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SA billionaire seeks to consolidate diamond mines in southern Africa

24 august 2016
South Africa’s richest man, Christo Wiese said there are opportunities to consolidate diamond operations in southern Africa.
Two firms backed by Wiese’s family bought a 47 percent stake in TransHex and planned to form a group with 25 percent shareholder RECM & Calibre.
TransHex owns diamond projects in Angola and South Africa.
“There are opportunities for consolidating diamond operations in southern Africa,’’ he was quoted as saying by Bloomberg.
“Obviously we will look at growing the business as much as we can.’’
Wiese said diamonds are “wonderful things, things of beauty and of everlasting value’’, adding that “it’s just a very exciting business”.
Bloomberg reports that TransHex was not Wise’s first “foray” into diamond mining, as his involvement in the industry can be traced back to co-ownership of a South African alluvial diamond mine in the 1970s.

Mathew Nyaungwa, Editor in Chief of the African Bureau, Rough&Polished