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.
This Saturday, July 28th the annual Desert Bush Walk returns to Jwaneng. The primary objective is to raise funds towards educational projects and disadvantaged children in the Mabutsane-Jwaneng area. The walk will be divided into two categories, 15km and 30km, both starting in Jwaneng, will then take a bush trail through the desert and then end in Jwaneng.
Fashion icon and businesswoman now turned philanthropist Ineeleng Kavindama, whose birthday fell on Saturday 21st, chose to celebrate the day with underprivileged children at the SOS children’s orphanage.
Kavindama says she had earlier in the week been inspired former US President Barack Obama’s speech at the 16th Nelson Mandela Lecture to mark the struggle icon’s centenary.
A visiting delegation from Angola Arts Society says Botswana Society for the Arts (BSA) must utilise its rich tradition and vibrant culture of writing and publishing in various forms to elevate children’s literature.
It seems to fly in the face of everything we have been taught, but trying to develop a child's confidence by persistently praising them could essentially create a weak and fragile person.
Local chefs from different Cresta establishments across Botswana, and one from Zambia recently took part in the annual Cresta Hotels Chefs Competition. The competition mainly acts as a training exercise for junior chefs. It also acted as a way for them to showcase their culinary skills.
Designs of first-rate quality in exclusive fabrics and feminine outlines, with a special attention to detail is what sets Motswana entrepreneur and fashion designer Kagiso Gaerole apart.
A couple of months after hosting a Trompies resurrection Waar Was Jy is bringing back the legendary Afro Pop singer Yvonne Chaka Chaka.
When most Batswana imagine a happy marriage, they always picture a man and a woman sharing a home and raising children.
President Mokgweetsi Masisi last week offi cially launched Room 50two Hotel at i-Towers (CBD), Gaborone.
Speakers of the Queen’s language have a long standing debate on whether you effect or affect an accent. The controversy over the grammar however fades in comparison to the actual slipping into an American or British accent which has now become a cause célèbre among local armchair linguists.
In the early 90s AIDS was all over the news and Batswana cringed at the thought of sharing the same drinking cup with an HIV infected friend. Most would not even touching or use the same toilet with an HIV positive colleague.
Botswana went into a tailspin recently when Gaborone Mayor Kagiso Thutlwe was accused by BMD activist Sesame Nakedi of raping her. The national reaction hacked back to the Hollywood riposte at the rape allegations levelled against veteran actor Bill Cosby film producer Harry Weinstein and movie actor Morgan Freeman.
When I was growing up, my parents forbade me from playing with the kids down the street because they were uncouth and would swear “your mother this or your father that” at the drop of a hat.
Profanity was associated with poor breeding and illiteracy. Swearing was believed to be common among low class people who wasted all their days imbibing traditional brews.
If you are planning a festive season celebration this December, there is a better-than-even chance that you are banking in part on the windfall from your Motshelo.
In Botswana nothing answers the in sadness and in joy cliché like Motshelo, a homegrown association of colleagues united voluntarily to meet their common economic needs through a jointly-owned enterprise.
‘The Life Changing Concert with Joyous Celebration’ is set to take place at the UB Indoor Sports Arena later this year, on August 2018.
Culturally enforced gender norms have a high probability of leading to a prolonged period of misery in teenagers and must be dealt with at the early adolescence stage. These were the findings of a research titled “The impact of gender norms on adolescents” which was carried out in Botswana over a period of ten years and is due for publishing in a Journal in August this year.
Situated comfortably among corporate buildings just outside Gaborone’s Main Mall along Independence Avenue, the spot is not what one would call the ideal spot for a trendy café. But two years after first opening doors The Daily Grind café seems to be going nowhere soon.