Academician Pokhilenko: The situation with rough diamonds in the Russian Federation will start changing for the worse as early as 2025

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Ilgiz Fazulzyanov: For a creator, the quarantine is the time to work on future masterpieces

Ilgiz Fazulzyanov is a successful and internationally recognized jewellery designer. He received his academic art education in Kazan and moved to Moscow in the 1990s where he lives and works now. His brand, Ilgiz F., is well known among true connoisseurs...

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Botswana Diamonds keen to mine KX36 kimberlite if found commercial

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28 december 2020

‘We expect to completely open the Bourse for business by Q1 of the Year 2022,’ assures Vallabhbhai Patel, Chairman, SDB

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An opportunity to show your products and occupy your niche

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14 december 2020

Zim state-owned diamond firm approaches court to save seized vehicles – report

23 january 2020

zcdc_logo.pngThe State-owned Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC) has approached the High Court seeking to save its vehicles that were seized over a $1.2 million debt allegedly owed to Minexus Minerals.
The diamond company told the court that it settled the debt in 2018, but the Sheriff went on to attach the vehicles.
"I am made aware that the execution process is used to recover outstanding debts only not a debt that has been satisfied like the first respondent (Minexus Minerals) is eager to do," ZCDC company secretary, Samukeliso Ndebele was quoted by New as saying in a founding affidavit.
"I humbly seek that the writ of execution be declared satisfied as the judgement debt was paid in full and the applicant is no longer indebted to the first respondent.” 
He said Minexus Minerals continuously threatens to instruct the Sheriff to attach the company’s assets despite the settling of the debt.

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