"This was the day the Economic Independence of Botswana was born"

Just six months into independence, in March 1967, the first diamondferous kimberlite was discovered in Orapa. Manfred Marx, one of the De Beers geologists who was part of the exploration team that discovered Orapa 51 years ago, was last week back in the mining town for the official opening of the Adrian Gale Diamond Museum and he reminisces about the discovery that saved Botswana.

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CoA brings sanity to DIS/DCEC long-standing feud

This decision follows the raiding of the office of the former Director General of the DCEC, Tymon Katlholo early 2022 and his staff officer by the DIS operatives who reportedly took files that they had targeted.After all back and forth arguments, the CoA has set the record straight giving an invaluable lesson to the DIS that it was no super security organ and it does not have any powers to cogently supervise other security organs including the...

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