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Image of the Karowe mine
Karowe underground project, Botswana – update
17th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Significant progress has been made. 


Africa map
Fraser Institute survey shows marked declines in African countries’ investment attractiveness
16th May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The latest Fraser Institute Survey of Mining Companies has found that various African countries, including Niger, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Senegal, have ranked among the lowest for investment... 


Lotus bolsters its management team
15th May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

ASX-listed Lotus Resources has appointed four experienced resource executives to provide the company with additional experience in project development, operations, technical and corporate... 


Anglo moved into De Beers’ London offices when the lease on its own site expired.
De Beers IPO considered amid break-up plans, sources say
15th May 2024 By: Reuters

Anglo American is exploring an initial public offering of its diamond business De Beers, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters on Tuesday, with one flagging London as the preferred... 


Anglo ditching De Beers is hard blow for troubled diamond market
Anglo ditching De Beers is hard blow for troubled diamond market
15th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

The diamond industry has already been feeling the heat. Prices have slumped, Russian sanctions are threatening trade and the emergence of lab-grown gems is eating into some key traditional... 


Anglo American CE Duncan Wanblad
All-round value unlock targeted in proposed demerging of Anglo Platinum and De Beers
14th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining major Anglo American is targeting value elevation in its planned demerging of South Africa-based Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) and the envisaged divestment or demerger of... 


An image showing Lucara's Karowe mine
Lucara achieves solid quarter at Karowe, underground expansion progressing
10th May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Diamond miner Lucara Diamond Corp’s Karowe diamond mine, in Botswana, delivered another solid operational quarter ended March 31, and the company’s high-value diamond production forecast remains... 


Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi
Botswana vows to protect interests in potential BHP-Anglo deal
9th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi vowed to protect the country’s interests, including its 15% stake in diamond giant De Beers, should BHP Group acquire Anglo American. Anglo, which rejected a... 


Uranium
Lotus confirms significant uranium potential in updated Letlhakane MRE
9th May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

ASX-listed Lotus Resources has published a revised mineral resource estimate (MRE) of 155.3-million tonnes, grading 345 parts per million (ppm) triuranium octoxide (U3O8), for the Letlhakane... 


A diamond being analysed
De Beers progresses diamond traceability, emissions reduction targets
9th May 2024 By: Chanel de Bruyn

As part of efforts to provide increased provenance across the diamond industry, De Beers plans to bring the first non-De Beers Group goods onto its Tracr platform this year. The Tracr platform uses... 


De Beers Group reports on progress towards ‘Building Forever’ sustainability goals
9th May 2024

2023 sustainability report communicates progress across key priority areas, focused on creating a positive impact in host countries and throughout the diamond value chain De Beers Group today... 


Avanti chairperson Sir Samuel Jonah
Avanti appoints mining veteran Jonah as chair, acquires gold prospect in Botswana
7th May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Canada-listed Avanti Gold has appointed Sir Samuel Jonah director and chairperson of the company, at a time when the company explores a stretch of newly acquired prospective terrain in Botswana.... 


Sandfire announces maiden resource for new Botswana discovery
30th April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Australia-headquartered Sandfire Resources has unveiled potential for new copper and silver discovery in Botswana, with the announcement of a maiden resource estimate for the A1 deposit, about 20... 


Altona appoints David Catterall as Sesana project consultant
29th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

London-listed Altona Rare Earths has appointed David Catterall as a consultant, with a special focus on the company's Sesana copper/silver project, in Botswana, where he will work closely with CEO... 


Image of Karowe processing plant at night
Karowe underground expansion project, Botswana
26th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The underground project will extend the mine’s life by 15 years. 


Anglo CE Duncan Wanblad.
Anglo pleased with copper's first-quarter performance
23rd April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Copper production increasing by 11% as Quellaveco achieved its highest plant throughput rate in Peru, and Collahuasi and El Soldado in Chile benefitting from higher copper grades were among the... 


