The diamond group's shareholders are determined to vote out the board and restore value, possibly with the help of Phillip Dexter, a member of an opposition party in South Africa's parliament.
Zimbabwe's finance minister says a blockade on diamond exports is effectively 'punishing the people of Zimbabwe', and that it should be dropped.
DiamondCorp has reported an increase in the size of the geophysical target at one of the prospecting areas making up its Jwaneng South Project in Botswana.
Both African Diamonds and Firestone Diamonds are getting stuck into their new diamond mining projects in Botswana.
Rockwell Diamonds says that during April and May it recovered three large gemstone diamonds from its Holpan and Saxendrift operations.
Emerging diamond producer DiamondCorp has reported a 47% drop in headline earnings per share to 6.15 pence for the year to end December 2009 from 11.55 pence a share previously.
Thabex, the junior mining and exploration company, has made an application for the voluntary suspension of its listing on the JSE with immediate effect.
Investment group Remgro has approved the unbundling of its investment in diamond miner Trans Hex.
The National Union of Mineworkers has secured wage increases of between 9% and 10% for its members at diamond company Trans Hex.
Diamond exploration company African Diamonds expects the AK6 diamond mine in Botswana to come on stream in the third quarter of 2011.