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The OR Tambo Special Economic Zone

This development is creating thousands of much-needed jobs

The tusk at hand: SA begins great elephant trek

Two hundred elephants will be transferred from a Limpopo nature reserve to Mozambique in an effort to restore elephant populations there

God’s tears add a sparkle to zama-zamas’ lives

It’s a hard life being an illegal artisanal miner near Kimberley but now there are signs they may become recognised

Diamond dreams turn to dust as miners eye one last scoop

For small-scale diggers in the North West, red tape is making it harder to mine the elusive gem

Competition in diamond market chips away at De Beers

Market pressures have driven sightholders to rebel against the high prices being set by Anglo, writes Roman Grynberg.

Diamond surge a ‘flash in the pan’

Industry leaders say that the current demand is not sustainable, and predict that prices will taper off towards the latter half of 2016.

‘Flawless’ SA diamond sells for $22m

A jaw-dropping, 100-carat diamond mined by De Beers in South Africa sold for $22.1-million at Sotheby's auction house in New York.

De Beers diamond prices rise as Anglo chases targets

The diamond mining company, which saw returns of 10% return on capital, has been tasked by its parent company to deliver 15% by 2016.

De Beers begins construction of new mine in Limpopo

De Beers has begun work on a R20-billion underground mine to extend the life of its open-pit Venetia diamond mine in Limpopo to beyond 2040.

De Beers agrees to NUM wage increase

De Beers and the National Union of Mineworkers have reached an agreement of a nine percent wage increase.

Botswana polishes its prospects

Botswana, the world's largest diamond producer by value, is now doing with its diamond mining industry what SA failed to achieve for a century.

Anglo, De Beers to hammer out merger

The Competition Tribunal is expected to hear the case for the proposed merger between giants Anglo American PLC and De Beers South Africa today.

Press Releases

Wellcome Trust award goes to UKZN mental health champion

Dr Andr? J van Rensburg, a senior researcher in UKZN's Centre for Rural Health, received the Wellcome Trust Discretionary Award.

MTN gears up to deliver improved customer service

On 28 January, the first batch of MTN contract customers will be migrated onto the new customer service platform.

Request for expression of interest on analysis of quality and outcome indicators for regional and district hospitals in Lesotho

Introduction The Ministry of Health of Lesotho with the support of the World Bank funded Nutrition and Health Systems Strengthening...

MiX Telematics enhances in-vehicle video camera solution

The company has launched the gold MiX Vision Bureau Service, which includes driver-coaching tools to ensure risky driver behaviour can be addressed proactively and efficiently.

Boosting safety for cargo and drivers

The use of a telematics system for fleet vehicles has proved to be an important tool in helping to drive down costs and improve efficiency, says MiX Telematics Africa.

Silencing the guns and firearms amnesty

Silencing the guns and firearms amnesty

Gender-based violence is an affront to our humanity

Gender-based violence is an affront to our humanity

UK-Africa investment summit 2020: Think Africa Invest SA

UK-Africa investment summit 2020: Think Africa Invest SA