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Petra seeks new CFO following Breytenbach’s resignation
8th March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

London-listed Petra Diamonds has started with a recruitment process to appoint a successor to CFO Jacques Breytenbach, who has resigned owing to personal reasons. Breytenbach will remain in his... 


Firestone's 215 ct natural diamond up for sale
Firestone puts 215 ct diamond up for sale
6th March 2024 By: Darren Parker

UK-registered diamond mining company Firestone Diamonds has put a 215 ct natural diamond recovered at its Liqhobong diamond mine, in the highlands of Lesotho, up for sale.  The diamond represents a... 


Lucapa recovers two diamonds of over 100 ct each
Lucapa recovers two diamonds of over 100 ct each
5th March 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

ASX-listed Lucapa Diamond Company and its partners Endiama and Rosas and Petalas, have recovered two diamonds of over 100 ct each from the terraces of Mining Block 46 at the Lulo mine, in Angola.... 


Star Diamond makes CEO appointment
4th March 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Canada-based Star Diamond has appointed Ewan Mason to the position of president and CEO, with immediate effect. Mason has served as interim president and CEO since January 1, 2023. 


Debswana's Jwaneng mine
Debswana's diamond sales down 25.1% in 2023 on weak demand
1st March 2024 By: Reuters

Debswana Diamond Company's sales of rough diamonds fell 25.1% in 2023, data released by Botswana's central bank late on Thursday showed, as an economic slowdown hit demand for luxury items in the... 


Diamcor diamonds
Diamcor reports a $1m loss for the third quarter
1st March 2024 By: Darren Parker

Junior diamond mining company Diamcor Mining has reported a net loss of about $1-million, or about $0.01 a share, for the quarter ended December 31, 2023. This compares with a net loss of $386 619... 


One rough and one polished diamond
De Beers strengthens provenance collaboration ahead of G7 import ban on Russian diamonds
29th February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Ahead of new diamond import requirements from Group of 7 (G7) nations, starting on March 1, diamond producer De Beers Group says it anticipates no disruption to its diamond supply. The group... 


Lucapa posts full-year loss amid volatile market conditions
29th February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

In 2023, the global diamond market experienced a downturn and volatility and although the large, high-quality diamonds recovered from both its Lulo and Mothae operations achieved decent prices at... 


Anglo American's Africa and Australia Regional Director Themba Mkhwanazi.
Project finance clinched for 520 MW South African wind, solar projects – Anglo
29th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Johannesburg- and London-listed diversified mining and marketing company Anglo American announced on Thursday that jointly owned renewable energy venture with EDF Renewables, Envusa Energy, has... 


WFDB concerned about G7 proposal to restrict trade in Russian diamonds
28th February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

The World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) has launched a campaign to unite the diamond and jewellery industry in presenting its concerns regarding the proposed Group of Seven (G7) restrictions... 


Russia diamond producer Alrosa's annual net profit drops 15.2%
28th February 2024 By: Reuters

Russia's sanctions-hit diamond producer Alrosa on Wednesday reported 2023 net profit of 85.18-billion roubles ($925-million), down 15.2% from the previous year. Turnover was up 9.2% at... 


Christo Wiese
South African billionaire Wiese returns to his diamond-hunting roots
26th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

Christo Wiese, South Africa’s-billionaire retail king, is going back to the future. The 82-year-old serial investor, who steered the expansion of both Africa’s biggest clothing retailer and the... 


An image of a type of ship used during the process of marine diamond mining
Embracing new tech in marine diamond mining
23rd February 2024

To increase the net present value (NPV) of Namibia’s marine diamond mining sector, four strategies – economies of scale, economies of scope, productivity and efficiency improvements, and... 


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Anglo to focus on cost cutting following disappointing 2023 performance
22nd February 2024 By: Darren Parker

Mining major Anglo American chairperson Stuart Chambers and CEO Duncan Wanblad have both expressed disappointment with the company’s financial results for 2023, which were released on February 22.... 


The Karowe openpit mine
Lucara expects higher revenues for 2024; announces new large diamond recoveries
21st February 2024 By: Chanel de Bruyn

Canada-headquartered Lucara Diamond Corp, which owns and operates the Karowe mine, in Botswana, expects its revenues to rebound to between $220-million and $250-million this year, after a... 


Rio Tinto CEO Jakob Stausholm
Rio Tinto posts lower FY profit
21st February 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Diversified mining major Rio Tinto CEO Jakob Stausholm on Wednesday reported “resilient” financial results for 2023, with free cash flow of $7.7-billion and underlying earnings of $11.8-billion.... 