A truck transporting material from the Jwaneng mine
De Beers lowers full-year production guidance on high market inventory levels
23rd April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Diamond miner De Beers, a subsidiary of diversified miner Anglo American, has lowered its production guidance for the 2024 full-year to between 26-million and 29-million carats in response to the... 


Uranium in hand
Lotus advances process optimisation work ahead of Letlhakane mine development
17th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

ASX-listed Lotus Resources has developed a detailed initial programme of work to maximise the potential of its Letlhakane uranium project, in Botswana. The company is working to update the... 


De Beers CEO Al Cook
De Beers says third cycle sales higher than historical levels, but lags behind last year
17th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Diamond miner De Beers says it generated about $445-million in revenue from its third sales cycle for this year. The figure represents the expected sales value from the company’s latest global... 


Diamond nestled in kimberlite
BOD plans drilling at second anomaly discovered near its KX36 project
11th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Aim-listed Botswana Diamonds (BOD) has discovered a second 6 ha anomaly close to a prior 12 ha anomaly announced in January, with the drilling of five holes to start once an environmental-impact... 


Hydrogen economy, platinum group metals go together.
Platinum-linked green hydrogen set to be world’s ‘new oil’, Forbes article highlights
10th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

There's no climate solution without hydrogen. It’s the missing piece of the clean energy puzzle, says a global CEO-led initiative that brings together leading companies with a united vision. This... 


Altona enters into agreement with Ignate for Botswana copper/silver project
9th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

London-listed Altona Rare Earths has entered into a binding option agreement with Ignate African Mining concerning the exploration for copper and silver on prospecting licence (PL) 2329/2023,... 


Botswana Diamonds chairperson John Teeling.
Artificial intelligence to be applied to Botswana Diamonds’ database
9th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

London- and Botswana-listed diamond company Botswana Diamonds is going to apply artificial intelligence (AI) techniques to its Botswana database, the company said on Tuesday, April 9. Involved are... 


Aterian completes Atlantic Metals acquisition, awarded new licences in Botswana
8th April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

London-listed Aterian has received the change of control approval from the Ministry of Minerals and Energy in Botswana to formally complete the acquisition of a controlling 90% interest in Atlantis... 


Tshiamiso CEO Dr Munyadziwa Kwinda
Tshiamiso Trust reaches R1.5bn payout milestone
3rd April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The Tshiamiso Trust, which was established to disburse compensation funds to mineworkers who contracted silicosis and tuberculosis (TB) while employed by certain companies in South Africa’s gold... 


Kavango ‘quietly confident’ Kalahari Copper Belt exploration programme will deliver
2nd April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

London-listed Kavango Resources has announced preliminary interpretation results for geophysical survey data on its property in Botswana’s Kalahari Copper Belt (KCB) from South Africa-based New... 


Benjamin Sibanda, Managing Director, Mato Products – a Multotec Group company
MATO Products continues to lead the conveyor belt fastener and cleaner market in Botswana
2nd April 2024

Conveyor belt solutions company MATO Products, member of the Multotec Group, is paving the way in the Botswana mining market with its innovative belt fastening systems, range of lacing equipment,... 


KAROWE UNDERGROUND DEVELOPMENT
Lucara Diamond Corporation is expanding the Karowe mine to access the underground orebody, thereby extending the life-of-mine to at least 2040
Diamond miner progresses Botswana shaft sinking
29th March 2024

Diamond explorer and miner Lucara Diamond Corporation made significant shaft sinking progress in 2023 at its Karowe underground project, in Botswana, where the miner invested $101.3-million for the... 


Nigeria to grant mining licences only to companies that process locally
28th March 2024 By: Reuters

Nigeria will only grant new mining licences to companies that present a plan on how minerals would be processed locally, under new guidelines being developed, a government spokesperson confirmed on... 


