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EXPOPEDIA2018 Letlhakane, Botswana Venue: Thakadu Hotel Date: 16 April 2018 Time: 13:00 to 17:00 The Letlhakane diamond mine, one of three mines operated by Debswana. Letlhakane, a village in the central district of Botswana, just south of Mmatshumo, is within 15 to 20km of four of Botswana’s most profitable diamond mines. Three of the mines – Letlhakane mine in the south-east, Orapa in the north-west and Damtshaa in the north – are operated by Debswana, a company jointly-owned by the Botswanan government and De Beers, one of the biggest diamond-mining companies in the world. The fourth mine, Karowe diamond mine south-west of Letlhakane, is operated by Boteti Mining, which is owned by Canada’s Lucara Diamonds. Botswana is the world's largest producer of diamonds and, by carefully managing their diamond reserves, Botswana has managed to become one of the most stable and wealthiest countries, especially in terms of human development and quality of life, in sub-Saharan Africa. Visitors • Orapa diamond mine • Letlhakane diamond mine • Damtshaa diamond mine • Karowe diamond mine • Local industry • Small mining operations Exhibitors should include companies that supply equipment or products to the diamond mining industry mines or that supply equipment or products that can be used in the diamonds process. Botswana is one of the world’s biggest diamond-producing countries, so if you’re involved in that business, then this is the expo for you. Operation information 18 Name of operation Type of operation Owner of operation Letlhakane diamond mine Open cast Debswana Orapa diamond mine Open cast Debswana Damtshaa diamond mine Open cast Debswana Karowe diamond mine Open cast Lucara Diamond Corp www.mteexpos.co.za/expopedia