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Is the tide turning for SA’s alluvial diamond miners?

INVESTORS in alluvial diamond mining firms Trans Hex and Rockwell Diamonds may well have found their investment returns as desolate as the Northern Cape’s...

Kimberley museum ‘enraged’ as miner threatens stone age site

THE McGregor Museum in South Africa's Kimberley has interdicted diamond mining on Canteen Kopje - an internationally famous archaeological site near Barkly West –...

SA diamond sector dying on the vine

South Africa's diamond sector - which should be a feather in the cape of the government's beneficiation policy - was withering to extinction, experts say.

What De Beers thinks of selling granny’s diamonds

FOR decades De Beers sold diamonds on the basis of their eternal and unique appeal. Both these characteristics, however, are being unseated by a...

Rio Tinto defends Zimbabwe diamond sale amid storm

Rio Tinto defended its decision to sell a 78% stake in Murowa Diamonds and Sengwa Colliery to RZ Murowa Holdings - a transaction that...

De Beers doubles sales in first sight of 2016

However, Goldman Sachs expressed concerns De Beers was making unfair comparisons while another diamond firm said the market would remain volatile.

De Beers cuts 2015 production forecast again

De Beers chopped diamond production sharply in the third quarter and has dropped its total production forecast for 2015 to 29 million carats.

Anglo appoints Cleaver De Beers CEO after Mellier bids adieu

ANGLO American executive, Bruce Cleaver, will become CEO of De Beers following the resignation of Philippe Mellier who said he wanted to honour an...

Bristow plans recap of Rockwell after period of ‘fumigation’

A CONSORTIUM led by Mark Bristow, possibly assisted by a third party, would reinvest in Rockwell Diamonds following a period of "fumigation", the company...

Misfortune, mishap forces DiamondCorp into business rescue

DIAMONDCORP'S Lace diamond mine would be placed in business rescue after misfortune heaped upon mishap had made it impossible for the project to reach...