Monapo, Mozambique, subcontracted by GeoAfrica Prospecting Services (Pty.) Ltd.
  • Mapping and evaluation of possible talc deposits in Central Namibia, subcontracted by Dr. T. Smaley.
  • Involvement in the preliminary fact finding phase to conduct an EIA to upgrade the Cement Factory in Otjiwarongo, Namibia.
  • Several Desk Studies for Anglovaal Namibia (Pty) Ltd.
  • Various investigations of diamondiferous gravels of the northern bank of the Orange River.
  • Drilling Supervision in the Okavango Area for InterConsult Namibia (Pty) Ltd.
  • Organization of the Public Meeting for the ‘Proposed Klein Windhoek River Bridge and Upgrading of Mission Road.’
1995 - 1996 Project Assistant / Geologist at the German Technical Cooperation (GTZ)
  • Participation in a six-week training course at the (GTZ) Headquarter in Eschborn/Frankfurt. Focus of the training course was on project management, rural public participation appraisal and social development workshops.
  • Project Assistant to the GTZ-Adviser in the Ministry of Environment & Tourism. In cooperation with the Desert Research Foundation of Namibia (DRFN) the Chemical Residue Analysis – Kavango Region Project was conducted. The project assessed the environmental impacts of irrigation schemes along the Okavango River, special attention was given to the use of fertilisers and pesticides.
  • Project Assistant/Geologist in the Mineral Prospecting Promotion Project. This project was set up in cooperation with the Geological Survey of Namibia (GSN) and the Federal Institute for Geo-science and Natural Resources (BGR). The work comprised geophysical interpretation and detailed geological/geophysical ground follow-ups.
1994 – 1995 Contract Geologist
  • Supervision of construction sites and conduction of soil surveys to establish possible hydrocarbon-contamination (Germany).


  • Alexandra Speiser, Frances Wall, Kate Smith and Kathryn Moore (2019). Policy Brief - Social licence for exploration/mining in Europe is influenced by other georesource projects such as deep and shallow geothermal energy. Deliverable of the HiTech AlkCarb Project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No. 689909)
  • Boonzaier A., Kuiper S. and Speiser A. (1999). Community Benefits from the Richterveld National Park: The Golden Road to the future? in IAIAsa 1999 Conference Proceedings.
  • Speiser A., Hein U.F. and Porada H. (1995). The Kansanshi Copper Mine (Solwezi Area, northwestern Zambia): Geology, wall rock alteration and fluid inclusions, in Pasava J. Kirbek B. and Zak K. eds., Mineral deposits: From their origin to their environmental impacts: Third Biennial Society for Geology Applied to Ore Deposits Meetings, Rotterdam, Balkema, p. 289 – 392.
  • Du Plessis P., Eberle D. and Speiser A. Chapter 1: Enabling Host: Southern Namibia. in Eberle D. (eds.) (1997). Promising Patterns. A new approach to the Mineral Potential of Southern Namibia.
  • Boonzaier A., Kuiper S. and Speiser A. (1999). Community Benefots from the Richterveld National Park: The Golden Road to the future? in IAIAsa 1999 Conference Proceedings.