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Namibia becomes third African country to obtain IDMA membership

08 december 2009

The newly formed Diamond Manufacturers Association of Namibia (DiaMAN) has joined the International Diamond Manufacturers Association (IDMA), becoming the 15th member to join the organisation.
Namibia has also become the third African country to obtain membership in IDMA after Botswana and South Africa.
The organization seeks to promote the highest ideals of integrity and best practices throughout the diamond industry worldwide, as well as full compliance with relevant national and international laws.
“Namibia’s membership adds yet another cornerstone to our organization and by joining South Africa and Botswana, strengthens the African membership within IDMA,” IDMA president Moti Ganz said. “Diamond manufacturers fulfill a crucial role in the diamond supply pipeline.”
He said IDMA will not allow rough diamonds to be manufactured by its members unless they had been sourced and purchased in compliance with the Kimberley Process certification system.
IDMA said the acceptance of Namibia was an indication of its growing power as a diamond manufacturing nation, and also a proof that its diamond-supply pipeline was tightly controlled and fully transparent.

Veronica Novoselova, Rough&Polished African Bureau editor in Namibia