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Police determined to end Illegal Sand Mining in Moshupa

Moshupa Police Commander, Superintendent David Ramoseki said the ever-increasing illegal sand mining in Moshupa and surrounding villages was a great concern and disclosed that police were determined to eliminate the crime. He mentioned Moshupa west, Taueshele Farm area, Lotlhakane West, Tshaane and Sentsi villages as places being targeted by illegal …

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Botswana’s diamond export drop by 68% in second quarter

Botswana’s rough diamond exports fell by 68 per cent in the second quarter of the year as the coronavirus pandemic hit demand while global travel restrictions hurt trading, this is according to data released by the central bank on Friday. The central bank report showed exports of diamonds from Debswana, …

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Silver project pushing T3 for development start-up

MD and CEO of ASX-listed Sandfire Resources’ T3 copper/silver project, KARL SIMICH, reckons the company boasts the benefits of a large resource, with uncompromised mineralisation. Sandfire had for some time been investigating global opportunities in the base metals space. In the MOD Resources’ T3 project, it recognised the significant value from regional exploration already …

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Lockdown siphons Botswana’s foreign reserves

Global coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdowns and travel bans have crippled Botswana’s mining and tourism, the country’s primary foreign currency earners. This has led to a trade deficit, the difference between the value of imported and exported goods, rose to P4.1 billion in May, further eating away at the country’s precarious foreign …

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GV Gold increases production with the help of digital technologies

GV Gold, also known as Vysochaishy, one of the fastest-growing Russian gold mining companies, has rolled out the Zyfra OpenMine fleet management system (FMS) at its Ugakhan Mine in Russia’s Irkutsk Region in Siberia. The implementation of the project has resulted in a year-on-year ore production volume increase of 11%. …

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