Mike Botha is an internationally acclaimed master diamond cutter, with five decades in the profession, Mike’s training and subsequent career began in South Africa and has led him to Russia and Canada –
from Vancouver to the Northwest Territories to Saskatchewan.
Mike worked as the occupational certification officer for the diamond industry in the Northwest Territories under the Department of Education, Culture and Employment as well as the technical consultant for the Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment
for their Government Diamond Certification Program. Mike led the Diamond Training Program at Aurora College in Yellowknife, Canada. During his 6-year tenure with Aurora College, he developed and delivered programs,
earning the college the coveted Yves Landry Award for Outstanding Innovation in Education. Drawing on a lifetime of experience, Mike Botha has established an authoritative diamond design, polishing and finishing source