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 Lesotho in June 2017.

The new Lesotho Minister of Mining, the Honourable Keketso Sello, has been actively encouraging foreign investment in the diamond and other mining sectors to continue to grow the country’s economy.

The Hon Minister Sello attended the international Africa Down Under resources conference in Western Australia in 2017, where he issued an invitation to international investors to share in the development of Lesotho’s vast mineral resources. The Hon Minister Sello also attended the Africa Down Under conference in September 2019

Minister Sello’s 2017 Africa Down Under presentation can be viewed here.