Gov't gives local collieries teeth to bite into SA market

Masama employs 270 workers, 93% whom are Batswana
Masama employs 270 workers, 93% whom are Batswana

As funders close their doors to regional coal projects resulting in supply deficits in markets such as South Africa, government is helping Botswana’s two collieries taking advantage of the gap. Staff Writer, MBONGENI MGUNI reports

Most analysts agree that Africa and other parts of the world have a long way to go before any other fuel replaces coal as the base load for electricity provision.

New, cleaner sources such as coal bed methane, solar, nuclear, hydro and others are being added to the energy mix, but most countries on the continent, particularly in the region, are still dependent on coal as the base for electricity provision.

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