Weeping relatives and fans gathered around the coffin of Rasego Maseki over the weekend at his home village of Mmadinare, mourning the fighter who was stabbed to death.
Galaxy assistant coach Matshediso Moseki has fired a warning to champions Township Rollers that Jwaneng Galaxy are going all-out to take their Premier League crown this season. Hopes are high at Galaxy after they mauled Prisons XI 5 nil on the opening weekend of the new campaign.
Serbian instructor, Igor Kovacevic will be undertaking a series of coaching clinics for basketball coaches in Botswana from August 20th to September 14th. This is all part of a move by the Botswana Basketball Association (BBA’s) drive to develop the game across the country.
A growing trend could easily be obscure looking shoes, clothes or food but Batswana seem to have different ideas on trends considering the current one which involves gruesomely killing and raping women across all generations. One cannot swing a cat in this country without hitting a woman, girl or child who is being violated physically, sexually or otherwise.
Preparations for the fifth annual Gaborone International Music and Culture Week (GIMC) are well underway. All artists and venues have been booked, the organisers say.
Dance for Change Trust recently hosted a multicultural dance production at Botho University Hall. The production, titled ‘Trilochana’, included the talents of the Mogwana traditional dance group, singer Tebogo Matsebi, and an Indian Classical Dancer, Nayana Iyer.
Tsodilo village will on the 1ST September be a hive of activity as it will be hosting the first ever heritage challenge walk themed “Walk for Rural Development”.
Speaking recently UNDP Sustainable Land Management (SLM) coordinator Innocent Magole said the walk, which is planned to be an annual event, will be in two categories of 15 kilometers and 31 kilometers.
According to Department for International Development (DFID) policy paper on “Building Jobs and Prosperity in Developing Countries”, growth can generate virtuous circles of prosperity and opportunity. Strong growth and employment opportunities improve incentives for parents to invest in their children’s education by sending them to school.
The thinking among our economists, too often is to run to make calls for diversification of economy away from minerals.
There is nothing wrong with that. But such calls, when they are not accompanied by related calls to reduce excessive dependence on Government do not mean much.
Minerals, especially diamonds have for Botswana been both a boon and a burden.
Never before has the road to a General Election been as muddy, mucky and murky as one leading to 2019.