Expatriates dominate mining artisan workforce

FRANCISTOWN: Due to dire shortage of trained and experienced local artisans, 80 percent of the skilled workers in mines are believed to be expatriates, said a Botswana Chamber of Mines expert.

Botswana Chamber of Mines Business Development Project Manager, Joseph Rantshabi, said in a presentation of the mining sector during the northern youth Pitso held in Francistown on Monday that few locals are qualified for the position of artisan.

Artisan jobs are skilled technical workers such as boilermakers, welders, diesel plant fitters.

Editor's Comment
Bravo, Matlala JSS for recognising employees!

Last Friday, Matlala Junior Secondary School (JSS) in Tlokweng did just that – they organised an event to honour their teachers and support staff. This gesture is truly commendable, as teachers occupy a pivotal role in the lives of our children.To be completely candid, teachers are the ones who shape our children from a very tender age, investing a significant amount of time in their growth and development. It's not uncommon to hear parents...

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