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Dilley Naidoo, Director of Business Development, Rifle-Shot Performance.
Re-pursue exploration to help re-build South Africa’s economy, says business booster
13th March 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Let us re-pursue the exploration investment that catalysed South Africa’s economic growth more than a century ago as a means of helping to rebuild South Africa’s struggling economy. That is among... 


Diamcor recovers 45.15 ct diamond as it continues to progress power solutions
13th March 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Junior diamond mining company Diamcor Mining has recovered a 45.15 ct gem-quality rough diamond from the processing of quarry material at its Krone-Endora at Venetia project in South Africa. This... 


Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi
Botswana intent on selling more diamonds without De Beers
10th March 2023 By: Reuters

Botswana will not drop its demand to sell a bigger share of the diamonds produced by its joint venture with De Beers, President Mokgweetsi Masisi said on Thursday, raising the stakes in talks to... 


De Beers diamonds
DMCC hosts world’s first lab-grown diamonds symposium
9th March 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The United Arab Emirates’ (UAE’s) largest free-trade zone, Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC), has announced it will host an inaugural Lab-Grown Diamond Symposium, in Dubai, on July 10. The... 


De Beers CEO Al Cook
De Beers sells $495m of rough diamonds in second sales cycle of 2023
8th March 2023 By: Donna Slater

Anglo American's diamond mining business De Beers provisionally sold $495-million worth of rough diamonds through its global sightholder sales and auctions in its second sales cycle of 2023 – from... 


Infrastructure backlog, waning service delivery driving people to cities – TIPS
6th March 2023 By: Schalk Burger

There is a massive infrastructure backlog in historic labour-sending regions, or former homelands, and the share of households with piped water inside the house has declined in the Free State,... 


Rajant's network nodes, or BreadCrumbs, communicate with all other radios on a mine site, to create a high-capacity, dense mesh network of connected assets.
Sandvik, Rajant complete autonomous mine communications validation, testing at Venetia
3rd March 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Mining engineering multinational Sandvik and US-based wireless mesh networks company Rajant Corporation collaborated on digital mining tests to ensure wireless communications can be used with... 


Marsfontein to start producing diamonds this month
2nd March 2023 By: Darren Parker

London-listed Botswana Diamonds has announced that first recoveries of diamonds are expected this month at the alluvial and dump mine at Marsfontein, in Limpopo, operated by subsidiary Vutomi. Site... 


Botswana mining growth seen flat amid dim diamond outlook
1st March 2023 By: Reuters

 Botswana expects output from its mining sector to be flat this year, as the diamond industry loses its sparkle due to a contraction in consumer spending and weaker demand for diamond jewellery, a... 


Rough diamonds
Alexkor audit delayed as high staff turnover leaves finance dept unstable, AG tells Parliament
1st March 2023 By: News24Wire

High staff turnover at state-owned mining company Alexkor – notably in the finance division – has created instability in key operations, including financial reporting, the Auditor-General of SA... 


Resources Watch
Resources Watch
1st March 2023

This week: De Beers delivers excellent set of 2022 results; Anglo has 600 MW keyed up ready to go, green hydrogen also developing rapidly; And, do everything to fight inflation, says AngloGold,... 


BlueRock subsidiary Kareevlei enters into voluntary business rescue
28th February 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The board of Aim-listed BlueRock Diamonds’ principal operating subsidiary, Kareevlei Mining, has resolved to place the company into voluntary business rescue owing to excessive indebtedness.... 


South African mining remained a trillion rand industry for the second year in 2022.
Higher commodity prices failing to spur fixed mining investment
28th February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The regulatory uncertainties and inability of the industry to transparently, quickly and efficiently apply for mining and prospecting rights in a corruption-free manner has had severe investment... 


Lucapa posts record revenues
28th February 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diamond miner Lucapa Diamond Company has reported record revenues for the full year ended December, on the back of a record operational performance at its Lulo alluvial mine, in Angola.... 


Lucara is sinking an 800 m shaft at its Karowe mine in Botswana
Quest for world’s biggest diamonds gives De Beers a headache
28th February 2023 By: Bloomberg

To the southeast of the teeming herds of wildlife in the Okavango Delta in Botswana, an offshoot of the Lundin mining dynasty is extending its search for the world’s biggest diamonds. Lucara... 


