On September 2, 2019 the group met for the first time in real life. Instead of meeting through Skype, all 25 “Young Diamantaires” came together in South Africa.
At first they visited Soweto. A part of Johannesburg where you can see a lot of the local culture. Among other places they visited the Nelson Mandela House. A museum dedicated to Nelson Mandela, who lived there for some time.
After a sightseeing tour of the city, they returned to the hotel. DeBeers hosted a cocktail dinner there. DeBeers is one of the largest diamond traders in the world. The diamonds they source are from own mines in South Africa, Namibia or Botswana. A wonderful first day to get to know the people and the city.