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...

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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

UraMin proposes new idea on Namibian desalination plant

15 may 2009

Uranium producer UraMin-Areva Resources Namibia has proposed that the Namibian government expand a desalination plant currently being built by the company instead of building a second one, The Namibian reports.
The mining company, a subsidiary of the French energy giant Areva, recently submitted a proposal to the Ministry of Agriculture, proposing that “the Ministry weigh the potential advantages of co-operation in the current plant before proceeding with the second one”. 
“Not only is the current plant near completion, but its expansion will cost a fraction of building a new one,” UraMin-Areva Resources Namibia was quoted as saying. 
The Ministry had shown intention to build a second desalination plant at Mile 6 for about NAD2 billion. 
Work on the current desalination plant – a USD230 million joint venture between UraMin and NamWater situated at Wlotzkasbaken, 30 km north of Swakopmund, and the first of its kind in Namibia is expected to be commissioned by the end of this year. 
However Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry Andrew Ndishishi, who is chairing a Government-appointed task team on the construction of the plant, brushed off UraMin’s proposal. 
“At the moment we are finalising the terms of reference for the construction of the new plant, and once these terms of reference are completed, people will be invited to tender for the project,” Ndishishi was quoted as saying. 

Veronica Novoselova, Rough&Polished African bureau editor in Namibia