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They argued that African diggers should be denied the right to hold digging licenses and attempted to justify their actions by claiming that African claimholders were acting as fronts for the purchase and sale of stolen diamonds (known popularly as "Illicit Diamond Buying" or simply "IDB").
The diggers' pursuit of their economic interests was effected through paternalistic discourses about "Native Degeneracy" through alcohol abuse and legalistic discourses around theft and "Illicit Diamond Buying." Thus, the traffic in stolen diamonds and the threat to productivity caused by drunkenness were constructed as the greatest threats to the industry.
Prejudice against the Swells and the equation of well-dressed Africans with crime was such that a meeting of the Joint Committee to Consider the Suppression of Illicit Diamond Buying passed a resolution to empower detectives throughout Kimberley and its environs to search any "well dressed groups of Kaffirs or Natives" (Daily Independent, 1880, April 3).
Marks, the director of three mining companies and the managing director of two, testified before the Select Committee on Illicit Diamond Buying that white overseers drank excessively and were not necessarily more trustworthy than Africans.
A letter to the Daily Independent (1881, November 12) in support of compounding white laborers in small cottages (rather than in barracks as blacks were), brought the honesty of the overseers into question and argued that "it did not follow by any means because a man goes to church and spends money entertaining his friends that he should not be making his fortunes by means of Illicit Diamond Buying." A follow-up letter in support of the searching of whites reasoned that "it is not, for a moment to be imagined, that natives are responsible for all the stealing that goes on in the mine or that all the white inspectors and overseers are honest" (Daily Independent, 1882, April 12).