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Astron Energy launches the Astron Energy fleetcard app
27th July 2023

Following the launch of the Astron Energy fleetcard in 2022, fuel company Astron Energy has now added a further feature with the launch of the new fleetcard app to help their fleetcard customers... 

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Sandfire weighing options at DeGrussa
27th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Copper miner Sandfire Resources has taken the decision to transition the DeGrussa mine to care-and-maintenance, and was now considering a number of alternatives for the mine, including closure,... 

Kavango signs contract for 30 km of survey lines at Botswana project
25th July 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Southern Africa-focused metals exploration company Kavango Resources has signed a contract for 30 km of Induced Polarisation (IP) survey lines over targeted areas within the company’s Karakubis... 

Africa unlikely to meet its 2025 water goals – report
21st July 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

A new report by the African Ministers’ Council on Water (Amcow) indicates that, as a continent, Africa is off-track to achieve agreed-upon goals on water and sanitation. The 2022 Africa Water and... 

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Karowe underground project, Botswana – update
21st July 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Lucara Diamond Corp has delayed the completion of the project by a year and a half. 

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De Beers maintains full-year guidance, despite lower second-quarter output
20th July 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Global miner De Beers' rough diamond production decreased by 5% year-on-year to 7.6-million carats in the second quarter as a result of the planned reduction in South Africa while the Venetia... 

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Zizwe's strong client relationships and new contracts drive success in sustainable mining industry
20th July 2023

Middelburg | 17 July – Renowned mining company Zizwe continues to thrive by prioritising the establishment of strong partnerships with reputable clients involved in sustainable commodity extraction... 

Funding, skills and logistics remain challenges for junior coal miners
19th July 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Junior miners Ndalamo Resources founder and CEO Shammy Luvhengo, Morupule Coal Mine CEO Edwin Elias and energy company Shumba Energy chairperson Alan Clegg on July 18 outlined various challenges,... 

The 16th Edition of Barker’s Coalfields Map of South Africa 2023: A long journey
The 16th Edition of Barker’s Coalfields Map of South Africa 2023: A long journey
18th July 2023

In 1986, the first-ever coalfields map was printed. Now in its 16th edition, this map has gained national and international recognition as a comprehensive source of information on the South African... 

The Karowe expansion project is facing a schedule delay.
Lucara’s Botswana underground expansion faces delay, cost increase
17th July 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Canada-based Lucara Diamond Corp has pushed out the completion date for its underground expansion project (UGP) at the Karowe mine, in Botswana, by a year-and-a-half and increased its capital cost... 

De Beers deal is boon for Botswana’s economy, President says
14th July 2023 By: Bloomberg

A new deal Botswana signed this month with De Beers that will give it access to more diamonds mined within the country will be a major boost for the economy, President Mokgweetsi Masisi said in an... 

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Alarming number of climate disclosures not reported
14th July 2023

A scoping review of publicly-available reports of 29 JSE-listed South African mining operations recently conducted by sustainability consultancy Brundtland Consulting, revealed that concerning... 

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Lotus to merge with A-Cap Energy
13th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Uranium developer Lotus Resources on Thursday announced a merger with fellow listed A-Cap Energy to create an Africa-focused uranium player. Under a scheme of arrangement, A-Cap shareholders would... 

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Resources Watch
13th July 2023

This week: De Beers commits billion pula upfront to diamonds-for-development in Botswana; Lawyer says South African regulator not doing enough to promote junior mining; and, water power in... 

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US agency sees Lobito rail corridor helping to diversify critical minerals supply chains
12th July 2023 By: Terence Creamer

US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) CEO Scott Nathan has reiterated the American government’s interest in helping to finance the Lobito rail corridor, linking the copper and... 

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UMS seeks to make underground mining more cost effective
10th July 2023 By: Darren Parker

Mining and minerals processing services firm United Mining Services (UMS) has equipped its operations in preparation for the surge in demand for specialist underground mining skills amid increased... 

UMS capitalises on multi-disciplinary skills and equipment to offer best economical solution
UMS capitalises on multi-disciplinary skills and equipment to offer best economical solution
10th July 2023

As open-cast mining operations face the inevitable shift to underground due to depleted shallow deposits, increasing surface environmental requirements, and an increased call for minerals to... 

Pumps company targets expansion, bolsters skills training
7th July 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

As pumping applications solutions provider Integrated Pump Technology continues its growth story across the African continent, part of its success is attributed to the empowering of its local... 

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Lucapa debt free as of July 4
4th July 2023 By: Darren Parker

ASX-listed Lucapa Diamond Company has fully repaid all interest-bearing loans that it had borrowed from gold exploration and mining company Equigold and the Industrial Development Corporation of... 

Sheila Khama
Opinion: Project We Want More offers more questions than answers
4th July 2023

In this opinion article, policy adviser and former CEO of De Beers Botswana Sheila Khama writes about the implications of the heads of agreement signed by the Botswana government and diamond miner... 

De Beers Group CFO Sarah Kuijlaars.
De Beers commits billion pula upfront to diamonds-for-development in Botswana
3rd July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The De Beers Group, which concluded in principle diamond sales and mining agreements with the government of Botswana at the weekend, has committed a billion pula (R1.4-billion) upfront to fund the... 

De Beers Group CEO Al Cook.
De Beers, Botswana agree in principle on sales, mining licences
3rd July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Diamond mining and marketing company De Beers and the Botswana government have reached an in principle agreement on a 25-year extension of the Debswana mining licences, through to 2054, and a new... 

