Diamond Mining

Thousands of zama-zamas receive mining permits

After years of illegally extracting diamond fragments, the Kimberley Artisanal Mineworkers will finally be recognised as a legal mining cooperative

Does Oppenheimer say it all?

Sycophants are everywhere to be found but it’s the words of the man himself and the empire he ruled that reveal his true nature

Illicit diamond fortune props up Mugabe’s regime

New report shows how Zimbabwe’s ruling elite have stolen and squandered the country’s vast diamond wealth

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

Diamonds are not forever

The notion of peak diamonds depends on supply and demand – and new discoveries.

Marikana’s literary afterlives

Excavating lesser-known stories of miners and unionists in the platinum belt not only sheds light on Marikana but also humanises the tragedy.

Botswana repeatedly raids preservation fund

The Pula Fund was established to cushion the country once its revenue from diamonds dries up. But critics say it's more of an emergency slush fund.

‘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.

Zim’s Mbada Diamonds to switch to underground mining

Mbada will partner with state-owned Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation to "invest heavily" into conglomerate and kimberlitic mining.

Polishing up Zimbabwe’s diamond industry

The Zimbabwe government is tightening controls in the diamond mining sector in a quest to extract more revenue from mining companies.

Zim’s civil society wants to bring glitter to diamond sector

A seminar to interrogate issues in Zimbabwe's diamond mining sector is to be held in South Africa.

Zuma: Mining has a bright future in SA

President Jacob Zuma says the country's mining industry is poised for growth in light of a new R20-billion investment.

Press Releases

MTN unveils TikTok bundles

Customised MTN TikTok data bundles are available to all prepaid customers on *136*2#.

Marketers need to reinvent themselves

Marketing is an exciting discipline, offering the perfect fit for individuals who are equally interested in business, human dynamics and strategic thinking. But the...

Upskill yourself to land your dream job in 2020

If you received admission to an IIE Higher Certificate qualification, once you have graduated, you can articulate to an IIE Diploma and then IIE Bachelor's degree at IIE Rosebank College.

South Africans unsure of what to expect in 2020

Almost half (49%) of South Africans, 15 years and older, agree or strongly agree that they view 2020 with optimism.

KZN teacher educators jet off to Columbia University

A group of academics were selected as participants of the programme focused on PhD completion, mobility, supervision capacity development and the generation of high-impact research.

New-style star accretion bursts dazzle astronomers

Associate Professor James O Chibueze and Dr SP van den Heever are part of an international team of astronomers studying the G358-MM1 high-mass protostar.

2020 risk outlook: Use GRC to build resilience

GRC activities can be used profitably to develop an integrated risk picture and response, says ContinuitySA.

MTN voted best mobile network

An independent report found MTN to be the best mobile network in SA in the fourth quarter of 2019.