Gaborone Youth Singers left the audience in awe at Maitisong Theater in Maruapula this past Saturday as they rendered extracts from various famous operas and local compositions. The concert show coincided with the choir's 21st year anniversary.
Local initiative ‘The Local Slice BW’ will on November 24th launch its market with a focus on local products and services. The market, which aims to bring local businesses, entrepreneurs, creative and manufacturers to the forefront and under one roof aspires to facilitate a vibrant entrepreneurial culture in Botswana.
A couple of weeks ago, President Mokgweetsi Masisi was pictured leaving for China with his wife and daughter on tow.
A while ago Kgosi Kebinatshwene Mosielele of Manyana stirred a hornet’s nest when he proposed that polygamy should be legalized.
The journey to unravel the supply chain of the ‘Grab and sell’ business began in the dusty location of White City (Gaborone) notoriously known as Harare to those who purchase stolen gadgets at ridiculously cheap prices. The road led to a tuck-shop with colorful candy, biscuits and chips operated by an old lady known only as Rhoda as a front for a thriving cellular phone black market.
The good news is that there are no longer imbeciles and idiots in Botswana. They have been replaced by people with disabilities, thanks to political correctness.
Popular fast food chain, Kentucky Fried Chicken has posted a huge bill board with a play on what is probably Botswana’s most popular coquettish oxymoron: “Stop It, I like It”
If you are in your teens and own a Smartphone chances are you have a mental disorder.
Masa Square Hotel recognises that the hotel industry uses and loses a vast amount of linen each year, especially when occupancies are high.
Clash of SADC’s Finest Spinners
Local traditional dance troupe Morogo wa Ngwana left for Seoul, South Korea recently to perform at the Cheonan World Dance festival international competition that features countries such as China, Brazil, Turkey and Botswana to name a few.
Events management, advertising and lifestyle company Richman has partnered with popular South African actor and influencer Sthembiso Khoza popularly known as ‘Shaka’ in Connie and Shona Ferguson’s DStv premium telenovela ‘The Queen’ for the first ever film, TV, visual and performing arts capacity building symposium on October 5.
In Botswana it is easier to have a back street abortion than to be treated for flu at Princes Marina Hospital.
For P800 and a click of the mouse, Batswana women who wish to terminate unwanted pregnancies can have their wishes fulfilled in a few hours while flue patients are still queing on the line to see a doctor – Sunday Standard investigations have revealed.
Divorce is becoming increasingly common; the burden of shame, failure, and blame continues to haunt divorcees and women are suffering the worst of it.
Muti is a four letter word. Most Batswana consider the M word faux pas and will not mention in urbane company unless they are disparaging someone for believing in the power of black magic.
The cocktail of lust and love is a drug that gives a massive kick. Nothing compares to the feeling of new found infatuation, the euphoria that comes with wanting and being wanted, the ripple of excitement when you get a text from a loved one. The euphoria however wears off with time creating room for an attractive “other” to lure you away and challenge the sanctity of your relationship.
Romantics believe money can’t buy love, but Botswana official statistics suggests it sure can help a marriage — at least to a point.
The perceived positive relationship between a stable family income and marital bliss is no secret. This may help explain why many married couples untie the knot whenever the country’s economy takes a knock.
One of the biggest honours you can confer on a Motswana woman is to address her by prefixing Mma (mother) to the name of her first child.
It is a story slowly but surely growing more and more common. A guy goes out with friends for some good time out. A bit of gallivanting, if I may call it that. They get to a club. Gets a drink. Spots a beautiful young lady at the other end of the counter. She makes eye contact, and the usual ‘bring your sexy ass over here’ kind of smile that follows. He walks over. Introduces himself.
When Gaborone tricenarians and quadragenarians talk about the good old days the subject will invariably turn to hanging outside Kings Restaurants, Fat Albert’s, uncle Boyce’s or feasting on the delicious pop Inn fish and chips.
In one generation, all these family businesses which gave Gaborone its character have been run out of town by Choppies, Spar, KFC and Nandos.