Dr M'zée Fula Ngenge: ADC shall continue to encourage sustainable and positive transformation of the African mining industry for years to come

Dr M'zée Fula Ngenge, Chairman of the African Diamond Council (ADC) & African Diamond Producers Association (ADPA), not only mirrors the recent INDABA event in Cape Town, but also clarifies his thoughts on the G7’s push to sanction...

26 february 2024

Nosiphiwo Mzamo: South Africa's State Diamond Trader wants more cutting and polishing centres by 2027

South Africa’s State Diamond Trader (SDT), which is mandated to buy and sell rough diamonds as well as promote beneficiation and equitable access to the country’s diamonds, is targeting having 20 cutting and polishing factories in the country...

19 february 2024

Vipul Shah, Chairman of GJEPC: Indian manufacturers are making cautious decisions to align inventory with demand

Vipul P Shah as Chairman of the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council of India (GJEPC) has been at the forefront to drive export demand. Here, in an exclusive interview with Rough&Polished, Vipul Shah opines on the various challenges being...

12 february 2024

James Campbell: Botswana Diamonds optimistic of receiving Thorny River mining permits this year

Botswana Diamonds had hoped to commence operations in the second half of 2023 at the Thorny River hard rock kimberlite dyke system in South Africa; however, the company was unable to secure the necessary mining permits in time.

05 february 2024

Underground operations are the most economical approach to extend Jwaneng mine's lifespan – De Beers

Debswana, a 50/50 joint venture between De Beers and Botswana's government, recently announced plans to make an initial investment of $1 billion in the Jwaneng underground project. In an exclusive interview with Rough & Polished's Mathew Nyaungwa...

29 january 2024

GJEPC & Messe München GmbH's MoU announces India as 'Partner Country' at Inhorgenta 2025

20 february 2024

The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) of India and Messe München GmbH, one of the world’s leading trade fair organisers, signed an MoU to announce India as the Partner Country at Inhorgenta 2025.

Nornickel's project is a winner of RB DIGITAL AWARDS

20 february 2024

The interactive portal of the Norilsk Nickel Corporate University for vocational guidance of school students has become the winner of the RB DIGITAL AWARDS 2024.

Gold Fields marginally misses 2023 production guidance

19 february 2024

Gold Fields’ attributable gold equivalent production for the fiscal year (FY) 2023 is expected to be 2,3 million ounces (oz), a 4% decrease compared to about 2,4 million oz recovered in FY 2022.

G20 countries increased gold reserves by 213 tons in 2023

19 february 2024

The volume of gold reserves held by central banks of G20 countries increased by 213 tons in 2023, RIA Novosti reports.

Zim Central Bank amasses nearly a tonne of gold reserves – report

16 february 2024

Gold reserves at the Central Bank of Zimbabwe have grown by 793 kilogrammes (25,000 ounces) since the implementation of a law requiring mining companies to pay a portion of their royalties in the metal.

De Beers achieves 10 million fatality-free shifts at Venetia due to innovative safety strategy

16 february 2024

De Beers’ Venetia mine in Musina, Limpopo in South Africa has achieved 10.2 million shifts without any fatalities despite the mine's transition from open pit to underground operations.

FURA Gems launches Celebration Sapphires to promote colored gemstone jewellery

16 february 2024

FURA Gems introduced its mine-to-market program 'Celebration Sapphires' to the Indian market, coinciding with the occasion of Valentine's Day.

Ariana completes due diligence on 1.3Moz Dokwe gold project in Zimbabwe

16 february 2024

Ariana Resources has completed its due-diligence programme on the 1.3 million ounces (Moz) Dokwe Gold Project in Zimbabwe, which is owned by Rockover Holdings.

Three Norilsk Nickel projects received awards at HR IMPACT 2024

16 february 2024

The bestowal ceremony for the winners of the HR IMPACT 2024 professional award, aimed to encourage HR management specialists in the use of modern strategies, methods and technologies, took place in Moscow.

India's KGK Group to receive De Beers' AMS Micro verification instrument this month

16 february 2024

KGK Group, an Indian diamond manufacturer headquartered in Hong Kong and a De Beers sightholder, has announced it will be the first company to adopt De Beers Group's AMS Micro diamond screening device.