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Zimbabwe wants half of royalties paid in gems, precious metals
30th September 2022 By: Bloomberg

Zimbabwe wants gold, diamond and platinum miners to pay half of their royalties to the government in the commodities themselves and the rest in cash, as the southern African country seeks to build... 

Minerals Council South Africa’s Junior and Emerging Miners Desk head Grant Mitchell.
Minerals Council ‘absolutely adamant’ about need for commercially available cadastre
29th September 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The key objective of transparency in applying for prospecting rights and mining rights – and openly managing them – can be enabled by a commercially available cadastre system. While South Africa... 

BOD officially concludes Vutomi acquisition after a year of approvals
28th September 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

London-listed Botswana Diamonds (BOD) has finally announced the conclusion of acquisition of the outstanding third-party shares in Vutomi Mining and Razorbill Properties 12. The acquisition of... 

Jagersfontein mine dam owner denies second collapse
28th September 2022 By: Reuters

Jagersfontein Developments, the owner of a mine waste dam that partially collapsed two weeks ago, denied on Wednesday that another dam wall had collapsed, contradicting a statement from the Free... 

Petra subsidiary amends offer terms
27th September 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Aim-listed Petra Diamonds has announced early tender results and the amendment of offer terms for its subsidiary’s invitation to buy senior secured second lien notes due 2026. On September 13,... 

Dr David Hart, E4tech.
Green hydrogen, fuel cells important part of any future energy system, says global strategist
27th September 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Green hydrogen and fuel cells will be a very important part of any future energy system, says Switzerland-based energy and sustainability consultancy strategist Dr David Hart. Among the... 

Transparency International urges EU sanctions on Russian diamonds, miner Alrosa
26th September 2022 By: Reuters

The European Union should bar Russian diamond imports and blacklist diamond miner Alrosa and its head Sergei Ivanov, Transparency International told Reuters on Monday, as the 27-nation bloc... 

The 71 ct stone is likely the biggest fancy vivid yellow diamond recovered in Canada.
71-ct yellow diamond unearthed at Canada’s Ekati
26th September 2022 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Arctic Canadian, the company that owns and operates the Ekati diamond mine in the Northwest Territories, has announced the recovery of an exceptional gemstone – an octahedron diamond, weighing... 

Council of Geoscience CEO Mosa Mabuza.
South Africans urged to turn exploration into Big Hairy Audacious Goal
24th September 2022 By: Martin Creamer

South Africans have been urged to rally around exploration as this country's Big Hairy Audacious Goal – a BHAG – so that what is described as "our lowest hanging economic fruit" can be turned to... 

JSE origination and deals head Sam Mokorosi.
New fund-raising product appropriate for junior miners, says JSE
23rd September 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The JSE has a new product that is appropriate for fund-raising by junior mining companies, JSE origination and deals head Sam Mokorosi said on Friday. Mokorosi, who was speaking at Minerals Council... 

Jagersfontein disaster: 2 people still missing, rivers polluted as residents warned to avoid sludge
23rd September 2022 By: News24Wire

Two people are still unaccounted for, nearly two weeks after a mining dam wall collapsed in the small Free State town of Jagersfontein. They are 50-year-old Mantele Mokhali, and 70-year-old... 

An image of Seriti Resources CEO Mike Teke
Conference to evaluate status quo of mining sector
23rd September 2022

The Joburg Indaba, hosted by mineral resources, energy and mining conference specialists Resources 4 Africa, draws together captains of the industry, government officials and investors to present... 

An image of OIM Consulting MD Arjen De Bruin
Supervisory programme increases mine production
23rd September 2022 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

Business management consultants OIM Consulting’s supervisory programme has managed not only to improve the efficiency of mine supervisors but also increase mine production.   The Coaching to... 

Jakob Rutqvist, Sandvik VP strategy and commercial for battery and hybrid/electric-vehicles business unit of Sandvik Mining & Rock Solutions.
World’s largest battery-electric mine truck heading for commercial availability in 2024
21st September 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The world’s largest battery-electric truck for underground mining is on its way to becoming commercially available in 2024. Sandvik’s 65 t TH665B machine removes between 1 t and 2 t of carbon... 

BlueRock board member steps down
21st September 2022 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Diamond miner BlueRock Diamonds, which is listed on the Aim and operates the Kareevlei diamond mine, in South Africa, says David Facey has stepped down from his board position with immediate... 

