A bond with Batswana

In March 2023, HB officially opened the doors of HB Botswana, the company’s first operation outside Antwerp. During the inauguration ceremony, Dr. Mokgweetsi E.K. Masisi, President of the Republic Botswana, announced a strategic partnership between the Government of Botswana and HB, whereby the Government will invest in HB by acquiring a 24% equity stake.

This ground-breaking collaboration serves as a testament to our shared vision of harnessing Botswana’s abundant natural resources for sustainable development. With its skilled workforce, unwavering political stability, and responsible resource management, Botswana has emerged as the perfect ally in our quest to forge a knowledge-based economy.

In-country transformation

HB Botswana is set to propel the nation’s innovation landscape forward with the establishment of a cutting-edge facility within the heart of the Innovation Hub. HB envisions crafting a high-tech facility that will not only accommodate state-of-the-art infrastructure but also foster an environment conducive to collaborative innovation. This bold initiative symbolizes a commitment to catalyzing in-country transformation by harnessing the power of technology and innovation.

Economic Diversification

At HB, we are proud to be more than a diamond company: we are agents of positive change. Our investment in Botswana reflects our deep commitment to responsible business practices and supporting economic diversification. Together with Botswana, we embrace the future with optimism, where “The Butterfly Effect” of our actions creates a transformative impact for generations to come.

Knowledge Sharing and Skill Development

Our team of experts is dedicated to sharing knowledge and best practices. We aim to empower individuals and enhance the diamond industry’s capabilities through training and upskilling programs.

Economic Resilience

A diversified economy is better equipped to withstand economic fluctuations and external challenges. By investing in various sectors, we contribute to the country’s economic resilience and long-term stability.

Stimulating Other Industries

The growth of diamond processing and related industries has a ripple effect, stimulating sectors such as manufacturing, hospitality, and logistics. Our investment plays a vital role in driving overall economic growth and development.

HB Innovation Lab

The HB Innovation Lab is a 5-month program organized by HB Antwerp and WomHub that targets young graduates – especially women – who are from Botswana and want to build a career in their home country and contribute to its development. During the program, we aim to equip the next generation of local talent in Botswana with the skills and opportunities to become part of the journey of our diamonds, contributing to the ecosystem while at the same time shaping the future of the industry.

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We’re always looking for unique individuals from different backgrounds who can add value by contributing to our common goal: redefining value chains of natural resources for the better.

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Interested in joining, but you don’t see a matching vacancy?

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