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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