diamond mining

 
Botswana repeatedly raids preservation fund
Botswana repeatedly raids preservation fund
Diamonds are not forever. That fact motivated the Botswana government in 1994 to do something politicians rarely do: provide for a future after...
'Flawless' SA diamond sells for $22m
'Flawless' SA diamond sells for $22m
An anonymous buyer purchased the perfect classic emerald-cut diamond, which is about the size of a walnut and was discovered by De Beers in...
Zim's Mbada Diamonds to switch to underground mining
Zim's Mbada Diamonds to switch to underground mining
Mbada Diamonds, working in Zimbabwe's eastern Marange fields, will switch to underground mining from surface digging, escalating investment in...
Polishing up Zimbabwe's diamond industry
Polishing up Zimbabwe's diamond industry
As part of the stringent new measures, the Zimbabwe government has turned down requests from diamond miners for additional concessions.
Zim's civil society wants to bring glitter to diamond sector
Zim's civil society wants to bring glitter to diamond sector
Zimbabwe's civil society, which has long been accused by the government of pointing out problems and not coming up with solutions, appears to...
Zuma: Mining has a bright future in SA
Zuma: Mining has a bright future in SA
The country's mining industry is poised for growth, President Jacob Zuma said on Tuesday.
Masimirembwa​ denies $6mn corruption charge
Masimirembwa​ denies $6mn corruption charge
Former Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation (ZMDC) chairperson Godwills Masimirembwa has defended himself against allegations of corruption,...
Gem Diamonds rises after unearthing 100-carat stone in Lesotho
Gem Diamonds rises after unearthing 100-carat stone in Lesotho
Gem Diamonds rose the most in more than nine months in London trading after discovering a 100- carat white diamond at its Letseng mine in...
Rio Tinto to keep diamond unit after scrapping sale plans
Rio Tinto to keep diamond unit after scrapping sale plans
“It is clear the best path to generate maximum value for our shareholders is to retain these businesses,” Rio Tinto Diamonds &...
Cameroon to launch first industrial diamond mine
Cameroon to launch first industrial diamond mine
This will also help diversify its oil-dependent economy.
UN watchdog lifts tight monitoring on Zim diamonds
UN watchdog lifts tight monitoring on Zim diamonds
Zimbabwe's diamond industry has been tarnished by allegations of human rights abuses since 2008 when Harare deployed security forces to drive...
Zimbabwe at centre of gem row
Zimbabwe at centre of gem row
The conference, held in the resort town of Victoria Falls, was meant to win credibility for Zimbabwe's controversial diamond sector. With all the...

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