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DML halts Botswana underground development on funding issue

Copper miner Discovery Metals Limited (DML) has placed the development of its Zeta underground mine, at the Boseto copper project, in Botswana, on hold. The miner said this week that a proposed A$25.7-million rights issue, which was announced at...
19th September 2014

Bright coal future for SA if Waterberg move well planned

Testing needs to be conducted to ensure that the combustion characteristics of Waterberg coal are suitable for use by the intended power stations
South Africa can have a bright coal future, provided that the necessary capital and infrastructure investment are supplied to replace ageing coal assets and that the shift of coal production to the Waterberg coalfields, in Limpopo, is properly...
19th September 2014

Karowe plant optimisation project, Botswana Restricted

Lucara reports that the plant optimisation is progressing well.
19th September 2014

Alrosa geologists to work with Botswana Diamonds team

A seven-person geological team from Russian diamond mining company Alrosa has arrived in Botswana, where they will work with staff members of Aim-listed Botswana Diamonds on an exploration programme on licences in the diamond province of Orapa....
18th September 2014
Company Announcement

5th Annual Diamond Route Research Conference PDF Available

Company Annoucement - The first four Diamond Route Research Conferences offered an amazing array of papers. The 5thAnnual Diamond Route Research Conference will be no exception. Delegates will again be entertained by a wide variety of topics,...
18th September 2014

Upbeat Petra Diamonds moots dividend fast-forwarding

Petra CEO Johan Dippenaar London-listed Petra Diamonds on Thursday outlined major upcoming elevations in the economics of its mining operations, which upped production in the 12 months to June 30 to enable the buoyant diamond mining company to post a 47% increase in...
18th September 2014
Electra Mining

Zest WEG Group Video Available

The Zest WEG Group, a subsidiary of leading Brazilian motor and controls manufacturer WEG, started out as a South African company and maintains a strong commitment to contributing to the development of the African region. As a leading supplier of...
18th September 2014
Electra Mining

Dust-A-Side PDF Available Video Available

Dust-A-Side is an international company which has more than 30 years’ experience in Total Dust Control Management. The company’s global presence is in South Africa, Zambia, Namibia, Botswana, Ghana, Mozambique, Australia and Chile.
18th September 2014

De Beers continues investment to meet consumer demand

Venetia Major investments continue to be undertaken by diamond mining and manufacturing company De Beers Group, as demand is expected to almost outstrip growth in terms of diamond carat production in the next ten years, given the lack of new mining...
17th September 2014

Rough carat production well below 2005 level as demand soars – De Beers

De Beers CEO Philippe Mellier Global 2013 rough diamond carat production was still well below the 2005 peak of 175-million carats, at a time when global diamond jewellery demand had reached record highs, De Beers said on Wednesday. Releasing its inaugural Diamond Insight...
17th September 2014

Lucara awarded prospecting licences near Karowe

Vancouver-headquartered Lucara Diamond Corp has been granted two exploration licences in the Orapa kimberlite field in Botswana, in close proximity to its Karowe diamond mine, which it opened in 2012. Both prospecting licence areas host known...
16th September 2014
Creamer Media on SAfm

On-The-Air (12/09/2014) Audio Available

Studies are under way for the possible building of big new mechanised platinum mine on the Limpopo/Mpumalanga border
12th September 2014
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