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Pastor unearths 706-carat diamond

A 706-carat diamond, possibly the 10th largest ever found, was unearthed by a pastor working the artisanal mines in Sierra Leone...

17 Mar 2017

Is industrial IT the next wave for Africa?

Kenya is on the cusp of real growth and innovation. In fact, according to the African Economic Outlook in 2015, East Africa was again the continent's fastest-growing region...

By Stephen du Preez 15 Mar 2017

African mining needs an industrial revolution

The African mining industry needs to explore innovative ways to improve productivity, competitiveness, and profitability to propel the continent into industrialisation...

14 Mar 2017

The China syndrome: Africa, the East and mining

Over the past decade, South Africa has experienced an insatiable demand from China for raw material and commodities to fuel its manufacturing industries...

13 Mar 2017

Bushveld SMC deal forges ahead

Bushveld Minerals has issued an update on its acquisition of Strategic Minerals Corporation from Evraz Group SA...

10 Mar 2017

Will the Mining Charter sound the death knell for the industry?

The so-called Mining Charter, in its present form, is in a Government Notice issued in 2010. It specifies targets, and a detailed timetable for attainment...

By Owen Murphy 9 Mar 2017

DRC mining licence dispute goes to court

In a modern-day version of claim jumping, two companies are going to court over a contested mining licence in the DRC...

8 Mar 2017

Lonmin hammered by resignation

Lonmin shares fell more than 10%, when it told the market its chief operating officer, Ben Moolman, had resigned for "personal reasons"...

7 Mar 2017

Renewed vigour in mining sparks opportunities

The improved outlook towards commodity price has been a boost for the mining industry and has opened up exciting opportunities...

By Kim Cloete 7 Mar 2017

Mining giant paid magnate close to DRC's Kabila: NGO

Global Witness has accused Swiss-based mining corporation Glencore of paying more than $75m to a scandal-hit Israeli businessman with close links to the DRC president...

6 Mar 2017

Sibanye sure Stillwater deal will go ahead

Sibanye does not expect a delay in its Stillwater deal, despite CFIUS investigation...

6 Mar 2017

Dismay at new head of mining department

Cabinet has announced the appointment of a low-key Free State official, Thabo Mokoena, to head the Department of Mineral Resources, which has been without a permanent head for a year...

By Allan Seccombe and Genevieve Quintal 3 Mar 2017

Gahcho Kué kicks off diamond production

Gahcho Kué mine, which is expected to produce 54m carats of rough diamonds over its lifetime, officially began commercial production on 2 March...

3 Mar 2017

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