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Diamond miner releases underground expansion update
31st March 2023 By: Halima Frost

Diamond exploration and mining company Lucara Diamond in February released its results for the year and quarter ended December 31, 2022, in which it updated stakeholders on the progress of the... 


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Rare pink diamond goes to auction for more than $35m
30th March 2023 By: Bloomberg

An extremely rare diamond called The Eternal Pink is expected to fetch more than $35-million at a Sotheby’s auction, potentially breaking records as the most expensive price per carat ever to come... 


Flagship Thorny River project to start operating later this year
29th March 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

After having experienced teething issues, plant delivery delays and adverse weather, Aim-listed Botswana Diamonds (BOD) has finally started producing diamonds from the Marsfontein project, in South... 


Botswana to take stake in HB, challenging De Beers' dominance
27th March 2023 By: Bloomberg

Botswana will take a 24% stake in Belgian diamond trader HB Antwerp in a challenge to a decades old arrangement with De Beers, the world’s biggest diamond company. The country’s state gem trader... 


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2023 ‘perfect’ to expand to Africa
24th March 2023 By: Nadine James

Speaking on the sidelines of the Investing in Africa Mining Indaba, Spanish mining technology company Torsa Global’s business development director Gabino de Diego told Mining Weekly that 2023 is... 


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Can SA address deficiencies in securing global exploration spend?
17th March 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Although global exploration spend in mining is increasing, South Africa, despite boasting a plethora of mineral resources, is not capitalising on this, especially compared with similarly... 


Botswana’s Debswana installs eLTE solution at Jwaneng diamond mine
17th March 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Botswana’s Debswana Diamond Company and information and communications technology (ICT) giant Huawei have unveiled its fifth-generation- (5G-) orientated smart diamond mine project. Debswana’s... 


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Can SA address deficiencies in securing global exploration spend?
17th March 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Although global exploration spend in mining is increasing, South Africa, despite boasting a plethora of mineral resources, is not capitalising on this, especially compared with similarly... 


Tsodilo to argue legal case against Botswana Ministry on April 18
13th March 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

International diamond and metals exploration company Tsodilo Resources has advised that its litigation against the Botswana government is progressing well, having filed its latest documents in... 


Kavango relogging some Ditau drill holes to confirm new deposit model
13th March 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

London-listed Kavango Resources has completed a relogging of drill hole DITDD004 at the Ditau project, in Botswana. The company relogged the hole upon recommendation of Dr Hamid Mumin, who has... 


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... 


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Manufacturer focused on anti-theft, -vandalism signalling equipment
10th March 2023 By: Tracy Hancock

The prevention of vandalism and theft of rail infrastructure continues to be a significant money pit for the South African passenger and freight rail industry. State-owned entity Passenger Rail... 


Botswana's Minergy seeks govt bailout after halting coal mining ops
8th March 2023 By: Reuters

Minergy has approached Botswana's government for a financial bailout to settle debts owed to a mining contractor, which has brought mining operations at its Masama coal mine to a halt, the... 


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Kavango mobilises specialists after unearthing significant gold mineralisation at Ditau
6th March 2023 By: Donna Slater

Botswana-focused base and precious metals explorer Kavango Resources has commissioned professor and former Department of Geology at Brandon University in Canada chairperson Dr Hamid Mumin to... 


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KP Lime looks to expand with an additional pit
3rd March 2023 By: Donna Slater

Global commodities trader IMR Resources is set to expand its Kgatelopele Lime (KP Lime) mine, in the Northern Cape, with a second openpit operation that is expected to be built within the next two... 


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ICMM works towards ‘nature-positive’ mining
3rd March 2023 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

Mining industry supports Global Biodiversity Framework Global organisation International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) members have, through its mining principles, committed to pursue... 


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German construction hoist installed in Secunda
3rd March 2023 By: Tracy Hancock

Gauteng industrial equipment supplier SkyJacks has installed a GEDA construction hoist on a 100-m-high vessel at chemicals and energy company Sasol’s monomers plant in Secunda, Mpumalanga. “The... 


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Jwaneng mine life extension – Cut 9 project, Botswana – update
3rd March 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The project is progressing on schedule. 


Kavango to start drilling for potential massive nickel sulphide zones soon
2nd March 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

London-listed Kavango Resources says three clusters of conductors at its Kalahari Suture Zone (KSZ) North project, in Botswana, are drill-ready and, if fruitful, can validate the entire KSZ North... 


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... 


