General Information
Organisation Type/Location: Company in Botswana
Nick name/Abbrev.: Debswana
Business Sector(s):
Mining – Diamond Mining

Nature of Business
Debswana Diamond Company (Pty) Ltd is involved in the Botswana mining industry. The company was incorporated in 1969, with an original shareholding by De Beers of 85% and by the Botswana government of 15%.

Debswana is Botswana’s largest employer, employing 6000 people.

Debswana operates:

the Orapa diamond mine which started production in 1971
the Letlhakane diamond mine, opened in 1979
the Jwaneng diamond mine, opened in 1982
Teemane Manufacturing Co, Serowe, which is involved in cutting and polishing diamonds.
In August 1996 the Orapa mining lease was renewed to 2017 and the Debswana sales contract was renewed.

Related Organisations
has a share in: Botswana Diamond Valuing Company (100%), Botswana
has a share in: Central Investments DBI (11%), Luxembourg
has a share in: De Beers Investments (10%) – Southdale, South Africa
has a share in: Morupule Colliery Ltd (93%) – Gaborone, Botswana
has shareholder: De Beers Group SA (10%) – Johannesburg, South Africa
has shareholder: Government of Botswana (90%), Botswana
is a client of: Snowden Mining Consultants – Johannesburg, South Africa

Related Facilities
has a share in: Damtshaa – Diamond Mine in Botswana
has a share in: Jwaneng – Diamond Mine in Jwaneng, Botswana
has a share in: Letlhakane – Diamond Mine in Orapa, Botswana
has a share in: Morupule – Coal Mine / Quarry in Botswana
has a share in: Orapa – Diamond Mine in Orapa, Botswana

Industry Activities by Country
Coal Mining – Botswana

Debswana has a 93% interest in Botswana’s only coal mine, Moropule.

Diamond Mining – Botswana

Debswana has a 50% interest in the three largest diamond mines in Botswana: Orapa, Jwaneng and Lethlakane.

Managing Director: Mr LG Nchindo (Louis)
Deputy Managing Director: Mr GA Beevers (Gavin)
Chairperson: Mr NF Oppenheimer (Nicky)

Contact Information

Debswana Diamond Company (Pty) Limited
Office Address:
Fifth Floor
Debswana House
The Mall
Postal Address:
P O Box 329