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Lucapa receives further A$8.8m tranche from Sociedade Mineira Do Lulo
14th December 2022 By: Darren Parker

ASX-listed Lucapa Diamond Company has received a further A$8.8-million tranche from diamond company Sociedade Mineira Do Lulo (SML).  That completes the previously approved SML shareholder loan... 

South Africa's mining production down 10.4% y/y in Oct
13th December 2022 By: Creamer Media Reporter

South Africa's mining output decreased by 10.4% year-on-year in October, with platinum-group metals (PGMs), gold, diamonds and manganese ore having made the biggest negative contribution. Financial... 

Petra reports a year-on-year decrease in revenue from diamond sales
13th December 2022 By: Darren Parker

Diamond producer Petra Diamonds has announced the results of Tender 3 of its 2023 financial year, at which 305 366 ct were sold for $42.3-million. The results of Tender 3 bring revenue for the... 

Anglo American CEO Duncan Wanblad.
World’s rapid rate of change resulting in profound business disruptions, says Anglo CEO
9th December 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The world changing at a rapid rate has resulted in profound disruptions to the business of Anglo American, CEO Duncan Wanblad told analysts and investors on Friday. Speaking during an update... 

Diamcor reports two lucrative tenders for the third quarter
9th December 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

TSX-V-listed Diamcor Mining has achieved a 121% quarter-on-quarter increase in total carats sold to more than 8 300 ct, for revenues exceeding $2-million, in the third quarter. This, says CEO... 

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Extortion ‘mafia’ hits South Africa’s $55bn mining sector
9th December 2022 By: Bloomberg

A threatening letter, a derailed train, blocked roads, burned vehicles, workers locked up. That’s what some of the world’s biggest mining companies say they’re battling in South Africa: Extortion.... 

Botswana Diamonds reports project development progress
8th December 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Aim-listed Botswana Diamonds (BOD) believes there are big opportunities for diamond exploration and development in South Africa and the company is focusing on what it considers the best... 

Lulo continues to deliver for Lucapa
8th December 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diamond miner Lucapa Diamond Company has announced significant recoveries from a bulk sample from its Lulo kimberlite operation, in Angola. The company said that some 20 diamonds had been... 

Anglo invests $200m to accelerate zero emissions haulage solution
7th December 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining company Anglo American has signed a binding agreement with First Mode, the specialist engineering technology company it partnered to develop the nuGenTM technology. The agreement... 

De Beers appoints its first black-owned sightholder in South Africa
5th December 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

As part of diamond miner De Beers Group’s strategic objective of driving transformation in the local diamond sector, the group has appointed its first majority black-owned sightholder, Molefi... 

Phase 1 drilling completed for extension discovery at Gahcho Kué mine
1st December 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Canadian miner Mountain Province Diamonds has published Phase 1 drilling results for the discovery, as reported in July, of the Hearne Northwest Extension at the Gahcho Kué mine. The Hearne... 

Low risk of further breaches at Williamson TSF, but production restart pushed to mid-2023
30th November 2022 By: Schalk Burger

LSE-listed diamond producer Petra Diamonds' assessment team has concluded that there is a low risk of further breaches of the tailings storage facility (TSF) at the Williamson mine, in Tanzania, or... 

Taking part in the South Africa Green Hydrogen Summit panel discussion are (from left to right) facilitator Lorato Tshenkeng, Timo Bollerhey, Till Mansmann, Sasol’s Gosiame Khoele, and Tobias Bischof-Niemz.
Strong call for rapid green hydrogen investment by ramp-up backer
30th November 2022 By: Martin Creamer

A strong call for final investment decisions (FIDs) on a multiplicity of green hydrogen projects was made at the South Africa Green Hydrogen Summit in Cape Town yesterday by H2Global, a market... 

$105m earmarked for Karowe expansion in 2023
29th November 2022 By: Mariaan Webb

Vancouver-based Lucara Diamond will spend up to $105-million next year on the underground expansion of its Karowe mine, in Botswana. In its 2023 operating guidance, the company says that its focus... 

Newfield enters into sales agreement with DelGatto Diamond Finance Fund
28th November 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

ASX-listed Newfield Resources has entered into an asset purchase and sales agreement with DelGatto Diamond Finance Fund (DDFF) for an initial amount of $1.2-million (before costs), payable within... 