A photo of the Jagersfontein openpit
Geologist urges heritage agency to reconsider decision to backfill historic Jagersfontein openpit
20th September 2022 By: Darren Parker

The decision made by the South African Heritage Resources Agency (SAHRA) on September 15 to permit the backfilling of the historic Jagersfontein diamond mining pit with waste from a second... 

Minerals Council South Africa CEO Roger Baxter.
Minerals Council urges faster inclusion of private electricity suppliers
19th September 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The Minerals Council South Africa supports President Cyril Ramaphosa’s electricity recovery plan and urges more rapid private sector participation in resolving the country’s deepening electricity... 

Teichmann increases shareholding in BlueRock to aid Kareevlei development
16th September 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Aim-listed BlueRock Diamonds’ major shareholder Teichmann Company has increased its shareholding in the company from 16.72% to 35.46% in the week ended September 16. Including Teichmann’s... 

After South African dam collapse, mine waste to be pumped into historical pit
16th September 2022 By: Reuters

A South African company is dumping the sludgy byproduct of mining into a historical diamond pit after the tailings dam that had stored the waste partially collapsed, killing one and leaving scores... 

ICMM, UNEP, PRI say Jagersfontein tragedy shows urgency of responsible tailings management
15th September 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The co-convenors of the Global Industry Standard on Tailings Management (GISTM) have expressed their disappointment about the tailings dam failure that occurred in Jagersfontein, in the Free State,... 

BlueRock announces board shuffle, including new CEO
14th September 2022 By: Darren Parker

Aim-listed diamond producer BlueRock Diamonds, which owns and operates the Kareevlei diamond mine in Kimberley, South Africa, has announced that board member Mike Houston has stepped down with... 

Minerals Council, AfriForum establish funds to assist Jagersfontein community
14th September 2022 By: Schalk Burger

Industry organisation the Minerals Council South Africa has launched an internal emergency Minerals Council Jagersfontein Relief Fund for its members to contribute towards urgent humanitarian... 

SAICE calls for proper management of infrastructure following Jagersfontein tragedy
14th September 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The leadership and members of the South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE) have extended their “heartfelt condolences” to the families who have lost loved ones and belongings... 

Petra Diamonds 342 ct Type IIa white diamond
Petra reports record results on several metrics
13th September 2022 By: Darren Parker

Diamond producer Petra Diamonds has reported record results in terms of three metrics for the financial year ended June 30, which CEO Richard Duffy said would allow the company to maximise the... 

Meteor could hold solution to a mining issue
13th September 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Scientists have discovered a tougher form of diamonds preserved in meteorites from an ancient dwarf planet, which could revolutionalise industrial diamond manufacturing. A research team with... 

Troubled South African tailings dam had history of high water levels
13th September 2022 By: Reuters

South African authorities shut down the Jagersfontein diamond tailings dam in 2020 due to high water levels before allowing it to reopen last year, a company official said on Monday, a day after... 

President Cyril Ramaphosa
'We won't abandon you' - Ramaphosa stunned by Jagersfontein damage, promises to provide support
13th September 2022 By: News24Wire

One dead, four still missing, more than 50 homes destroyed, scores left displaced, cars overturned on their roofs, and hundreds of animals left for dead.  This is the bleak image of Jagersfontein... 

Google map of the Jagersgontein tailings dam, which has burst its banks.
Ministers follow President in visiting Jagersfontein diamond disaster area
12th September 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Following the visit of President Cyril Ramaphosa to the Jagersfontein-Charlesville area in the Free State, Minerals Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantsashe will today visit the diamond... 

Dam collapse at abandoned South African diamond mine kills three
11th September 2022 By: Bloomberg

A dam at South Africa’s abandoned Jagersfontein diamond mine collapsed early Sunday, triggering heavy flooding that damaged property and killed at least three people. About nine houses were swept... 

An image of the BME AXXIS Silver electronic initiation system at a mine in Lesotho
BME’s AXXIS Silver debuts at sub-zero Lesotho mine
9th September 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

In the mountain kingdom of Lesotho, explosives and blasting specialist BME recently achieved the first blast outside of South Africa with its new AXXIS Silver electronic initiation system. BME – a... 

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