De Beers, gov't quell tensions

A dump truck at Debswana Orapa mine
A dump truck at Debswana Orapa mine

Diamond giant, De Beers, does not expect any interruption anytime soon in the supply of stones it secures from Botswana, even as government hints that it wants a larger share of output from Debswana.

Debswana is the producer at the heart of tensions between the state and the global group.

Executive Vice-President Diamond Trading, Paul Rowley told Mmegi that the diamond group was not factoring in a possible interruption in supplies as part of risks to its outlook for the year.

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