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Industry fundamentals require re-addressing
1st December 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Fundamental challenges present in South Africa’s mining and exploration sector need to be addressed to reinvigorate and promote further development of the industries in the country, according to... 


Sandfire says damaged Aboriginal cultural heritage
Sandfire says damaged Aboriginal cultural heritage
30th November 2023 By: Reuters

Global miner Sandfire said on Thursday it had damaged Aboriginal cultural heritage at a copper mine in Western Australia, and that it had informed the traditional owners and the state's heritage... 


Exxaro widens critical metals search to greenfield assets
29th November 2023 By: Reuters

Exxaro Resources is expanding its search for critical mineral assets to greenfield projects, the miner said on Wednesday, as it pursues its strategy to diversify away from coal. Exxaro, one of... 


The Karowe processing plant
Lucara sets lower 2024 production guidance, appoints CFO
29th November 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Diamond miner Lucara Diamond Corp, which has appointed Glenn Kondo CFO and corporate secretary, with effect from January 1, expects to mine between 3.6-million and 4.6-million tonnes and recover... 


Botswana Diamonds to raise £380 000 through share placement
27th November 2023 By: Darren Parker

Aim-listed Botswana Diamonds has undertaken a share placement and subscription with existing and new investors to raise £380 000 through the issue of 76-million new ordinary shares of £0.0025 each... 


Tietto's Matthew Wilcox
Zhaojin offer for Tietto materially undervalues gold miner – expert
27th November 2023 By: Reuters

Zhaojin Mining's $404.57-million bid for Tietto Minerals vastly undervalues the West African gold miner, according to an independent expert report on Monday. The China gold miner, Tietto's second... 


Botswana’s Diamond State-owned Enterprise - Enhancing value or entrenching the political economy
24th November 2023

By: Sheila Khama In many countries, extractives State Owned Enterprises, (SOEs) dominate economies but performance in governance and development terms varies. Some are spectacularly successful and... 


Paratus eyes doubled revenue, expansion
24th November 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

As pan-African telecommunications group Paratus Group marks its twentieth anniversary, the network services provider is targeting expansion in Central and West Africa, as well as a doubling of its... 


Tega Industries Africa CEO Vishal Gautam
Wear liner manufacturer Tega ventures into capital equipment production
22nd November 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Mining engineering solutions company Tega Industries Africa will start manufacturing capital equipment following its acquisition of US-based McNally Sayaji Equipment.  The merged and rebranded Tega... 


Ariana starts due diligence drilling programme at Zimbabwe project
22nd November 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Aim-listed mineral exploration and development company Ariana Resources has started a drilling programme at the Dokwe North and Central areas, collectively known as the Dokwe project, in Zimbabwe.... 


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MMG to acquire Botswana copper/silver mine
21st November 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Melbourne-headquartered resources company MMG has entered into an agreement to acquire Khoemacau Copper Mining, which owns and operates the Khoemacau copper and silver mine, in Botswana. MMG... 


Tsodilo closes private placement
17th November 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Resources exploration company Tsodilo Resources has closed a non-brokered private placement for gross proceeds of C$141 380.06. The funds were raised through the issue of 706 903 units – each... 


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Concrete manufacturer reopens manufacturing plant
17th November 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Precast concrete manufacturer Colossal Concrete Products reopened its De Aar manufacturing plant, in the Northern Cape, in September following the conclusion of a one-year contract with State-owned... 


WDC praises establishment of permanent Kimberley Process secretariat in Botswana
16th November 2023 By: Darren Parker

World Diamond Council (WDC) president Feriel Zerouki has said the finalisation of arrangements for the establishment of a permanent Kimberley Process (KP) secretariat in Gaborone, Botswana, in... 


UAE to address geopolitical gridlocks in year of chairing KP
13th November 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

In its second undertaking as the chair of the Kimberley Process (KP), the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has vowed to advance a number of crucial initiatives through to fruition. The KP is a United... 


The Karowe underground mine
Lucara lowers full-year cost guidance, but also warns of lower revenue, production
13th November 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Dual-listed Lucara Diamond Corporation achieved an operating cash cost of $28.62/t of ore processed for the quarter ended September 30, which is well below the expected yearly range of between... 


A cut and polished diamond
The diamond world takes radical steps to stop a pricing plunge
13th November 2023 By: Bloomberg

When the world’s most important diamond buyers arrived at De Beers’ offices in Botswana late last month, they were presented with a rare offer by their host: the option to buy nothing at all. De... 


WDC focused on furthering Kimberley Process
10th November 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Industry organisation the World Diamond Council (WDC) is “determined” to drive forward the ambition of the Kimberly Process (KP), which aims to foster peace, security and benefit all diamond... 


We want more - A Divergence of Interests Between The Government of Botswana and De Beers
10th November 2023

By: Sheila Khama Botswana leads in mining, sorting, and valuing of diamonds but has fared less successfully in cutting and polishing. In this extract from a third of four articles on... 


Geoff Baars, chairperson and CEO NMG Benefits
Geoff Baars
10th November 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

This week we profile Geoff Baars, chairperson and CEO NMG Benefits, a provider of healthcare and retirement funds consulting and administration to corporate South Africa and its employees 


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Enserve Engineering Services celebrates 30 years of excellence
10th November 2023

Industrial process valve specialist Enserve Engineering Services is celebrating 30 years of operation this year. The company is a dynamic and customer-focused company that specialises in delivering... 


