DTC Botswana is a 50/50 Joint Venture partnership between the Government of Botswana and De Beers.
A carat is the weight of a diamond. 1 carat = 0.2 grams
The company pays income taxes. The Government receives dividends as a shareholder. This all translates into about a third of the country's GDP, over 75% of all foreign earnings and about 50% of public revenue.
Sightholders are diamond cutting and polishing companies that have been licenced by the Government of Botswana to carry out cutting and polishing activities in the country.
Botswana is one of the founder members of the Kimberley Process and remains committed to the Kimberly process.
DTCB has approximately 370 employees
DTC Botswana has an in-house training Diamond Academy accredited by Botswana Qualifications Authority where all trainee sorters are trained for a minimum period of six months. The Academy's purpose is primarily to raise the level of diamond expertise needed to meet global requirements.
DTC Botswana is the largest rough diamond sorting and valuing facility in the world.
DTC Botswana was established in May 2006 and officially opened on March 18th, 2008.
No. DTC Botswana has played an instrumental and leading role in promoting and enhancing the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme and the industry's self-regulating System of Warranties.