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Anglo American CE Duncan Wanblad.
Copper drives up Anglo’s first-quarter production by 9%
25th April 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The production of the London- and Johannesburg-listed Anglo American group increased by 9% in the three months to March 31 compared with the same period in 2022, driven by the ramp-up of copper... 


SMD pink fancy 108.39 ct diamond
Namakwa subsidiary recovers 108 ct fancy pink diamond in Lesotho
21st April 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Namakwa Diamonds’ subsidiary Storm Mountain Diamonds (SMD), which it co-owns with the Lesotho government, has recovered a 108.39 ct fancy pink diamond from the Kao mine, in Lesotho. SMD says this... 


Acquisition will expand company’s portfolio
21st April 2023

Mining and industrial machinery developer Komatsu announced in December that it has entered into an agreement to acquire underground mining, tunnelling and special civil engineering equipment... 


Heraeus Precious Metals Executive Vice-President New Business Philipp Walter.
Platinum-based hydrogen production is in competitive upscale mode, Heraeus’ Walter reports
20th April 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum group metals- (PGM-) based proton exchange membrane (PEM) electrolysis is a competitive technology in upscale mode and is making its mark in electrolysis for hydrogen production as well as... 


Diamcor appoints special adviser
18th April 2023 By: Darren Parker

Canadian diamond mining company Diamcor Mining has appointed geologist Ross McElroy as special adviser. McElroy has more than 35 years of experience in the mining industry. He acquired a bachelor’s... 


Petra CEO Richard Duffy
Petra reports improved third-quarter diamond production
18th April 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

London-listed Petra Diamonds reported higher diamond production for the quarter ended March 31 – the third quarter of the company’s 2023 financial year – following improved run-of-mine (RoM) grades... 


Anglo American CEO Duncan Wanblad.
Addressing climate change is increasingly urgent challenge, says Anglo’s Wanblad
18th April 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Addressing climate change is an increasingly urgent challenge for all businesses, says Anglo American CEO Duncan Wanblad, who on Tuesday presented the London- and Johannesburg-listed mining... 


SA Mining Map published by AmaranthCX and 1Map.
Public sector opacity, emerging private sector silence are curbing mining’s growth prospects
14th April 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The lack of public sector transparency and emerging private sector silence from companies opting not to list are combining to limit South Africa’s knowledge of the mining sector, and thus curb its... 


South Africa’s mining production down 5% y/y in Feb
13th April 2023 By: Darren Parker

Mining production in South Africa decreased by 5% year-on-year in February, according to the latest data published by Statistics South Africa. The main negative contributors were coal, which... 


AmaranthCX founder and director Paul Miller, when he listed Keaton Energy on the JSE many years ago, well before the delistings issue arose.
How South Africa could have 21 new mining listings
13th April 2023 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa could have 21 new mining listings if foreign mining companies that already operate in this country would also list on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, the largest stock exchange in... 


AmaranthCX founder and director Paul Miller, who is moving into the renewable energy business.
Stunning online mining map highlights far-reaching remaining mining potential
12th April 2023 By: Martin Creamer

AmaranthCX and its technology partner 1Map have collaborated to publish a comprehensive, online South African Mining Map, with electronic, all-commodity depiction. The governments of other mining... 


Jagersfontein after the tailings dam failure
New study shows Jagersfontein dam deviated from best practice
12th April 2023 By: Darren Parker

Civil engineers at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) in Johannesburg have used public satellite and aerial imagery in a study to investigate the history of the infamous Jagersfontein waste... 


Diamonds
De Beers’ third sales cycle delivers $540m in revenue
12th April 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Diamond miner De Beers Group’s third sales cycle for this year generated about $540-million in revenue. This compares with sales revenue of $497-million and $566-million generated in the second... 


BlueRock says unable to contribute funding to recapitalise South African mine
11th April 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The directors of Aim-listed BlueRock Diamonds have notified the business rescue practitioners (BRPs) that control Kareevlei Mining and its operations – the Kareevlei mine in South Africa’s Northern... 


Gibb River makes restart plans at Ellendale
11th April 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Junior Gibb River Diamonds has unveiled plans to restart mining at the Ellendale diamond project, in Western Australia, after gaining back full ownership earlier this year. ASX-listed Burgundy... 


