To catch a falling mineworker

Moth: Boseto Mine was he hope of the western copper district
Moth: Boseto Mine was he hope of the western copper district

Following a spate of job losses around the country, Mmegi Correspondent LERATO MALEKE picks the brains of Members of Parliament on possible solutions to the calamity

More than a thousand workers in the mining industry have lost their jobs this year, as companies wrestle against the vicissitudes of the market economics in the sector.

Early in February, Teemane Manufacturing Company – a 20-year-old landmark in Serowe – closed shop citing market pressures, retrenching 320 Batswana and 64 expatriates.

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