[ kˈafi͡ə bˈuːm], [ kˈafiə bˈuːm], [ k_ˈa_f_iə b_ˈuː_m]
How to use "Kaffir boom" in context?
When the diamond industry was booming, South Africa was the bread and butter of the industry. Diamond companies from all over the world flocked to Johannesburg and the surrounding areas in search of the purest diamonds and black diamonds. The Kimberley region, where the story of the "kaffir boom" takes place, was especially hurt as a result. De Beers Consolidated Mines (DCM), the country's largest diamond company, had a monopoly over the industry, and they exercised their influence to keep the price of diamonds high.
In the 1970s, the market for diamonds began to decline as other countries developed their own diamond industries.
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