On 14th November 2007, the DTCB announced its first list of Sightholders, formalizing supply arrangements for 16 Botswana-based diamond manufacturing operations. A robust and objective evaluation process resulted in all 16 licence holders meeting the criteria for supply and becoming DTCB Sightholders.  The evaluation criteria sought to promote both local value add, in terms of skills development, job creation and local manufacturing, as well as global competitiveness.

The process for determining supply levels was overseen by a governance panel comprising both the Government of Botswana and De Beers representatives to ensure that it was carried out fairly.

The criteria used to determine individual supply levels included global competitiveness criteria, which assesses technical; marketing and distribution efficiency; as well as local criteria, which sought to promote skills development; job creation; and local manufacturing.  In addition, all applicants had to satisfy certain gating criteria such as compliance with the Diamond Trading Company’s Best Practice Principles. The objective assessments led to priority of supply for those clients that scored best in the application process for each category of diamonds available. The 16 successful applicants represent a solid foundation and the promise of an exciting future for Botswana’s diamond manufacturing industry.

Below is a list of DTCB Sightholders who are in full operation:

  • Dalumi Botswana (Proprietary) Limited
  • Zebra Diamonds (Proprietary) Limited
  • Yerushalmi Bros Botswana (Proprietary) Limited
  • Teemane Manufacturing Company (Proprietary) Limited
  • Suashish Diamonds Botswana (Proprietary) Limited
  • Steinmetz Diamonds Botswana (Proprietary) Limited
  • Safdico Botswana (Proprietary) Limited
  • Rand Diamonds Botswana (Proprietary) Limited
  • Pluczenik Botswana (Proprietary) Limited
  • MotiGanz Botswana (Proprietary) Limited
  • Lazare Kaplan Botswana (Proprietary) Limited
  • Leo Schachter Botswana (Proprietary) Limited
  • Hearts & Arrows Cutting Works Botswana (Proprietary) Limited
  • Eurostar Botswana (Proprietary) Limited
  • Dia Holdings (Proprietary) Limited
  • Shrenuj Botswana

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