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Rough diamonds produced by Alrosa in Russia
US lukewarm on G7 Russian diamond ban after industry backlash
19th May 2024 By: Reuters

 The United States is re-evaluating the strictest elements of a ban on Russian diamonds from the Group of Seven major democracies, after opposition from African countries, Indian gem polishers and... 

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Karowe underground project, Botswana – update
17th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Significant progress has been made. 

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Fraser Institute survey shows marked declines in African countries’ investment attractiveness
16th May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The latest Fraser Institute Survey of Mining Companies has found that various African countries, including Niger, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Senegal, have ranked among the lowest for investment... 

Lotus bolsters its management team
15th May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

ASX-listed Lotus Resources has appointed four experienced resource executives to provide the company with additional experience in project development, operations, technical and corporate... 

Anglo moved into De Beers’ London offices when the lease on its own site expired.
De Beers IPO considered amid break-up plans, sources say
15th May 2024 By: Reuters

Anglo American is exploring an initial public offering of its diamond business De Beers, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters on Tuesday, with one flagging London as the preferred... 

Anglo ditching De Beers is hard blow for troubled diamond market
Anglo ditching De Beers is hard blow for troubled diamond market
15th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

The diamond industry has already been feeling the heat. Prices have slumped, Russian sanctions are threatening trade and the emergence of lab-grown gems is eating into some key traditional... 

Anglo American CE Duncan Wanblad
All-round value unlock targeted in proposed demerging of Anglo Platinum and De Beers
14th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining major Anglo American is targeting value elevation in its planned demerging of South Africa-based Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) and the envisaged divestment or demerger of... 

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Lucara achieves solid quarter at Karowe, underground expansion progressing
10th May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Diamond miner Lucara Diamond Corp’s Karowe diamond mine, in Botswana, delivered another solid operational quarter ended March 31, and the company’s high-value diamond production forecast remains... 

Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi
Botswana vows to protect interests in potential BHP-Anglo deal
9th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi vowed to protect the country’s interests, including its 15% stake in diamond giant De Beers, should BHP Group acquire Anglo American. Anglo, which rejected a... 

Lotus confirms significant uranium potential in updated Letlhakane MRE
9th May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

ASX-listed Lotus Resources has published a revised mineral resource estimate (MRE) of 155.3-million tonnes, grading 345 parts per million (ppm) triuranium octoxide (U3O8), for the Letlhakane... 

A diamond being analysed
De Beers progresses diamond traceability, emissions reduction targets
9th May 2024 By: Chanel de Bruyn

As part of efforts to provide increased provenance across the diamond industry, De Beers plans to bring the first non-De Beers Group goods onto its Tracr platform this year. The Tracr platform uses... 

Avanti chairperson Sir Samuel Jonah
Avanti appoints mining veteran Jonah as chair, acquires gold prospect in Botswana
7th May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Canada-listed Avanti Gold has appointed Sir Samuel Jonah director and chairperson of the company, at a time when the company explores a stretch of newly acquired prospective terrain in Botswana.... 

Sandfire announces maiden resource for new Botswana discovery
30th April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Australia-headquartered Sandfire Resources has unveiled potential for new copper and silver discovery in Botswana, with the announcement of a maiden resource estimate for the A1 deposit, about 20... 

Altona appoints David Catterall as Sesana project consultant
29th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

London-listed Altona Rare Earths has appointed David Catterall as a consultant, with a special focus on the company's Sesana copper/silver project, in Botswana, where he will work closely with CEO... 

Boosting Continental Trade via Rail: Investments in African Railways for the Sustainable Development of the Continent.'
26th April 2024

Did you know that the Southern African Railways Association (SARA) was formalised in 1996, following the SADC Protocol on Transport, Communications and Meteorology (PTCM), specifically Article... 

Image of Karowe processing plant at night
Karowe underground expansion project, Botswana
26th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The underground project will extend the mine’s life by 15 years. 

Paratus Botswana completes Botswana Kalahari fibre route
25th April 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Telecommunications and network services provider Paratus Botswana has completed the last leg of the new 840 km Botswana Kalahari Fibre (BKF) route between the Namibian border and Lobatse. The new... 

Anglo CE Duncan Wanblad.
Anglo pleased with copper's first-quarter performance
23rd April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Copper production increasing by 11% as Quellaveco achieved its highest plant throughput rate in Peru, and Collahuasi and El Soldado in Chile benefitting from higher copper grades were among the... 

A truck transporting material from the Jwaneng mine
De Beers lowers full-year production guidance on high market inventory levels
23rd April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Diamond miner De Beers, a subsidiary of diversified miner Anglo American, has lowered its production guidance for the 2024 full-year to between 26-million and 29-million carats in response to the... 

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PPS highlights good value return to members in challenging 2023
17th April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The Professional Provident Society (PPS), the financial services group focused solely on providing customised financial services solutions for graduate professionals in South Africa and Namibia,... 

Uranium in hand
Lotus advances process optimisation work ahead of Letlhakane mine development
17th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

ASX-listed Lotus Resources has developed a detailed initial programme of work to maximise the potential of its Letlhakane uranium project, in Botswana. The company is working to update the... 

De Beers CEO Al Cook
De Beers says third cycle sales higher than historical levels, but lags behind last year
17th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Diamond miner De Beers says it generated about $445-million in revenue from its third sales cycle for this year. The figure represents the expected sales value from the company’s latest global... 

