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De Beers CEO Al Cook
De Beers reports softer rough diamond demand
21st June 2023 By: Darren Parker

De Beers has sold about $450-million of rough diamonds through global sightholder sales and auctions in its fifth cycle of this year. The provisional rough diamond sales figure quoted for the fifth... 


Resources Watch
Resources Watch
14th June 2023

This week: Woman-led Lethabo is mining iron-ore in Limpopo with offtake agreement in place; Lithium-pioneering Marula to be additionally listed on JSE; and, diamond junior says junior miner CEO is... 


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Copper 360, Botswana Diamonds and becoming a country of choice make headlines
14th June 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses the value Copper 360 has identified at its mines in the Northern Cape; Botswana Diamonds' new prospecting licence in the Northern Cape; and the... 


Minerals Council South Africa CEO Roger Baxter 
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I’ll somehow re-emerge in the mining sector at some point in the future, says Baxter
13th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

I’ll somehow re-emerge in the mining sector at some point in the future, outgoing Minerals Council South Africa CEO Roger Baxter said on Tuesday, when spoke to Mining Weekly in a Teams interview.... 


A South African coal mining operation
South Africa's mining production increased in April, but mineral sales value decreased
13th June 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

After 14 months of year-on-year contractions in mining production, South Africa in April recorded a 2.3% year-on-year increase in output to April. Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) reports that... 


An Investing in African Mining Indaba logo displayed on a screen as delegates walk past
Angola President Lourenço to be a keynote speaker at Mining Indaba 2024
13th June 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Angola President João Lourenço will attend the Investing in African Mining Indaba 2024, where he will deliver a keynote address. "His presence marks a significant step of progress for Angola and... 


Botswana Diamonds CEO James Campbell.
Five-year South African diamond prospecting licence awarded
12th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

London Aim- and Botswana-listed diamond exploration company Botswana Diamonds has been granted a five-year prospecting licence on ground containing a cluster of kimberlites in South Africa.... 


Okovango blue diamond
Okavango Diamond Company to diversify sales channels
8th June 2023 By: Darren Parker

Diamond marketing company Okavango Diamond Company (ODC) will be enhancing and diversifying its sales channels and partnerships to meet the increased demand for diamonds caused by the... 


BlueRock follows subsidiary into administration
8th June 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The board of Aim-listed BlueRock Diamonds, together with the business rescue practitioners (BRPs) of its subsidiary Kareevlei Mining, have decided to put BlueRock in administration, as it cannot... 


Petra Diamonds' Cullinan mine
Petra postpones majority of sixth diamond tender sales to August
7th June 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

A slowdown in the market for rough diamonds as a result of elevated inventory in the midstream has prompted Petra Diamonds to postpone the majority of its Tender 6 rough diamond sales. Petra had... 


James Campbell
Junior miner CEO is typically ‘chief cook and bottlewasher’, diamond junior confirms
7th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Outgoing Minerals Council South Africa’s Roger Baxter told the Junior Indaba's opening day that the CEO of a junior mining company is typically a chief cook and bottlewasher – and Botswana Diamonds... 


Sadpo  vice chairperson Lyndon de Meillon
Diamond symposium to focus on solutions, not problems
5th June 2023 By: Darren Parker

Despite a plethora of significant local and international challenges facing the South African diamond industry, the 2023 Kimberley International Diamond Symposium (KIDS) will focus on finding ways... 


Sasscal executive director Dr Jane Olwoch of Namibia.
Green hydrogen atlas results show enormous Southern African potential – Sasscal
5th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The results of the green hydrogen atlas for Southern Africa, now readily available online, show enormous potential green hydrogen production throughout the region, the Southern African Science... 


Zimbabwe aims to double power output by 2025 to meet mining demand
2nd June 2023 By: Reuters

Zimbabwe's State power utility ZESA aims to more than double national grid capacity by 2025 to respond to increased demand from the mining sector, its chief executive said on Thursday. The country... 


A uranium mining operation in Namibia
Namibia says will not grab stakes in existing resource firms
1st June 2023 By: Reuters

Namibia is not considering taking minority stakes in mining and petroleum producers already operating in the country, the ministry of mines and energy said on Thursday, clarifying earlier comments... 


Minerals Council South Africa’s Junior and Emerging Miners Desk head Grant Mitchell.
Fruitful discussion under way on exploration incentivisation – Minerals Council
1st June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Fruitful discussions are taking place on flow-through shares to incentivise junior mining and exploration, Minerals Council South Africa’s Junior and Emerging Miners Desk head Grant Mitchell said... 


