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Illicit diamond fortune props up Mugabe’s regime
Illicit diamond fortune props up Mugabe’s regime
Just over a decade ago, Zimbabwe discovered one of the world’s richest diamond...
Diamond dreams turn to dust as miners eye one last scoop
Diamond dreams turn to dust as miners eye one last scoop
Driving into diamond country looks very different to what you might expect. The glamour and intrigue associated with the precious stone —...
Diamonds are not forever
Diamonds are not forever
Diamond industry experts have been talking about “peak diamonds” for decades. But, unless there is a major reserve discovery, the end of the...
Marikana’s literary afterlives
Marikana’s literary afterlives
BROKE AND BROKEN: THE SHAMEFUL LEGACY OF GOLD MINING IN SOUTH AFRICA by Lucas Ledwaba and Leon Sadiki (Jacana)
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...

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