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

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

Namdeb Strike Gets Underway

04 august 2014

A last-ditch attempt by the labor deputy minister Alphäus Muheua to avert an industrial action over a wage dispute by Namdeb workers failed last week, Rapaport reported. The Oranjemund MUN branch secretary for information and publicity, Mathew Nangombe, confirmed that last minute negotiations between the union and company, mediated by Muheua, had reached a stalemate.
"Workers are preparing to go on strike at midnight," Namgombe told The Namibian on 30 July. He said the workers decided for strike action after salary negotiations that started in November between the union and the company reached a deadlock.
The union is demanding a 15 percent increase, while the company has offered 7.5 percent and 8.5 percent for bands A, B and C. In addition, the workers want a 14 percent housing allowance but the company is only offering 8.5 percent.
In an advertisement placed in The Namibian, Namdeb said the strike will cost the company an estimated $943,000 (NAD 10 million) a day.
Namdeb said it remains committed to paying its employees a "competitive wage."