Jun 23, 2023


BotswanaPost is proud to announce the release of the 12 th Definitive Stamp Issue,
“Diamonds of Botswana” on June 23 rd in collaboration with Debswana Diamond
Company. The launch will be hosted at the Adrian Gale museum and will be officiated by
His Excellency the Vice President of the Republic of Botswana, Mr. Slumber
The launch coincides with the commemoration of the 54 th Anniversary of Debswana as a
leading global diamond company that has been at the forefront of shaping Botswana's
diamond industry.
Through “Diamonds of Botswana” stamp issue sponsorship, Debswana reaffirms its
commitment to preserving Botswana's cultural heritage, fostering economic growth, and
celebrating the nation's remarkable diamond journey through the intriguing world of
The Definitive Issue”, comprises of 16 stamps that tell the story of Botswana's rich
diamond history, highlighting the evolution of the company since the discovery of
Diamonds in the 1960s and its significant contribution to socio-economic development in
The stamps beautifully encapsulate the key themes of Diamonds, History, Machinery,
and Socio-economic Development, offering a visual journey through time. The stamp
issue will remain in circulation for 5 years and presents a unique opportunity for stamp
collectors, history enthusiasts and diamond aficionados to explore the narrative of
Botswana’s diamond mining sector.
“Stamps hold great value beyond their function as promissory notes, a form of receipt
used to acknowledge pre-payment for postal services. More importantly, a stamp has the
unique function as a messenger or country ambassador. It is a statement of Sovereignty
or Independence, promotes social change, an outlet of celebration and promotion of a
country’s culture and heritage. A stamp is a collectible item of value which may be
different from its face value. Thus the collaboration with Debswana Mining Company

underpins a mutual commitment to immortalize Botswana's extraordinary diamond
history, while also providing a platform for the growth of stamp development which
includes affording local artists and graphic designers the platform to showcase their
talent and contribute to the country's artistic legacy through stamps.” BotswanaPost
Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Cornelius Ramatlhakwane.
The “Diamonds of Botswana” stamp launch will also be attended by the Minister of
Mineral Resources and Energy Honorable Lefoko Maxwell Moagi and Minister of
Communications, Knowledge and Technology, Honorable Thulagano Merafe Segokgo.  
The event will feature an exhibition of the stamp collection, interactive displays, and
engaging presentations on Botswana's diamond industry.
Debswana Diamond Company and BotswanaPost invite members of the media to join
them at the launch ceremony to witness this remarkable collaboration and gain valuable
insights into the significance of Botswana's diamond mining history. Journalists will have
the opportunity to speak with key representatives from both organisations, as well as
experts in the field, who will be available for interviews.

For more information, contact:
+267 39 11 743, WhatsApp 77537517 or send an email to
Media enquiries to be routed to:
BotswanaPost Communications Unit
Mobile: +267 71 498 632 or 74 089 312