Crafty farmers, 'cashless' cows raise stink in Phikwe

The SPTC is finding that not all cattle are cash cows
The SPTC is finding that not all cattle are cash cows

Cunning farmers around Selebi-Phikwe are the biggest winners of the town’s outdated penalties for stray livestock. They are actually making sure their cattle are impounded so that they benefit from nearly free feedstock and care, as they pay next to nothing in penalties. Mmegi Correspondent, ONALENNA KELEBEILE reports

SELEBI-PHIKWE: The Council is still unable to find a cure for its BCL Mine-sized migraine, two years after the operation’s unexpected closure.

The Mine’s fall, together with its plus 4,300 workers, meant a collapse in the overall economy of Phikwe, impacting on important Council revenue streams such as property rates, service levies, fees associated with advertising banners amongst others.

Editor's Comment
Respect public institutions Mr Pres

Leaders must uphold the rule of law and ensure justice, but Masisi’s remarks raise serious concerns on the separation of powers and the independence of the justice system.Masisi’s claim that he personally instructed authorities not to handcuff Khama, regardless of the legal circumstances, undermines the principles of justice and equality before the law.As Head of State, Masisi should respect the judicial process and avoid interfering in...

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