An image depicting Petra Diamonds CEO Richard Duffy
Petra urges discipline among diamond producers to ensure balanced inventory levels
20th February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Despite its exposure to various risks and uncertainties, such as rough diamond prices, political instability and liquidity challenges – which could have a material impact on its long-term... 


Gem Diamonds recovers third diamond greater than 100 ct this year
19th February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

London-listed Gem Diamonds has recovered a high-quality 113 ct white Type II diamond from the Letšeng mine, in Lesotho. This follows recoveries of a high-quality 295 ct white Type II diamond and a... 


An image showing Lucara's Karowe mine in Botswana
Lucara signs new ten-year diamond sales agreement with HB Group
19th February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Canadian mining company Lucara Diamond Corp has entered into a new diamond sales agreement (NDSA) with processer and trader HB Group out of Antwerp, Belgium, in respect of qualifying “special”... 


Petra Diamonds' Cullinan mine
Petra sold $47.8m worth of diamonds in fourth tender
16th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

Diamond producer Petra Diamonds sold 428 900 ct for $47.8-million during its fourth tender cycle of the 2024 financial year. This represents a 4% increase in like-for-like prices compared with the... 


De Beers Venetia senior manager for safety and sustainable development Gavin Anderson
De Beers’ innovative approach to safety ensures 10m fatality-free shifts at Venetia
15th February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Diamond miner De Beers’ Venetia mine, near Musina, Limpopo, has reached 10.2-million fatality-free shifts, which safety manager Gavin Anderson deems remarkable given the mine’s transition from... 


Nedbank CIB) Energy Finance Co-Head Amith Singh.
Power aggregators seen as key accelerators of South African mining’s energy transition
13th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Many energy projects selling to one buyer, who in turn sells to many mines – this procurement model is seen as a key financial tool to accelerate the energy transition of South Africa’s mining... 


Minerals Council CEO Mzila Mthenjane flanked by Japie Fullard (left) and Dushendra Naidoo (right).
Permanent aerial mesh support, exoskeletons under scrutiny to make mining safer
9th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Minerals Council South Africa is looking at the possibility of promoting permanent aerial mesh support throughout the mining industry as part of its fall-of-ground action plan. The Minerals Council... 


Minerals Council CEO Mzila Mthenjane
Mining industry sustainability hinges on energy, logistics reforms, Minerals Council stresses
9th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The sustainability of the South African mining industry and its ability to play a meaningful and positive role in society and the economy are dependent on urgent and extensive structural reforms in... 


diamond sorting
De Beers’ fourth-quarter rough diamond production down 3% y/y
8th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

Diamond producer De Beers reported on February 8 that its 2023 fourth-quarter rough diamond production had decreased by 3% year-on-year to 7.9-million carats, primarily owing to the planned... 


Botswana sets aside $65m to buy 24% stake in gem trader HB Antwerp
8th February 2024 By: Reuters

Botswana has set aside 890-million pula ($65-million) to buy shares in Belgian diamond trader HB Antwerp, national budget documents show, advancing a deal that President Mokgweetsi Masisi said in... 


De Beers CEO Al Cook
De Beers warns diamond recovery will be slow after terrible year
8th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

De Beers expects any recovery in the beleaguered diamond market to be slow and gradual as the industry continues to suffer from weak economic growth in key markets such as China and the US. The... 


De Beers CEO Al Cook with Endiama CEO Ganga Junior at Investing in African Mining Indaba.
Angola’s diamond sparkle brightened by new De Beers deal
6th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Diamond mining and marketing company De Beers is to collaborate with Angola on opportunities to increase diamond production, support alluvial mining sector and enhance social development for the... 


From left Minerals Council South Africa’s Sietse van der Woude, Dr Thuthula Balfour, Japie Fullard, Mzila Mthenjane and Dushendra Naidoo.
Noise-induced hearing loss now highest priority mining health condition, Indaba hears
6th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Noise-induced hearing loss has displaced tuberculosis (TB) and silicosis as the top priority health threat in the South African mining industry. “I’m emphasising noise-induced hearing loss because... 


Anglo American CEO Duncan Wanblad
Anglo CEO urges resilience, partnerships amid global disruptions
6th February 2024 By: Shannon de Ryhove

Multinational mining company Anglo American is focusing on partnerships with its host nations to grow the mining industry and remain resilient through disruptions, said CEO Duncan Wanblad during... 


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