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

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Platinum’s rare nature gives it additional value and appeal

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13 september 2021

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

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06 september 2021

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

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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

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23 august 2021

Petra workers end strike at SA diamond mine

24 october 2012

Petra Diamonds said workers at its Cullinan mine, in South Africa ended their illegal strike last Friday.
It said in a statement that the strike was called off after a meeting between management and unions.
However, no details of the agreement were given.
Petra also said that no other operations were impacted as a result of the strike.
About 1800 workers at Cullinan mine had dropped their tools to press for higher salaries.
They were demanding a pay increase of R12,500 ($1,500).
The strike had no blessings of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) but was obligated to represent the workers.
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 two months witnessed wildcat strikes in the mining industry as workers - teeming in abject poverty - demand for better wages and working conditions.

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