Diamond cutters will ride the wave – Thamage


Botswana Diamond Hub coordinator, Jacob Thamage, has expressed optimism that the diamond-cutting industry, which is currently experiencing liquidity and profitability pressures, will emerge stronger.

Speaking to Mmegi Business, Thamage said the pressures that local diamond cutters found themselves under, were not specific to Botswana, but were what currently prevails in the global diamond-manufacturing sector.

“While we are in discussions with some of the players in Botswana to find solutions, perhaps some solutions have to come from the global industry. Indeed the industry is concerned as evidenced by some rough diamonds producers recently lowering prices,” he said.

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