Archive for May 31st, 2009

source: Mmegi

Australian based Tawana Resources (ASX: TAW) has moved to 100 per cent ownership of the Orapa Project in the north-east.

In a statement on Wednesday, Tawana said it will pursue new initiatives for the rapid development and bulk sampling of several kimberlites in this highly prospective area.

The Orapa Kimberlite field is located in north-eastern Botswana and includes the Orapa, Letlhakane and Damtshaa diamond mines which produce in excess of 13 million carats of diamonds per year.

The Orapa Kimberlite field is one of the largest diamondiferous kimberlite fields in the world, containing 79 known kimberlites. Tawana’s high prospective BK24 kimberlite is located 20km from the Orapa mine, 30km from the Letlhakane mine and only 6km from the Damtshaa mine.

Tawana aims to establish the size of [continue reading]

source: ZimNews
author/ (France)
published:Fri 29-May-2009

Woman to be kept in custody “just in case she flies back to Murehwa”
She is remanded in court as expert confirms claims
By Alice Chimora

A 21 year old woman stunned a court when she claimed she flew 75 miles in a winnowing basket with two witches on a mission to kill her brother-in-law. Her claims where collaborated by a witchcraft expert who told the court that “witches can travel from Zimbabwe to as far as South Africa during the night and fly back as soon as their mission is accomplished”. In court Regina Sveto, 21 on Friday “hissed like a snake” and “went into a trance” as Sekuru Nelson Jambaya, the vice president of the Zimbabwe National Traditional Healers Association (Zinatha) testified leaving a packed court room shocked. All the drama took place at Court 18 at the Harare Magistrates Court where it was jammed to the rafters as court officials, magistrates and lawyers all raced there to watch proceedings in the rather unusual case.

Sveto has pleaded guilty to a charge of public indecency after she was found naked outside her brother-in-law’s house in [continue reading]

source: allAfrica
30/05/2009 22:17 – (SA)

Johannesburg – South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma said on Saturday he plans to focus on enforcing safety measures to curb mining deaths which have hurt output and to review black ownership in the mining industry.

In a speech delivered to the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), the new president also said he would ensure local communities benefited from mining activities in their areas.

“We need to vigorously support and entrench a culture of zero harm in this industry … the safety record of our mines has become a central issue that will be placed under the scrutiny of government,” he told the union members at a gala event.

Last week alone, at least nine workers died in mining operations across [continue reading]