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Update on Public / Private Partnership - Investing in Communities - Sound bites from the okra eXpress event, inspired, project managed and hosted by okra eXpress
- Sound bites from De Beers', Andrew Bone "De Beers engagement with the Botswana government has been one of the most successful examples of public/private partnership. De Beers had developed local skills and continued to do so, helping citizen companies to develop by outsourcing its supply chain, transferring expertise in valuation and selling and setting up polishing factories".Mr. Andrew Bone, Director, International Relations, External and Corporate Affairs. De Beers Group. Mr. Andrew Bone was speaking at the okra eXpress event in March 2011, inspired, project managed and hosted by okra eXpress.
- Sound bites from De Beers', Andrew Bone "De Beers was established in 1888 and we have experience, obviously working in Africa and knowing what works for us and also the communities in which we operate. We are from the mining sector and very much in it for the long-term. We think that the private sector has a lot to contribute, has a lot to offer in terms of development everywhere. And we think, for example, the most sustainable development is the provision of full-time employment. I am very happy that as an African company as well, we have been one of the longest and most successful public/private partnerships with the government of Botswana and forming a company back in 1966 called Debswana. We also have similar arrangements with the government in Namibia.. We also have an extensive shareholding plan also with our operations in Southern Africa, so in all, we return something like close to $5 billion worth of dividends, royalties, taxes, to Southern Africa acting if you like as a robin hood company taking from all those rich people and giving it back to development. And I'm glad to say we are in partnership with governments who know their responsibilities to their citizens and have invested to that money wisely in infrastructure, health and education. "Mr. Andrew Bone, Director, International Relations, External and Corporate Affairs. De Beers Group. Mr. Andrew Bone was speaking at the okra eXpress event in February 2010, inspired, project managed and hosted by okra eXpress.
- Sound bites from De Beers', Varda Shine "We are in 50/50 partnership with the governments of the republics of Botswana and Namibia. In Botswana our JV company – Debswana – mines the massive Jwaneng and Orapa Mines. In Namibia, where onshore mining is nearing the end of its life, we have invested billions of dollars in a fleet of offshore mining vessels which lastyear for the first time produced more carats than the land-based operations. De Beers. Ms. Varda Shine, a board member of De Beers, head of DTC in the UK and South Africa and chairman of the Boards of De Beers Partner DTCs in Botswana and Namibia. Ms. Varda Shine was speaking at the the okra eXpress event in February 2008, inspired, project managed and hosted by okra eXpress
- "Making a positive contribution to the communities in which our people live and work is not just part of our approach to operating responsibly and sustainably, it is at the core of how we manage our business." De Beers Group
Photos Above © Copyright De Beers. Communities: "De Beers’ continuing success owes much to the enduring relationships we have built with our neighbours in the communities in which we live and work". Gareth Penny, Managing Director, De Beers
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