R/€ = 16.69 Change: 0.01
R/$ = 13.77 Change: 0.00
Au 1854.16 $/oz Change: -12.04
Pt 1153.50 $/oz Change: -10.50


Diamcor reports strong quarterly sales so far

By: Marleny Arnoldi     15th June 2021 TSX-V-listed Diamcor Mining has sold 4 468 ct so far for the quarter to end on June 30, generating revenue of $1.2-million. About 1 500 additional carats, including several rough diamonds in the +10.8 ct specials category, have been delivered as of June 15.  

DMRE to investigate purported diamond discovery in KwaZulu-Natal

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     14th June 2021 The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) says it is aware of stories in the media, including images and videos that are circulating on social media, about the purported discovery of diamonds in KwaHlathi outside Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal. The DMRE is dispatching a task team comprising... 

Platinum jewellery sales continue to record strong rebound

By: Simone Liedtke     11th June 2021 Despite ongoing challenges escalated by the Covid-19 pandemic, platinum jewellery retailers and manufacturers report a sustained recovery across three of four key markets in the latest ‘Platinum Jewellery Business Review (PJBR)’ report for the first quarter of this year. The strong momentum is... 

Linatex hose reduces downtime and operating costs at Namdeb

10th June 2021 The installation by Weir Minerals Africa of a Linatex® 808 hard wall rubber hose with wear indicator system is reducing downtime and operating costs at Namdeb’s Sendelingsdrift treatment plant in Namibia. The challenge facing Sendelingsdrift was that it was changing out the incumbent competitor’s... 

Project house DRA applies for secondary inward JSE listing 

By: Martin Creamer     29th May 2021 The 37-year-old South Africa-rooted project house DRA Global has applied for a secondary inward listing on the JSE under the main board’s construction and materials, engineering and contracting services sector. The diversified engineering, project and operations management group – now... 

BlueRock secures £1.61m loan for Kareevlei expansion

By: Schalk Burger     21st May 2021 Aim-listed BlueRock Diamonds has agreed nonbinding heads of terms with investment company Teichmann Group to provide capital to deliver the expansion project at the Kareevlei mine, in the Kimberley region. A £1.61-million loan note was agreed with the intention that it will be replaced by a... 

Mining production, sales increase year-on-year in March

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     13th May 2021 Mining production increased by 21.3% year-on-year in March, data published by Statistics South Africa shows. The largest positive contributors were platinum group metals (PGM), with a 68.6% increase and contributing 11.6 percentage points; iron-ore, with a 47.9% increase and contributing 4.1... 

New Memsa CEO to focus on advocacy, partnerships to grow local mining equipment manufacturing

By: Schalk Burger     7th May 2021 Industry organisation the Mining Equipment Manufacturers of South Africa (Memsa) has appointed Lehlohonolo Amos Molloyi CEO and programmes manager. He plans to maximise the industry body's impact through advocacy and partnership to support localisation, transformation, technology development and... 

De Beers serves to diversify Anglo’s business profile, providing stability – Moody’s

By: Donna Slater     26th March 2021 Diversified miner Anglo American’s De Beers subsidiary is serving to improve the group’s business profile by providing diversification and, most of the time, stability to its otherwise more closely correlated mining operations, reports risk assessment firm Moody’s in a recent report. With an... 

Diamond, responsible jewellery councils ink partnership agreement

By: Simone Liedtke     16th March 2021 The World Diamond Council (WDC) and the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) have entered into a cross-membership partnership and signed mutual codes of conduct, which will help increase knowledge-sharing, pilot new initiatives and increase the positive impact they both make on the lives and... 

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