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Botswanan government sued over failed $300m mine deal

Norilsk Nickel says it intends to institute legal action against the Botswanan government to recover more than $300m pertaining to the sale of two mines...

4 May 2017

Gem halts Botswana mine amid low prices

Gem Diamonds' poor run of form with mines outside Lesotho continued after it said it had suspended its Ghaghoo mine in Botswana with immediate effect...

20 Feb 2017

Shumba signs option for 75% stake in Botswana coal mine

Shumba Energy has signed an option to acquire 75% of the Morupule South project from Hodges Resources...

3 Feb 2017

Norilsk Nickel to sue BCL $271,3m for failed mine deal

Norilsk Nickel is taking BCL to court to recover the $271,3m related to the sale of a 50% interest in the Nkomati mine

1 Dec 2016

World Bank project gets stuck into occupation-related TB

An initiative to heighten access to TB-related services and information among affected mining communities is currently being undertaken by the World Bank...

12 Oct 2016

Botswanan diamond mine deal collapses

The sale of Firestone Diamonds' operations in Botswana collapsed after the proposed buyer, Tango Mining, failed to meet the conditions of the sale agreement by the deadline date...

13 Sep 2016

Diamond in the rough fails to make the cut

Selling off the biggest stone of the century proved a bust, when the Lesedi la Rona diamond failed to reach its reserve price at auction...

4 Jul 2016

#AfricaMonth: Botswana's Lerala diamond mine gets a new lease on life

Lerala diamond mine in Botswana has commenced production following a nine-month upgrade and recommissioning project...

4 May 2016

Botswana Geoscience Portal goes live

Potential investors into Botswana's mineral wealth now have access to a myriad of free geoscience data on the country at the click of a mouse...

13 Apr 2016

#MiningIndaba: Botswana's biggest diamond named

The biggest gem-quality diamond ever to be found in Botswana was christened "Lesedi la Rona" (Our Light) at the Mining Indaba 2016...

By Nicci Botha 10 Feb 2016

Could Africa become like China?

Africa's changing demographic over the next three-and-a-half decades could transform the continent into the next China, but only if its youthful population is educated and entrepreneurial.

By Jana Marais 19 Aug 2014

Postive results likely from US-Africa summit says Davies

South Africa and Africa in general benefitted immensely from the recent US-Africa Leaders' Summit held in Washington last week, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said on his return.

13 Aug 2014

Africa must look for partnerships

Africa needs to form partnerships with the developed nations in order to realise the continent's goal to industrialise, International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane said .

By Chris Bathembu 5 Aug 2014

Sanlam looking to invest in Africa, South-East Asia

Sanlam says it has R3bn in discretionary capital that is earmarked for growth opportunities mainly in Africa and South-East Asia.

By Phakamisa Ndzamela 6 Jun 2014

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