Debswana - Celebrating 50 years of mining the resource, enriching the nation!

Debswana Diamond Company was founded on a competitive edge of extracting diamonds. This national bread basket leads in ore processing, projects engineering and contract operations propelling the mining giant to the pinnacle of revenue generation and cost efficiency. Debswana boasts an impressive track record – of localised business strategy and expertise human development. 

It is the abundant foresight of leadership committed to the company and its values that has seen the venture traverse 50 years, with promises of more ahead. To paraphrase President Mogae, the economy of Botswana rests on a bedrock of diamonds.

On July 20th, 2019, against the backdrop of a full moon, Debswana weathered the cold to celebrate 50 years, incognisant to the date also marking the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong announcing, “The Eagle has landed”. In 1961, President John F. Kennedy put a monumental goal before Congress – ‘to land man on the moon and return him safely to Earth’.  It would take eight years to reach the moon. NASA, an agency of the United States government responsible for the space programme, ate $25 billion before achieving that goal. On July 20th 1969, astronaut Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin set foot on the moon.

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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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