The missing step to the downstream diamond dream

Pressing on: Masisi has made his goals for the country’s diamonds very clear PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Pressing on: Masisi has made his goals for the country’s diamonds very clear PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

The global diamond jewellery industry generated values of about $85 billion in 2021, dwarfing the $15 billion shared by the various countries that actually dig for the shiny stones. As the debate continues on how Botswana can get a foothold in the downstream riches, a 150-year French school may hold some of the answers. Staff Writer, MBONGENI MGUNI reports

“I was in Paris, looking at Louis Vuitton’s holding company with its leader.

“That company exceeds De Beers by 100 and it exceeds Anglo America five times, in terms of size. It’s huge.

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In the 2014 General Election, women who stood for parliamentary elections were a mere 17 out of a total of 192 aspirants, and sadly the number dropped to 11 out of 210 parliamentary aspirants in the 2019 General Election. Hopefully, registration of the Women in Politics Caucus will give women the necessary support to join politics. While things were slowly improving, women for a long time were at the receiving end as compared to their male...

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