Spedu revives Phikwe trade show
The anual Selebi Phkwe Trade and Exhibition Show returns to the copper mining town this coming week after a 14 year hiatus. Selebi Phikwe Economic Diversification Unit (SPEDU) came on board to resuscitate a show last held in 2003. According to the show committee chairperson Connie Mase SPEDU will be acting jointly with Selebi-Phikwe Town Council to once again give businesses in the region a platform to trade and market their products. Mase said since the town could not sustain the show over the years, resulting in its collapse in 2003 SPEDU and SPTC joined efforts to provide a facilitating role in the execution of this year’s show. Phikwe is currently under a revitalisation strategy that seeks to resuscitate the economy of the town post closure of the BCL mine and the show forms part of the continuous strategies implored to promote regional economic activities and various products and services from the SPEDU Region.