May 13, 2018









Sponsors of Diacore Gaborone Marathon 2018

Title Sponsor


Diacore, has seven decades of expertise and heritage in the diamond industry with diversified interests in the diamond business such as providing rough and polished diamonds to customers around the world, cutting and polishing rough diamonds in Botswana, South Africa, Namibia and New York. Diacore is known for its leadership in rare and exceptional diamonds as well as creation of unique high-end jewelry. Some of the famous diamonds crafted by Diacore are the 203.04 carat De Beers Millennium Star and the magnificent Pink Star – a 59.60 carats, internally flawless, oval cut, fancy vivid pink diamond.

Stanbic Bank 21.1 km Race

Stanbic Bank Botswana Limited

Stanbic Bank Botswana is a member of Standard Bank Group, and has its roots date back to 1992 when Standard Bank acquired the African operation of ANZ Grindalys. It is the fourth largest commercial bank in Botswana and it provides the full spectrum of financial services. It’s Corporate and Investment Banking unit services a wide range of requirements for banking, finance, trading, investment, risk management and advisory services. This business unit offers a comprehensive range of products and services relating to: investment banking; global markets; global transactional products and services as well as private equity.

Stanbic Bank’s Personal and Business Banking products include mortgage lending, installment sale and finance leases, card products, transaction and lending products, and bancassurance.

The Standard Bank Group is Africa’s largest bank by assets and also has the biggest single network of banking services in Africa. Through this network it offers a wide range of banking products and services. These are delivered through more than 1450 points of representation in 18 African countries including Botswana.

Stanbic Bank Botswana is committed to creating prosperity and giving back to its community. The Bank is involved in various Corporate Social Responsibility activities that live up to one of its strategic goals of being relevant in the communities in which it operates.

Mascom 10 km Race

Mascom Wireless Pty Ltd

Licensed in February 1998, Mascom Wireless is the leading mobile telecommunications operator in Botswana. As at December 2010, Mascom had a subscriber base in excess of 1.45 million giving it a market share of just over 53% of the Botswana mobile telecoms market. Mascom is well recognised as an innovative and proudly Botswana corporate citizen. Our Corporate Social Investment Initiative targets groups and organizations that work towards positively contributing to ordinary people and the less privileged by changing their lives for the better. Our brand promise "Number 1 because of you" embraces this concept and thecompany supports it by adopting an innovative approach to doing business.

Diamond Sponsors
The Grand Palm Hotel Casino Convention Resort

Just a few minutes from the city centre of Gaborone and 12 kilometres from the Sir Seretse Khama International Airport lies The Grand Palm Hotel, which offers luxurious and affordable accommodation in two hotels - the 5-star Peermont Walmont (the first 5-star hotel in Botswana) and the 3-star Peermont Metcourt Inn, gourmet dining, dazzling entertainment, a thrilling casino and a world-class Convention Centre, all underpinned by Botswana hospitality.

Gold Sponsor
Sefalana Group

In 1979, Sefalana Holding Company was the first company to list on the Botswana Stock Exchange and is currently the only listed company without a controlling shareholder. We are proud to be a truly Botswana Company.

Sefalana has, over the last 40 years, developed into a very extensive and diverse range of business operations. Our core offering continues to be fast moving consumer goods in the wholesale, retail and manufacturing sectors. We hold a substantial property portfolio which supports our presence in strategic locations across the country. We also hold a commercial property in Zambia.

The Sefalana Group is dedicated to being of service to its customers and to maximising profits for Shareholders whilst at the same time improving the wellbeing of its employees and the people of Botswana. Each of our business units is driven by an experienced and empowered management team, supported and overseen by our Head Office. Our management principles and performance underpin the way in which we operate. Our staff compliment has grown just 233 people in 1974 to over 2000 people in 2014, supporting our continuous expansion and presence in both urban and rural areas across the country.

Silver Sponsor
Gemological Institute of America (GIA)

An independent nonprofit organization, GIA (Gemological Institute of America), established in 1931, is recognized as the world's foremost authority in gemology. GIA invented the famous 4Cs of Color, Cut, Clarity and Carat Weight in the early 1950s and in 1953, created the International Diamond Grading System™, which, today, is recognized by virtually every professional jeweler in the world. Through research, education, gemological laboratory services, and instrument development, the Institute is dedicated to ensuring the public trust in gems and jewelry by upholding the highest standards of integrity, academics, science, and professionalism.

Botho University

Botho University was established in 1997 as a computing training institute that has rapidly evolved over the years and in recognition awarded the university status in March 2013. At Botho University, we currently offer programs through four faculties namely, Faculty of Accounting and Finance, Faculty of Computing, Faculty of Business and the Faculty of Education and Continuing Studies. We offer qualifications from certificate level to a Master's degree level with plans in place for a PhD Program to be rolled out very soon. Under our Faculty of Education and Continuing Studies, there are over 200 short-term programs suitable for career development and lifelong learning.

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