CoA removes silver lining from Mt Burgess’ cloud

Ill- fated: An ariel view of Mountain Burgess' former project. PIC: MT BURGESS
Ill- fated: An ariel view of Mountain Burgess' former project. PIC: MT BURGESS

A Court of Appeal bench yesterday dismissed Mount Burgess’ claim to a 28 million zinc and silver project in Ngamiland, ruling in favour of government in a bitter legal battle that began exactly two years ago. Mmegi Staff Writer, MBONGENI MGUNI, who has followed the matter from the first shots fired in 2013, reports on the demise of yet another mining dream

Miners dread suits. In fact, during their unguarded moments, some may reveal that the fear of wearing suits is what led them to mining. Spending days under the searing heat and those restless, starry nights, deep in the bush, either mining or searching for minerals, provides an escape from the ‘three piece cage’.

Suits represent the opposite of the spirit of adventure and adventurism, the opposite of ‘dirt under the nails’ and the opposite of the pioneering spirit of endeavour miners are renowned for.

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Wearing of masks behind closed doors has been mandatory following the government’s August decision that the public was freed from masking in outdoor spaces.According to a press statement from the ministry, all other remaining COVID-19 protocols such as social distancing in schools and requirements for vaccination or PCR tests at ports of entry have also been relaxed.Statistics still show that hundreds still die daily due to the pandemic around...

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