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By: Martin Creamer Diamond miner De Beers is putting R30-million a year behind its relentless search for the next big South African diamond mine 

De Beers plans to keep South African diamond exploration spend at R30m a year

By: Martin Creamer Diamond company De Beers plans to maintain its diamond exploration spend in South Africa at R30-million to R35-million a year. De Beers Consolidation Mines (DBCM) CEO Phillip Barton, who spoke to Mining Weekly Online in a video interview (see attached) on the sidelines of the Diamond Route... 

De Beers Consolidated Mines appoints Zikala to board

By: Creamer Media Reporter De Beers Consolidated Mines (DBCM) has appointed Nompumelelo ‘Mpumi’ Zikalala to its board. She brings with her a wealth of experience in mining, diamond trading and the advancement of the economic and social transformation of the South African company. Zikalala joined De Beers in 1996 as a... 

Mining efficiency at Voorspoed mine improves by 12% as De Beers implements ‘rapid results’ project

By: Leandi Kolver Diamond miner De Beers’ Voorspoed mine increased its mining efficiency by 12% over a 100-day period through implementing a rapid-results project, mine GM Mpumi Zikalala said during a media visit to the mine earlier this month. The Voorspoed mine is an openpit kimberlite mine located about 30 km... 

Pilot titanium powder plant, ‘rapid results’ at Voorspoed, Implats’ hydrogen research

By: Martin Creamer A new titanium pilot plant is expected to be operational next year; De Beers' Voorspoed diamond mine is lifiting its game; and Impala Platinum is spending on the development of the platinum market.  


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