The events that have unfolded in the DA have shown that Zille has more influence than Maimane. He serves at her pleasure, writes Ralph Mathekga.
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De Beers’s diamond buyers took the rare opportunity to reject stones from the biggest supplier as the company offered almost unprecedented flexibility to ease a growing crisis.
De Beers’s diamond sales plunged again at the company’s latest offering, underlining a slump in demand from the miner’s customers who are struggling to make a profit at current prices.
De Beers is having the worst start to a year since at least 2016, in the latest sign of difficulties plaguing the global diamond industry.
De Beers is allowing its diamond buyers to refuse some lower-quality stones at its sale this week, according to people familiar with the situation.
Botswana’s president, Mokgweetsi Masisi, wants a new long-term diamond-sales pact with De Beers when the current 10-year deal expires in 2020.
De Beers may follow its resumption of exploration for diamonds in the Northern Cape by looking for long term opportunities in countries like Zimbabwe and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The world’s biggest diamond producer is running a pilot scheme to create a virtual ledger of diamond sales.
Meet the Saturday school changing maths and science education in South Africa.
De Beers is planning to spend more money advertising diamonds than any time in the past decade to win back wealthy shoppers.
Handling diamonds every day in Namibia a 'no-mistake job;' venture seeks to benefit locals
De Beers will let buyers reject more diamonds at a sale next week as the mining company shows almost unprecedented flexibility to ease a growing crisis.
Retrenchment led Grace Masango to start her own business, offering mine tours for tourists and local schools.
De Beers made steep cuts in the prices of low-quality stones at its sale this week, according to people familiar with the situation.
De Beers is moving to sell diamonds made in a lab rather than formed underground over billions of years.
The diamond industry has a size problem, with shoppers increasingly choosing pieces with several smaller gems which are often lower quality.
De Beers mined more diamonds last year than any time since the global financial crisis of 2008.
Approximately 31 companies, with a combined market capitalisation of R578bn on August 31 last year, control almost 80% of the South African mining market, writes Christopher Rutledge.
The world’s biggest diamond producer has hired an external investigator to find the source of possible leaks of its most sensitive price data.
De Beers says its unit in Botswana is on track to produce the most since 2014 this year, exceeding its annual production forecast.
Namibia and the De Beers company have launched what the diamond producer calls the world's largest diamond exploration vessel.
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