A group of young girls gather around in a semi circle singing and clapping their hands while two of them are at the centre dancing around bare breasted and wearing nothing but their traditional skirt made of beads (makgabe).
Dozens of self -taught carpenters who recycle wood pallets and tyres along the Old Lobate road in a notorious neighborhood of Old Naledi are making a kill from their trade.
As you drive along the road between Gaborone Dam and Old Naledi there is a beehive of activities along the old Loabatse road which has been occupied by makeshift workshops owned by self-made carpenters .
If you party enough you have to at least know one. They spend their entire night going on about their business. Hardly shows much interest in the opposite sex. These are the guys who seemingly need no pointers on proper communication with women. For some reason they just choose to wait for the party to wrap up so they can play good Samaritans. And the target, drunk women.
Beijing, China: I turned a corner only to be greeted by charmed giggles from a short distance away. A soft voice and a faintly deep one. As I moved closer mumbles turned into audible words, not that I could decipher the Chinese. A young couple. Silhouetted under the dim night lights was a girl sitting comfortably on the boy’s lap as he planted his lips on her cheeks.
The piece is Choreographed by the award-winning choreographer and director Linda Lee Mhlongo, and produced by the UK based Oupa Mthimkulu, who is originally from Soweto in South Africa. The dance theatre work features the international performer, Sibusiso Kubeka, and the unparalleled talent of Andronica Maakamela who is a fresh graduate from East Rand School of the Arts.
While many Christians continue to emphasise on the exceptionality, the decency, and the need of marriage, things have radically shifted over the past few years as society continues to justify cohabitation as an absolute alternative to marriage.
If you are a gainfully employed Motswana then you know the drill: Once in a while you will receive a “please call me” SMS from a stranded cousin asking for money or you will be called to a family meeting where you will be asked to contribute towards the funeral expenses of a deceased uncle. That is if you are lucky.
The most popular franchise restaurants are their favourites. It is of course an opportunity to rub shoulders with the movers and shakers of city life. Wining and dining with the so called successful puts you up there with them. Or at least that’s how it looks.
Say pimp and switched on glossarists immediately think of a cheesy middle aged man donning a top hat, trench coat, walking stick and shiny pointy shoes which the urban dictionary aptly described as a Person into Marketing Prostitutes (PIMP). This is the archetypical image that prowled the American streets in the 90s.
The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time, they say, is now. After ignorantly sitting on a gold mine for decades the sluggish village of Mogobane in the South East District has finally awoken from its slumber.
Kopo Mabotseng is a musically gifted hip hop/ motswako singer, song writer and rapper who hails from Ramotswa.
Botswana’s funny men Bambino and Triccs will join an impressive, high profile line-up of comedians from South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe to present the Soweto International Comedy Festival as part of the Maitisong Festival. The show will take place at Maitisong on 20th April 2018 at 8pm.
The annual Maitisong Festival is set to take off this week 12 - 22 April. In its 31st year running, Maitisong Festival has proved to be the biggest arts festival in Botswana. With a varied and exciting line up of events, the Festival, once again, will bring brilliant home-brewed and international shows to provide an unforgettable experience for all!
Botswana’s unemployment crisis has thousands of faces, but it is the young ones that stick to memory.
There are those unemployed female graduates who have been reduced to smutty eight digits traded on cellular phones of lascivious louts au courant that their unchaste exploits are only one phone call and a few Pula’s away.
The young adult years can be risky, and a new survey suggests they may be especially risky for unemployed female graduates in Botswana.
It was a star studded affair in Kasane last week, 15-17 March, as the who’s who of the conservation industry gathered for the 2018 Giants Club Summit. From millionaire philanthropists to Hollywood stars, and producers of some of the world famous conservation documentaries. And the subject? Saving the wildlife especially theelephant.
Stanbic Bank Botswana and De Beers Group of Companies partnered with Tlhokomela Trust this past weekend in Kasane, co-sponsoring the Giants Club Summit Cultural Dinner aimed at showcasing some of Botswana’s favorite traditional cuisine and dance music.
High Court Judge Justice Lot Moroka has hailed Information and Communication Technology (ICT) as a crucial player in development saying it has contributed to the development and progress of many economies. Moroka was speaking at the Mascom Botswana 20th anniversary celebrations held in Francistown at the weekend.
KASANE- Philanthropists, governments, and corporate leaders from Europe, China, the US and Africa this past weekend pledged more than $6 million for urgent action to protect wildlife habitats at the close of a key conservation summit.
Music has always played a very important function in mankind’s battle for emancipation. It is that decisive ingredient in the blend of strategies used by people to connect with the other world.