BCL is wholly-owned by the Botswanan government, commencing operations in 1959, and is now one of the largest private sector employers within the country.
The longevity of the BCL mine is dependent on additional ore outside of its existing nickel resources being made available.
Botswana Metals has the potential to provide this ore to the BCL mine and smelter.
The halt will remain in place until the opening of trade on Tuesday 28th April 2015, or earlier if an announcement is made to the market.
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