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Constraints still preventing South Africa from attracting greater exploration spend
2nd March 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

South Africa’s exploration spend is waning, in stark contrast to the plethora of mineral resources it holds, and contradictory to the trend in other countries, especially some of the country’s... 


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... 


Kavango completes strategic review to bolster push into Botswana
28th February 2023 By: Donna Slater

Southern Africa-focussed metals explorer Kavango Resources has completed its strategic review, which was undertaken to provide a detailed analysis of the company’s current projects, its operations... 


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... 


Record revenue at Sandfire
28th February 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Metals miner Sandfire Resources has reported record sales revenue for the half-year ended December, on the back of production and sales contributions from the MATSA operation, in Spain. Sales... 


Locally made, fully automated rock bolter launched for the mining industry
27th February 2023 By: Schalk Burger

A new fully automatic bolter has been launched by mining services company Buraaq into the South African mining industry for use in underground and opencast operations. The Buraaq SD212i bolter is... 


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K.Hill battery-grade manganese project, Botswana
24th February 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

K.Hill will be one of the biggest high-purity manganese sulphate monohydrate projects in the world. 


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Karowe underground project, Botswana – update
24th February 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Work on the Karowe underground project has made significant strides in the past year, achieving several important milestones. 


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 ICT learnership programme produces first cohort of graduates
22nd February 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Mining company Anglo American’s information and communications technology (ICT) learnership programme in South Africa has produced 35 graduates with a set of new digital skills said to be... 


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... 


KCB expert recommends Kavango focus more on Karakubis project
20th February 2023 By: Donna Slater

Mining consultancy Tulia Blueclay (TB) professional geologist David Catterall, who has been appointed to enhance Botswana-focussed metals exploration company Kavango Resources’ insight into its... 


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400 MW of immediate interest in Eskom’s short-term power purchase programmes
17th February 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The National Energy Crisis Committee (NECOM) reports that the initial market response to Eskom’s moves to purchase electricity that is immediately available from entities that generate their own... 


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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.... 


Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi
De Beers diamond deal threatened as Botswana says it’s ready to walk away
13th February 2023 By: Bloomberg

Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi said his government is prepared to walk away from negotiations with De Beers if he’s not satisfied with the division of revenues from the diamond trade.... 


Uncertainties in base, precious metals supply amid Ukraine situation present opportunities for Africa
8th February 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The ongoing war in Ukraine and ensuing sanctions imposed on Russia (the most extensive in world history), have resulted in spasms in the oil and natural gas markets, driving well-documented... 


Minerals Security Partnership advocates for ESG in critical minerals mining
8th February 2023 By: Darren Parker

The US-led Minerals Security Partnership (MSP) members and key minerals-rich countries held a vice-Ministerial meeting on February 7, in New York, to discuss priorities, challenges and... 


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Multotec focusing on improving African mining conditions, communities
8th February 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

While there have been numerous concerns relating to global macroeconomic issues – such as the fallout of the Russia/Ukraine war, and the tail-end impact of Covid – the mining industry has been... 


Khoemacau mine ramps up to full production
8th February 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Copper/silver miner Khoemacau Copper Mining reports that its Khoemacau mine, in Botswana, successfully ramped up its mining and processing volumes to 3.65-million tonnes a year in December. “We are... 


Bigen Group focusing on solutions-driven infrastructure development
Bigen Group focusing on solutions-driven infrastructure development
8th February 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

With increasing levels of opportunity within the infrastructure development space, solutions-driven infrastructure development firm Bigen Group’s strategy focuses on expanding into the rest of the... 


Enaex Africa CEO Francisco Baudrand
Enaex Africa optimistic about plans to become explosives leader in Africa
7th February 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Explosives and blasting specialist Enaex Africa is hopeful that it will continue to expand into Africa and help drive long-term growth and new investment opportunities in the continent’s mining... 


Minerals Council Junior and Emerging Miners Desk head Grant Mitchell
Serious challenges face the South African junior coal mining sector
3rd February 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

The major problems facing the junior and emerging coal mining sector in South Africa were finance, a dysfunctional regulator and logistical difficulties. These were highlighted in a panel... 


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Strong operational performance delivers 6% y/y increase in De Beers' fourth-quarter output
2nd February 2023 By: Chanel de Bruyn

Diamond miner De Beers, a subsidiary of Anglo American, achieved a 6% year-on-year increase in rough diamond production to 8.2-million carats for the fourth quarter of 2022. The miner said this... 


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