Studies are currently at an early stage to evaluate options for extending the life of the mines beyond the existing open pit operations. This will ensure long term sustainability up to 2050 and beyond

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At Jwaneng Mine, the options to extend the life of the open pit beyond Cut 8 are being investigated. Studies for a Cut-9 pushback are underway and are at a feasibility stage of design work. Cut-9 is expected to extend the Life of Mine to 2034.



At Orapa Mine, a detailed design study is also underway to extend the life of the mine beyond the current open pit (Cut 2). Studies are at pre-feasibility stage and will inform the various parameters for Cut-3. The current Life of Mine, which only includes Cut-2, extends to 2030. Cut-3 will add many years to the life of Orapa.


​​Jwaneng Mine Hospital celebrated its 5th consecutive re-accreditation by the Council for Health Services Accreditation of Southern Africa (COHSASA) on Friday 11th May 2018. The re-accreditation follows a rigorous auditing by the independent organisation on the quality of health service provision by the Hospital. Giving a keynote address at the event, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Mineral Resources, Green Technology and Energy Security, Mr. Cornelius Dekop, said it was impressive for Jwaneng Mine Hospital to successfully get re-accredited by COHSASA as it is the only internationally accredited quality improvement and accreditation body for healthcare facilities based in Africa. Dekop urged the Hospital to continue striving for excellence and further assist other local hospitals. He noted that such deliberate efforts have the potential to improve healthcare service nationally. He further commended the Hospital for its new ongoing infrastructure development and encouraged its management to ensure readiness on meeting the new challenging global dynamics of the health sector.



​​​Having notched up almost 100 years as a National Monument and as Botswana’s only World Heritage Site, the rock paintings at Tsodilo Hills potentially have endless tomorrows of high-value tourism. As a World Heritage Site, Tsodilo is - in terms of cultural and historical significance, ranked alongside tourism money-spinners like the Victoria Falls in Zambia/Zimbabwe, the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy, the Pyramids in Egypt, Robben Island in South Africa and St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican which is believed to be the burial place of St. Peter, one of Jesus Christ’s disciples and the first Roman Catholic Church Pope. Giddy at the prospect of unlocking the potential that this status promises, those who drew up the Tsodilo Project Sustainability Plan articulate a glorious and fulsome vision for how the project would look like in full bloom. Besides the viewing of the rock art, the Plan recommends a raft of tourist attractions like mokoro (canoe) safaris, hiking trails, bush walks and traditional San houses. According to the Implementation Schedule of the Plan, a consultant should have drawn up an inventory of Tsodilo attractions by November this year. When all is said and done, it is hoped that the windfall from this tourist venture would seep into every nook and cranny of Tsodilo. The project has so far managed to generate income for families indigenous to the area. The direct benefit comes from collecting camping fees and acting as tour guides to the visiting tourists. With the P10 million that it has donated to the Tsodilo project, the Diamond Trust, a 50-50 corporate social investment venture between Debswana Diamond Company and De Beers Botswana Holdings, has begun to unlock this potential. However, there is recognition on everyone’s part that the first task to tackle is to burnish Tsodilo’s credentials as a tourist destination.