The joint venture partners have awarded a $1.2-billion contract to extend the lifespan of their Jwaneng mine unit 2035.
DeBeers Mining News
De Beers quietly entered the recycled diamond business in 2016.
Balisi was appointed as Managing Director on 1 January 2014 and his leadership has seen Debswana record unprecedented performance across a number of business areas.
Debswana, the joint venture between De Beers and the Botswana’s government, is seeking permission to deepen the Jwaneng mine to 830 meters.
The company, a unit of Anglo American Plc, mined 33.5 million carats in 2017. That’s a 22 percent jump from a year earlier, beating its own target.
Award recognizes emerging jewellery designers in Botswana, Namibia and South Africa and provides them with a valuable platform to build their careers in the jewellery design industry.
The 4,349-mile-long, three-mile-wide corridor would stretch from the Northwest Territories down through to southern parts of the nation.