Following Yvonne Chaka Chaka’s show at the Botswana Craft a fortnight, I have come across an article or two that sing praises for the once popular Princess of Africa. Granted, it must have been nostalgic for some of the revellers to attend her show; some possibly for the first time.
Barclays Bank of Botswana recently handed over a P338, 000 contribution to the Kuru Development Trust to facilitate bringing the Kuru Dance Festival 2018 to life.
For a nation that declares itself loving, peaceful and accepting, Batswana can be small-minded bigots at the best of times, our guest contributor Tanlume Enyatseng writes.
Thebe Rabogatsu, known by his stage name as ‘Young Prince’ is a young Motswana recording artist who has been gaining attention in Botswana's music industry. At just the age of 19, he has a hit song playing across various radio stations, has been nominated for awards, and has performed at various venues across the country.
In a bid to give women a voice, a young local entrepreneur, Laone Ramatlhape says she is about to add a feather in her cap by hosting her own online talk show discussing socio-economic issues affecting women in an edutainment manner.
US legendary soul group The Temptations performed at the Gaborone International Convention Centre (GICC) this past Saturday August 4 alongside Tshepi Live, Louis Mhlanga, Moroka Moreri, and others.
On August 9th book lovers in Gaborone will be treated to the second Gaborone Book Festival (GBF) Trust quarterly book night. This book night will be headlined by celebrated authors, Zukiswa Wanner who is based in Kenya and Niq Mhlongo based in South Africa.
‘Ballet Princess’, a collaborative show that features 23 dancers from the Dance Trust on Norway and five seasoned ballet dancers from Durban, South Africa will open on Saturday 25th August. The show will run until Sunday 26th and the group will perform excerpts from Accidental Murder, Romeo and Juliet among other acts which have been influenced by William Shakespeare.
Kabelo Morokotso, is a Motswana artist with a passion for designing and building robots. He has been building them since 2016, and was inspired to make them after watching a science-fiction robot movie with his two sons in 2013. A desire then burned in him to create ‘Botswana’s first robot,’, and a few years later he turned this dream into a reality.
Former President Festus Mogae, ever the liberal democrat thought he could put an end to the cat and mouse chase between the police and sex workers by legalizing prostitution.
Most Batswana young adults usually trade stories about severe beating (or beatings) they received as child ren at the hands of parents or other family members, in the name of “discipline.
The use and abuse of women in Botswana took a gruesome turn when the dawn of a new week, month and season came with the discovery of a body of a young woman who had had her head severed off. Not a scene from the fictitious television drama Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) but a grotesque reality that happened Tlokweng (Just outside Gaborone).
The first annual Rail Park Mall Unplugged Comedy Knockout Festival held at Rail Park Mall’s Food Court on Friday, July 27 lived up to expectations, comedians leaving the audience in stitches.
Masa Square Hotel in Gaborone recently hosted participants in Mmokolodi Nature Reserve as part of their Fashion Mentorship Programme ahead of the upcoming fashion show, scheduled for October 20 later this year.
The annual Lady Khama Charitable Trust Fun Day took place at the Botswana Crickets Association Oval this past Saturday, July 28th. The event attracted a large crowd, and had a line-up of various activities such as a cycling competition, prize giving and an obstacle course. It was hosted and organized by The Lady Khama Charitable Trust.
If we travel to places just for the sake of them being new to us then we’ve missed the point of it all. Miriam Beard could not have put it better when she said “travel is more than seeing of sights; it is a change that goes in deep and permanent in the ideas of living.” That’s what I thought when I sat down to reflect on my trips to Shanghai.
Jwaneng was the place to be this past Saturday as an estimated 3000 walkers from all over the world descended upon the diamond-mining town, eager to start the 4th installment of the Desert Bush Walk. This was a significant growth from the 2,100 walkers that participated in 2018. The walk took participants 15 and 30 kilometers into the unforgiving difficult sandy desert terrain.
Dimension Data Botswana recently celebrated its 25th anniversary at the BOBS building in Gaborone. Since its inception in 1993, the global systems integrator and managed services provider that designs, manages, and optimizes today’s evolving technology environments to enable its clients to leverage data in a digital age continues to grow in size employing over 60 people in Botswana.
“Thigh power!” this phrase which has become part of the Botswana work place lexicon is always bandied about whenever a woman makes it up the corporate latter.
It is almost an article of faith in Botswana that women sleep their way to the top while men make it on their own steam.
“Being in my mid-twenties, I feel it’s a huge struggle to live up to family and societal expectations. You should be married by now, or you should have children by now, or have your own home. But the truth is, life isn’t cookie-cutter one-fits-all.” Says Tuduetso Mudongo, a customer service agent at Barclays Bank in Gaborone.