Anglo boss says demerging of assets is not in response to BHP bid
/ 14 May 2024

Anglo boss says demerging of assets is not in response to BHP bid

The demergers of Anglo Platinum and De Beers could lead to mine workers losing jobs, Duncan Wanblad said

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BHP makes takeover bid for Anglo American
/ 25 April 2024

BHP makes takeover bid for Anglo American

The proposal entails Anglo significantly lowering its exposure to South Africa by demerging its holdings in beleaguered Anglo American Platinum and Kumba Iron Ore

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Questioning state and corporate motives should be routine
/ 12 June 2023

Questioning state and corporate motives should be routine

Captains of industry may appear the benevolent saviours of a state in decline, but we ought to question their intentions

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ANALYSIS: Its a political game for Botswana and De Beers
/ 10 April 2023

ANALYSIS: Its a political game for Botswana and De Beers

Ahead of Botswana’s general elections in 2024, President Mokgweetsi Masisi uses De Beers partnership to win votes, say analysts

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Demand for Southern African diamonds increases as Russian stones banned
/ 7 June 2022

Demand for Southern African diamonds increases as Russian stones banned

Diamond miners are seeing increased demand for their gems but are scared they might not be able to keep up with the demand

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Diamonds and a dead body
/ 22 February 2010

Diamonds and a dead body

Allegations of politicking against the Botswana operations of mining giant De Beers have ended up in the mysterious death of Debswana’s former MD.