03 Oct 2022
DiamondWorld Directory
Home |
SA and China learn together
SA government sends students to China in diamond training deal
By: Diamond World News Service
Feb 21 2006 12:00AM
Reference: 257  


A group of South African women are heading for Beijing for diamond cutting training with Chinese diamond and jewelry manufacturer Michael Diamonds, according to Deputy Minister of Minerals and Energy Lulu Xingwana on February 20, 2006. During Xingwanas visit to Beijing on 17 November 2005, an agreement was signed to allow up to 15 students from South Africa to be trained in jewelry manufacturing.

The group formed part of the first phase of the South African governments skills development program with Michael Diamonds. According to the report, Xingwana said that eight more groups of trainees would be heading for China over time. The training would include design and some aspects of financial management. The group of women would spend three years in China, Xingwana added.

Department of Minerals and Energy Director of Beneficiation Sindiswa Gaven said that about 2,100 people were employed in South Africas jewelry sector. There was interest from a number of international investors from Antwerp and India to invest in the diamond trade in South Africa and the reopening of a big cutting centre in Kimberley was being looked at, Xingwana said.

Follow DiamondWorld on Instagram: @diamondworldnet
Follow DiamondWorld on Twitter: @diamondworldnet
Follow DiamondWorld on Facebook: @diamondworldnet
Have Your Say
* Your view
* Name:
* Email:
* Town/city:
* Country/State:
*  Company:
*  Name:
*  Mobile:
*  Email:
Subscribe for DiamondWorld weekly Newsletter
Search News by City
Recent Issue
News in Pictures
Young Diamantaires
Pictures: 16
Stunning Jewellery from Cannes 2019
Pictures: 24
Sparkly Jewels at Oscars 2019
Pictures: 19
Golden Globes 2018
Pictures: 15
Spotted: Who Wore What (December 2018)
Pictures: 4
India Diamond Week
Pictures: 8
Spotted: Who Wore What (October 2018)
Pictures: 7
Spotted: Who Wore What (September 2018)
Pictures: 6
70th Emmy Awards
Pictures: 11
35th India International Jewellery Show 2018
Pictures: 46
JJS - IJ Jewellers Choice Design Awards 2015 powered by GIA
Views: 31515
Diamond World Expert Hour with Evgeny Agureev, Deputy CEO, ALROSA
Views: 8905
GJEPC Chairman Interview
Views: 27676
IJ Jewellers Choice Design Awards 2012 - Part 1
Views: 38685
Promo for IJ Awards 2012 at NDTV Profit
Views: 56492
IJ Jewellers Choice Design Awards 2012- Part 2
Views: 67968
Couture India 2016 - A Business Boutique Show by IJ Magazine
Views: 21512
Savjibhai Dholakiya, Surat Businessman (Diamond Merchant) speaks in Vibrant 2015
Views: 50438
IJ Jewellers Choice Design Awards 2013 - NDTV Video
Views: 52289
Member of:
Supporter of: