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Kalahari Key Mineral Exploration EMP now approved

Kalahari Key Mineral Exploration (KKME) has also received written confirmation from the country’s Department of Environmental Affairs that the environmental management plan (EMP) has now been approved. The EMP covers planned drilling operations at the Molopo Farms Complex (MFC) project and represents the last formal regulatory step prior to the …

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COVID-19 delays Botswana, De Beers negotiations

The Botswana government has revealed that the COVID-19 pandemic has delayed its negotiations with the diamond miner, De Beers. The government said there was no guarantee that it would be able to renew a new 10-year sales agreement with De Beers before the end of December, when the current one …

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Diamond drop compelling Botswana must expand revenue base

The subsequent decline in the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) due to the drop in the production of diamonds makes it more imperative for Botswana to diversify its economy from mining. Rough diamond production decreased by 27 per cent to 11,3 million carats in the first half of 2020. This …

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