Chamber of Mines responds to DMR’s comments at the Mining Indaba

Chamber of Mines responds to DMR’s comments at the Mining Indaba

The Chamber of Mines (CoM) notes the statements made by the Minister of Mineral Resources, Minister Mosebenzi Zwane, and officials of the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) at the opening of the 2017 Mining Indaba and in a subsequent briefing to the media.

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Diamonds are forever

Diamonds are forever

Fifteen decades later the underground mining and recovery of diamonds continues to this day in the vicinity of Kimberley, the site of early main diamond discoveries in the 19th century.

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Mining at 150 should be celebrated, not threatened

Mining at 150 should be celebrated, not threatened

The year 2017 will be the 150th anniversary of the discovery of diamonds in South Africa. Actually, that may not be strictly accurate, as diamonds may have been discovered earlier although not put to commercial use. But the discovery of a diamond on the banks of the Orange River in 1867 sparked off mining all over the country.

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Clever and compact

Brand new and very handy to the Tork Craft product range is the new Folding Rulers range — the perfect instrument for woodworking, geometry, technical drawings, printing and designing, engineering and construction. It can also be used to measure distances and rule straight lines, angles and slopes.

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