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20 February 2017
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16 Feb 2017
Diamonds and All That – The Contribution of Mining to South Africa
This year, 2017, is the 150th anniversary of the discovery of diamonds in South Africa. Actually, that is probably not strictly true, as diamonds might have been discovered earlier by people who...
10 Feb 2017
SA: Jacob Zuma: Address by South African President, on the occasion of the Joint Sitting Of Parliament, Cape Town (09/02/2017)
An illustrious son of our country, President Oliver Reginald Tambo, would have turned 100 years old this year, had he lived.
New Bill on way to boost State involvement in mining
A new Bill is to be presented to the South African Parliament to strengthen the State’s role in the industry, currently dogged by legislative, regulatory and administrative tensions between...
06 Feb 2017
Chamber calls on mining to renounce its apartheid past
Mining is the foundation of the South African economy. Much of the manufacturing and services sectors exist because they were initiated to service and provide inputs to the mining industry since...
DMR: Mosebenzi Zwane: Address by Minister of Mineral Resources, on the occasion of the 2017 annual investing in African Mining Indaba, Cape Town, South Africa (06/02/2017)
Mining and mineral resources have been central to civilizations for millennia, and this is expected to continue for the foreseeable future.
05 Feb 2017
Minerals Minister urged to make new legislative start
South Africa’s Minerals Minister Mosebenzi Zwane has been urged to withdraw the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act (MPRDA) Amendment Bill and to make a new legislative start that...
24 Jan 2017
De Beers rakes in sparkling $720m in year’s first sales cycle
Diversified mining company Anglo American on Tuesday announced $720-million as the value of rough diamond sales at De Beers’ first sales cycle of 2017, compared with $470-million and $494-million...
23 Jan 2017
‘Very tough’ mining year ahead as ‘lawfare’ breaks out – Nedbank
South African mining has a “very tough” year ahead, with "lawfare" breaking out. While existing large, powerful mining companies will persist, growth through new entrants and foreign investment is...
19 Jan 2017
12 Jan 2017
Financing solutions will be focus of diamond summit
Finding real solutions to a wide range of financing problems will be the intense focus of the diamond industry's upcoming Presidents’ Meeting and Finance Seminar in Mumbai next month, where a...
19 Dec 2016
Tax change seen as good for diamonds
World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) president Ernie Blom has praised Israel Diamond Exchange president Yoram Dvash and other industry heads in the country following the signing of what is...
Troubled Diamondcorp secures repayment standstill
Troubled diamond mining company DiamondCorp is being given a repayment breather by South Africa’s State-owned Industrial Development Corporation (IDC). The JSE-listed company, headed by CEO Paul...
30 Nov 2016
Zuma pays tribute to Castro, “one of the greatest heroes of the 20th century”
President Jacob Zuma paid tribute to the former Cuban leader Fidel Castro in Havana, hailing him as “one of the greatest revolutionaries of our time and one of the greatest heroes of the 20th...
SA: Jacob Zuma: Address by South African President, at the mass memorial rally of former President of the Republic of Cuba Fidel Castro, Plaza de la Revolucion, Havana, Cuba (29/11/2016)
The people and government of the Republic of South Africa learned with sadness of the passing of one of the greatest revolutionaries of our time and one of the greatest heroes of the 20th century,...
29 Nov 2016
ANC: ANC National Executive Committee special resolution on the passing away of former president of Cuba Fidel Castro
The National Executive Committee of the ANC has learnt with sadness about the passing away of one of the great revolutionaries of our times Cde Fidel Castro. The NEC, on behalf of the members of...
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