January/February 2014: In This Issue
Any activity that has, or is about to celebrate, its diamond anniversary has been going on for a long time. The silver and gold anniversaries are long since past. One has to wonder why platinum is not the next milestone.
Diamonds, together with gold, are inextricably woven into the social, economic, and political fabric of South Africa. For more than 140 years, these two commodities have given rise to industries that have sustained the economic development of the region.