December 17, 2017

Minister Zwane to host the inaugural South African Diamond Indaba


The Minister of Mineral Resources, Mr Mosebenzi Joseph Zwane (MP), together with the State Diamond Trader (SDT), will host the inaugural Diamond Indaba on the 27th of October 2015 at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg.

The Indaba will be driven under the theme “Enabling South Africa to become the Heartbeat of Diamond Beneficiation in Africa”. It will attract role-players within the diamond industry, including producers, beneficiators, industry associations, government, jewellery manufacturers, as well as international diamond stakeholders.

The objective of the Indaba is to support beneficiation, as the Department of Mineral Resources seeks to leverage the country’s comparative advantage in mineral resource endowment to create a competitive advantage for domestic mineral beneficiating entities, thus playing a contributory role towards setting the country’s growth trajectory on a production-led growth path.

Government’s focus has always been on developing historically disadvantaged individuals in order to transform the landscape of diamond manufacturing to include a more diverse population.

Minister Zwane will deliver the keynote address at the Indaba.

Conference Bookings

Registration is essential and the cost for attending the Indaba is R2 500.00 (incl. vat) for South African delegates and $350 00 for international delegates

Bookings can be made through Litha Communications:

Thabane Khumalo – Tel. 011 484 7663 Email: or

Attendance is limited to 200 delegates only.

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