A training instructor at the Venetia mine instructing an employee in the simulator
Delivering a mine of the future while creating jobs
7th April 2023 By: Tracy Hancock

The Venetia Underground Project (VUP) is vital to ensure that Venetia remains one of the largest diamond producers not only in diamond mining major De Beers’ global portfolio but also for the South... 


An image of Venetia's surface infrastructure and mining equipment from above
VUP remains on schedule amid energy crisis
7th April 2023 By: Tracy Hancock

Major diamond miner De Beers’ $2.1-billion Venetia Underground Project (VUP) is on track to start production in the second half of this year, despite the National State of Disaster, declared to... 


De Beers diamond being analysed
De Beers, GIA enhance cooperation to strengthen consumer confidence in natural diamonds
6th April 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) will join Tracr, the distributed diamond blockchain platform developed by De Beers Group. Consumers buying a diamond traced from the source by Tracr and... 


Beating Heart diamond
De Beers names diamond containing another diamond the ‘Beating Heart’
5th April 2023 By: Donna Slater

Diamond grading and analysis company the De Beers Institute of Diamonds, part of De Beers Group, reports that it has formally named an unusual diamond containing another diamond the “Beating Heart”... 


Diamcor reports strong sales for the March quarter
4th April 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Diamond miner Diamcor Mining reports that it was able to achieve strong results from the tender and sale of rough diamonds in the quarter ended March 31, despite the ongoing electricity supply... 


ENSafrica's safety and health webinar team.
Trackless mobile machinery one of mining’s burning issues, ENSafrica webinar hears
3rd April 2023 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s new trackless mobile machinery (TMM) regulations published five months ago are one of mining’s burning issues and perhaps an undeclared state of national disaster for some, ENSafrica... 


a vertical view of the shaft at the Lucara Diamond Karowe mine in Botsawana with a man in a elevator bucket looking down at the camera man
Diamond miner releases underground expansion update
31st March 2023 By: Halima Frost

Diamond exploration and mining company Lucara Diamond in February released its results for the year and quarter ended December 31, 2022, in which it updated stakeholders on the progress of the... 


A truck at the Damtshaa openpit mine in Botswana
Rare pink diamond goes to auction for more than $35m
30th March 2023 By: Bloomberg

An extremely rare diamond called The Eternal Pink is expected to fetch more than $35-million at a Sotheby’s auction, potentially breaking records as the most expensive price per carat ever to come... 


Rifle-Shot Performance Business Development Director Dilley Naidoo.
Mining needs truth-and-reconciliation approach to ESG, says Rifle-Shot’s Naidoo
29th March 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Mining companies need to approach environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles on a truth and reconciliation footing and be honest about where they are on a scale of one to 10, says... 


Flagship Thorny River project to start operating later this year
29th March 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

After having experienced teething issues, plant delivery delays and adverse weather, Aim-listed Botswana Diamonds (BOD) has finally started producing diamonds from the Marsfontein project, in South... 


Platinum group metals can boost South African jobs and economic growth.
Platinum group metals can add million South African jobs plus R8-trillion to economy
28th March 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Collaborative marketing of platinum group metals (PGMs) has the potential to add a million more South African jobs and contribute R8-trillion more to the economy as the world greens and lowers... 


Botswana to take stake in HB, challenging De Beers' dominance
27th March 2023 By: Bloomberg

Botswana will take a 24% stake in Belgian diamond trader HB Antwerp in a challenge to a decades old arrangement with De Beers, the world’s biggest diamond company. The country’s state gem trader... 


Belgium diamantaire establishes presence in OR Tambo SEZ
23rd March 2023 By: Donna Slater

Belgium-based diamond jeweller Pluczenik has chosen to establish a local division – Pluczenik South Africa – at the OR Tambo Special Economic Zone (SEZ), in Ekurhuleni, Gauteng. To commemorate... 


Mining is striving for zero harm.
Safety environment that almost guarantees that people come first is a must, says Naidoo
20th March 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Mine safety is absolutely essential. Stopping injury and fatality in mines just has to happen. How can South Africa achieve the zero harm that is needed? This was Mining Weekly’s opening question... 


Burgundy abandons Ellendale plans
20th March 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Burgundy Diamond Mines has abandoned its plans to acquire the Ellendale and Blina diamond projects, in Western Australia, from fellow listed Gibb River Diamonds. Burgundy in 2021... 


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