UNCUT DIAMONDS

Rough diamonds: De Beers responds

Life, not money, was our concern, says spokesman about company's rescue effort at Bontekoe

An interview with Tom Tweedy of De Beers

30 June 2016

Rough diamonds - part four: Illicit digging carries on

Miners are excavating new tunnels

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30 June 2016

Rough diamonds - part three: “If we could work legally, we wouldn’t break the law”

Department of Mineral Resources criticised for its handling of mining disaster

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29 June 2016

Rough diamonds - part two: “We held onto De Beers, but De Beers drifted away”

Unemployment in Namaqualand still fuels illicit mining today

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28 June 2016

Rough diamonds - part one: Ten dead men

A desperate quest in a makeshift mine leads to tragedy

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27 June 2016