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.
"Debswana is committed to its pursuit of a diverse and inclusive workforce. Debswana's Diversity and Inclusion Strategy is a key component of our Human Resources strategy and focuses on promoting representation in terms of gender, age, differently abled and family status while ensuring alignment with Group and strategic commitments".