Innovation and automation can conquer any challenges

Rahul Gaywala, the CEO of STPL has been with the Sahajanand Group since 1993 and in his tenure with STPL, he has proved to be a hard-core innovator and technocrat intent on helping to transform the diamond trade from a labour-intensive industry to an...

06 april 2020

Memorial Foundation of Carl Fabergé continues to fulfill its tasks

Valentin Skurlov, Ph. D., who is an Honorary Academician of the Russian Academy of Arts, professor, scientific secretary of the Fabergé Memorial Foundation, consulting researcher studying the Fabergé heritage at the Russian department of the Christie's...

30 march 2020

Gaetano Cavalieri: We need to protect the long-term health of our industry

The World Jewellery Confederation (CIBJO) represents the entire jewelry industry embracing a whole variety of companies, from those mining precious metals and gems to those, which are manufacturing and selling final products. The confederation...

23 march 2020

Sierra Leone mulls setting up entity to buy diamonds from artisanal miners

Sierra Leone will revise its Mines and Minerals Act that will, among other issues, pave way for the establishment of a State entity that can buy diamonds from artisanal miners, an official has said. The National Minerals Agency of Sierra Leone director-general...

16 march 2020

David Block, CEO of Sarine Technologies believes that AI will play a bigger role in the industry in the next few years

Armed with an MBA degree from the Kellogg-Recanati School of Business, and a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the Tel Aviv-Jaffo Academic College in Israel, David Block is the present CEO of Sarine Technologies, a worldwide leader in the...

10 march 2020

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