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Gem Trader HB Antwerp ends feud as Botswana weighs diamond sales deal
3rd October 2023 By: Reuters

HB Antwerp, a Belgian gem processor and trader, said that one of its founding members who was fired last month has been reinstated, amid a pending deal with Botswana for the supply of rough stones.... 


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De Beers signs ten-year sales deal for Botswana diamonds
2nd October 2023 By: Bloomberg

Anglo American unit De Beers and Botswana’s government signed a deal covering the main aspects of a new sales and mining agreement for their Debswana diamond venture in the African nation. The pact... 


Lucara reports two resignations
2nd October 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Diamond mining company Lucara Diamond on Monday announced the resignation of CFO Zara Boldt and VP of technical services John Armstrong. Boldt will step down with effect from December 29, and... 


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Strategy launched to double earnings in five years
29th September 2023

The part State-owned Botswana natural sodium and related products Botswana Ash (Botash) launched its “transformative” five-year strategy that aims to propel the company into an era of sustainable... 


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Simulators drive safety at diamond mine
29th September 2023 By: Lynne Davies

To improve new-employee integration and ensure that existing employees are continually upskilled, mining equipment simulator provider Immersive Technologies has supplied multiple high-fidelity,... 


Tsodilo welcomes positive court outcome in Botswana
28th September 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

International resource exploration company Tsodilo Resources says the High Court of Botswana has rendered an order that interdicts and restrains the Mines and Energy Minister – through the... 


Lucara terminates HB Trading sale agreement
Lucara terminates HB Trading sale agreement
28th September 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Canadian diamond miner Lucara Diamond has terminated the sales agreement with HB Trading, following a “material breach of financial commitments” by HB. Lucara says it will continue to use its... 


New Appian Africa head Khathutshelo Mapasa
Appian appoints new head of Africa
27th September 2023 By: Darren Parker

Mining-focused investment advisory firm Appian Capital Advisory has announced the appointment of its new Africa head Khathutshelo Mapasa.   Based in Johannesburg, South Africa, Mapasa will fill the... 


Billionaire-backed KoBold Metals plans new Zambian copper mine within a decade
Billionaire-backed KoBold Metals plans new Zambian copper mine within a decade
25th September 2023 By: Reuters

California-based KoBold Metals, whose backers include billionaires Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos, said it aims to start producing copper and cobalt at a project in Zambia within 10 years. KoBold is... 


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Motheo processing plant expansion, Botswana – update
22nd September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Sandfire Resources has completed a $60-million uplift to the Motheo finance facility. 


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Thorny River diamond dyke project, South Africa – update
22nd September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Botswana Diamonds is awaiting outstanding permits to mine Thorny River. 


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Motheo mine, Botswana
22nd September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

A copper mine in the Kalahari Copper Belt, in Botswana. 


Karowe Cool: IWC’s cooling solution beats Botswana’s heat
Karowe Cool: IWC’s cooling solution beats Botswana’s heat
21st September 2023

Amidst the scorching heat and diamond rich landscapes of Botswana, a unique challenge emerged – cooling excellence without the hassle. The demand was clear: a cooling solution that would harmonize... 


Due to the large size and weight, this 9.5MW 11KV WEG electric motor has to be disassembled for shipment and reassembled on the offshore FPSO off the coast of Ghana.
Specialist gains traction in oil, gas sector
18th September 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Africa is “hungry for electricity”, and electrical specialist Zest WEG is seeing growing demand from the oil and gas sector, from both upstream and midstream facilities as nations on the continent... 


Power Metal soil sampling confirms potentially promising drill target
15th September 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Aim-listed Power Metal Resources has confirmed two significant gold-in-soil anomalies at its Tati gold project, in Botswana, following a geochemical soil sampling programme. The company undertook... 


Aerial view of the Motheo diamond project
Motheo processing plant expansion, Botswana – update
15th September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

African Mining Services has been awarded a contract from Sandfire Resources at the project. 


As a proof-of-concept project, Marsfontein is delivering diamond recoveries and values above expectations
Mining of dumps, exploration ongoing at Marsfontein project
13th September 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Diamond producer Botswana Diamonds (BOD) states that mining at the dumps of the company’s Marsfontein project is ongoing. In an update on its Marsfontein and Thorny River projects, in South Africa,... 


Rough diamonds being sorted
HB Antwerp co-founders clash over gem trader's future as Botswana deal looms
12th September 2023 By: Reuters

Diamond processor and trader HB Antwerp said on Monday it had removed one of its three co-founders from management following differences over strategy, a development that comes amid a pending sales... 


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Unresolved problems dog manufacturing
8th September 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

The machinery and capital equipment industry is “very quiet” and many businesses are reluctant to spend on marketing or new procurement, owing to challenges such as power failures, water cuts,... 


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Firm pushing for investment in energy projects
8th September 2023 By: Halima Frost

Having realised the potential of particularly solar energy in the renewable-energy sector, independent investment and advisory firm Bravura aims to implement additional in-house capabilities to... 


Taxis critical to transport system, but rail has to be the backbone – Cape Town oil, gas sector
8th September 2023 By: Irma Venter

The recent minibus taxi strike in Cape Town cost the Western Cape economy an estimated R5-billion, while it also caused at least R18-million worth of damage in the city, according to provincial data. 


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South Africa’s struggling water sector can learn from its peers
7th September 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Solving South Africa’s water challenges demands multifaceted responses, with private sector participation, good governance and technology all having critical roles in ensuring the country’s future... 


