DEbswana Diamond COmpany
Debswana Diamond Company (Pty) Limited (Debswana) was established in 1969 and is one of the world's foremost diamond producer by value and volume. The company operates four diamond mines: Jwaneng, Orapa, Letlhakane and Damtshaa Mines (the latter three are grouped under the acronym OLDM) and has a Corporate Centre in Gaborone.
Debswana is an equal partnership between the Government of the Republic of Botswana (GRB) and the De Beers Group of Companies. The diamonds produced from the four mines are sold to De Beers and the Okavango Diamond Company, and Debswana is the biggest contributor to the De Beers Group rough diamond production.
Debswana is a major part of the national economy of Botswana and makes a significant contribution to country's gross domestic product, foreign exchange earnings and government revenue. It is one of the largest private sector employers, with more than 5 000 employees and 6 000 contractors working at its operations.
"One of life's most basic values is to treat others as you would like to be treated. For me, this means equality in gender, diversity, culture, and the establishment of an inclusive environment which provides opportunities for all." - Debswana Managing Director on the occassion of celebrating International Women's Day on the 8 March 2023.