It is often said, “Art created life, and life bestows upon art the opportunity of having multiple mediums that come in the form of colour, sound, rhythm, words, space and time.”
The propaganda war with Survival International, the BBC, busybody organisations in the west and semi-retired South African bishops over the relocation of the Basarwa from the CKGR does not seem to be going quite the way Government Enclave officials would prefer. And that is only at the political flank.
>Although Botswana artists have a fair share of representatives in parliament, they are yet to see their plight and dreams on the parliament order paper and Hansard – Writes BASHI LETSIDIDI
Go to Mahalapye on Sunday and experience a different kind of travel
One could argue that Batswana are not keen on taking on the traditional role of ‘tourist’ while travelling in Botswana.
In recent times, our urban culture has seen our lifestyles depend on the cell phone phenomenon. Some may view this new technology as a progressive tool.
Others may view it as the little capitalistic demon that we are forced to abide by twenty-four hours a day.
The first thing that draws passers-by to Bonewamang Sechele’s monument is curiosity, this is followed by a lot of “why didn’t they” suggestions - Writes BASHI LETSIDIDI
On the way to Letlhakeng village, there is on the left, a fenced-in brick and cement structure that sits mysteriously by the roadside.
Traditional healers and archeologists clash over human skull window dressing a display cabinet at National Museum – Writes BASHI LETSIDIDI
When El Negro’s remains were liberated from a display cabinet in a Spanish museum and brought back to Botswana for reburial, a lot of indignation was expressed on the impropriety of an African being inappropriately treated.
Formerly known as “the bedroom choir” amongst the choral community, Sedibeng Choral Society, had a successful run at Maitisong last week Saturday when they performed Antonio Vivaldi’s Gloria, being the first choir in the country to perform a complete work of a classical composer.
Hip hop enthusiasts are in line for a treat of a lifetime October 27 and 28 when Urbanite Junction rocks Gaborone.
From executives to students, everyone is eager to try anything that keeps them looking younger, feeling rejuvenated and relaxed. That makes this the perfect time to take a look around town and see what to do or where to go to re-charge those batteries and feel invigorated.
Beatmatched hip hop mixtapes containing remixes, voice-overs and freestyles (improvisational rapping) from established and upcoming rappers and sold illegally, have maintained a symbiotic relationship with the hip hop music industry since the genesis of the culture, despite mixtapes’ marauding ways
Supposedly a tool of great convenience, the cellphone has brought a few headaches for some couples, writes EPHRAIM KEORENG
The sheer convenience of the tool is what makes it one of the greatest inventions of all time.
Batswana are Cameroonians. If Roy Sesana and Stephen Corry visited the exhibition, they would find material they can use as propaganda in their campaign. A miniature Botswana flag has been carried to the moon and back. At its going rate, the cost of just one visit to space as a tourist (P150 million) is way too steep even for the richest Phakalane resident.
NORMAN RAMATSIPELE a former Botswana student in Mafeking talks Batswana’s student life there : The binge drinking, late nights, loud music and Bachelor of Alcohol (BA).
‘Last year, we were known amongst choral circles as 'the bedroom choir,'” Ralph Dennis laughed along with some choristers, as they spoke to Sunday Standard on Friday. Sedibeng Choral Society was actually formed in choir conductor, Andy Batshogile's bedroom last year by six singers, who had been part of Gaborone Choral.
Music will ring in Thapong Visual Arts Centre’s grounds on October 24, 2006. Members of a youth initiative named Musicians for Music have pooled together resources to host the first festival of its kind at the Arts Centre.
The 7th of July 1990, goes down in FIFA World Cup history as the day Italy were 2 – 1 victors over England, in a third place match, played at a stadium specially built for the 1990 FIFA World Cup named Stadio San Nicola in Bari, Italy.
Undoubtedly one of the country‘s foremost publicity strategists and the past master of spin, it will be interesting to see how Jacob Sesinyi will dig Debswana out of its current public relations nightmare, touched off by revelations that the company has been using secret cameras, planted in toilets, to spy on its employees at Orapa.
‘It will be an enjoyable evening of clean family entertainment, with no booty shaking or dirty songs,” Angela Marang Kerrison had assured me facetiously, through gales of laughter about her G-rated date with Gaborone’s opera lovers, that was set for 19th August 2006.
Humorous inscriptions on rear windows of local combis provide insight into the pulse of the larger society.