Tag: diamonds

Plaintiffs in Sierra Leone diamond mine lawsuit request freeze of Steinmetz subsidiary’s assets

FREETOWN/JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Sierra Leoneans seeking damages for alleged environmental degradation around a diamond mine have applied for a freezing order on the assets of Octea, a subsidiary of Israeli...

Botswana government says no guarantee on De Beers sales deal by end-2020

A delay would set back President Mokgweetsi Masisi’s efforts to boost a fledgling diamond polishing and cutting industry and create jobs in a country of 2.2 million with high unemployment.

South Africa’s diamond polishers look to lockdown lovers to add shine

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa’s diamond industry, famed for sales the world over and supplying gems for the British crown jewels, is looking closer to home to revive its fortunes...

De Beers’ Moroka on building a successful public-private partnership with Botswana

Botswana's partnership with De Beers has been hailed as a successful public private partnership model. Now as the two negotiate its extension, CNBC Africa’s Godfrey Mutizwa sat down for a chat with Neo Moroka, CEO of De Beers Botswana for more.

Africa in a bid to find cohesion in the diamond industry

Africa is still to find cohesion around a diamond mining strategy even as its political leaders drive continental integration. CNBC Africa’s Godfrey Mutizwa spoke to Mzee Fula Ngenge, President of the African Diamond Council at the 2019 Diamond Conference in Gaborone.

Lucara’s Naseem Lahti on how she continues to break barriers in male dominated diamond industry

Botswana would benefit from branding some of its diamonds. That's according to Naseem Lahti, Managing Director of Lucara, founder of Botswana's two largest diamonds. She spoke to CNBC Africa’s Godfrey Mutizwa about this and diversity in the industry.

Mmetla Masire on how to increase Batswana’s involvement in the diamond industry

Botswana wants more Batswana involvement in in its key diamond industry as it renegotiates its partnership with De Beers as part of a strategy to full beneficiation of the industry. That's the view Mmetla Masire, permanent secretary in the country's mineral resources ministry. He spoke to CNBC Africa at the 2019 diamond industry.

De Beers CEO Cleaver on achieving full beneficiation in Botswana’s diamond industry

Botswana wants more Batswana involvement in its key diamond industry as it renegotiates its partnership with De Beers as part of a strategy to full beneficiation of the industry. Bruce Cleaver CEO, De Beers Group spoke to CNBC Africa for more.
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