Botswana's partnership with De Beers has been hailed as a successful public private partnership model. Now as the two negotiate its extension, CNBC Africa’s Godfrey Mutizwa sat down for a chat with Neo Moroka, CEO of De Beers Botswana for more.
Africa is still to find cohesion around a diamond mining strategy even as its political leaders drive continental integration. CNBC Africa’s Godfrey Mutizwa spoke to Mzee Fula Ngenge, President of the African Diamond Council at the 2019 Diamond Conference in Gaborone.
Botswana would benefit from branding some of its diamonds. That's according to Naseem Lahti, Managing Director of Lucara, founder of Botswana's two largest diamonds. She spoke to CNBC Africa’s Godfrey Mutizwa about this and diversity in the industry.
Botswana wants more Batswana involvement in in its key diamond industry as it renegotiates its partnership with De Beers as part of a strategy to full beneficiation of the industry. That's the view Mmetla Masire, permanent secretary in the country's mineral resources ministry. He spoke to CNBC Africa at the 2019 diamond industry.