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 targets $1bln diamond sector by 2023 as Anjin, ALROSA jolt into action

23 march 2020

zimbabwe_flag.pngZimbabwe is expecting the diamond sector to contribute $1 billion towards the targeted $12 billion mining revenues by 2023, according to a senior government official.
Mines and mining development minister Winston Chitando was quoted by the State media as saying that the diamond sector realised $165 million in 2019 compared to $98 million in 2018. 
He said “interventions” were being put in place to ensure the diamond industry boosts output starting this year moving towards achievement of the $1 billion mark by 2023.
“In line with diamond policy, Anjin Investments has started production and Alrosa Diamonds, which is the largest producer of diamonds in the world and is already on the ground evaluating several sites to commence production,” said Chitando.
“Government is working on improvements of the marketing framework.”
He said the State-owned Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC) was also expected to gradually increase production. 

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