Anyone can vist any of Debswanas
mines through the Public and Corporate Affairs (PCA) department.
Applicants are requested to provide the following personal details:
Full names (no initials) and title
Passport or Botswana Identity numbers and expiry
Nationality of the passport (international
Applicants shall also provide the name of their
organisation or institution and designation.
Media practitioners shall also provide copies of
Requests for tours should reach the sites at least
10 (ten) working days before the planned date of the tour.
The PCA office will confirm whether or not an
application has been successful and / or advice on an alternative date, if
necessary, within seven (7) days of receipt of request.
All persons undertaking mine tours do so at their own
risk and must fill in and submit an indemnity form supplied
by PCA before arriving at the site.
All photography and film equipment
must be declared upon initial request for a tour. Cell-phones, laptops and other electronic equipment are prohibited in
the mine high security zones. Unauthorised equipment will be confiscated.
Professional photographers and film producers are
expected to fill in a declaration form and are obligated to provide copies of
recorded footage once it is completed.
All mine tours at Jwaneng Mine shall start from the
PCA office at 09h00. Mine tours at Orapa and Letlhakane Mines shall start from
the PCA office at 08h00. Educational mine tours at both sites shall be
conducted on Wednesdays and General mine tours on Fridays.
Media and VIP tours at both mines shall be
conducted on agreed dates.
With the exception of VIP tours, a minimum of 10
people and a maximum of 40 people shall be allowed on a mine tour at any given
The PCA department shall supply visitors with the
following Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) where necessary:
are required to wear long sleeved shirts as well as full length trousers and
should also bring socks to wear with safety shoes.
are required to comply with the Semi Precious and Precious Stones (Protection)
visitors shall undergo a safety and security induction prior to going on a mine