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De Beers
De Beers was founded by Cecil Rhodes in South Africa and is the largest diamond mining company in the world. There are almost 23,000 people working for De Beers. Mining takes place in Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and Tanzania. De Beers is represented in Botswana by the mining company Debswana, a joint venture with the goverment of Botswana, formed in 1969. A similar partnership is Namdeb in Namibia, which was formed in 1994 as a joint venture between De Beers and the goverment of Namibia.
 
 
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