31-05-2009 - Sunday Standard Reporter
This Saturday, for the first time ever at BotswanaCraft’s Letlhafula Festival, Watermelon Wine will be served.
Wildfoods, a natural foods business based in Gabane, will brew the alcoholic beverage that is locally known as Setopoti for the Festival.
Setopoti is made from the flesh of watermelons with seeds intact, which are then fermented using moomelo (malt) that metabolizes the sugar in the...
25-05-2009 - Kagiso Madibana
Question: Are Batswana are ignorant when it comes to the conservation and protection of birdlife?
Some don’t even notice that birds exist until they hear someone talk about them even though we make everyday positive symbols using their images.
The symbol of a dove is interpreted to represents peace worldwide; the eagle to show something that is just about to take flight, most of the time small...
25-05-2009 - Sunday Standard Reporter
25 degrees East Asian Cuisine
Located on the 1st Floor at Riverwalk Mall, in Gaborone where it has been for as long as the shopping mall has been open, 25 Degrees East has kept a menu that is consistent and has dinners coming back for more copper pot Indian cuisine of creamy duck, butter chicken, tandoori, lamb chops and green lamb Rogan Josh.
25 Degrees East has a tasteful and relaxed ambiance...
25-05-2009 - Gladys Muyenzelwa
Wine and food can make each other taste better; and in the best of circumstances, certain wines, when paired with certain foods, can result in a downright thrilling experience.
Despite this, I have an admission to make; I do not think every wine always needs to be perfectly matched to a food or vice versa. And I don’t say this because of lack of passion for food. I love dinning out and I have a deep...
25-05-2009 - Angela Mdlalani
The advent of the internet has been praised for providing desirable information, just by tapping your fingers, but last Sunday, the world celebrated the World Telecommunications and Information Science Day, under the theme, “Protecting children in Cyberspace”.
BTV broadcast the celebrations live from a small village in the north-east district, as an adversely developed village was also celebrating...
25-05-2009 - Thato Molefe
Jamaican American reggae artist, Shaggy, was in Gaborone to headline the Urban Legends Concert on Thursday that was sponsored by Orange Botswana.
He is the first international reggae star in fifteen years to hit Botswana since fellow Jamaican Shabba Ranks in 1994.
The artist, who has had a career spanning over sixteen years with hits such as Oh Carolina, Bombastic, In the Summertime, It Wasn’t...
25-05-2009 - Gowenius Toka
Youth are invited to participate in a dynamic video competition on issues surrounding migration and diversity under the auspices of Plural +, and they are expected to submit their videos effective from 1st June, 2009 until 30 September, 2009.
Erin Foster, Information Officer with the International Organization for Migration Office in Harare, Zimbabwe, pointed out that recognizing youth as agents...
17-05-2009 - Ray Ndlovu
There is so much hullabaloo in the country right now as the new Miss Botswana, Suimaya Marope, has been crowned the winner of the most coveted beauty title in the land.
The 22-year-old Limkokwing student has had to receive not only the crown, a Mercedes Benz, a year’s supply of fuel from BP and the tuition cover of 50 000 pula that go along with being the winner of the pageant but is also receiving...
17-05-2009 - Thato Molefe
The Letlhafula Day is back again, and this year the Botswanacraft-organised festival, which celebrates the harvest season with song, dance and Setswana delicacies, will also feature children’s activities, coordinated by Maun-based children’s literature author, Bontekanye Botumile.
Botumile has written three children’s storybooks, The Seed Children, Pattern in the Sky, and Tlou – The Elephant Story...
17-05-2009 - Gowenius Toka
Minimal male involvement on matters of HIV and AIDS has become a major concern as it appears to undermine efforts at promoting healthy livelihoods. The restrictive nature and the manner in which sexual reproductive health programmes are designed have been fingered as one culprit.
The fact that the design of programmes is largely biased towards females is attributed mainly to cultural and biological...
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