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December 2, 2018 4:00 AM Motswana youth wins Miss Eco International franchise

Phofhedi told Arts and Culture that the pageantry grand finale would take place in Egypt next year March. He has hit the ground running, hosting Miss Eco International- Botswana auditions today at Masa Hotel. “Miss Eco International is a pageant officially registered in 2015 by the Ministry of Culture in Egypt to a company called Eco spire, in support 154

November 18, 2018 4:00 AM Sereetsi & The Natives launch sophomore album

The album is dedicated to the late father of the group’s frontman, Tomeletso Sereetsi who told Arts & Culture that the launch will be a celebration of the unique Botswana four-string folk guitar traditionally made famous by giants like Stampore, George Swabi, Dikgang Malete and Sam Raditsebe to name but a few. Sereetsi, who dedicated the album to his late father 164

November 11, 2018 4:00 AM Guitarist Katuta takes young musicians under his wing

Tonight Katuta alongside Motswafere will perform at The No.1 Ladies Coffee House in Thapong Visual Arts Centre. Katuta who not so long ago shared the stage with Oliver Mtukudzi at Mascom Live Sessions told Arts & Culture that he was asked to do the show by the patrons of the place. He said as a result, he realised that a lot of young talented artists 169

November 10, 2018 4:00 AM Paul set for fresh legal battle as Notwane cuts salary

Reports were that the outspoken trainer had been dismissed, but the club clarified that he had been asked to temporarily step aside to allow for fresh contract talks. “The team is undergoing financial restructuring. This has been necessitated by the financial constraints facing not only the club, but also the football fraternity in Botswana,” the club said in a statement 152

November 10, 2018 4:00 AM Exciting softball season ahead

BSA public relations officer, Kelebogile Seitei said it is hard to predict the outcome of the season because the league has been on break since April. “If the Phikwe softball extravaganza and the VUT breast cancer tournament are anything to go by then Wells International and Police IX (both men and women) teams are expected to cause an upset,” she said. But BDF IX (men) 146

November 3, 2018 4:00 AM Botswana, Namibia headed for T20 showdown

The two countries, were, heading into Thursday and Friday fixtures, unbeaten on six points, and are virtually guaranteed the two places at the next stage of the qualifiers to be held in Uganda next year. Botswana will be looking to finish top after an impressive start to the competition, although there was a little scare against Malawi on Tuesday afternoon 115

November 2, 2018 2:00 PM Reds, Blues prepare for derby clash

With 21 league titles between the two sides, the clash is much anticipated, although it is now viewed as a harsh reminder to the GU faithful who have lived in the shadow of their more illustrious opponents since the last league triumph in 2009. The Reds are in 14th spot with just six points from nine games. The team is enduring their worst start to the season 170

October 23, 2018 4:00 AM BMD Francistown Rally Flops

To some who attended the rally, the low turnout was described as a clear demonstration of the dwindling support base and lack of confidence towards the BMD. Francistown South is one of the areas where the party used to command a large following and before its feuding, its rallies in the constituency used to attract multitudes of people. The weekend rally 167

October 22, 2018 2:00 PM Important Victories For Police XI, Sharps

Police XI who have been struggling for the past two seasons, appear to be found the winning formula this season under new coach, Mike Sithole. On Saturday they defeated Orapa United 3-1, sending another clear message of their intentions this season. On paper, Orapa United were expected to maintain their winning streak and pile pressure on log leaders 159

October 22, 2018 2:00 PM Rocky Start To Life For Rollers After Kavazovic

It was Popa’s first game after parting ways with coach, Nikola Kavazovic. Zimbabwean trio of Philani Mabhena, Morris Ruzivo and Terrence Mandaza made their debuts with the Kgatleng giants while Thabo Motang led the Rollers team. Rollers winger, Lemponye Tshireletso started on the bench for the first time in this campaign after being sidelined by the departed 154