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.
A growing trend could easily be obscure looking shoes, clothes or food but Batswana seem to have different ideas on trends considering the current one which involves gruesomely killing and raping women across all generations. One cannot swing a cat in this country without hitting a woman, girl or child who is being violated physically, sexually or otherwise.
Preparations for the fifth annual Gaborone International Music and Culture Week (GIMC) are well underway. All artists and venues have been booked, the organisers say.
Dance for Change Trust recently hosted a multicultural dance production at Botho University Hall. The production, titled ‘Trilochana’, included the talents of the Mogwana traditional dance group, singer Tebogo Matsebi, and an Indian Classical Dancer, Nayana Iyer.
Tsodilo village will on the 1ST September be a hive of activity as it will be hosting the first ever heritage challenge walk themed “Walk for Rural Development”.
Speaking recently UNDP Sustainable Land Management (SLM) coordinator Innocent Magole said the walk, which is planned to be an annual event, will be in two categories of 15 kilometers and 31 kilometers.
The cell phone has been blamed for ruining a number of relationships and marriages. However, some couples seek to foster trust by not being overly protective about access to their phones by their partners. It all starts and ends with the password. Is sharing passwords a litmus test for our relationships?
William Shakespear’s famous question, “what’s in a name?”seems to have taken a new urgency for most who wish to stand out from the crowd.
What do you do when you want to name your child Olivia but it's one of the most common names around for girls? You name your child Aliviyah instead. Anything unique to set your child apart.
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.