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
Botswana Development Corporation and De Beers formed Botswana Diamond Valuing Company (BDVC)
BDVC became a wholly owned subsidiary of DEBSWANA
Official opening of Orapa House by the then Minister of Mineral Resources and Water Affairs, Dr. Gaositwe Chiepe
Agreement signed between the Government of Botswana and De Beers Group of Companies to establish DTC Botswana to be a catalyst for benefication
DTCB signs three supply contracts with 16 Sightholders
DTC Botswana officially takes over the operations of BDVC and moves to new building
Shining Light Awards
Inaugral DTCB Shining Light Diamond Jewelry Design Awards
DTCB holds first Sight on 23rd June
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)
DBGSS Annex Building
Completion of new DBGSS annex building at DTCB
DCP Plant Commissioned
Celebration of the 50th Anniversary
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.