GOLDNET.MARKET - “We want and are working to provide business with the opportunity to develop a lot of activity areas”

Today, almost all jewellery companies have their own wholesale websites, online stores, and social media pages. But a year ago, GOLDNET.MARKET, the first jewellery wholesale marketplace appeared in Russia, a new effective tool for the jewellery market...

20 september 2021

Platinum’s rare nature gives it additional value and appeal

Huw Daniel is the CEO of Platinum Guild International, overseeing market development activities in China, Japan, India and the USA, on behalf of the platinum producers of South Africa. Before taking up this role in 2015, Huw ran PGI USA for 12 years...

13 september 2021

Marco Carniello: We want to continue to be the engine boosting the jewellery industry

Italian Exhibition Group (IEG) is a leader in Italy in the organisation of trade fairs and one of the main operators in the trade fair and conference sector at European level, with structures in Rimini and Vicenza, as well as further sites in...

06 september 2021

There is a significant need for smart and technological financial solutions in the diamond industry

MDPS, the Israeli start-up Fintech company from the Mazalit Group is gearing up to enter the diamond industry soon. Zeev Maimon, the CEO of MDPS is also the Founder / CEO of MAZALIT, a B2B payment platform designed and dedicated to the global diamond...

30 august 2021

The future for synthetics lies in that it has become possible to grow a stone you want and make what you want out of it

Alex Popov, President of the Moscow Diamond Exchange and head of the Âme jewelry brand, which uses lab-grown diamonds to produce jewelry, sat for an interview with Rough&Polished sharing his views on the coexistence of natural and man-made diamonds in...

23 august 2021

South African mining firms shine on JSE despite COVID-19 pandemic

05 february 2021
news_05022021_cyril.png
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa                               Image credit: Mining Indaba


South African mining companies showed resilience and ability to recover as they had a strong showing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in 2020 despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa told a virtual 2021 Investing in African Mining Indaba that mining production had an" impressive recovery" following the phased return of mining activity after they eased one of the world's strictest lockdowns. 
"As a signal of the extent of the disruption earlier in the year and the scale of its recovery, the industry recorded quarter-on-quarter growth of 288% in the third quarter of 2020," he said.
"Higher production was mainly due to increased activities in the platinum group metals, iron ore, gold, manganese ore and diamonds." 
Ramaphosa also lauded the "positive" working relations between government and the mining industry as one of the reasons that contributed to the mining industry's ability to weather the storm.
"This is something we should continue to build on," he said.
The South African president also said that there is a need to adapt to the realities of the COVID-19 era, provide greater policy certainty, attract higher levels of investment and protect livelihoods at the same time.
"To ensure that we increase the contribution of both mining and energy to meeting our developmental aspirations, we have taken significant steps to resolve policy and regulatory issues that investors have identified previously and raised with us as constraints to greater investment," he said. 
Mining accounts for about 8% of South Africa's GDP.

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