About Us

DTC Botswana Welcomes You!

Diamond Trading Company Botswana (DTC Botswana) is a 50/50 Joint Venture partnership between the Government of the Republic of Botswana and De Beers. It is the world’s largest and most sophisticated rough diamond sorting and valuing operation, with a capacity to sort 45 million carats a year.

DTC Botswana sorts and values Debswana Diamond Company’s rough diamond production. Debswana Diamond Company (Pty) Ltd is a 50/50 Joint Venture partnership between the Government of the Republic of Botswana and De Beers. The main purpose of the company is to mine and recover diamonds optimally and responsibly.

DTC Botswana aims to facilitate, drive and support the creation of a vibrant, sustainable and profitable downstream diamond industry in Botswana through superior sorting and valuing practices.

The downstream activities will add additional value to the local diamond industry through cutting & polishing of diamonds and ultimately manufacturing of jewellery which will develop core competencies for adding higher value.

Brief Company History

  • 1972


    Botswana Development Corporation and De Beers formed Botswana Diamond Valuing Company (BDVC)

  • 1977


    BDVC became a wholly owned subsidiary of DEBSWANA

  • 1982

    Orapa House

    Official opening of Orapa House by the then Minister of Mineral Resources and Water Affairs, Dr. Gaositwe Chiepe

  • 2006

    DTC Botswana

    Agreement signed between the Government of Botswana and De Beers Group of Companies to establish DTC Botswana to be a catalyst for benefication

  • 2007


    DTCB signs three supply contracts with 16 Sightholders

  • 2008

    New Building

    DTC Botswana officially takes over the operations of BDVC and moves to new building

  • 2009

    Shining Light Awards

    Inaugral DTCB Shining Light Diamond Jewelry Design Awards
    DTCB holds first Sight on 23rd June

  • 2011

    Sales Agreement

    Sales Agreement (Migration of De Beers Sales Aggregation activities from London to Gaborone, 85% of DEBSWANA's production sold to De Beers and 15% to Okavango Diamond Company)

  • 2014

    DBGSS Annex Building

    Completion of new DBGSS annex building at DTCB

  • 2016


    DCP Plant Commissioned

  • 2022


    Celebration of the 50th Anniversary

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Sorting and Valuing
The key activity of DTC Botswana is Sorting and Valuation of rough diamonds. When diamonds arrive from the mines, they are sorted into different categories according to their carat, cut, clarity, and colour (4Cs).

DTC Botswana focuses on attracting, retaining and developing inclusion and diversity in our daily operations. Being an inclusive organization means breaking the norms on how we do business, developing policies and procedures that accommodate individuals of any kind and most importantly being diverse with our thinking, our interactions and our drive to build all employees. We have zero tolerance to discrimination of any type, bullying and harassment. These are our main drivers of our inclusion and diversity strategy.

“This Solar PV Plant initiative is expected to contribute towards the DTC Botswana’s goal of reducing carbon emissions and protecting the natural world. Phase 2 will commence in September 2021 and will increase the capacity of the plant to 950 kWp, which will enable the plant to meet 100% of DTCB Botswana’s energy demand during the day and reduce overall energy consumption by about 48%” said DTC Botswana Senior Manager Technical Services, Ms. Prudence Mabua.

As part of DTC Botswana’s Social Investment strategy to promote equality and diversity, the year 2021 became a milestone as DTC Botswana announced the Botswana Football Association Sponsorship. The sponsorship runs over a 3-year period to the tune of P P2, 430, 000 commencing with the 2022/2023 season. The sponsorship will also fund the development of the Grassroots Football Training Programme in primary schools within the 17 BFA Regions countrywide to benefit the girl child. This initiative is a step taken towards DTC Botswana’s commitment to Gender Equality. Therefore, this sponsorship intends to fund and encourage Women & Girls’ football initiatives, while increasing Women’s participation in sports.

Our Values

Values which we live by:

  • Put Safety First
    We consider all risks to people and the environment before proceeding with any activity. We address risks before beginning any activity, even if this means stopping a task. Zero harm is always our goal.
  • Be Passionate
    We will be exhilarated by the product we sell, the challenges we face and the opportunities we create.
  • Pull Together
    Being united in purpose and action, we will turn diversity of our people, skills and expertise into an unparalleled source of strength.
  • Show We Care
    The people whose lives we touch, their communities, nations and the environment we share, all matter deeply to us. We will always think through the consequences of what we do so that our contribution to the world is real, lasting and makes us proud.
  • Shape The Future
    We will find new ways. We will set demanding targets and take both tough decisions and considered risks to achieve them. We will insist on executional excellence and reward those who deliver.