During the last two decades, the image of the nuclear industry, projected by much of the media throughout the western world, has moved from a heroic role to that of a regrettable and unnecessary danger to humanity in general. Instead of being regarded as outstanding pioneers of technological freedom, we, the producers of uranium for electricity generation, are condemned as greedy and unprincipled exploiters who force a new and undesirable industrial process on an unwilling public who do not even require it. This outcry seems to increase in intensity the more developed and the richer the country concerned happens to be. Conversely, the poorer the country, the less one hears from within its borders of the evils and dangers of uranium mining and nuclear reaction. Namibia is a poor underdeveloped country which now contains the largest uranium mine in the world. I want to try to explain what the development of that mine - Roessing - has done for South West Africa/Namibia.