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Jwaneng Mine Cut 8 project is just a continuation of business says Debswana

10 december 2009

Botswana’s Debswana, which is the world’s largest diamond producer by value say the recent approval of a capital expenditure by board of directors for the Jwaneng Mine Cut 8 project seeks to extend the life of the mine by 7 years from 2017 to 2024.
Debswana’s Public & Corporate Affairs group manager Esther Kanaimba told Rough&Polished in an interview from Botswana that the project will also optimise long term distribution to shareholders whilst contributing to the development of Botswana at large.
She said the total cost of the project implementation stage was estimated at 3.6 billion BWP (539 million USD) while the total investment including all costs associated with the mining stage would be around 24 billion BWP (3.6 billion USD).
Kanaimba said the lifespan of the current Cut 6 and Cut 7 projects was nearing an end, hence the proposed Cut 8 project will ensure continuity of supply of diamonds by Debswana.
She also said Debswana’s pits at Jwaneng mine, which are currently 330 metres deep will go deeper between 500 and 600 metres once the Cut 8 project kick-starts.
The mine, which produced 13 million carats per annum before the global economic crisis hit, is expected to maintain the same levels once the industry recovers, said Debswana’s spokesperson.
She, however, declined to unveil this year’s output from Debswana’s mines saying this would be done “soon” once thorough auditing is done.   
Debswana’s chairman Eric Molale recently said the Cut 8 project would “catapult Jwaneng mine towards super-pit status”.

Veronica Novoselova, Rough&Polished African Bureau editor in Namibia