Blood Diamonds

Sierra Leone’s ‘peace diamond’ dividend slow in coming

The idea of handing the diamond over to the government to sell was that it would generate money to be put back into developing the local community

Liberia’s Taylor awaits verdict in blood diamond trial

Liberian former leader Charles Taylor awaits a verdict on charges of arming Sierra Leone's rebels in return for "blood diamonds" in the 1990s.

Black market dirties Zimbabwe diamond fields

The funeral of a gem dealer has revealed the illicit trade of diamonds in Zimbabwe has gone underground and may be propping up Zanu-PF cronies.

Report: Mugabe’s loyalists squirrelling diamond money

Global Witness has said mining officials loyal to President Robert Mugabe are stashing profits from Zimbabwe's diamond fields off shore.

US imposes sanctions on two Zim diamond miners

Two Zimbabwean diamond companies operating in the controversial Marange fields have been added to the US' list of sanctioned entities.

Kimberley Process left in the lurch over diamond dispute

Global Witness has left the Kimberley Process after a series of disagreements, including the resumption of sales of Zimbabwe's Marange diamonds.

Indian jewellers eye import of Zim ‘blood diamonds’

Indian officials say imports of gems from Zimbabwe, once banned as "blood diamonds", could begin within weeks.

Zim to get huge diamond boost but activists irate

Zimbabwe could earn billions of dollars selling diamonds from an area scarred by abuse after a crisis that left the "blood diamond" watchdog tattered.

Court finds Ractliffe not guilty in diamonds case

Former Nelson Mandela Children's Fund trustee Jeremy Ractliffe was on Wednesday found not guilty on a charge of possession of uncut diamonds.

Ractliffe pleads not guilty in uncut-diamonds case

Former Nelson Mandela Children's Fund trustee Jeremy Ractliffe on Wednesday pleaded not guilty to a charge of possession of uncut diamonds.

Ractliffe case disrupted by power failure

The case of former Mandela Children's Fund trustee Jeremy Ractliffe, who faces charges relating to uncut diamonds, has been postponed.

Ambivalence feeds Zimbabwe’s diamond tyranny

SA and SADC cannot ignore the tight link between Zanu-PF's behaviour and its control of Marange

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Western Cape Judge Mushtak Parker faces second misconduct complaint

The Cape Bar Council says his conduct is ‘unbecoming the holding of judicial office’

The Mogale Centre: A place of hope for young offenders

In the last story of her series about children behind bars, Athandiwe Saba speaks to young men who have committed serious crimes and are now living behind the walls of the Mogale Child and Youth Care Centre

Covid-19 fight to enter house-to-house testing phase

President urges people to continue staying at home for the next 17 days

Press Releases

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders

Dimension Data launches Saturday School in PE

The Gauteng Saturday School has produced a number of success stories