Newcomer romances the stone

Africa's efforts to derive greater benefits from its mineral wealth got a boost yesterday with the launch of South Africa's first black-owned diamond cutting and polishing facility. African Romance will take the precious stone "from mine to finger". "We want to create a model that says Africa can do it," said chief executive officer Mohseen Valli Moosa. - Sapa-AP

Africa's efforts to derive greater benefits from its mineral wealth got a boost yesterday with the launch of South Africa's first black-owned diamond cutting and polishing facility. African Romance will take the precious stone "from mine to finger". "We want to create a model that says Africa can do it," said chief executive officer Mohseen Valli Moosa. - Sapa-AP

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