Our farm in Botswana spans a total of 1500 hectares, offering ample space for agricultural activities. In Phase 1, we are focused on developing 800 hectares dedicated to citrus cultivation. This diverse citrus venture will include a blend of grapefruit, lemons, Valencia oranges, and premium mandarin varieties.
To ensure sufficient irrigation for the farm, we have constructed a 12-kilometre pipeline stretching from the water utilities plant near Selebi-Phikwe. This pipeline follows a road around the BCL mine and extends all the way to the farm. During the pipeline construction, we encountered various challenges, such as heavy rainfall causing trench flooding and unexpected historical discoveries.
One remarkable find was the uncovering of a delicate human skeleton, believed to belong to a person of royal descent. To handle this sensitive matter, a local archaeologist carefully excavated the 400-year-old grave. Currently, the skeleton resides in Gaborone at the University of Botswana, where researchers conduct studies to shed light on its origins and the history of the ancient inhabitants of the area.
Once the meticulous analysis by the experts is complete, these royal remains will be respectfully reburied near their original resting place, accompanied by clear markings to avoid future disturbances. It is worth noting that these remains represent the oldest complete skeleton discovered in Botswana to date, making them of immense significance to the country and its understanding of its past