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

Rio Tinto ‘finds huge’ iron ore in Botswana as need for diamond alternatives grow

24 march 2014

Rio Tinto Group is said to have “found huge” deposits of iron ore in southern Botswana, a development that will likely please officials who are seeking alternatives to diamonds.
Diamond mining had been the country’s top foreign currency earner for decades but there are growing fears that this would not be the case in the coming years.
Bloomberg quoted Botswana chamber of mines chief executive Charles Siwawa as saying that the discovery in an area called Werda was thought to be an extension of South Africa’s Sishen deposits, which are mined by Anglo American’s Kumba Iron Ore.
“From the presentations they made to the Botswana government, there are huge iron ore deposits,” he was quoted as saying. “They might have found a second Sishen.”
Rio Tinto was conducting early stage iron-ore exploration in Botswana.
Bloomberg reports that a company’s spokesman declined to comment on the issue.
However, Siwawa said Rio Tinto, which had been working in Werda, near Botswana’s border with South Africa, for the past three years, would continue exploration work.
“The future of Botswana mining is going to be the coal and iron ore resources and of course diamonds,” he said.

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