Diamonds in Grahamstown – Scifest 2015


The first diamond in South Africa was identified in the Grahamstown. Basil Mills conducts a workshop at Scifest Africa called “Diamond in the Rough”. He explores the story of the first diamond being discovered in Hope Town, near Kimberly. Participants have an opportunity to become miners by panning as the pioneer miners would have done.
We visit Grahamstown museums to find out more about this first diamond and its significance to the small town.

Report by Nikho Mageza & Laura Skippers

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