Selebi-Phikwe economy still in ICU

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SELEBI-PHIKWE: The economy of Selebi-Phikwe that is already on sickbed is facing yet another nosedive as a significant number of those employed under care and maintenance would be jobless at the end of November, owing to reduction of some activities at both BCL and Tati Nickel.

The announcement has already sown seeds of hopelessness about the town’s future and more so that it comes at a time when hopes were recently raised with the false announcement that the mine would be reopened soon. All is literally not well, Selebi-Phikwe is on sickbed as the abrupt closure came when a majority of the mine employees were unprepared hence many of them are still stuck in the mine houses.

There is no announcement yet that government would pay for their stay for the next year as the current lease with government elapses in January.  The fact of the matter is that if no arrangement is made those occupying the mine houses would have to vacate them if they fail to sign new leases and commit to monthly rentals.

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We salute Kgomo Khumo for a job well done

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