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 Operations<div class="ExternalClassFDBE9CB9A96D45B08F71B48E61B39D2D"><p>​Jwaneng, Orapa, Letlhakane, and Damtshaa diamond mines</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
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DEbswana Diamond COmpany

Debswana Diamond Company was established in 1969 and it is owned in equal shares by the Government of the Republic of Botswana and The De Beers Group of Companies. It is one of the world's leading diamond producers by value and volume. Debswana operates four diamond mines in Orapa, Letlhakane, Damtshaa and Jwaneng. 

Debswana is a major contributor to the national economy of Botswana – contributing significantly to the gross domestic product, foreign exchange earnings and government revenue. It is one of the largest private sector employers, with over 5200 employees. Debswana is also the biggest contributor to the De Beers Group rough diamond production. 

The company is committed to mining safely, optimally and responsibly, as well as making a meaningful contribution to the development of communities around its mines and the nation at large, thus leaving a lasting legacy. On June 23rd 2019, Debswana will celebrate 50 years of existence. 


 



 

2018 tonnes moved154,527 
2018 Tonnes Treated25,3m
2018 Carats Recovered24,1m​​​​​​​​​​

 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 DIAMOND COMPANY HAS APPOINTED MR. KOOLATOTSE KOOLATOTSE TO THE POSITION OF GENERAL MANAGER FOR JWANENG MINE 2019-07-07T22:00:00Zhttp://www.debswana.com/debswana-diamond-company-has-appointed-mr-koolatotse-koolatotse-to-the-position-of-general-manager-for-jwaneng-mineDEBSWANA DIAMOND COMPANY HAS APPOINTED MR. KOOLATOTSE KOOLATOTSE TO THE POSITION OF GENERAL MANAGER FOR JWANENG MINE
Debswana Diamond Company appoints Mr. Sedireng Serumola as the Assistant General2019-07-07T22:00:00Zhttp://www.debswana.com/debswana-diamond-company-appoints-mr-sedireng-serumola-as-the-assistant-generalDebswana Diamond Company appoints Mr. Sedireng Serumola as the Assistant General

 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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2017 SEAT Report Jwaneng Minehttp://www.debswana.com/Media/Publications/2017 SEAT Report Jwaneng Mine.pdf2017 SEAT Report Jwaneng Mine
Code of conducthttp://www.debswana.com/Media/Publications/Debswana Code of Conduct.pdfCode of conduct
2017 SEAT Report Orapa, Letlhakane and Damtshaa Mineshttp://www.debswana.com/Media/Publications/2017 SEAT Report Orapa, Letlhakane and Damtshaa Mines.pdf2017 SEAT Report Orapa, Letlhakane and Damtshaa Mines

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 Diamond Facts

 

 

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
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
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
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