New study throws Selebi-Phikwe a lifeline

source: Mmegi
Mbongeni Mguni
Staff Writer

The results of an exploration study to expand BCL Mine’s resource could be the solution to Selebi-Phikwe’s fears of degenerating into a ghost town.

The mine is the town’s economic mainstay, but could wind up within three years as its lifespan is directly determined by the commercial viability of nickel and copper left underground. Residents of Selebi-Phikwe have lived with the dim prospects of the mine grinding to a halt in 2013, as originally announced in 2006.

However, using the financial and technical support from government and the European Union (EU), BCL mine embarked on an [continue reading]

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