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Down and out: Ghaghoo was the country's first underground diamond mine

Ghaghoo Mine faces final closure

Gem Diamonds, the owner of the Ghaghoo Diamond Mine in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR), is considering a final closure of the operation after failing to secure a buyer over the last six years of suspended activities.


Mineworkers union wields knives at Lucara

Botswana Mine Workers Union (BMWU) has resolved to defend its 50 members under the security department of Lucara Botswana against what they term systematic targeting by its Managing Director (MD).

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Veggie ban bears fruit – Gov't

Government has revealed that due to the vegetable ban, local production of horticulture has increased from 36,244 tonnes to 45,221 tonnes, which is an increase of 25% while food imports, which vegetables are a part of, reduced significantly by at least 23.3%.

Historic: This particular shaft extends about 100 metres horizontally into Kgwakgwe Hill. Miners who operated there before 1957 and 1971, eventually abandoned the site as prices for the metal declined, while the shaft grew riskier due to the rudimentary mining methods being used PICS: MBONGENI MGUNI

The P40bn miracle hidden in the hills above Kanye

Just south of Kanye stands Kgwakgwe Hill, a historically important landmark steeped in mystery, culture and – according to the latest geological studies - at least $3 billion manganese riches. The company developing the mine expects to hit full production by 2026, transforming Kanye and surrounding areas, reports Staff Writer, MBONGENI MGUNI


Guma finally leaves troubled BPF

Botswana Patriotic Front's (BPF) controversy-ridden Samson Moyo Guma has resigned from the party after a heated national executive (NEC) meeting. Mmegi Staffer SHARON MATHALA caught up with the political ‘nomad’ as he reveals deep intimate ‘secrets’ of the political space.


Gov’t phases out Graduate scheme

Following rejection from youth graduates, government has taken a decision to phase out the Graduate Volunteer Scheme (GVS) first introduced in 2015.

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