Illegal sand mining threatens farmers� livelihood

FRANCISTOWN: Illegal sand mining is threatening farming along Shashe River, with some farmers fearing their businesses will collapse if the activities continue. These farmers depend on the river to water their gardens.

Members of the Tshukudu Farmers Association raised this concern to the Minister of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources Kitso Mokaila during the Water Pitso held in Francistown recently.

They said that excessive sand mining resulted in soil erosion that led to shortage of water as the river is no longer able to hold water for a long time.

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CoA brings sanity to DIS/DCEC long-standing feud

This decision follows the raiding of the office of the former Director General of the DCEC, Tymon Katlholo early 2022 and his staff officer by the DIS operatives who reportedly took files that they had targeted.After all back and forth arguments, the CoA has set the record straight giving an invaluable lesson to the DIS that it was no super security organ and it does not have any powers to cogently supervise other security organs including the...

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