Lifeline for Boseto Mine workers


The recent P1 billion deal clinched by Discovery Metals Limited (DML) to fund underground operations at its Boseto Mine may come as a lifeline for some of the 380 workers who were set to be axed by the company.

The Australian company is due to close its  ‘unprofitable’ open pit operations in the first half of this year with only 42 of the 422 workers earmarked to retain their jobs under the care and maintenance period.

Discovery Metals Botswana country manager, Mokwena Morulane told Mmegi Business that plans to close the Boseto open pit mine will go ahead, although the new funding might help mitigate the pending job losses.

Editor's Comment
Happy Independence!

We are 56 years old and what do we have to show for it? Looking at where Botswana started and where it is today, there are a lot of developments, but whether the developments match the number of years we have enjoyed as a country is a topic for another day.The fact that cannot be denied is we have seen major developments, but we are still lacking in several pertinent areas.Our beautiful country imports almost everything. We import fuel, food,...

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