Mike Botha

Mike Botha is an internationally acclaimed master diamond cutter, with more than four decades in the profession. Currently with embeediatech.ca in Embee Diamonds in Canada, Mike has worked as the occupational certification officer for the diamond industry in the Northwest Territories under the Department of Education, Culture and Employment, and was also 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. During his six year tenure with Aurora College, where he developed and delivered programs, earning the college the coveted Yves Landry Award for Outstanding Innovation in Education.