Southwest of Zimbabwe some 450 kilometres from the country’s capital Harare.

The mine employs around 610 people, including full-time contractors – 46 per cent are from the local community and 26 per cent are women.

The mine was formally established in 2004 after an exploration programme that was initiated in the 1990s proved the viability of the Murowa deposit.

The mine produces gem quality diamonds with a significant proportion of high value white and near-white diamonds from open-cut hard rock mining operations. The mine consists of three economically viable kimberlite pipes: K1, K2 and K3.

2017 saw 759,000 carats produced.

Safety is firmly entrenched in Murowa’s culture with the mine winning prestigious safety awards in 2017.

The company has been commended for its robust occupational health programme and an integrated wellness programme with a strong emphasis on HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention.

The company Diamonds is ISO 14001:2015 certified and runs a number of climate change initiatives including ongoing monitoring of greenhouse gases and biodiversity programmes.

The company ensures a guaranteed unbroken chain of custody from mine to market. Murowa Diamonds has received excellent Kimberly Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) peer reviews and audits.

We have helped establish eleven small to medium sized businesses and provide both financial and non-financial support including building factory shells and providing on-going capacity building and training. We also help these fledgling businesses establish market linkages. A large proportion of Murowa’s goods and services are procured from local suppliers. These contractor companies catering services, housekeeping, transport,drilling and blasting and security.

In addition to clinic infrastructure Murowa is active in HIV/AIDS awareness programmes, providing sanitation facilities and sponsoring a visiting doctor.