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Deeper pockets red-taped

By: System Author     24th November 2000 Editorial 

Promise of capital injection for SADC small-scale miners

By: System Author     27th October 2000 The impressive Mines 2000 gathering in Lusaka this month promised to initiate an injection of capital into nascent small-scale mining activity in the Southern African region. 

We’re out of here

By: System Author     27th October 2000 Editorial 

SA mining: not a ‘sunset’ industry

By: System Author     20th October 2000 Industry’s R10bn/y capex spend is some 20% of South Africa’s total 

Anglo American’s new CEO, Tony Trahar, has an . . . Eight-pronged global plan for the natural-resources colossus

By: System Author     13th October 2000 He’s not a ‘lumberjack’ but he’s still ‘okay’, and he claims not only to be working ‘all night and all day’, but on a 24-7-365 basis (for the uninitiated, that’s basically all the time). He’s the new man at the helm of South... 

The precious investors

By: System Author     6th October 2000 In SA, they’re spending R3,6bn on gold 

America: A diamond’s best friend

By: System Author     1st September 2000 Americans will consume half the diamonds sold this year, but will De Beers remain an American outlaw? 

Big, hairy audacious goals

By: System Author     1st September 2000 Editorial 

Really a co-op – Tony O

By: System Author     25th August 2000 Editorial 

Possible South Africa-Canada valve joint venture

By: System Author     18th August 2000 Valves 

Minister on ‘war diamond’ monitoring board

By: System Author     11th August 2000 An international monitoring council could soon be in place to curb the international trade in ‘conflict diamonds’, reports Department of Minerals and Energy Minister Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka. 

Techno to ‘fingerprint’ gems

By: System Author     11th August 2000 The research and development division of De Beers, DebTech, in Johannesburg, is undertaking research into diamond-fingerprinting technology to enable the accurate determination of a diamond’s geographical source. 

Orapa, Botswana

By: System Author     11th August 2000 Mine 

World’s ‘Saudi Arabia’ of diamonds

By: System Author     4th August 2000 Orapa’s growth is entrenching Botswana’s position as the ‘Saudi Arabia’ of the diamond world. 

Escaping the cartel cocoon

By: System Author     28th July 2000 Bit-by-bit, a new De Beers is beginning to break free from its cartel cocoon. 

Lower-cost gold recovery

By: System Author     28th July 2000 Australian continuous-gravity separation machine, said to offer gravity gold recovery of more than 50% in a single pass with low impact on mill-water balance, has been successfully tested at a gold operation in South Africa. 

Editorial/Cartoon

By: System Author     21st July 2000 Editorial 

Chrome investment rush following three-year pause

By: System Author     14th July 2000 Department of Minerals and Energy chief mineral economist: ferrous minerals Keith Armitage has spent a lifetime studying the South African and international chrome industry. 

Merger-mania grips mining union

By: System Author     14th July 2000 The consolidation and rationalisation efforts that have been sweeping the world mining industry over the past few years have not gone unnoticed by the labour movement – and merger-mania of a special type is now gripping South Africa’s leading mining union. 

Editorial/Cartoon

By: System Author     14th July 2000 Editorial 

‘Gem of Africa’ begins to shine

By: System Author     7th July 2000 Long regarded as one of the world’s poorest countries, Tanzania is now actively working towards stimulating investment in its rich mineral resources, promoting itself as the ‘Gem of Africa’. 

State-of-the-art technology for the Kimberley project

By: System Author     30th June 2000 Kimberley Diamond Project 

Innovative design mooted

By: System Author     30th June 2000 Kimberley Diamond Project 

Democracy & Diamonds

By: System Author     22nd June 2000 Democracy the way to beat the ‘dirty diamond’ image 

Diamond Act review imminent

By: System Author     16th June 2000 The review of the Diamond Act of 1986 is expected to be published for public comment before the end of this month. 

17,8% increase in employment

By: System Author     16th June 2000 Diamonds & marine mining 

600 000 carats is the target

By: System Author     16th June 2000 Diamonds & marine mining 

Buying a diamond with confidence

By: System Author     16th June 2000 Diamonds & marine mining 

Conflict diamonds a source of concern

By: System Author     16th June 2000 Diamonds & marine mining 

Polishing up on diamond skills

By: System Author     2nd June 2000 Mining education & training 

Delivering the prize of the Copperbelt

By: System Author     26th May 2000 Deep-seated restructuring is taking place at the new company, Konkola Copper Mines, which emerged earlier this year with the single largest parcel of assets sold by the Zambian government, following a protracted and painful privatisation process. 

The story of Namibian mining

By: System Author     26th May 2000 Namibia had 37 producing mines in 1998 – the most recent year for which full statistics are available – earning more than R2-billion in exports sales. 

Koffiefontein

By: System Author     26th May 2000 Mine 

Namibia opens its ‘forbidden area’ for new exploration

By: System Author     12th May 2000 Namibia has opened its famed ‘forbidden area’, the spergebied, for exploration for all minerals. 

Fatalities and injury rates decreasing

By: System Author     12th May 2000 Mine & health safety 

What diamonds and vodka have in common

By: System Author     5th May 2000 The spirit of glasnost, which has gripped the world’s leading diamond producer since the ascendance of Nicky Oppenheimer and Gary Ralfe to the helm, continues uninterrupted. 

More co-operation on mine security

By: System Author     5th May 2000 Mine security 

Novel contract documents

By: System Author     14th April 2000 The R610-million diamond recovery project in Kimberley is making use of the first edition of the new suite of contract documents issued by the International Federation of Consulting Engineers. 

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