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Vol 41 No 4

Published 18th February 2000

South Africa

Sparkling lobbyists

The failed attempt by Nicky Oppenheimer, Chairman of De Beers, to meet the United States Justice Department's Joel Klein at the business people's festival in Davos, Switzerland last month was part of a lobbying effort by South Africa's diamond giant. De Beers wants to wipe out its criminal indictment in the USA by exploiting its improved relationship with the US State Department.

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