Thokoana James Motlatsi of Lesotho 1987

His date and place of birth is 5 June  1951 at Morifi, Mohale’s Hoek, Lesotho.   It was stated in 2014 (mining weekly) that Motlatsi is the Executive chairperson of Teba Limited and non-executive chairperson of Shanduka, Platfields and Verimark.   An organisation, Teba was established before 1902 to support mines and the recruitment of mining personnel. … Continue reading Thokoana James Motlatsi of Lesotho 1987

“Diamond” rush in KwaHlathi Ladysmith

*An apparent “diamond rush” in KwaZulu-Natal has prompted the provincial government to dispatch experts to a site near Ladysmith where residents have over the weekend been extracting stones they believe are diamonds, using household equipment.     * Alles is in rep en roer, daar word gekap en gegrou, op soek na "diamante"  wat eerder… Continue reading “Diamond” rush in KwaHlathi Ladysmith

DRC – minerals

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has large reserves of cobalt, gold, gems, copper, timber, and uranium. However, the most valuable resource that the DRC possess is its large reserve of diamonds. Diamonds essentially serve as a pillar to the DRC's struggling economy. * The Town of Beni Beni lies within the North Kivu region… Continue reading DRC – minerals

Minerals – SA – Minerale

The Economic activity in South Africa has been focused on mining activities.  South Africa’s political, social and economic landscape has been dominated by mining industries.  The country’s stock exchange in Johannesburg was established in 1887, a decade after the first diamonds were discovered on the banks of the Orange River, and almost simultaneously with the… Continue reading Minerals – SA – Minerale

Afghanistan – Minerals and Treasures

DISCOVERED AGAINST THE turbulent backdrop of the Cold War, the Tillya Tepe treasure is a glittering assemblage consisting of thousands of golden pieces from all over the ancient world. In 1978, a year before the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan, Russian archaeologist Viktor Ivanovich Sarianidi began digging at the Tillya Tepe site in northern Afghanistan, which archaeologists… Continue reading Afghanistan – Minerals and Treasures