Lettie Pitlagano: Pioneering Excellence in Health, Safety, and Environment in Mining
Lettie Pitlagano: Pioneering Excellence in Health, Safety, and Environment in Mining
7th November 2023

The Botswana Women in Mining conference took place in Gaborone on November 1st and 2nd. Over the course of the conference, women who’ve made significant contributions to the mining industry came... 


Diamonds being sorted
Botswana conducts due diligence on HB Antwerp stake, President says
7th November 2023 By: Reuters

Botswana is conducting due diligence on HB Antwerp, as the world's top diamond producing country by value seeks to finalise a deal to acquire a 24% shareholding in the Belgian gem trader, President... 


Sandvik’s recycling initiative has been extracting over six tonnes of carbide material annually
Sandvik's carbide recycling supports small business in SA
6th November 2023

In an innovative step that promotes both sustainability and local economic development, Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions is recycling the carbide buttons on its drill bits while boosting... 


In diamond centre Antwerp, Russian gems are already shunned
3rd November 2023 By: Reuters

Only a few weeks after Russia invaded Ukraine in February 2022, Antwerp-based diamond dealer Thierry Tugendhaft started receiving calls from big jewellers in Paris asking him to stop supplying them... 


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Specialist develops economical solutions
3rd November 2023

Multi-disciplinary specialist underground mining and metallurgical processing services company United Mining Services (UMS) Group has equipped its operations in preparation for the surge in demand... 


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Botswana's Debswana rough diamond sales down 21% on weak demand
31st October 2023 By: Reuters

Sales of rough diamonds at Debswana Diamond Company fell 21% in the nine months up to September, Botswana's central bank data on Tuesday showed, as demand for gems slowed amid global economic... 


Rosond focuses on employee development for its future skills pipeline
27th October 2023

Continuous employee development is critical to maintain a skills pipeline in the mining and exploration industry, says Carlo Claassens, Head of Training and Development at leading drilling... 


Inside Diamond Mining Icons - Joint Ventures between Botswana and De Beers
27th October 2023

In many ways Botswana is a small country, but the exception is diamond mining in which the global center of gravity shifts inward. The country has the second largest reserves after Russia’s Alrosa... 


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Substantial Botswana contract awarded
27th October 2023

Diversified mining services group Perenti reports that its surface mining business in Africa, contract mining provider African Mining Services (AMS), was awarded a contract for openpit mining... 


Anglo American reports third-quarter production.
Anglo: copper production up, rough diamond production down
24th October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The copper production of diversified mining company Anglo American increased by 42% in the third quarter owing to the ramping up of the new Quellaveco copper mine in Peru. However, this was offset... 


The Venetia Underground mine
De Beers' third-quarter output decreases to 7.4m carats
24th October 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Global diamond company De Beers' production decreased to 7.4-million carats for the third quarter ended September 30. That compares with the 9.6-million carats produced in the third quarter of last... 


Quinton Van der Burgh
South Africa’s QGC secures $1bn for push into green metals
20th October 2023 By: Bloomberg

Q Global Commodities, owned and run by South African coal investor Quinton Van der Burgh, has agreed a partnership with Abu Dhabi’s F9 Capital Management to invest $1-billion in mines producing... 


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Karowe mine, Botswana
20th October 2023 By: Nadine James

A diamond mine in north-central Botswana. 


De Beers CEO Al Cook
De Beers voices support of G7 ban on Russian diamonds
19th October 2023 By: Darren Parker

In an open letter to the Group of Seven (G7) countries, diamond producer De Beers has stated that it fully and unequivocally supports the objectives of the G7 countries to prohibit diamonds of... 


Lotus’ acquisition of A-Cap approved by Botswana officials
18th October 2023 By: Darren Parker

ASX-listed Lotus Resources has received regulatory approvals, a key condition precedent to implementing its proposed schemes of arrangement with investor A-Cap, from the Botswanan authorities.... 


Volvo EVs
Electric vehicles can have a lower TCO than ICE vehicles
13th October 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Electric vehicles can have a lower total cost of ownership (TCO) for consumers than internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles, but vehicle financing options and automotive manufacturers' business... 


What works and what does not work - Botswana’s Mining Policy and Investment Climate
13th October 2023

Coming from the Behind: Most observers agree that Botswana has successfully created an investor friendly business environment for mining companies and in the process surpassed her neighbours who... 


Ineos acquires Botswana’s Kavango Engineering
13th October 2023 By: Irma Venter

Ineos Automotive, the manufacturer of the Grenadier and Quartermaster, has acquired Botswana-based vehicle conversion specialist Kavango Engineering.  The business has been renamed Ineos Kavango,... 


Power Metal confirms belief in Molopo Farms nickel potential
6th October 2023 By: Darren Parker

Aim-listed Power Metal Resources has confirmed that its Molopo Farms Complex (MFC), in southwestern Botswana, has the required geological ingredients to host a significant nickel deposit, as found... 


Waste industry can mitigate unemployment
6th October 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

South Africa needs more companies to implement effective waste management systems and principles in their value chains to effect a more circular economy. The country needs a focus on waste... 


The Lulo mine, in Angola
Lucapa appoints Selby as CEO and MD
5th October 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

ASX-listed Lucapa Diamond Company, which holds a 40% interest in the Lulo mine, in Angola, and a 70% interest in the Mothae mine, in Lesotho, has appointed Nick Selby as CEO and MD. Selby has... 


Exxaro CEO Nombasa Tsengwa
Coal miner Exxaro hunts for copper assets in Congo, Zambia and Botswana
5th October 2023 By: Reuters

Exxaro Resources is searching for acquisitions in Africa's key copper producing countries and may consider partnering with existing miners as it diversifies into metals needed for the green... 


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