LOCATION

The Harry Oppenheimer Diamond Training School is located in the South African Diamond Centre building in downtown Johannesburg.

The SA Diamond Centre is the hub of the South African Diamond Industry and is the home of major industry organisations such as the South African Diamond Board, the Diamond Bourse of South Africa, the Diamond Merchants' Association of Southern Africa, the Rough Diamond Dealers' Association of South Africa, The Diamond Development Company and many others.

In addition, the Centre houses more than 100 diamond dealing companies, polishing factories, manufacturing jewellers, shipping companies and diamond equipment supply companies.

The physical address of the school is:-

The Harry Oppenheimer Diamond Training School
Suite 301, 3rd Floor
SA Diamond Centre
225 Main Street
Johannesburg
2001
SOUTH AFRICA

The phone, fax and e-mail are:-

Phone: +27 11 334-9003 / +27 11 334-8420
Fax: +27 11 334-9344 / +27 86 659-7973
Email -
Diamond.School@diamond.co.za


CHAIRMAN OF THE DIAMOND TRAINING SCHOOL

The chairman of The Harry Oppenheimer Diamond Training School is Mr. Raisaka Masebelanga.


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Mr. Masebelanga is an international lawyer of many years standing who has, over the past several years, turned into a diamantaire. He brings to the South African diamond industry not only dedication and commitment, but also an eclectic background of law, sport, merchant banking and politics.

His dedication and commitment in the past years to the industry is evident in his positioning in the industry which include the following:-

His training includes the following:-

He has travelled extensively to the Diamond Centres of the world inter alia India, Thailand, Israel etc. His hobbies are sport, reading and debating.


MANAGER OF THE DIAMOND TRAINING SCHOOL

The manager, principal and chief lecturer of The Harry Oppenheimer Diamond Training School is Mr. Dawid Rademeyer.


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Mr. Rademeyer has more than 30 years of hands-on experience in all aspects of the Diamond Industry.

Below, are a few brief points which give an insight into the depth and wealth of experience that Mr. Dawid Rademeyer has gained in the South African Diamond Industry:-


THE DIAMOND TRAINING SCHOOL FACILITIES

ROUGH DIAMOND COURSE

The facilities provided to students on the Rough Diamond Course are as follows:-

Rough Diamonds

All students on the Rough Diamond Course are provided with a comprehensive and wide variety of rough diamonds to grade and study. The diamonds which are supplied to students of the school for grading purposes, are sponsored by The Diamond Development Company (DIAMDEL) which is a subsidiary of De Beers.


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Complete Equipment

All students on the Rough Diamond Course are provided with all the equipment necessary for weighing, measuring, assessing and grading rough diamonds. At the end of the course, all equipment remains the property of The Harry Oppenheimer Diamond Training School.

The Diamond Training School provides:-


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Spacious Workstations

All students on the Rough Diamond Course are provided with clean, comfortable, spacious workstations in a bright, well laid out lecture room.


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Student Interaction

All students on the Rough Diamond Course are provided with ample opportunity to interact and discuss issues related to their course materials. Interaction and open discussion, with a view to improved learning, are actively encouraged.


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Support and Encouragement

All students on the Rough Diamond Course are given constant support and encouragement by the school principal and chief lecturer. Mr. "Koos" Rademeyer is determined to uphold the school's reputation as the finest diamond training facility in the world, and he goes out of his way to assist students in understanding all aspects of rough diamonds.


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DIAMOND POLISHING COURSES

The facilities provided to students on the Diamond Polishing Courses are as follows:-

Rough Diamonds

All students on the Diamond Polishing Courses are provided with a comprehensive and wide variety of rough diamonds to assess and polish. The diamonds which are supplied to students of the school for polishing, are sponsored by The Diamond Development Company (DIAMDEL), which is a subsidiary of De Beers.


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Complete Equipment

All students on the Diamond Polishing Courses are provided with all the equipment necessary for weighing, measuring, assessing and polishing rough diamonds. At the end of the course, all equipment remains the property of The Harry Oppenheimer Diamond Training School.

The Diamond Training School provides:-


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Spacious Work benches

All students on the Diamond Polishing Courses are provided with clean, comfortable, spacious work benches in a bright, well laid out, neat factory workshop.


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Student Interaction

All students on the Diamond Polishing Courses are provided with ample opportunity to interact and discuss issues related to their course materials. Interaction and open discussion, with a view to improved learning, are actively encouraged.


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Support and Encouragement

All students on the Diamond Polishing Courses are given constant support and encouragement by the school principal and the diamond polishing tutors. Mr. Koos Rademeyer is determined to uphold the school's reputation as the finest diamond training facility in the world, and he goes out of his way to assist students in understanding all aspects of diamond polishing.


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SA DIAMOND CENTRE FACILITIES

Students on the Rough Diamond Course and the Diamond Polishing Courses have access to:-

Restaurant Facilities

All students on the Rough Diamond Course and the Diamond Polishing Courses have access to two restaurants in the Diamond Centre which offers a wide variety of meals:

Banking Facilities

All students on the Rough Diamond Course and the Diamond Polishing Courses have access to Banking Facilities. The Diamond Centre houses agencies of:-

Diamond Grading Facilities

All students on the Rough Diamond Course and the Diamond Polishing Courses have access to Diamond Grading Facilities. The Diamond Centre houses the offices of:-


MAPS

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