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Gem Diamonds gets $25 million short term debt facility

31 january 2014

Gem Diamonds has received a $25 million short term debt facility from South Africa’s Nedbank Capital to complete the construction of its Ghaghoo Diamond Mine in Botswana.
Nedbank Capital said in a statement emailed to Rough & Polished that it acted as sole mandated lead arranger for the transaction.
“The Gem Diamonds Ghaghoo short term financing secures our participation in the longer term project financing in a low risk, politically stable region of Botswana, a country with mining as the main contributor to its national wealth,” said Nedbank Capital head of mining finance-international Nivaash Singh.
“Botswana also offers unique business opportunities within this sector, especially diamonds, which has been the mainstay of its economy for over 48 years.”
The Ghaghoo underground diamond mine was at an advanced stage of construction of phase one, with a total phase one resource estimated at 20.53 million carats and a production capacity of 720,000 tonnes per annum.
The Ghaghoo mine was forecasted to be fully operational by the fourth quarter of 2014.  

Mathew Nyaungwa, Editor in Chief of the African Bureau, Rough&Polished