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Editorial Insight

Big gold CEO clear-out, Botswana ousts London, graphite deal in Malawi

Five of the top 20 Canadian gold producers by market value, including world leader Barrick Gold, Kinross Gold and Centerra Gold, have named new CEOs this year – and an exit closer to home is that of former Great Basin gold CEO Ferdi Dippenaar.
24th August 2012
 
DIAMONDS

Diamond supply down 30%, demand up 30% – De Beers

Philippe Mellier and Varda Shine Diamond supply has fallen nearly 30% since 2007 and demand has risen by the same percentage in that same five-year period, says De Beers CEO Philippe Mellier. Mellier – who addressed a media conference to mark the initial step of moving global...
15th August 2012
 
DIAMONDS

Botswana in first diamond aggregation outside of London in 80 years

Botswana VP and Minerals Minister Dr Ponatshego Kedikilwe Botswana on Tuesday launched the first diamond aggregation activity outside of London in 80 years, which marks the initial step towards shifting total global diamond sales to Gaborone from the end of 2013. Botswana VP and Minerals Minister Dr...
14th August 2012
 
DIAMONDS – 1

Botswana opts out and Anglo pounces on more De Beers stock

Botswana has other priorities and Anglo American wants more of De Beers so the London-listed company has pounced on the extra 10% that was going begging in the world's biggest diamond company. Anglo will now have 85% of De Beers instead of the...
10th August 2012
 
EXPLORATION INVESTMENT

SMART GOVERNMENT, AHOY!

Mining is being urged to enter an era of smart leadership and smart management. Smart technology is already being rolled out. Missing, say some, is smart government. The message heard loudly and clearly at the opening of last week’s African...
27th July 2012
 
LEGISLATIVE ENVIRONMENT

Botswana cuts taxes, gives private sector scope

Botswana is setting out to lower the fiscal burden on resources investors in a charm offensive that separates it from the mining jurisdictions that are currently looking to increase mining taxes.
6th July 2012
 
Creamer Media on SAfm

29/06/2012 (On-The-Air) Audio Available

Exciting new copper and silver discoveries could be bigger than diamonds for neighbouring Botswana; Botswana is gearing up to be an energy corridor for the Southern African region; and Botswana has lowered taxes for miners to lure investors to the...
29th June 2012
 
COPPER AND SILVER

No reason why Botswana’s copper/silver can’t surpass diamonds

There is no reason why copper/silver mining in Botswana cannot be bigger than diamond mining in Botswana. That’s the view of Botswana Minerals Minister Dr Ponatshego Kedikilwe, who adds to Mining Weekly Online that he also sees huge potential...
27th June 2012
 
LEGISLATIVE ENVIRONMENT

Private sector must be given maximum freedom – Botswana Minister

The private sector must be given the opportunity to participate as freely as possible in mining, Botswana Minerals Minister Dr Ponatshego Kedikilwe said on Tuesday. Kedikilwe, who addressed the Botswana Resource Sector Conference here, said that...
26th June 2012
 
Diamonds

Botswana becomes State diamond trader

The government of Botswana has established a State diamond trading company that will be responsible for the purchasing, selling and marketing of the State’s portion of Debswana production, Botswana’s daily newspaper Mmegi reports. Mining...
12th March 2012
 
DIAMONDS

De Beers-quitting Oppenheimers go on with Oppenheimer & Son

The big names of De Beers and Anglo American have hogged the limelight. But perhaps questions should have been asked about E Oppenheimer & Son. If they had been, perhaps the exit of the Oppenheimer family from De Beers and its nigh-exit from...
11th November 2011
 
DIVERSIFIED MINERS

Oppenheimers shed De Beers but continue with age-old E Oppenheimer & Son

The big names of De Beers and Anglo American have hogged the limelight. But perhaps questions should have been asked about E Oppenheimer & Son. If they had been, perhaps the exit of the Oppenheimer family from De Beers and its nigh-exit from...
11th November 2011
 
 
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