Members of the Great Erongo Community Development Association have embarked on a silent demonstration since Monday, 14 June over the alleged unfair recruitment and the lack of benefits from the Corporate Social Investment of the Namibia Navachab Gold Mine. In an interview with the Namibia press agency the association’s director said residents of Karibib, Usakos, Otjimbingwe and surrounding settlements have not received any tangible benefits from the mine, and that the protest will continue until the community receives positive commitments from the mine. “The reality is that there is no contribution in the area of uplifting the communities. There are no signs that Navachab mine is part of the community. Even Karibib does not reassemble a gold mining town,” he said.