Our Operations<div class="ExternalClassFDBE9CB9A96D45B08F71B48E61B39D2D"><p>​Jwaneng, Orapa, Letlhakane, and Damtshaa diamond mines, along with the Morupule Coal Mine</p></div><a href="/Operations/" title="Find out more about our Operations">Find out more</a>http://www.debswana.com/Lists/Banners/DispForm.aspx?ID=4Our Operations
Mining diamonds, enriching the nation<div class="ExternalClassEF8FFF0D5CDA40B09305050DEFD62BA2"><p>Debswana is the world's leading diamond producer by value​, and second largest by volume.</p></div><a href="/About-Us/Pages/default.aspx" title="Find out more about Debswana">Find out more</a>http://www.debswana.com/Lists/Banners/DispForm.aspx?ID=1Mining diamonds, enriching the nation
Our People and Our Community<div class="ExternalClass18F8442ED9304390BE79AAB71DC4595B"><p>​Caring about the safety and wellbeing of our people, our environment and our equipment</p></div><a href="/Sustainability/" title="Find out more about Sustainability">Find out more</a>http://www.debswana.com/Lists/Banners/DispForm.aspx?ID=5Our People and Our Community

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DEbswana Diamond COmpany

Debswana Diamond Company (Pty) Ltd is a unique partnership between the Government of the Republic of Botswana and De Beers Group of Companies. The company was incorporated on 23rd June, 1969 under the original name of De Beers Botswana Mining Company (Proprietary) Limited.

On 25th March, 1992 the name of the company was subsequently changed to Debswana Diamond Company (Proprietary) Limited. The company’s primary objective is diamond mining and associated processes.​

Tonnes Mined 2015 (000)149,404
Tonnes Treated 2015 (000)20,533
Carats Recovered 2015 (000)20,368​​​​​​

 Our Operations

 

 

Damtshaa MineFour small diamond pipes (B/K1, B/K9, B/K12 and B/K 15) were discovered between 1967 and 1972 in an area 20km east of the Orapa Kimberlite pipe. These pipes were grouped to form the Damtshaa Mine.http://www.debswana.com/Operations/Pages/Damtshaa-Mine.aspxDamtshaa MineDebswana is the world's leading diamond producer by value. We work, knowing that are integral to the social fabric of Botswana and that our success contributes to that of Botswana.
Jwaneng MineJwaneng Mine is the richest diamond mine in the world by value. The mine became fully operational in August 1982, when it was officially opened by the then President of Botswana, His Excellency Sir Ketumile Masire.http://www.debswana.com/Operations/Pages/Jwaneng-Mine.aspxJwaneng MineDebswana is the world's leading diamond producer by value. We work, knowing that are integral to the social fabric of Botswana and that our success contributes to that of Botswana.
Letlhakane MineLetlhakane Mine is situated 50 km from Debswana's Orapa operation and 190 km West of Francistown, in Central Botswana. The mine was first discovered during the sampling and evaluation process at Orapa.http://www.debswana.com/Operations/Pages/Letlhakane-Mine.aspxLetlhakane MineDebswana is the world's leading diamond producer by value. We work, knowing that are integral to the social fabric of Botswana and that our success contributes to that of Botswana.
Orapa MineOrapa is a conventional open pit mine, situated 240 km west of Francistown. The Mine was discovered in 1967 by a team of De Beers geologists led by Manfred Marx. It became fully operational in July 1971http://www.debswana.com/Operations/Pages/Orapa-Mine.aspxOrapa MineDebswana is the world's leading diamond producer by value. We work, knowing that are integral to the social fabric of Botswana and that our success contributes to that of Botswana.

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Debswana Scholarships Take Off2015-09-28T22:00:00ZThe first batch of students in the re-introduced Debswana Diamond Company scholarship programme has begun their studies at both local and overseas institutions. http://www.debswana.com/debswana-scholarships-take-off-(2)Debswana Scholarships Take Off
Labour Relations Key to Industrial Productivity - Bonyongo2015-09-24T22:00:00ZAddressing the Botswana Mine Workers Union Congress yesterday, Debswana's Managing Director, Balisi Bonyongo, spoke in plain terms that healthy and effective labour relations are at the core of industrial peace and success.http://www.debswana.com/labour-relations-key-to-industrial-productivity-bonyongoLabour Relations Key to Industrial Productivity - Bonyongo

 Stakeholder Reports

Annual Review and Report to Stakeholders

Annual publication showcasing operational performance, socio-economic development, sustainability programmes, corporate social responsibility a​nd inve​stments.

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Corporate Social Investment Programme Booklethttp://www.debswana.com/Media/Publications/[20100416] - CSI Programme 16.04.10.pdfCorporate Social Investment Programme Booklet

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 Diamond Facts

 

 

Clarity<p>​Clarity refers to the presence of inclusions in a diamond. Inclusions are ranked on a scale of perfection, known as clarity. The clarity scale, ranging from F (Flawless) to Included (I), is based on the visibility of inclusions at a magnification of 10x. Even with a loupe, the birthmarks in the VVS (Very, Very Slightly Included) to VS (Very Slightly Included) range can be very difficult to find. It is only when a diamond is graded 'I' that it is possible to see the birthmarks with the naked eye. The position of inclusions can affect the value of a diamond and you should consider the number, size, brightness, nature and position of inclusions.​</p>http://www.debswana.com/About-Us/Lists/Diamond Facts/DispForm.aspx?ID=2Clarity
Colour<p>​Colour refers to the degree to which a diamond is colourless. Diamonds can be found in many colours, however white-coloured or colourless diamonds remain the most popular. Diamonds are graded on a colour scale which ranges from D (colourless) to Z. Warmer coloured diamonds (K–Z) are particularly desirable when set in yellow gold. Icy winter white coloured diamonds (D–J) look stunning set in white gold or platinum. Nature has also created diamonds in shades of blue, green, yellow, orange, and pink. Red is the rarest of all. These diamonds are called ‘coloured fancies’ and are extremely rare and highly treasured.​</p>http://www.debswana.com/About-Us/Lists/Diamond Facts/DispForm.aspx?ID=3Colour
Cut<p>​Cut refers to the angles and proportions of a diamond. It is the only one of the 4Cs that is influenced by the human hand. Diamond cutting requires great skill and training. The cutter must polish tiny surfaces known as facets onto the rough diamond. This process is what creates the facets known as the crown, culet, table, girdle and pavilion of the diamond.​</p>http://www.debswana.com/About-Us/Lists/Diamond Facts/DispForm.aspx?ID=4Cut
Carat<p>​​​Carat refers to the weight of a diamond. Often mistaken with size, carat is actually a measure of weight. The term carat is a derivative of the word carob. Carob seeds, which are surprisingly uniform in weight, were used as a reference for diamond weight in ancient civilisations. One carob seed equalled one carat. One carat is equivalent to 200 milligrams. One carat can also be divided into 100 ‘points’. A .75 carat diamond is the same as a 75-point or 3/4 carat diamond.</p>http://www.debswana.com/About-Us/Lists/Diamond Facts/DispForm.aspx?ID=1Carat