A haul truck in operation at Debswana's Jwaneng mine

Botswana says it is still keen on De Beers partnership, confident of new deal

Updated 1 hour 24 minutes ago By: Reuters

Botswana wants to maintain its partnership with De Beers and is confident that ongoing negotiations for a new diamond sales agreement will succeed, a government spokesperson said on Tuesday.... 

Botswana president insists on bigger share of diamonds from De Beers venture

Botswana president insists on bigger share of diamonds from De Beers venture

26th May 2023 By: Reuters

Botswana will not back down on demands for a bigger share of rough diamonds from its joint venture with De Beers, President Mokgweetsi Masisi said on Thursday, upping the stakes as talks for a new... 

Explorer provides prospect updates

26th May 2023

Diamond explorer Botswana Diamonds (BOD) in March announced, in its interim statement and financial results for the six months ended December 31, 2022, that BOD’s current Botswanan activities are... 

ICMM President and CEO Rohitesh Dhawan.

Guidance on how mining should manage human rights impacts updated

25th May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Updated guidance to help mining companies improve how human rights impacts are managed across the globe has been published by the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM).  ICMM members... 

Rough and polished diamonds recovered by De Beers

De Beers says progress made on its four sustainability pillars

24th May 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Diamond mining multinational De Beers achieved advances across all four core sustainability pillars and all 12 goals, which included reductions in water use and energy intensity, innovations in... 

New WDC president delivers encouraging address about KP issues

23rd May 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

In an address to delegates of the Kimberley Process (KP) 2023 Intersessional Meeting, newly elected World Diamond Council (WDC) president Feriel Zerouki highlighted some key inhibiting factors to... 

De Beers new Sky Park facility that is filled with diamonds, diamond experts and diamond technology.

Diamond investment in South Africa gains ‘forever’ tag as De Beers opens airport sparkler

22nd May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Like a diamond itself, diamond investment in South Africa is having a ‘forever’ tag pinned on its back as the world’s largest diamond company by value speaks glowingly of its $2-billion investment... 

University of the Witwatersrand’s Wits Mining Institute DigiMine Laboratory head Ahsan Mahboob.

Sibanye-Stillwater funding Wits University’s carbon storage brainstorming ‘techathon’

22nd May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Johannesburg- and New York listed platinum group metals, green metals and gold mining company Sibanye-Stillwater is funding a brainstorming ‘techathon’ on the challenge of storing carbon in... 

From left, De Beers Consolidated Mines Executive Chairperson Barend Petersen, De Beers Group CEO Al Cook, De Beers Sightholder Sales South Africa senior VP Peter Moeti, De Beers Group Managed Operations Moses Madondo, Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe.

New ‘diamond is forever when all work together’ adage uplifts De Beers grand Sky Park opening

19th May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

A diamond is forever when we all work together, new De Beers Group CEO Al Cook opined sagaciously in his welcome address at the grand opening of De Beers’ Sightholder Sales South Africa at Sky... 

Gem trader HB Antwerp eyes African diamonds after Botswana pact

Gem trader HB Antwerp eyes African diamonds after Botswana pact

19th May 2023 By: Reuters

HB Antwerp, a Belgian gem processing firm and trader, is hunting for more deals in Africa after securing a sales pact with Botswana, the world's No. 1 diamond producer by value. The firm is... 

Petra posts lower average prices, sales in fifth sales cycle

19th May 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

In its fifth tender for the 2023 financial year, London-listed Petra Diamonds has generated $42.1-million from the sale of 468 800 ct. CEO Richard Duffy says the lower sales in the fifth cycle... 

G7 to discuss diamond trade with future Russia sanctions in mind - EU official

G7 to discuss diamond trade with future Russia sanctions in mind - EU official

18th May 2023 By: Reuters

 Leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) nations will discuss how to trace Russian diamond trade at a summit this week with the aim of imposing restrictions at a later stage, an EU official said on... 

De Beers records lower sales in fourth cycle of this year

17th May 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Diamond miners De Beers’ sales of its rough diamonds in the fourth cycle of the year were lower than in the previous cycle, as the industry has entered what is traditionally a seasonally quieter... 

Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe and Shadow Mineral Resources Minister James Lorimer.

Mantashe: Exploration funds July; Lorimer: Mining new deal can create poverty-busting jobs

16th May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The first R500-million worth of mineral exploration funds will be available from July, Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe told Parliament on May 16 when Shadow Mineral Resources... 

Feriel Zerouki assumes office as WDC president

16th May 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

After three years of serving as VP of the World Diamond Congress (WDC) and almost two decades as an advocate for enhancing standards and driving progress within the diamond industry, Feriel Zerouki... 

New CEO candidate named for diamond miner Alrosa

15th May 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The board of Russian diamond mining company Alrosa will consider the appointment of Pavel Marinychev  for the position of CEO, following the planned resignation of Sergey Ivanov. Marinychev... 

The Karowe diamond mine, in Botswana

Lucara reports lower Q1 revenue on back of global economic downturn

12th May 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Botswana-focused Lucara Diamonds has met its key operational metrics for the first quarter of the year, with 89 640 ct recovered and operating cash costs of $26.65/t of ore processed being well... 

An employee at the state-of-the-art simulator training centre at Venetia Mine

Venetia prioritises critical skills as first production pressure mounts

12th May 2023 By: Tracy Hancock

Critical skills are being prioritised at the Venetia training centre to ensure that diamond mining giant De Beers’ $2.2-billion Venetia Underground Project (VUP), in Limpopo, achieves first... 

South Africa's mining ouptut down 2.6% y/y in March

11th May 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

South Africa's mining production decreased by 2.6% year-on-year in March, with the diamonds and platinum group metals (PGMs) having been the biggest contributors. Diamond output was 54.7% lower... 

Noah Greenhill, former senior marketing and business development GM of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.

Something must be done to make exploration investment attractive – ex-JSE stalwart Noah Greenhill

8th May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Beginning in the early 1970s, the Canadian government said guys, we're losing ground in exploration investment. We don't seem to be attracting any of that cash. Let's introduce something that... 

Diamcor to begin bulk sampling into greater areas of South African project

5th May 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Canadian-headquartered diamond mining company Diamcor Mining says it will be proceeding with an extensive drilling and bulk sampling programme over the greater portions of its Krone-Endora at... 

WFDB partners with Natural Diamond Council

4th May 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Industry association the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) has entered into a partnership with the Natural Diamond Council (NDC) to support the growth of the industry, it says, noting that... 

Anglo American CEO Duncan Wanblad.

Anglo to fund education initiative close to copper/cobalt exploration activities in Zambia

2nd May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining company Anglo American has announced that it will be funding an education initiative in Zambia close to where it is involved in exploration activities, where potential copper and... 

Global mining supply. Source: DNV report.

Hydrogen has advantage of relatively cheap energy storage, DNV study finds

28th April 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Both hydrogen and battery technologies are expected to operate in the power sector, but in different areas, says independent risk management and assurance firm DNV. Hydrogen is expected to play a... 

Nigel Townshend.

Shaft-sinking boom-time stalwart Nigel Townshend returns as chair of mining services company

26th April 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Mining luminary of South Africa’s shaft-sinking boom period at the beginning of the millennium Nigel Townshend is back in action as the newly appointed nonexecutive chairperson of United Mining... 


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