Parent and teacher Guide

Welcome to the Minerals Council’s Mining for Schools website.

This site provides comprehensive information and support materials on mining to help give grades 10 to 12 learners a greater knowledge of the mining sector; its history; and its contribution to South Africa and our economy.


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Diamonds info

People have always been attracted to beautiful objects. Diamonds have been treasured as gemstones since ancient times.

Diamond mining has been taking place in South Africa for almost 150 years. But the sector is far from reaching the end of its life.


What are diamonds?