Venetia, South Africa's largest producer of diamonds, sits amid
a 36,000 hectare nature reserve.
Nelson Mandela meets Harry Oppenheimer in 1999. After Harry's death, in 2000,
Mr. Mandela eulogized him for his voice against apartheid, praising him for helping
to build and develop South Africa while fighting for justice and freedom
The ‘Aquarium’ at Jwaneng is a high tech facility for final diamond
recovery and sorting that's named for its component parts - the Completely Automated
Recovery Plant (CARP) and the Fully Integrated Sort House (FISH).
The breath-taking De Beers Centenary Diamond, unveiled for our anniversary, is a flawless 273.85 carat jewel, cut and polished from a 599 carat rough diamond.
Creating Namdeb, our partnership with Namibia, then-chairman Julian
Ogilvie Thompson signs the historic documents, ensuring the newly independent nation
profits from its diamond resources.