Botswana Mining: setting the record straight.

Position:Letter to the editor

We would like to draw your attention to an error in the October 2006 issue of African Business magazine within your cover story, Botswana at 40, Africa's Best Economy.

In the Mining Overview, entitled Minerals are still the Bedrock, you erroneously state: "LionOre also has interests in Tati Nickel Mining Company that operates an underground mine at Selkirk, located 40km east of Francistown, and has operated the now closed Phoenix open-pit since 1995. Phoenix is likely to re-open soon to meet the renewed world demand for copper."

Actually, the situation at the mines is that the Selkirk underground mine was placed on care and maintenance from August 2002 to February 2006 and reopened in...

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