Mining (a journey to value and diversification)

Historically Lesotho’s mining and resource based industries focused mainly on diamond mining and sandstone quarrying. The mountains of Lesotho are pregnant with some of the world best value diamonds as discovered through the mining activities of the last two decades. The current direction focuses on exploring the mining value chain to cease opportunities for more investment, productivity of the sector and wealth creation for Basotho through both public and private investment.

Opportunities in the sector include exploration and mining of diamonds, diamond polishing, sandstone and quarrying, harnessing water resources, and development of a mining supplier park to service the emerging mining industry.

Water bottling

Lesotho’s major natural resource is water, often referred to as ‘White Gold’ by the Basotho people. The water is considered one of the most pure in the...

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About LNDC

The Lesotho National Development Corporation (LNDC) is the main parastatal of the Government of Lesotho charged with the implementation of the country’s industrial development policies.

“The mandate of the Corporation is to initiate, promote and facilitate the development of manufacturing and processing industries, mining and commerce in a manner calculated to raise the level of income and employment in Lesotho.”  more...

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Lesotho National Development Corporation
Block A, Development House, Kingsway Street
Maseru, Lesotho, 100


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