Gaborone Youth Singers (GYS), a choral music choir led by TshepisoMarumo, is set to take on some of the best choirs from the region at the Old Mutual National Choir Festival (NCF) later this year. This follows their victory at the 2017 regional eliminations instalment of NCF, against 13 other formidable South African and Botswana choirs.
AVANI Gaborone Resort & Casino hosted the local media this past Thursday for a complete experience of what the new look hotel has to offer. Following their P79 million pula facelift AVANI has completely transformed, shedding the image of what used to be known as Gaborone Sun. The new look contemporary arts and design mean the only thing that remains of the old hotel is the concrete.
Prolific fashion houseBotocy recentlyshowcased captivating work on internationalstage ‘World Fashion Week’ held in Malaysia at the Palace of the Golden Horses. The face behind the fashion house, BothoChalebgwa, says her experience has been both transformative and insightful, as well as valuable to her brand growth.
Botswana has a high burden of cervical cancer due to a limited screening program and high HIV prevalence. About 60% of the cervical cancer patients are HIV positive.This is according to a 2015 study published in PubMed Central (PMC).
Jazz music has not always been popular among Batswana. It was predominantly a genre made fashionable by African American communities in the 19th and 20thcenturies. Jazz music in Africa is deeply rooted within the black experience of the apartheid era says jazz promoter and radio show host Shima Monageng.
In their efforts to save face and cover their tracks, the Ministry of Youth Empowerment, Sport and Culture Development (MYESCD) is said to have called the late Soares Katumbela’s family pledging to release the funds they had promised to give him as part of sponsorship for his planned Francistown International Jazz Festival.
Prolific photographer Thalefang Charles is set to take us on a journey that depicts his grand fascination with rain clouds. The exhibition, which is titled ‘Maru A Pula’, will open to the public from September 20 at Thapong Visual Arts Centre in Gaborone.
With a little over three decades that Batswana have been fighting the spread of HIV and AIDS it is safe to say that there is a ray of light at the end of the tunnel.
As the old saying goes, “You need to walk a mile in someone’s shoes to get to know them” and that is exactly what I and other 55 midnight walkers put into practice over the past weekend.
Hype is building up around Annual Young Authors Awards, (AYAA) as the coveted creative writing project is billed to kickoff the coming week in schools around the Kgatleng Educational Region.
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