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...


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

De Beers helps Botswana secure Moderna COVID-19 vaccine

26 august 2021
De Beers says it has together with Debswana and DTC Botswana helped the government of Botswana secure half a million doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. 
The group said Gaborone had signed a Memorandum of Agreement with Moderna to procure the doses following the financial pledge made by the three companies in June 2021 to support the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in Botswana.
“The COVID-19 Delta variant has increased the challenges being experienced around the globe and we are committed to standing shoulder to shoulder with our partners in Botswana both to address urgent needs, and step up to support the nation’s longer-term recovery,” said De Beers chief executive Bruce Cleaver.
“De Beers’ belief in Botswana, its people and their future remain unshakable. We are pleased to have been able to play a role in supporting Government with its vaccine procurement and rollout plan during this challenging period due to low global availability of doses at a time of great need.”
De Beers, Debswana and DTCB’s financial contribution has funded 40% of the cost of the vaccines.
Due to the ongoing tightness in global supply for vaccines, the doses will be delivered in phases following the terms of the agreement between the government of Botswana and Moderna Switzerland GmbH.
De Beers, Debswana and DTCB have now collectively provided more than 100 million Pula of COVID-19 relief support to Botswana since the start of the pandemic.

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