Power shortages retards Kalahari copper belt

Khoemacau's Somela Zone 5 exploration site
Khoemacau's Somela Zone 5 exploration site

MAUN: Copper miners in the booming Kalahari copper belt are facing shortage of electricity supplies as Ngamiland brace for the opening of its second copper mine.

The discovery of copper and silver deposits along the Kalahari copper belt which straddles from Zambia brought mining excitement in a district already booming with wildlife based tourism.  Boseto mine near Toteng operated by DML in 2012 was the first operation to open in the Ngamiland. 

Now Khoemacau Copper Mining, formerly known as Hana, has announced plans to start mining at its site in Somelo settlement not very far from the Boseto mine. 

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