Martha Thembo and Eunice Sefole sorting diamonds at Venetia Mine

Thabang Pampane and Petrus Mogatliwe, two contractors at Petra’s Finsch Mine, South Africa

A miner at ALROSA’s Aikhal mine in Yakutia, Russia

Desiree’s company Makhado Park Catering, has been supported by De Beers Zimele, a financial support and mentorship programme launched 25 years ago.  Read her story here.

Graduates from Petra’s Leadership Development Programme at the Cullinan mine in South Africa

Diamond sorters at Lucara’s Karowe mine, Botswana

Simon Manthata (welder) and Marumo Serumula (operator) at De Beers’ Venetia Mine, South Africa

Tinyiko One Muvhango
Survey Officer at De Beers’ Venetia Mine in South Africa
Read her story here.

Shift leader Monica Sentsho is part of the team working hard to open up access to new underground mining areas at Petra’s Cullinan mine in South Africa

Preparing ALROSA’s diamond boxes in Yakutsk Russia

Business owner Pauline Phologolo
One of the businesses supported by De Beers’ Tokafala Enterprise Development programme.
By end-2015 the Tokafala initiative had supported 1600 jobs in Botswana
Photo:  Annie Griffiths

Donatus Mukungu
HSE Manager at Petra’s Williamson mine in Tanzania

Donatus attributes the outstanding HSE results at Williamson particularly to:
– Managing the area by consistently doing walk-abouts (during both the day and night shifts)
– Integrating safety, health and environment as a management/production language
– Creating an environment in which safety provides team members with a sense of belonging

Carpentry skills training at Petra’s Cullinan mine, South Africa

A diamond cutter from ALROSA inspecting a diamond through a loupe

The Plant Belt Shop team at Petra’s Koffiefontein mine.  The team has reported eight years without any safety incidents.

Diamond sorting at DTC Botswana

ALROSA’s helicopter pilots at Aikhal mine, Russia

Jabu Magozi, who has just become a diamond mining geologist at De Beers. Read her story here

Students gaining valuable work experience at Petra’s Williamson mine in Tanzania

Community Elder in Canada’s North West territories