The Mothae kimberlite project is located in the Kingdom of Lesotho, a small country (population circa 2.2 million) surrounded by South Africa which celebrated 50 years of political independence from Great Britain in 2016.
Lesotho is known as the highest $ per carat producer of diamonds in the world.
Most of Lesotho’s high-value diamond mines are located in a cluster high up in the Maluti Mountains. These mines include Letseng, located within 5km of Mothae, which is the world’s highest $ per carat kimberlite diamond mine.
A new democratic Government was elected in June 2017 and has been actively encouraging foreign investment in the diamond and other mining sectors to grow the country’s economy.