Anglo American CEO Duncan Wanblad.
Anglo reorganises management, Mkhwanazi to head Africa, Australia
31st May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining and marketing company Anglo American has announced several changes to its senior management team and organisation to lead what it describes as its “next phase of delivery”. The... 


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Resources Watch
31st May 2023

This week: Once-troubled mineral sands miner shares what’s now bringing tangible community benefits; Fields emerging that need the catalysis platinum group metals can provide; and, Diamond... 


JSE Origination and Deals Head Samuel Mokorosi and Copper 360 chairperson Shirley Hayes at last month's Copper 360 listing.
JSE pushing hard to attract junior miners, exploration companies to list, says Mokorosi
30th May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) is going all out to attract junior mining and exploration companies, making it easier for companies to get on to the exchange and to remain on the... 


A haul truck in operation at Debswana's Jwaneng mine
Botswana says it is still keen on De Beers partnership, confident of new deal
30th May 2023 By: Reuters

Botswana wants to maintain its partnership with De Beers and is confident that ongoing negotiations for a new diamond sales agreement will succeed, a government spokesperson said on Tuesday.... 


Botswana president insists on bigger share of diamonds from De Beers venture
Botswana president insists on bigger share of diamonds from De Beers venture
26th May 2023 By: Reuters

Botswana will not back down on demands for a bigger share of rough diamonds from its joint venture with De Beers, President Mokgweetsi Masisi said on Thursday, upping the stakes as talks for a new... 


Explorer provides prospect updates
26th May 2023

Diamond explorer Botswana Diamonds (BOD) in March announced, in its interim statement and financial results for the six months ended December 31, 2022, that BOD’s current Botswanan activities are... 


ICMM President and CEO Rohitesh Dhawan.
Guidance on how mining should manage human rights impacts updated
25th May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Updated guidance to help mining companies improve how human rights impacts are managed across the globe has been published by the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM).  ICMM members... 


Rough and polished diamonds recovered by De Beers
De Beers says progress made on its four sustainability pillars
24th May 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Diamond mining multinational De Beers achieved advances across all four core sustainability pillars and all 12 goals, which included reductions in water use and energy intensity, innovations in... 


New WDC president delivers encouraging address about KP issues
23rd May 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

In an address to delegates of the Kimberley Process (KP) 2023 Intersessional Meeting, newly elected World Diamond Council (WDC) president Feriel Zerouki highlighted some key inhibiting factors to... 


De Beers new Sky Park facility that is filled with diamonds, diamond experts and diamond technology.
Diamond investment in South Africa gains ‘forever’ tag as De Beers opens airport sparkler
22nd May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Like a diamond itself, diamond investment in South Africa is having a ‘forever’ tag pinned on its back as the world’s largest diamond company by value speaks glowingly of its $2-billion investment... 


University of the Witwatersrand’s Wits Mining Institute DigiMine Laboratory head Ahsan Mahboob.
Sibanye-Stillwater funding Wits University’s carbon storage brainstorming ‘techathon’
22nd May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Johannesburg- and New York listed platinum group metals, green metals and gold mining company Sibanye-Stillwater is funding a brainstorming ‘techathon’ on the challenge of storing carbon in... 


From left, De Beers Consolidated Mines Executive Chairperson Barend Petersen, De Beers Group CEO Al Cook, De Beers Sightholder Sales South Africa senior VP Peter Moeti, De Beers Group Managed Operations Moses Madondo, Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe.
New ‘diamond is forever when all work together’ adage uplifts De Beers grand Sky Park opening
19th May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

A diamond is forever when we all work together, new De Beers Group CEO Al Cook opined sagaciously in his welcome address at the grand opening of De Beers’ Sightholder Sales South Africa at Sky... 


Gem trader HB Antwerp eyes African diamonds after Botswana pact
Gem trader HB Antwerp eyes African diamonds after Botswana pact
19th May 2023 By: Reuters

HB Antwerp, a Belgian gem processing firm and trader, is hunting for more deals in Africa after securing a sales pact with Botswana, the world's No. 1 diamond producer by value. The firm is... 


Petra posts lower average prices, sales in fifth sales cycle
19th May 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

In its fifth tender for the 2023 financial year, London-listed Petra Diamonds has generated $42.1-million from the sale of 468 800 ct. CEO Richard Duffy says the lower sales in the fifth cycle... 


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