Alexkor issues tender for West Coast diamond contract miners
28th November 2022 By: Donna Slater

State-owned diamond miner Alexkor, through its pooling and sharing joint venture (PSJV) with the Alexkor Richtersveld Mining Company (RMC), has issued an expression of interest for contract diamond... 

Siemens Large Drives global solutions head Oliver Beck.
South Africa’s mining market is dynamic and fast-moving, Siemens Large Drives finds
25th November 2022 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa is a super dynamic and super fast-moving market, says Siemens Large Drives global solutions head Oliver Beck, who has just completed a week of discussions with customers to highlight... 

De Beers sponsors newly launched jewellery showcase at Montecasino
25th November 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Diamond miner De Beers has partnered with the Jewellery Council of South Africa to serve as the main headline sponsor of this year’s ShopJewellex, a newly launched retail-consumer jewellery... 

Petra reports 6% y/y rise in second yearly diamond tender sales
25th November 2022 By: Donna Slater

Diamond miner Petra Diamonds sold 447 276 ct of diamonds for $61.3-million during its second tender for the 2023 financial year. Sales were up 6% year-on-year as a result of the final closure date... 

Roger Baxter.
South Africa’s crime crisis ruling out economic growth, sustainability discussion hears
23rd November 2022 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s economic paradox is that it cannot grow economically if it has a burgeoning crime crisis but it is unable to solve the burgeoning crime crisis if it is not growing. That was the... 

Mountain Province makes new kimberlite discovery
23rd November 2022 By: Mariaan Webb

Canadian mining company Mountain Province has discovered a new kimberlite as part of its Kennady North exploration programme, which focuses on the claims and leases surrounding the Gahcho Kue... 

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Green energy, Venetia's underground project make headlines
18th November 2022

Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses the Motsepe Foundation's $2-million Green Energy competition; Palabora’s partnership with Mzansi energy to develop a solar PV plant with an energy... 

Lucara and HB Trading extend sales agreement
17th November 2022 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Vancouver-based Lucara Diamond Corp has extended the sales agreement with HB Trading for the high-value diamonds from the Karowe mine, in Botswana, for another ten years. Under the agreement,... 

Star Diamond president and CEO retires
17th November 2022 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Toronto-listed Star Diamond on Wednesday announced that president and CEO Ken MacNeill would retire as an executive and director of the company with effect from December 31. Chairperson Ewan Mason... 

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De Beers reports good demand for rough diamonds in latest sales cycle
16th November 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The value of diamond miner De Beers’ rough diamond sales for the ninth sales cycle of the year amounted to $450-million. Owing to the restrictions on the movement of people and products in various... 

Lucapa reports another successful tender
16th November 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diamond miner Lucapa has generated A$30.1-million in revenue from its latest international diamond tender, which featured seven special sized diamonds weighing 767 ct recovered at its Lulo mine, in... 

Mining Weekly was part of this week's Venetia Underground Project media visit.
Sparkling Venetia underground diamond project heading for first production in 2023
15th November 2022 By: Martin Creamer

A visit by Mining Weekly to the Venetia Underground Project (VUP) on November 14 provided far-reaching insight into this major diamond development that is scheduled to achieve occupational... 

Petra says it may take three months before mining can resume at Williamson
10th November 2022 By: Creamer Media Reporter

A technical team from Tanzanian diamond mining company Williamson Diamonds (WDL) is working with a South African technical team from its parent company, London-listed Petra Diamonds, to safely... 

South Africa's mining output contracts again, but mineral sales accelerate
10th November 2022 By: Creamer Media Reporter

South Africa's mining production contracted by 4.5% year-on-year in September. The largest negative contributors were iron-ore (-23.1% and contributing -2.7 percentage points) and gold (-12.4% and... 

WDC president Edward Asscher
World Diamond Council proposal breaks Kimberley Process ratification impasse
10th November 2022 By: Donna Slater

A proposal by the World Diamond Council (WDC) managed to break an impasse at this year’s Kimberley Process (KP) meeting, in Botswana, during which a communiqué had to be ratified by consensus on... 

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