Mantashe sets out vision for DMR and doesn’t hold back

Never one to mince his words DMR Minister, Gwede Mantashe, has lambasted the status quo with regards to his department being rife and stalled by corruption and endless loops of red-tape when trying to get mining projects up and running.
Firestone Diamonds

Firestone Diamonds appoints new CEO

AIM-listed diamond producer Firestone Diamonds has appointed Paul Bosma as the new CEO with effect from 1 July 2018.

Stats SA: mining in Q1 takes a dive

Stats SA reports that mining production decreased by 8,4% year-on-year in March 2018. Ten out of the twelve mineral groups and minerals reported negative growth rates over this period.
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De Beers tracks first diamonds on blockchain

De Beers has announced that it has successfully tracked 100 high-value diamonds along the value chain during the pilot of its industry blockchain platform, marking the first time a diamond’s journey has been digitally tracked from mine to retail.
Firestone Diamonds

WFDB and IDMA cancel 2018 World Diamond Congress

It is with much regret that the World Federation of Diamond Bourses and the International Diamond Manufacturers Association announce they have reached a decision to postpone the 2018 World Diamond Congress.
Africa Resources

Africa Resources taps into DRC diamond hot spots

Privately-owned Swedish company Africa Resources AB is on the cusp of recovering significant diamond volumes from the diamond-rich Tshikapa region in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Lucara Diamonds posts Q1, 2018 revenue of $25.4 million

Lucara Diamond Corp. has announced results for the three months ended March 31, 2018 in which it achieved revenue of $25.4 million (Q1, 2017: $26.1 million) or $401 per carat (Q1 2017: $405 per carat).

Lucapa recovers largest coloured diamond from Lulo to date

ASX-listed Lucapa Diamond Company has recovered of a large gem-quality 46 carat pink diamond from the Lulo mine in Angola.
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Two diamond players appoint new senior leaders

LSE-listed Gem Diamonds and Canadian diamond junior Lucara Diamond Corp have both made new appointments within senior management roles.
Firestone Diamonds

Diamond exploration in Zimbabwe on the up

Confidence in Zimbabwe’s new regime is clearly growing as two companies form a partnership to explore for diamonds in the country.

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