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Perenti wins major contract at Motheo
7th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Contractor Perenti’s African surface mining business African Mining Services (AMS) has been awarded a $235-million contract from copper miner Sandfire Resources at the Motheo copper project, in... 


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Botswana hoping to diversify mining economy
6th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Botswana is looking to diversify its commodity portfolio, President Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi said in Perth on Wednesday. Speaking on the first day of the Paydirt Africa Downunder... 


South African miners join race to buy Botswana's Khoemacau copper mine - sources
South African miners join race to buy Botswana's Khoemacau copper mine - sources
6th September 2023 By: Reuters

At least three South African miners are in the running to buy Botswana's Khoemacau copper mine that is home to one of Africa's largest copper deposits, several sources told Reuters, as growing... 


TERRA FIRMA
The Terra Firma ladder that was being distributed by Makro, has been recalled
Ladders recalled, owing to safety concerns
1st September 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

The National Consumer Commission (NCC) has issued a critical safety warning to all individuals who possess Mainstay and Terra Firma multi-hinge aluminium ladders, Model JC 403, 150 kg. “It is... 


Gem Diamonds swings to $1m loss in H1
31st August 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

London-listed Gem Diamonds has posted a loss a share of $0.07 and lower underlying earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation of $8.4-million for the six months ended June 30,... 


Sandfire profits fall in 2023
31st August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Copper miner Sandfire Resources has reported a fall in revenue and profits for the full year ended June. Sales revenue for the full year declined from $922.7-million in the 2022 financial year to... 


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Master Drilling achieves strong interim performance with increased revenue
29th August 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Following a solid 2022 performance, JSE-listed Master Drilling achieved another good performance for the six months ended June 30, with revenue up by 12% year-on-year to $108.2-million , CEO Danie... 


Lucapa swings to first-half profit, now debt free
28th August 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Diamond miner Lucapa Diamond’s rough diamond revenue for the half year ended June 30 was $46.8-million on a 100% basis at an average price of $1 633 /ct. Lucapa recovers large and high-quality... 


Tshiamiso Trust collaboration helps reduce pipeline of deferred, incomplete claims 
25th August 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Compensation fund Tshiamiso Trust CEO Dr Munyadziwa Kwinda has noted that collaboration with the Medical Bureau for Occupational Diseases (MBOD), mining consultancy TEBA and the departments of Home... 


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Emissions predicted to increase with EV boom
25th August 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

As electric vehicles (EVs) gain traction, the strain on electricity supply, especially national power grids, will be more, with an increase in the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions associated with... 


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Motheo processing plant expansion, Botswana – update
25th August 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Sandfire Resources has secured a mining licence extension at its Motheo copper mine. 


Lucara extends working capital facility
24th August 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Vancouver-headquartered Lucara Diamond has secured a short-term extension of the maturity of its $50-million senior secured working capital facility (WCF). The company says it will defer the... 


Sandfire gets approval for Motheo expansion
22nd August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Copper miner Sandfire Resources has secured a mining license extension at its Motheo copper mine, in Botswana. The miner recently officially opened the Motheo copper mine and is working to ramp-up... 


A 692.3 ct diamond recovered at Karowe
Lucara recovers 692 ct diamond at Karowe
21st August 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Canada-headquartered Lucara Diamond Corp has recovered a 692.3 ct white gem-quality diamond at its Karowe mine, in Botswana. The diamond is the fourth diamond weighing more than 300 ct to be... 


The Karowe underground expansion project
Lucara to reappoint Lamb as CEO
15th August 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Canadian-headquartered Lucara Diamond Corporation has announced plans to reappoint William Lamb president and CEO of the company, as well as director, succeeding Eira Thomas. Lamb brings to the... 


An image of an AGL employee in a plant
Blending facility boosts capacity
11th August 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Despite setbacks on account of Covid-19 lockdowns and economic downturns in South Africa, lubricants distributor African Group Lubricants (AGL) has boosted its operational capacity by 500% through... 


Lucara's latest 1 080 Type IIa diamond recovered at Karowe mine
Lucara posts higher output, recovers fourth diamond weighing more than 1 000 ct at Karowe
10th August 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

TSX-listed Lucara Diamond Corp has recovered a 1 080 ct Type IIa diamond at its Karowe mine, in Botswana – the fourth diamond weighing more than 1 000 ct to be recovered at the mine since 2015.... 


Sandfire cuts the ribbon at Botswana copper mine
Sandfire cuts the ribbon at Botswana copper mine
10th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Copper miner Sandfire Resources has officially opened its Motheo copper mine, in Botswana. A final investment decision on $259-million Motheo mine was taken in December 2020 and first concentrate... 


Graves a barrier for Jindal’s $2bn South African iron mine
8th August 2023 By: Bloomberg

A plan by Jindal Steel & Power Ltd. to develop an up-to $2 billion iron-ore mine in South Africa is facing opposition from communities who say the operation would require thousands of homes and... 


De Beers diamond sorting
Botswana plans extra diamond sales route after De Beers deal
4th August 2023 By: Reuters

Botswana's state diamond company is planning to diversify how it sells precious stones to the market as it gears up to receive far more supply under a multi-year deal the country struck with... 


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Botswana Diamonds’ Marsfontein project bodes well for Thorny River development
3rd August 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Diamond exploration and development company Botswana Diamonds says mining on the Marsfontein project, in Limpopo, South Africa, is a proof of concept that is working well. Marsfontein is designed... 


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