Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Inside the Botswana / De Beers negotiations

Members of Team Botswana who will be flying off to London next week for negotiations with De Beers are having the same bad dream.

In it, an army of Jwaneng, Orapa and Letlhakane pitmen are clocking off from their final shift, their backs turned on decades of diamond mining that launched Botswana’s economic miracle.

Up, in multi-story offices, Debswana white collars are clearing their desks, bringing down the final curtain on Botswana’s most successful and enduring industry.

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