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

Botswana has 12 000 kimberlite clusters waiting to be explored

06 february 2020

botswana_flag.jpgBotswana, which is the world’s second largest diamond producer, has 12 000 kimberlite clusters open to potential investors, an official has said.
“There are still opportunities for those interested in this space [diamond exploration],” said the country’s new mineral resources minister Lefoko Moagi at the Investing in African Mining Indaba in Cape Town.
He showed delegates a map of 261 kimberlite fields that had been licenced.
Of these, De Beers had two kimberlite fields in production at Jwaneng mine out of the 27 available in the Jwaneng Field kimberlites.
There were also about 80 kimberlites in the Orapa Field and production was taking place at Karowe mine owned by Lucara and De Beers’ Orapa, Damtshaa and Lethakane mines.

Mathew Nyaungwa, Editor in Chief of the African Bureau, Rough&Polished from Cape Town, South Africa