1967 Diamonds were discovered in Botswana. It was later thought that the deposits would run out by 2030.The vast majority of the world's diamonds come from sources.The global diamond industry employs some 10 million people directly and indirectly all over the world. The mine is still producing diamond today.
July 13, 1980 Seretse Khama, 1st president of Botswana, died. He made Botswana an increasingly democratic and prosperous country with a significant role in Southern Africa.He was a big help in the independence of Botswana. He was re elected for president twice.
Since the seat of government was in Mafikeng South Africa, it had to be moved to a place in Botswana, and Gaborone was eventually chosen as the more suitable to be the capital of Botswana in September 30,1966