De Beers takes a shine to five black-owned diamond companies

Allan Secombe, Business Day Live, July 2016
De Beers has selected five black-owned cutting and polishing companies for special attention towards meeting the South African government’s demands for beneficiation of the country’s mineral wealth.  De Beers will provide technical and production support in all aspects of the business. It will also facilitate access to funding and provide rough diamond supplies to ensure they could compete locally and overseas.