Latest articles on 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.

Masimirembwa​ denies $6mn corruption charge

A formed Zim politician fingered in a scandal involving $6-million, a Ghanaian and diamonds has denied fault.

Gem Diamonds rises after unearthing 100-carat stone in Lesotho

The discovery of a 100-carat white diamond worth an estimated $5-million has put London-based Gem Diamonds on its strongest footing in nine months.

Rio Tinto to keep diamond unit after scrapping sale plans

Rio Tinto will keep its diamond businesses after failing to find a buyer and deciding not to pursue an initial public offering of the unit.

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