Paratus express route from Johannesburg to Europe goes live
15th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Pan-African telecommunications group Paratus Group has launched the fastest fibre express route from Johannesburg to Europe. Using Infinera FlexILS and GX Series DWDM equipment, latency on the new... 

Get CBAM ready
12th April 2024 By: Riaan de Lange


Diamond nestled in kimberlite
BOD plans drilling at second anomaly discovered near its KX36 project
11th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Aim-listed Botswana Diamonds (BOD) has discovered a second 6 ha anomaly close to a prior 12 ha anomaly announced in January, with the drilling of five holes to start once an environmental-impact... 

Hydrogen economy, platinum group metals go together.
Platinum-linked green hydrogen set to be world’s ‘new oil’, Forbes article highlights
10th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

There's no climate solution without hydrogen. It’s the missing piece of the clean energy puzzle, says a global CEO-led initiative that brings together leading companies with a united vision. This... 

Altona enters into agreement with Ignate for Botswana copper/silver project
9th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

London-listed Altona Rare Earths has entered into a binding option agreement with Ignate African Mining concerning the exploration for copper and silver on prospecting licence (PL) 2329/2023,... 

Botswana Diamonds chairperson John Teeling.
Artificial intelligence to be applied to Botswana Diamonds’ database
9th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

London- and Botswana-listed diamond company Botswana Diamonds is going to apply artificial intelligence (AI) techniques to its Botswana database, the company said on Tuesday, April 9. Involved are... 

Aterian completes Atlantic Metals acquisition, awarded new licences in Botswana
8th April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

London-listed Aterian has received the change of control approval from the Ministry of Minerals and Energy in Botswana to formally complete the acquisition of a controlling 90% interest in Atlantis... 

South Africa’s research funding agency celebrates a quarter century of success
5th April 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The National Research Foundation (NRF) has highlighted that it celebrated its creation 25 years ago, this week. The NRF is the statutory body that supports and promotes research through the... 

Reflections on the next HS
5th April 2024 By: Riaan de Lange

Of the three cornerstones in the movement of goods – be they in their final, semi-processed or component forms – across a national border, which is the one for which you need to have access to... 

Tshiamiso CEO Dr Munyadziwa Kwinda
Tshiamiso Trust reaches R1.5bn payout milestone
3rd April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The Tshiamiso Trust, which was established to disburse compensation funds to mineworkers who contracted silicosis and tuberculosis (TB) while employed by certain companies in South Africa’s gold... 

Kavango ‘quietly confident’ Kalahari Copper Belt exploration programme will deliver
2nd April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

London-listed Kavango Resources has announced preliminary interpretation results for geophysical survey data on its property in Botswana’s Kalahari Copper Belt (KCB) from South Africa-based New... 

Lucara Diamond Corporation is expanding the Karowe mine to access the underground orebody, thereby extending the life-of-mine to at least 2040
Diamond miner progresses Botswana shaft sinking
29th March 2024

Diamond explorer and miner Lucara Diamond Corporation made significant shaft sinking progress in 2023 at its Karowe underground project, in Botswana, where the miner invested $101.3-million for the... 

Image of sun shining on solar panels
Mmadinare solar complex, Botswana
29th March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The project is expected to offset 48 000 t/y of carbon dioxide emissions.  

Nigeria to grant mining licences only to companies that process locally
28th March 2024 By: Reuters

Nigeria will only grant new mining licences to companies that present a plan on how minerals would be processed locally, under new guidelines being developed, a government spokesperson confirmed on... 

Sasscal Executive Director Dr Jane Olwoch
More green hydrogen insight on way as Southern African scientists head to Germany
28th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Twelve scientists from Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries will head to Germany in May, where they will have an opportunity to obtain more in-depth insight into green hydrogen... 

Catalysing Action from the Energy Conversation in Africa
27th March 2024

Enlit Africa focuses on driving action from the Pan-African energy conversation to ensure every country on the continent benefits from a sustainable energy and water transition relevant to local... 

PPC factory
PPC’s Zimbabwe business flourishes while South African, Botswana businesses flounder
27th March 2024 By: Darren Parker

Revenue growth in cement producer PPC’s South Africa and Botswana cement businesses was driven by price increases during the ten months ended January 31, positively offsetting the declining sales... 

White maize
South Africa’s maize production to dip, but remain sufficient to cover local demand
26th March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

While South Africa’s maize production will be about 2.1-million tons lower this year, there is still enough to meet local consumption and supply neighbouring countries that are having difficult... 

The newly discovered bullfrog species
New African bullfrog species discovered – the largest discovered in 100 years
25th March 2024 By: Schalk Burger

North-West University (NWU) Professor Louis du Preez and his team of researchers have discovered a new species of African bullfrog, Pyxicephalus beytelli, which is the fourth species of bullfrog... 

An image of Botswana Diamonds' Ghaghoo mine.
Botswana Diamonds achieves several positive developments in 2023
25th March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Diamond miner Botswana Diamonds chairperson John Teeling has outlined some positive developments achieved by the company during 2023, including that a gravity survey has discovered a high-grade... 

Debswana's Jwaneng mine, in Botswana
Debswana builds skills pipeline ahead of expanded operations at Jwaneng
22nd March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

In preparation for Debswana’s upcoming Jwaneng underground project, in Botswana, the company has been fostering local talent and enhancing skills development by recruiting graduate learners in... 

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