Kirsten Hund, Head of Carbon Neutrality, De Beers Group.
Venetia mine rapidly becoming a flagship in advancing De Beers’ climate ambition
30th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Combating climate change is a process. We are all in it together. We need to work together, and we need to be strategic about how we do it, how we report it, and how we talk about it. 

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Diamond junior navigates obstacles, broadens horizons
30th June 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Junior miners in Africa face several challenges, especially in terms of accessing funding in the region, says Southern Africa’s only active listed junior diamond miner Botswana Diamonds (BOD) MD... 

Namibia joins UN Water Convention
30th June 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Namibia has become the first Southern African country, and the eighth in Africa, to accede to the Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes. Namibia... 

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Lab-grown diamonds diverging as a separate product category – Petra
28th June 2023 By: Darren Parker

Diamond miner Petra Diamonds has pointed out that laboratory-grown diamonds (LGDs) are diverging as a distinctly separate product category with a lower price point that can work alongside the... 

Manganese oxide delivery approved for demonstration plant
23rd June 2023

Manganese project developer Giyani Metals, in March, received approval from the Botswana Department of Mines to export 100 t of manganese oxide material from its fully-owned K.Hill manganese... 

Resources Watch
Resources Watch
14th June 2023

This week: Woman-led Lethabo is mining iron-ore in Limpopo with offtake agreement in place; Lithium-pioneering Marula to be additionally listed on JSE; and, diamond junior says junior miner CEO is... 

Kavango completes £1.4m financing
14th June 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

London-listed Kavango Resources, a Southern Africa-focused exploration company, announced that, following approval of all of the annual general meeting resolutions by shareholders on June 8, it has... 

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Copper 360, Botswana Diamonds and becoming a country of choice make headlines
14th June 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses the value Copper 360 has identified at its mines in the Northern Cape; Botswana Diamonds' new prospecting licence in the Northern Cape; and the... 

Botswana Diamonds CEO James Campbell.
Five-year South African diamond prospecting licence awarded
12th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

London Aim- and Botswana-listed diamond exploration company Botswana Diamonds has been granted a five-year prospecting licence on ground containing a cluster of kimberlites in South Africa.... 

Cloud 23 achieves 80% customer base growth
9th June 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Enterprise software management firm Cloud23 has achieved an 80% increase in its local customer base over the last year. Founded in 2021 by global technology executive Ram Ramakrishnan as an... 

Gert Roselt
Climbing the ladder from apprentice auto electrician to CEO
9th June 2023

Gert Roselt started his career as an apprentice auto electrician for Kuruman Auto and has successfully climbed the ladder to become CEO of Probe IMT Group. He shares his career journey with... 

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Okavango Diamond Company to diversify sales channels
8th June 2023 By: Darren Parker

Diamond marketing company Okavango Diamond Company (ODC) will be enhancing and diversifying its sales channels and partnerships to meet the increased demand for diamonds caused by the... 

James Campbell
Junior miner CEO is typically ‘chief cook and bottlewasher’, diamond junior confirms
7th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Outgoing Minerals Council South Africa’s Roger Baxter told the Junior Indaba's opening day that the CEO of a junior mining company is typically a chief cook and bottlewasher – and Botswana Diamonds... 

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South32 hires RBC for Botswana copper bid – source
6th June 2023 By: Reuters

Australian diversified miner South32 has picked investment bank RBC Capital to help it put together a bid for Botswana's Khoemacau copper mine, a source familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.... 

Sadpo  vice chairperson Lyndon de Meillon
Diamond symposium to focus on solutions, not problems
5th June 2023 By: Darren Parker

Despite a plethora of significant local and international challenges facing the South African diamond industry, the 2023 Kimberley International Diamond Symposium (KIDS) will focus on finding ways... 

Sasscal executive director Dr Jane Olwoch of Namibia.
Green hydrogen atlas results show enormous Southern African potential – Sasscal
5th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The results of the green hydrogen atlas for Southern Africa, now readily available online, show enormous potential green hydrogen production throughout the region, the Southern African Science... 

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Motheo processing plant expansion, Botswana – update
2nd June 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Sandfire Resources has produced its first copper concentrate from the Motheo mine. 

Botswana's sole iron-ore mine halts operations as prices fall
31st May 2023 By: Reuters

Ikongwe Mine, Botswana’s sole iron-ore mining operation, has stopped production due to falling export prices for the mineral, a senior company official said on Wednesday. The mine, owned by... 

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Botswana says it is still keen on De Beers partnership, confident of new deal
30th May 2023 By: Reuters

Botswana wants to maintain its partnership with De Beers and is confident that ongoing negotiations for a new diamond sales agreement will succeed, a government spokesperson said on Tuesday.... 

Botswana president insists on bigger share of diamonds from De Beers venture
Botswana president insists on bigger share of diamonds from De Beers venture
26th May 2023 By: Reuters

Botswana will not back down on demands for a bigger share of rough diamonds from its joint venture with De Beers, President Mokgweetsi Masisi said on Thursday, upping the stakes as talks for a new... 

Explorer provides prospect updates
26th May 2023

Diamond explorer Botswana Diamonds (BOD) in March announced, in its interim statement and financial results for the six months ended December 31, 2022, that BOD’s current Botswanan activities are... 

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