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The Mining Sector in Botswana 2020

Alex Conradie | Botswana | 07 May 2020

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Introduction

In the second quarter of 2019, the mining sector contributed 14.7% to Botswana’s GDP, according to the Bank of Botswana. Data from the International Trade Centre’s Trade Map shows minerals to the value of US$5.1bn were exported in 2018, which was 78% of the country’s total export earnings. In 2018, Botswana was the world’s second largest diamond producer by value and volume, after Russia, according to the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS). The country is ranked highly by the Fraser Institute’s latest Annual Survey of Mining Companies in terms of policy and investment attractiveness.

Strengths

• Botswana is an established mining country.
• Botswana is ranked highly by the Fraser Institute’s latest Annual Survey of Mining Companies.
• Botswana was the fourth largest producer of natural soda ash in 2018.
• In 2018, Botswana was the world’s second largest diamond producer by value and volume.
• Large soda ash, coal and diamond reserves.

Weaknesses

• Diamond, gold and soda ash production each dominated by one player.
• Small number of mineral producers.

Opportunities

• Deposits of coal bed methane, cobalt, copper, iron ore, lead, manganese, nickel, silver, uranium and zinc have been identified and are available to be mined.
• Large areas of the country are underexplored.

Threats

• No rail infrastructure in place to export coal.
• Poor roads in remote areas.
• Weak world economic growth leads to low diamond demand.

Outlook

The Botswana Geoscience Institute believes the country’s mining sector will become more diverse as a greater variety of minerals will be produced by a larger number of companies over the medium term. Diamond production is set to carry on for decades, while copper and silver production from the Khoemacau mine is planned to start in 2021. The production of coal should increase as soon as rail infrastructure for exports is in place, while coal bed methane, manganese and uranium production could also commence in the medium term. Botswana’s mining sector therefore looks to be entering a period of growth.

The Mining Sector in Botswana
The Mining Sector in Botswana 2020

Full Report

R 1 900.00(ZAR) estimated $103.00 (USD)*

Industry Landscape

R 1 330.00(ZAR) estimated $ 72.10 (USD)*

Table of Contents

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PAGE
1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. COUNTRY INFORMATION 1
2.1. Geographic Position 2
3. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 3
3.1. Industry Value Chain 3
4. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 4
5. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 6
5.1. Local 6
5.1.1. Trade 8
5.1.2. Corporate Actions 9
5.1.3. Regulations 10
5.2. Continental 11
5.3. International 12
6. INFLUENCING FACTORS 13
6.1. Economic Environment 13
6.2. Environmental Concerns 13
6.3. Labour 14
6.4. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation 14
7. COMPETITION 15
7.1. Barriers to Entry 15
8. SWOT ANALYSIS 16
9. OUTLOOK 16
10. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 17
11. REFERENCES 17
11.1. Publications 17
11.2. Websites 18
APPENDIX 1 19
Summary of Notable Players - Exploration & Development and Mining Companies Operating in Botswana 19
COMPANY PROFILES 22
A-CAP RESOURCES BOTSWANA (PTY) LTD 22
AFRICAN ENERGY RESOURCES BOTSWANA (PTY) LTD 24
B & E (BOTSWANA) (PTY) LTD 25
BOSOTO (PTY) LTD 26
BOTSWANA ASH (PTY) LTD 28
BOTSWANA DIAMONDS PLC 30
DEBSWANA DIAMOND COMPANY (PTY) LTD 32
EFORA ENERGY LTD 35
FIRESTONE DIAMONDS PLC 38
KHOEMACAU COPPER MINING (PTY) LTD 42
KUKAMA MINING AND EXPLORATION (PTY) LTD 44
LUCARA BOTSWANA (PTY) LTD 46
MAATLA RESOURCES (PTY) LTD 48
MAJWE MINING JOINT VENTURE (PTY) LTD 49
MAKORO BRICK & TILE (PTY) LTD 51
MENZI BATTERY METALS (PTY) LTD 53
MINERGY LTD 54
MMAMANTSWE COAL (PTY) LTD 57
MORUPULE COAL MINE (PTY) LTD 58
MUPANE GOLD MINING (PTY) LTD 60
MYNA PROJECTS (PTY) LTD 62
PPC AGGREGATE QUARRIES BOTSWANA (PTY) LTD 63
SHUMBA ENERGY LTD 65
TLOU ENERGY BOTSWANA (PTY) LTD 68
TSHUKUDU METALS BOTSWANA (PTY) LTD 69
WALKABOUT RESOURCES LTD 71