Work hard and you will find success

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GOLDNET.MARKET - “We want and are working to provide business with the opportunity to develop a lot of activity areas”

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Platinum’s rare nature gives it additional value and appeal

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There is a significant need for smart and technological financial solutions in the diamond industry

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De Beers Botswana Unit May Restart Orapa 2 Earlier Than Planned

14 july 2009

Debswana, the joint venture between De Beers and Botswana, said it may reopen its Orapa No. 2 mine earlier than planned to meet growing demand for the gems, Bloomberg reported.
“As demand for rough diamonds from clients has picked up, we are looking at ways to meet that demand,” said De Beers spokeswoman Lynette Gould. One of the options to meet this demand may be to restart operations at Orapa No. 2 “soon,” she said in an e-mailed response to questions today.
“We’ll be able to comment in more detail once these plans are solidified,” Gould said. Debswana said in February it would keep Orapa No. 2 and Damtshaa shut for the rest of the year because of a slump in diamond sales.
The venture restarted the Jwaneng, Orapa No. 1 and Letlhakane mines on April 15 after an extended shutdown from December. Debswana said on June 12 there has been a “slight” improvement in sales of rough diamonds.
Labor unions in Botswana have been told “the chances are high” that Orapa No. 2 may start producing again soon, said Sebataladi Ramoitoi, deputy general secretary of the Botswana Mineworkers Union, in an interview in Jwaneng, Botswana, yesterday. “That is a positive indication.”
Debswana told the labor union that preparations to restart the mine will begin this month, Regent Reid, chairman of the union’s Jwaneng branch, said in an interview.