Features & Analysis

2018 Mining Charter is policy, not law!

The High Court has ruled that the 2018 Mining Charter is policy, not law, and has set aside various aspects as unconstitutional.


South African GDP: Poor style of governance hinders growth

“Continued lockdowns, restrictive regulations and legislation are all the order of the day, and our economy is suffering." - Theuns du Buisson
Diamonds Paul Zimnisky

Global diamond production to grow by 1.4% in 2021

GlobalData notes that significant recoveries in output are expected in Botswana (+37%), Canada (+16.6%) and Angola (+26.3%).

Labour market figures: South Africa stagnates around a new all-time low

“The current decline reminds us of the the financial crisis of 2008/9, where South Africa never fully recovered to its pre-crisis state."
Gem Diamonds

Will lab-grown outsparkle natural diamonds?

Companies are under increasing scrutiny by investors who demand that their operations are carried out in an environmentally sustainable.
Marvel Gold

Mali’s roadmap for peace has laudable goals: but it doesn’t go far enough

Prior to the military coup in 2012, Mali was praised for its transition to democracy in West Africa. That is no longer the case.

China eyes Afghanistan’s mineral wealth

Shamaila Khan from AllianceBernstein: The Taliban has emerged with resources that are a “very dangerous proposition for the world.”