Key features of 2010

Economic performance


  • New Order Mining Right granted for Kimberley Underground in South Africa
  • New Order Mining Right granted for Star mine in South Africa
  • Williamson mine recognised by TAMICO for its good employee relations
Economic performance


  • Gross production up 6% to 1,164,856 carats (FY2009: 1,099,367 carats)
  • Conclusion of acquisition of 74% interest in Kimberley Underground in South Africa
  • Interest in Cullinan mine increased from 37% to 74%
  • Historic Cullinan Heritage diamond (507 carats) sold for US$35.3 million
  • Group resource (gross) of 261 million carats
Social performance


  • Group Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate(LTIFR) of 1.03 for FY2010
  • 4,272 employees and contractors
  • All operations conducted a wide range of local corporate social responsibility and local economic development projects
  • Petra’s Leadership Development Programme progressed with positive results
  • Mwadui school (funded by Williamson) stood 1st in Kishapu district (114 schools), 2nd in Shinyanga region (1,055 schools) and 13th in Tanzania (14,376 schools)
  • Cullinan Field Band participated in opening and closing ceremonies of the 2010 World Cup
Economic performance


  • Improved water management and monitoring programmes
  • Energy conservation a major focus for FY2010 – a range of initiatives undertaken at each operation
  • Williamson elected district and regional winner in annual “Presidential Award on Forest Management and Water Source Conservation” in Tanzania