Sasscal Executive Director Dr Jane Olwoch
More green hydrogen insight on way as Southern African scientists head to Germany
28th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Twelve scientists from Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries will head to Germany in May, where they will have an opportunity to obtain more in-depth insight into green hydrogen... 


An image of Botswana Diamonds' Ghaghoo mine.
Botswana Diamonds achieves several positive developments in 2023
25th March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Diamond miner Botswana Diamonds chairperson John Teeling has outlined some positive developments achieved by the company during 2023, including that a gravity survey has discovered a high-grade... 


Debswana's Jwaneng mine, in Botswana
Debswana builds skills pipeline ahead of expanded operations at Jwaneng
22nd March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

In preparation for Debswana’s upcoming Jwaneng underground project, in Botswana, the company has been fostering local talent and enhancing skills development by recruiting graduate learners in... 


Conveyor belt at Minergy mine in Botswana
Minergy’s first-half attributable loss widen, but turnaround plan in the works
19th March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

After facing significant headwinds in the six months ended December 31, 2023, Botswana-based coal miner Minergy has reported an attributable loss of P72.4-million and a loss a share of 15.42 thebe.... 


Sandfire’s early growth and success stemmed from the discovery of the high-grade DeGrussa copper/gold deposit, in Western Australia.
Sandfire announces $200m credit line
19th March 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Australia-headquartered Sandfire Resources on Tuesday announced a $200-million corporate revolver facility (CRF), with some of the proceeds going towards paying off a facility linked to its Matsa... 


A unitrans tanker at a depot in the setting sun
Company invests in driver, vehicle management systems
15th March 2024 By: Halima Frost

Specialist transport group Unitrans continues to invest heavily in various event-based in-vehicle management systems (IVMS) to ensure the safety of its drivers, fleet and cargo in its chemical and... 


Normet Image
New service centre opened to back Normet Africa’s growth
15th March 2024 By: Tracy Hancock

To support the continued success of its African expansion, underground mining technology company Normet Africa has officially opened its custom-built 4 800 m2 service centre at the Equites... 


The Karowe openpit
Updated study puts Karowe expansion project capital cost at $683m
14th March 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Canada-headquartered Lucara Diamond Corp has published the results of an updated feasibility study on the Karowe Underground Expansion Project (UGP), detailing an estimated preproduction capital... 


Arc Minerals raises £4m
12th March 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Aim-listed Arc Minerals has raised about £4.14-million in aggregate, before expenses, through the placing of about 210-million shares and a subscription of about 19.78-million subscription shares... 


Tsodilo withdraws contempt motion as Botswana Minister complies
6th March 2024 By: Darren Parker

Canadian mineral resources exploration and development company Tsodilo Resources has withdrawn its contempt motion, which sought to hold Botswana Minerals and Energy Minister Lefoko Moagi to... 


Lotus Resources to join the ASX 300 index
5th March 2024 By: Darren Parker

ASX- and OTCQB-listed Lotus Resources will join the S&P/ASX 300 index on March 18, following the index’s March quarterly review. Lotus owns an 85% interest in the Kayelekera uranium project, in... 


Photo of Martin Creamer
On-The-Air (01/03/2024)
1st March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Martin Creamer discusses gold mining project and two huge wind and sun energy projects. 


Debswana's Jwaneng mine
Debswana's diamond sales down 25.1% in 2023 on weak demand
1st March 2024 By: Reuters

Debswana Diamond Company's sales of rough diamonds fell 25.1% in 2023, data released by Botswana's central bank late on Thursday showed, as an economic slowdown hit demand for luxury items in the... 


MacLean announces expansion of global sales, service & support footprint
MacLean announces expansion of global sales, service & support footprint
1st March 2024

DEALER AGREEMENTS WITH MACHBERT CO. (BRAZIL), STEWART & STEVENSON (COLOMBIA), AND KANU EQUIPMENT (SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA), TO PROVIDE WIDER REACH & IMPROVED SITE SUPPORT FOR GLOBAL CUSTOMERS  As the... 


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