From left to right, Nikisi Lesufi, Japie Fullard, Roger Baxter and Allan Seccombe.
Trackless mobile machine safety next big challenge, says Minerals Council
27th February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Having last year achieved the lowest fall of ground fatalities ever, South African mining’s next big safety challenge is to achieve greater safety in the use of trackless mobile machines –... 


Anglo American CEO Duncan Wanblad.
World warming at rate well above what Paris Agreement requires, Anglo CEO warns
24th February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The world is on a trajectory to reach 2.7°C of warming above pre-industrial levels, which is quite a long way mathematically from the 1.5°C that is required by the Paris Agreement. This was pointed... 


Image shows aerial view of the Diavik mine
Rio extends mine life at Diavik
24th February 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified miner Rio Tinto has extended the mine-life at its Diavik diamond mine, in the Northwest Territories of Canada, announcing a $40-million investment in the first phase of underground... 


De Beers Group CFO Sarah Kuijlaars.
De Beers delivers excellent set of 2022 results
23rd February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Diamond company De Beers last year delivered a revenue of $6.6-billion and earnings before interest tax depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda) of $1.4-billion built on operational excellence across... 


Anglo American CEO Duncan Wanblad.
Anglo has 600 MW keyed up ready to go, green hydrogen also developing rapidly, says Wanblad
23rd February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

All policy in South Africa specifically relating to energy certainly does tend to be moving into a path of time and space where it really is incentivising the building out of renewable energy... 


Lucapa recovers 150ct diamond in Angola
23rd February 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

A 150 ct white diamond has been recovered from ASX-listed Lucapa Diamond’s Lulo alluvial mine, in Angola. The company on Thursday said that the stone was the fifth of more than 100 ct recovered... 


Minerals Council welcomes 125% energy tax break in Budget speech
22nd February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Minerals Council South Africa welcomed the government’s intervention on Eskom’s debt and the financial encouragement to stimulate businesses building renewable energy projects by offering generous... 


Lucara to refresh Karowe underground expansion schedule and budget
22nd February 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Work on the underground expansion project (UGP) at the Karowe diamond mine, in Botswana, has made significant strides in the last year, achieving a number of important milestones. All pre-sinking... 


Diamcor recovers 72ct diamond at Krone-Endora
21st February 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

TSX-V-listed Diamcor Mining has recovered a 72.53 ct gem-quality diamond at its Krone-Endora at Venetia mine, in South Africa's Limpopo province. The diamond is being offered for tender and sale in... 


Petra's Cullinan mine
Petra mulls full-year dividend despite $17.6m interim net loss
21st February 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

London-listed Petra Diamonds says the actions it has taken to strengthen the business and improve cashflow generation, together with capital discipline, places the company in good stead for the... 


G7 and EU looking at ways to track and trace Russian diamonds
20th February 2023 By: Bloomberg

Group of Seven nations and the European Union are discussing ways to track Russian diamonds across borders, a move that could pave the way for restrictions on their trade in future, according to... 


Lucapa secures gas source for Merlin
20th February 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diamond miner Lucapa Diamond Company has struck a gas supply heads of agreement (HoA) with ASX-listed Armour Energy for its Merlin diamond project, in the Northern Territory. Armour Energy on... 


South32 COO Noel Pillay.
Opportunity to commercialise greenness of South Africa’s nuclear power, says South32
17th February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Nuclear power is part of the green taxonomy in Europe, where South Africa places most of its aluminium products and where most of the price pressures on non-green aluminium are going to arise in... 


Haul trucks operated by Debswana
De Beers confident talks will deliver a Botswana diamond deal
17th February 2023 By: Reuters

De Beers is confident of maintaining its long-standing partnership with Botswana, a company official told Reuters on Thursday, but said some of the negotiations to agree new terms were complex.... 


Diamcor continues to mitigate loadshedding impacts in South Africa
16th February 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Canadian-headquartered Diamcor Mining’s focus during the interim period ended December 31, continued to be on managing costs and optimising operational hours to minimise the effects of loadshedding... 


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