Bheki Fayayo

Lucara’s Strategic Partnership with HB Antwerp to Revolutionise Stability in a Dynamic Market

In an effort to continue its excellence performance, Lucara Diamond Corp has unveiled a new diamond sales agreement with HB Group based in Antwerp, Belgium, concerning all qualifying diamonds over 10.8 carats from its Karowe Diamond Mine in Botswana. This 10-year partnership promises a pricing structure that combines cutting-edge technology …

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SRK promote Amstrong, O’Brien

SRK Consulting has appointed partner and principal geologist (geotechnical) Robert Armstrong as a director in its South African Consulting Practice. Armstrong has been with the company since 2001, when he joined as a student geologist. He has been involved in geotechnical projects throughout Africa, as well as in countries includingArgentina, …

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De Beers Doubles Down on Angolan Diamonds: Seeking New Prospects, Polishing Processing

Diamonds are forever, and De Beers, the world’s leading diamond producer, seems to agree. In a move echoing their namesake gemstone’s eternal sparkle, the company has signed a trio of agreements with Angola, marking a significant return to the African nation after a decade-long absence. This strategic partnership signals De …

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Mining 2024: Navigating Turbulence With Purpose and Tech, Says Deloitte Report

The mining and metals sector stands at a crossroads, navigating a complex storm of global uncertainty, supply chain disruptions, and the ever-present pressure to meet ESG demands. But amidst the turbulence, a new report from Deloitte, “Tracking the trends 2024,” offers a beacon of hope. Highlighting ten key trends shaping …

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Botswana Allocates $65 Million for 24% Stake in Diamond Firm HB Antwerp

In a strategic move to enhance its position in the global diamond industry, Botswana has earmarked 890 million pula ($65 million) for the acquisition of a 24% stake in the renowned Belgian diamond trader, HB Antwerp. The allocation was revealed in national budget documents, signaling the advancement of a deal …

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South Africa’s Nuclear Power Ambitions – Pioneering Reactor Exports

In a groundbreaking discussion at the Mining Indaba in Cape Town, Stratek Global’s Chairman Kelvin Kemm, asserted that South Africa is poised to become a nuclear reactor exporting nation. Highlighting the country’s status as the first to develop a commercial Small Modular Reactor (SMR), Kemm unveiled the HTMR-100, positioning South …

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Atlantic Council’s Africa Centre Unveils Revolutionary Critical Minerals Initiative at Mining Indaba

The Africa Centre of the Atlantic Council is embarking on an innovative three-year programme dedicated to critical minerals in Africa. With Africa housing 30% of the world’s critical-mineral reserves, the continent assumes a pivotal role in twenty-first-century supply chains, especially for electric vehicles, lithium batteries, cellphones, medical scanners, and military …

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Innovator Grace Akinyi Awarded USD$25,000 Research Grant as Winner of 2024 Mining Competition

The conclusion of the Mining Innovation and Research Battlefield 2024 at the Mining Indaba in Cape Town has revealed Grace Akinyi, Founder of Women in Mining Kenya, as the deserving winner. The competition, organised by the Development Partner Institute (DPI) and Investing in African Mining Indaba, provided a platform for …

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Trafigura and Kamoa-Kakula sign agreements to become first customers of the Lobito Atlantic Railway

Trafigura and Kamoa-Kakula have today agreed long-term commitments to transport minerals via the Lobito Atlantic Railway for a minimum term of six years. The terms of the Reserved Capacity Agreements were signed during the Mining Indaba in Cape Town, South Africa and mark the first long-term commercial commitments to the …

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Mining Indaba 2024 Kicks Off: Embracing Disruption for a Bold New Future

Day one of the Investing in African Mining Indaba, the continent’s premier mining event, set the tone for a week of transformative discussions and bold pronouncements under the theme “Embracing the power of positive disruption: A bold new future for African mining.” The opening ceremony and subsequent disruptive discussions painted …

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