Monthly Archives: September 2015

Redwood Holdings – 2nd-hand shop

Back-up plans are a good thing. Plan B. Plan C. All flexible. Partly as a foundation for getting work and residence permits that would be independent of Basil Read if the time of parting ever came, and partly for tying … Continue reading

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Phoenix Nickel Mine

A couple of years prior, Basil Read Construction had been involved in the trial pit at the site which would become Phoenix Mine, of Tati Nickel Mining Company  Botswana. By 1995 they had secured the contract to develop the opencast … Continue reading

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Raising a Boat

Back in Maun, Botswana, early in 1995, I was phoning Lusaka once a week to hear if possible contracts for my company there had been nailed down. I was told to sit tight and wait. Thus we were free to … Continue reading

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