Work hard and you will find success

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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

Fresh strike at Petra’s Cullinan diamond mine

19 october 2012

About 1,800 workers at Petra Diamonds’ Cullinan mine, in South Africa have embarked on an illegal strike to press for higher salaries.
Times Live reported that the workers, who are demanding a pay increase of R12,500 ($1,500) failed to report for work on Wednesday, a move that grounded operations at the mine to a halt.
The strike had no blessings of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) but was obligated to represent the workers, said a union representative Tebogo Mpahlele.
Petra’s workers had embarked on a short-lived sit-in strike early this month, which yielded nothing.
“The Petra Diamonds strike has ended, they [workers] just agreed to return to work," NUM spokesperson Lesiba Seshoka said then.
South Africa had for the past few months witnessed wildcat strikes in the mining industry as workers - teeming in abject poverty - demand for better wages and working conditions.
The strikes left several gold, coal and platinum mines paralysed, while more than 30 workers were killed as they battled with the police.

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