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Voorspoed Mine

De Beers Consolidated Mines appoints Zikala to board

Mpumi Zikalala 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...
10th July 2014

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

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...
9th November 2012
Editorial Insight

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

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.
9th November 2012

Diamond miner’s feasibility study nearly one-third complete

Diamond miner De Beers Consolidated Mines (DBCM) reports it is one-third complete with its feasibility study for the R10-billion underground expansion of its Venetia mine, in Limpopo.
3rd June 2011

De Beers to sell Namaqualand mines to Trans Hex for R225m

De Beers Consolidated Mines (DBCM) announced last week that it would sell its Namaqualand mines in South Africa to black-empowered Trans Hex for R225-million. DBCM announced in mid-2010 that it was putting both the Namaqualand and Finsch mines on...
13th May 2011

Trans Hex buys De Beers Namaqualand mine for R225m

De Beers Consolidated Mines (DBCM) on Friday announced that it would sell its Namaqualand mines in South Africa to black-empowered Trans Hex for R225-million. DBCM announced in mid-2010 that it was putting both the Namaqualand and Finsch mines on...
6th May 2011

Community benefits from diamonds

Diamond-mining giant De Beers and its empowerment shareholder Ponahalo is driving community upliftment and stimulating the local Free State province economy through the operation of its Voorspoed mine, 30 km north-east of Kroonstad.
4th June 2010

Anglo backs De Beers’ $1bn capital raising

Last year, banks were defaulting. This year, 
 countries are defaulting. Will that 
 dreaded double-dip eventuate or can the world look forward to a gradual return to better times?
19th February 2010
Real Economy Report

Real Economy Report Video Available

RER Top 10 Commodities were big news in 2008 - first, their meteoric rise in price and demand, followed by their dramatic slump as the global economic crisis cooled uptake significantly. Looking back at 2008's ten most popular Real Economy Report mining...
10th December 2008
Voorspoed Diamonds

Early commissioning brings project in on budget

The newly opened Voorspoed mine of diamond-miner De Beers was commissioned nine months early and completed on budget, says Voorspoed operations manager Andy Taylor.
5th December 2008
Voorspoed Diamonds

Mine designed with closure in mind

Diamond miner De Beers' new Voorspoed mine has been designed with closure in mind, the mine's environmental coordinator Gavin Anderson told Mining Weekly in an interview at the official opening at the beginning of November.
5th December 2008
Projects Update

Voorspoed diamond mine, South Africa

The Voorspoed mine was officially opened in November and will potentially produce as much as 800 000 ct/y.
28th November 2008
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