Part 2: KPCSC wants Russia to help end impasse on new definition of conflict diamonds

In the first installment of this two-part exclusive interview with Shamiso Mtisi, the coordinator of the Kimberley Process Civil Society Coalition (KPCSC), we focused on illegal diamond mining in the continent and where the contraband ends up...

25 october 2021

Part 1: KPCSC gives insight into illegal diamond mining, trading in Africa

Although the diamond watchdog Kimberley Process (KP) prides itself for significantly reducing the flow of conflict goods since its establishment in 2003, the Kimberley Process Civil Society Coalition (KPCSC) alleged that illegal diamond...

18 october 2021

The jewelry industry in Russia needs to be upgraded in a serious way

Dina Nasyrova is a vice-president of the International Jewelry Exhibition-Congress J-1 recently hosted by the Atrium of Gostiny Dvor in Moscow. As a partner and the Muse of the famous jeweler Ilgiz Fazulzyanov, she actively participated in the preparation...

11 october 2021

Smiling Rocks, a philanthropic business model, inspires companies to work for betterment of the world

Zulu Ghevriya, the CEO and Co-Founder of Smiling Rocks, Founder of Vedantti Jewellery and Managing Director of Prism Group has been in the diamond and jewellery industry for over 20 years. Zulu started his business, Prism Group, as a natural diamond...

04 october 2021

Work hard and you will find success

Eduard Utkin, Director General of the “Jewellers’ Guild of Russia” Association, expert of the RF Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Committee on Precious Metals and Precious Stones, told R&P about implementing the SIIS PMPS (State Integrated Information...

27 september 2021

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