Our People

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With over 5000 permanent employees, Debswana continues to be to be one of the country's largest private sector employers where 97% of permanent employees are citizens of Botswana.

In addition, there are over 6000 contractors working at Debswana operations.

Although mining is a very technical environment, Debswana remains, at heart, a people-based organisation. That is why the company places great value in its efforts towards the development, wellness, and safety of its employees.

Debswana has trained many employees over the years and continues to do so. The company has training centres at the mines and it also funds various external training and development programmes for employees in various disciplines.​

 Wellness Events

​In line with Debswana's efforts to promote the good wellbeing of its employees, various events are held every year in the name of raising funds for communities around the mines. These events are headlined by the mine General Managers and have healthy spin to them such as the OLDM GMs Walk and the Jwaneng GM's Cycle Race. Debswana employees, contractors and those living in our communities are encouraged to participate.